Mirai (2018)

MAMORU HOSODA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Original Title:  Mirai no Mirai Japan, 2018.  Chukyo TV Broadcasting Company, Dentsu, East Japan Marketing & Communications Inc., Fukuoka Broadcasting System, Hiroshima Telecasting, Kadokawa, Lawson,Line, Madhouse, Miyagi Television Broadcasting, NTT Docomo, Nippon Television Network, Sapporo Television Broadcasting Company, Shizuoka Daiichi Television, Studio Chizu, The Yomiuri Shimbun, Toho Company,…

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Ralph Breaks The Internet (2018)

PHIL JOHNSTON, RICH MOORE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2018.  Walt Disney Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Story by Rich Moore, Phil Johnston, Jim Reardon, Pamela Ribon, Josie Trinidad, Screenplay by Phil Johnston, Pamela Ribon.  Cinematography by Nathan Warner.  Produced by Clark Spencer.  Music by Henry Jackman.  Production Design by Cory Loftis.  Film Editing…

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Suspiria (2018)

LUCA GUADAGNINO Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  Italy/USA, 2018.  Frenesy Film Company, Videa, First Sun, MeMo Films, Mythology Entertainment, Amazon Studios, K Period Media.  Screenplay by David Kajganich, based on characters created by Dario Argento, Daria Nicolodi.  Cinematography by Sayombhu Mukdeeprom.  Produced by Bradley J. Fischer, Luca Guadagnino, David Kajganich, Francesco Melzi d’Eril, Marco…

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Free Solo (2018)

JIMMY CHIN, ELIZABETH CHAI VASARHELYI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2018.  Itinerant Films, Little Monster Films, National Geographic, Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation.  Cinematography by Jimmy Chin.  Produced by Jimmy Chin, Shannon Dill, Evan Hayes, Shannon Hill, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi.  Music by Marco Beltrami.  Film Editing by Bob Eisenhardt.   Alex Honnold is a rock climber…

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Capernaum (2018)

NADINE LABAKI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Lebanon/France/USA, 2018.  Mooz Films, Cedrus Invest Bank, Sunnyland Film, Doha Film Institute, KNM Films, Boo Pictures, The Bridge Production, Louverture Films, Open City Films, Les Films des Tournelles, Clandestino Films.  Screenplay by Nadine Labaki, Jihad Hojeily, Michelle Keserwany, in collaboration with Georges Khabbaz, Khaled Mouzanar.  Cinematography by…

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First Reformed (2017)

PAUL SCHRADER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   USA/United Kingdom/Australia, 2017.  Killer Films, Fibonacci Films, Arclight Films, Big Indie Pictures, Omeira Studio Partners.  Screenplay by Paul Schrader.  Cinematography by Alexander Dynan.  Produced by Jack Binder, Greg Clark, Gary Hamilton, Victoria Hill, David Hinojosa, Frank Murray, Deepak Sikka, Christine Vachon.  Music by Brian Williams.  Production Design by Grace Yun.  Costume Design by Olga…

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Leave No Trace (2018)

DEBRA GRANIK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.   USA/Canada, 2018.  Bron Studios, Creative Wealth Media Finance, Harrison Productions, Topic Studios.  Screenplay by Debra Granik, Anne Rosellini, based on the novel My Abandonment by Peter Rock.  Cinematography by Michael McDonough.  Produced by Anne Harrison, Linda Reisman, Anne Rosellini.  Music by Dickon Hinchliffe.  Production Design by Chad Keith.  Costume Design by Erin Alridge Orr. …

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Three Identical Strangers (2018)

TIM WARDLE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   United Kingdom, 2018.  RAW.  Cinematography by Tim Cragg.  Produced by Tara Elwood, Grace Hughes-Hallett, Becky Read.  Music by Paul Saunderson.  Costume Design by Dawn Thompson.  Film Editing by Michael Harte.  Bobby Shafran starts college in the early eighties and has something very unusual happen to him on the first day that he moves…

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Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (2018)

BOB PERSICHETTI, PETER RAMSEY, RODNEY ROTHMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   USA, 2018.  Sony Pictures Entertainment, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Marvel Entertainment, Avi Arad Productions, Lord Miller, Pascal Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation.  Story by Phil Lord, Screenplay by Phil Lord, Rodney Rothman, story consultant Meghan Malloy, based on Spider-Verse created by Dan Slott and characters created by…

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Cold War (2018)

PAWEL PAWLIKOWSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   Original title:  Zimna wojna Poland/United Kingdom/France, 2018.  Opus Film, Apocalypso Pictures, MK2 Productions, Arte France, BFI Film Fund, Canal+ Polska, Cinestaan Film Company, City of Lodz, City of Warsaw, EC1 Lódz – Miasto Kultury, Eurimages, Film4, Kino Swiat, MEDIA Programme of the European Union, MK2 Films, Maziowiecki Fundusz Filmowy, Mazovia…

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Eighth Grade (2018)

BO BURNHAM Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   USA, 2018.  A24.  Screenplay by Bo Burnham.  Cinematography by Andrew Wehde.  Produced by Eli Bush, Scott Rudin, Christopher Storer, Lila Yacoub.  Music by Anna Meredith.  Production Design by Sam Lisenco.  Costume Design by Mitchell Travers.  Film Editing by Jennifer Lilly.  Kayla (Elsie Fisher) is thirteen years old and handling it as best as she can. …

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Vice (2018)

ADAM McKAY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.   USA, 2018.  Annapurna Pictures, Gary Sanchez Productions, Plan B Entertainment.  Screenplay by Adam McKay.  Cinematography by Greig Fraser.  Produced by Megan Ellison, Will Ferrell, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Adam McKay, Kevin J. Messick, Brad Pitt.  Music by Nicholas Britell.  Production Design by Patrice Vermette.  Costume Design by Susan Matheson.  Film Editing by Hank Corwin. …

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