Nancy (2018)

CHRISTINA CHOE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 2018.  Mental Pictures, EON Productions, Gamechanger Films, XS Media.  Screenplay by Christina Choe.   Cinematography by Zoe White.  Produced by Michelle Cameron, Amy Lo, Andrea Riseborough.  Music by Peter Raeburn.  Production Design by Charlotte Royer.  Costume Design by Tere Duncan.  Film Editing by David Gutnik. Andrea Riseborough gives a committed performance as a thoroughly unappealing…

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Factotum

BBBB (out of 5) Charles Bukowski is once again brought to the screen with absorbing results. Matt Dillon is excellent, if a bit too movie-star polished, as the author’s alter-ego Chinaski, constantly pursuing the dream of getting his writing published while keeping a series of odd jobs to pay rent and buy a long succession…

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Anne B. Real

BBB.5 (out of 5) A young girl (Janice Richardson in an excellent debut) escapes the dreariness of her urban life by reading the diary of Anne Frank, inspired her to create her own hip hop poetry but still lacking the courage to perform it for anyone.   Life continues and she has to deal with her…

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