A Song Is Born (1948)

HOWARD HAWKS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 1948. The Samuel Goldwyn Company. Screenplay by Harry Tugend, based on the story From A To Z by Billy Wilder, Thomas Monroe. Cinematography by Gregg Toland. Produced by Samuel Goldwyn. Music by Hugo Friedhofer, Emil Newman. Production Design by Perry Ferguson, George Jenkins. Costume Design by…

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Marry Me (2022)

KAT COIRO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 Japan/USA, 2022. Universal Pictures, Dentsu, Kung Fu Monkey Productions, Nuyorican Productions, Perfect World Pictures. Screenplay by John Rogers, Tami Sagher, Harper Dill, based on the graphic novel by Bobby Crosby. Cinematography by Florian Ballhaus. Produced by Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Jennifer Lopez, Benny Medina, John Rogers. Music by John…

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The Outfit (2022)

GRAHAM MOORE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 2022. FilmNation Entertainment, Focus Features, Scoop Productions, Unified Theory. Screenplay by Johnathan McClain, Graham Moore. Cinematography by Dick Pope. Produced by Ben Browning, Amy Jackson, Scoop Wasserstein. Music by Alexandre Desplat. Production Design by Gemma Jackson. Costume Design by Sophie O’Neill, Zac Posen. Film Editing by William…

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Kimi (2022)

STEVEN SODERBERGH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 2022. New Line Cinema, Warner Bros.. Screenplay by David Koepp. Cinematography by Steven Soderbergh. Produced by David Koepp, Michael Polaire. Music by Cliff Martinez. Production Design by Philip Messina. Costume Design by Ellen Mirojnick. Film Editing by Steven Soderbergh. The global experience of the Covid-19 pandemic…

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X (2022)

TI WEST Bil’s rating (out of 5): B USA/Canada, 2022. A24, Bron Studios, MAD SOLAR. Screenplay by Ti West. Cinematography by Eliot Rockett. Produced by Harrison Kreiss, Kevin Turen. Music by Tyler Bates, Chelsea Wolfe. Production Design by Tom Hammock. Costume Design by Malgosia Turzanska. Film Editing by David Kashevaroff, Ti West. Sex and death,…

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Bright Victory (1951)

MARK ROBSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 1951. Universal International Pictures. Screenplay by Robert Buckner, based on the novel by Baynard Kendrick. Cinematography by William H. Daniels. Produced by Robert Buckner. Music by Frank Skinner. Production Design by Bernard Herzbrun, Nathan Juran, Bertram Tuttle. Costume Design by Rosemary Odell. Film Editing by Russell…

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Torch Singer (1933)

ALEXANDER HALL, GEORGE SOMNES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1933. Paramount Pictures. Screenplay by Lenore J. Coffee, Lynn Starling, based on the story Mike by Grace Perkins. Cinematography by Karl Struss. Produced by Albert Lewis. Music by Ralph Rainger. Costume Design by Travis Banton. Film Editing by Eda Warren. Claudette Colbert is excellent…

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Ladies’ Man (1931)

LOTHAR MENDES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 1931. Paramount Pictures. Screenplay by Herman J. Mankiewicz, based on the novel by Rupert Hughes. Cinematography by Victor Milner. Music by Karl Hajos, Herman Hand, John Leipold. Costume Design by Travis Banton. Sophistication is the word of the day in this pre-code melodrama, in which William…

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The Oscar (1966)

RUSSELL ROUSE Bil’s rating (out of 5): B USA, 1966. Greene-Rouse Productions. Screenplay by Harlan Ellison, Russell Rouse, Clarence Greene, based on the novel by Richard Sale. Cinematography by Joseph Ruttenberg. Produced by Clarence Greene. Music by Percy Faith. Production Design by Arthur Lonergan, Hal Pereira. Costume Design by Edith Head. Film Editing by Chester…

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Murders In The Zoo (1933)

A. EDWARD SUTHERLAND Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 1933. Paramount Pictures. Screenplay by Philip Wylie, Seton I. Miller. Cinematography by Ernest Haller. Produced by E. Lloyd Sheldon. Music by Rudolph G. Kopp, John Leipold. The opening scene has one of the most shocking images of any movie made in the early thirties, the…

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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)

SAM RAIMI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 2022. Marvel Studios. Screenplay by Michael Waldron. Cinematography by John Mathieson. Produced by Kevin Feige. Music by Danny Elfman. Production Design by Md Joni Hossain, Charles Wood. Costume Design by Graham Churchyard. Film Editing by Bob Murawski, Tia Nolan. The master conjuror who can spin weapons…

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Eccentricities of a Blond-Haired Girl (2009)

MANOEL DE OLIVEIRA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Original Title: Singularidades de uma Rapariga Loura Portugal/Spain/France, 2009. Filmes do Tejo, Les Films de l’Après-Midi, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, Eddie Saeta S.A., Fonds Eurimages du Conseil de l’Europe, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Instituto do Cinema e do Audiovisual, Lusomundo, Ministério da…

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