A Monster Calls (2016)

J.A. BAYONA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  United Kingdom/Spain/USA, 2016.  Participant, River Road Entertainment, A Monster Calls, Apaches Entertainment, Películas la Trini.   Screenplay by Patrick Ness, based on his novel from an idea by Siobhan Dowd.   Cinematography by Oscar Faura.   Produced by Belen Atienza.    Music by Fernando Velazquez.   Production Design by Eugenio Caballero. …

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The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected) (2017)

NOAH BAUMBACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 2017.  Gilded Halfwing, IAC Films, Netflix.   Screenplay by Noah Baumbach.   Cinematography by Robbie Ryan.  Produced by Noah Baumbach, Eli Bush, Scott Rudin, Lila Yacoub.  Music by Randy Newman.  Production Design by Gerald Sullivan.  Costume Design by Joseph G. Aulisi.  Film Editing by Jennifer Lame.  Boston Film Critics Awards 2017.  Cannes Film Festival 2017.  Gotham Awards…

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Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)

RIDLEY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/USA/Spain, 2014.  Chernin Entertainment, Scott Free Productions, Babieka, Volcano Films.  Screenplay by Adam Cooper, Bill Collage, Jeffrey Caine, Steven Zaillian. Cinematography by Dariusz Wolski.  Produced by Mark Albela, Peter Chernin, Mohamed El Raie, Mark Huffam, Denise O’Dell, Michael Schaefer, Ridley Scott, Jenno Topping.  Music by Alberto Iglesias.  Production Design by Arthur Max.  Costume Design…

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Ghostbusters (2016)

PAUL FEIG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2016.  Columbia Pictures, LStar Capital, Village Roadshow Pictures, Pascal Pictures, Feigco Entertainment, Ghostcorps, The Montecito Picture Company.  Screenplay by Katie Dippold, Paul Feig, based on the 1984 film directed by Ivan Reitman, written by Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis.  Cinematography by Robert D. Yeoman.  Produced by Amy Pascal, Ivan Reitman.  Music by…

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Finding Dory (2016)

ANDREW STANTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2016.  Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Andrew Stanton, Victoria Strouse, additional material by Bob Peterson, Angus MacLane, from a story by Andrew Stanton.  Cinematography by Jeremy Lasky.  Produced by Lindsey Collins.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Steve Pilcher.  Film Editing by Axel Geddes.  North Carolina Film Critics Awards…

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Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words (2015)

STIG BJORKMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Jag Ar Ingrid Sweden, 2015.  Chimney Pot, Chimney, Creative Europe Programmet – Media under den Europæiske Union, Filmregion Stockholm Mälardalen, Jonas Gardell Produktion, Mantaray Film, SVT, Spellbound Capital, Svenska Filminstitutet, Svenska YLE, Swedish Arts Grants Committee, ZDF/Arte.  Screenplay by Stig Bjorkman, Dominika Daubenbuchel, Stina Gardell.  Cinematography by Eva Dahlgren,…

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Vamps (2012)

AMY HECKERLING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2012.  Lucky Monkey Pictures, Red Hour Films, Alvernia Production, Parlay Films, Electric Shadow USA, Alvernia Studios, Vamps.  Screenplay by Amy Heckerling.  Cinematography by Tim Suhrstedt.  Produced by Maria Teresa Arida, Adam Brightman, Stuart Cornfeld, Molly Hassell, Lauren Versel.  Music by David Kitay.  Production Design by Dan Leigh.  Costume Design by Mona May.  Film Editing…

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Tadpole (2002)

GARY WINICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2002.  Miramax, InDigEnt, Dolly Hall Productions, IFC Productions.  Story by Heather McGowan, Niels Mueller, Gary Winick, Screenplay by Heather McGowan, Niels Mueller.  Cinematography by Hubert Taczanowski.  Produced by Alexis Alexanian, Dolly Hall, Gary Winick.  Music by Renaud Pion.  Production Design by Anthony Gasparro.  Costume Design by Suzanne Schwarzer.  Film Editing by Susan Littenberg.  National Board of Review…

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The Guys (2002)

JIM SIMPSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 2002.  ContentFilm, Open City Films.  Screenplay by Anne Nelson, Jim Simpson, based on the play by Anne Nelson.  Cinematography by Maryse Alberti.  Produced by Jason Kliot, Joana Vicente.  Music by Mychael Danna.  Production Design by Susan Bloc.  Costume Design by Sarah Beers.  Film Editing by Sarah Flack.  National Board of Review Awards 2002.    Toronto International…

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The Village (2004)

M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2004.  Touchstone Pictures, Blinding Edge Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions.  Screenplay by M. Night Shyamalan.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Sam Mercer, Scott Rudin, M. Night Shyamalan.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Tom Foden.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Christopher Tellefsen.  Academy Awards 2004.   This chapter in M. Night Shyamalan’s trove…

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Dave (1993)

IVAN REITMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1993.  Warner Bros., Northern Lights Entertainment, Donner/Shuler-Donner Productions.  Screenplay by Gary Ross.  Cinematography by Adam Greenberg.  Produced by Ivan Reitman, Lauren Shuler Donner.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by J. Michael Riva.  Costume Design by Richard Hornung.  Film Editing by Sheldon Kahn.  Academy Awards 1993.  Golden Globe Awards 1993.   Delightful political comedy, featuring a brilliant screenplay…

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Ghostbusters (1984)

IVAN REITMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Alternate title:  Ghost Busters USA, 1984.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Producers Sales Organization, Delphi Films, Black Rhino Productions.  Screenplay by Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis.  Cinematography by Laszlo Kovacs.  Produced by Ivan Reitman.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by John DeCuir.  Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge.  Film Editing by David E. Blewitt, Sheldon Kahn.  Academy Awards 1984.  Golden Globe…

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