Stonewall (2015)

ROLAND EMMERICH Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5.  USA, 2015.  Centropolis Entertainment.  Screenplay by Jon Robin Baitz.  Cinematography by Markus Forderer.  Produced by Roland Emmerich, Michael Fossat, Marc Frydman, Carsten H.W. Lorenz.  Music by Rob Simonsen.  Production Design by Michele Laliberte.  Costume Design by Simonetta Mariano.  Film Editing by Adam Wolfe.  Podcast:  Bad Gay Movies….

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The Meddler (2015)

LORENE SCAFARIA Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   USA, 2015.  Anonymous Content, Stage 6 Films.  Screenplay by Lorene Scafaria.  Cinematography by Brett Pawlak.  Produced by Joy Gorman Wettels.  Music by Jonathan Sadoff.  Production Design by Chris L. Spellman.  Costume Design by Annie Bloom.  Film Editing by Kayla Emter.  Toronto International Film Festival 2015.  Recently widowed Susan Sarandon (her finest performance in years) finds herself…

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The Family Fang (2015)

JASON BATEMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 2015.  Aggregate Films, Red Crown Productions, Blossom Films, ML Film Productions, Olympus Pictures, Papagjika Salloway Productions, QED International.  Screenplay by David Lindsay-Abaire, based on the novel by Kevin Wilson.  Cinematography by Ken Seng.  Produced by Jason Bateman, James Garavente, Nicole Kidman, Riva Marker, Per Saari, Daniela Taplin Lundberg, Leslie Urdang, Dean Vanech.  Music…

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Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story) (2015)

EVA HUSSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   Original title:  Bang Gang (une histoire d’amour moderne) France, 2015.  Full House, Canal+, Orange Cinema Series, B Media 2012, B Media Développement, Backup Media, Palatine Etoile 10 Développement, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Région Aquitaine, Département des Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Procirep, Maneki Films.  Screenplay by Eva Husson.  Cinematography by Mattias Troelstrup.  Produced by Laurent Baudens, Didar…

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The Sky Trembles And The Earth Is Afraid And The Two Eyes Are Not Brothers (2015)

BEN RIVERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 2015.  Artangel.  Screenplay by Ben Rivers, based on the story by Paul Bowles.  Produced by Jacqui Davies.  Production Design by Hassan Osfour.  Costume Design by Julie Verges.  Film Editing by Benjamin Mirguet, Ben Rivers.  Toronto International Film Festival 2015. Ben Rivers combines his uncompromising experimental style with a narrative taken, loosely, from a Paul…

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No Home Movie (2015)

CHANTAL AKERMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Belgium/France, 2015.  Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Liaison Cinématographique, Paradise Films.  Screenplay by Chantal Akerman.  Cinematography by Chantal Akerman.  Produced by Chantal Akerman, Patrick Quinet, Serge Zeitoun.  Film Editing by Claire Atherton.  Toronto International Film Festival 2015. Chantal Akerman films the last few months of her mother’s life in…

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Embrace Of The Serpent (2015)

CIRO GUERRA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  El Abrazo De La Serpiente Colombia/Venezuela/Argentina, 2015.  Buffalo Films, Buffalo Producciones, Caracol Televisión, Centro Nacional Autónomo de Cinematografía, Ciudad Lunar Producciones, Dago García Producciones, Hubert Bals Fund, Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales, MC Producciones, Nortesur Producciones, Programa Ibermedia.  Screenplay by Ciro Guerra, Jacques Toulemonde Vidal, based…

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Winter On Fire: Ukraine’s Fight For Freedom (2015)

EVGENY AFINEEVSKY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom/Ukraine/USA, 2015.  Afineevsky – Tolmor Production, Campbell Grobman Films, Netflix, Passion Pictures, Pray for Ukraine Production, Rock Paper Scissors Entertainment, Rock Paper Scissors, SPN Production, UkrStream TV.  Screenplay by Den Tolmor.  Cinematography by Evgeny Afineevsky, Oleg Tandalov, Maxim Bernakevich, Ruslan Ganushchak, Eduard Georgadze, Inna Goncharova, Kostyantyn Ignatchuk, Alex Kashpur,…

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Closet Monster (2015)

STEPHEN DUNN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Canada, 2015.  Rhombus Media, Elevation Pictures, Best Boy Productions.  Screenplay by Stephen Dunn.  Cinematography by Bobby Shore.  Produced by Fraser Ash, Kevin Krikst, Edward J. Martin.  Music by Todor Kabakov, Maya Postepski.  Production Design by Lisa Soper.  Costume Design by Melanie Oates.  Film Editing by Bryan Atkinson.  Toronto International Film Festival 2015.   A young boy raised…

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Maggie’s Plan (2015)

REBECCA MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2015.  Franklin Street, Freedom Media, Hall Monitor, Hyperion Media Group, Locomotive, Rachael Horovitz Productions, Round Films.  Screenplay by Rebecca Miller, based on the story by Karen Rinaldi.  Cinematography by Sam Levy.  Produced by Damon Cardasis, Rachael Horovitz, Rebecca Miller.  Music by Michael Rohatyn.  Production Design by Alexandra Schaller.  Costume Design by Malgosia Turzanska.  Film…

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High-Rise (2015)

BEN WHEATLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   Alternate title:  High Rise United Kingdom/Belgium, 2015.  HanWay Films, Film4, British Film Institute, Recorded Picture Company, Northern Ireland Screen, Ingenious Media, Scope Pictures, S Films, Backwell Productions.  Screenplay by Amy Jump, based on the novel by J.G. Ballard.  Cinematography by Laurie Rose.  Produced by Jeremy Thomas.  Music by Clint Mansell.  Production Design by Mark Tildesley.  Costume Design by Odile Dicks-Mireaux.  Film Editing by Amy…

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Sunset Song (2015)

TERENCE DAVIES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   United Kingdom/Luxembourg, 2015.  Hurricane Films, Iris Productions, SellOutPictures.  Screenplay by Terence Davies, based on the novel by Lewis Grassic Gibbon.  Cinematography by Michael McDonough.  Produced by Roy Boulter, Sol Papadopoulos, Nicolas Steil.  Music by Gast Waltzing.  Production Design by Andy Harris.  Costume Design by Uli Simon.  Film Editing by David Charap, Ruy Diaz.  Toronto International Film Festival…

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