Permanent Vacation (1980)

JIM JARMUSCH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1980.  Cinesthesia Productions.  Screenplay by Jim Jarmusch.  Cinematography by Tom DiCillo, James A. Lebovitz.  Produced by Jim Jarmusch.  Music by Jim Jarmusch, John Lurie.  Film Editing by Jim Jarmusch.  Jim Jarmusch debuts with an esoteric indie made soon after his dropping out of film school.  Chris Parker stars as an aimless young…

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Brass Target (1978)

JOHN HOUGH Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  USA/West Germany/Switzerland, 1978.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Alvin Boretz, based on the novel by Frederick Nolan.  Cinematography by Tony Imi.  Produced by Arthur Lewis.  Music by Laurence Rosenthal.  Production Design by Rolf Zehetbauer.  Costume Design by Monika Bauert.  Film Editing by David Lane. George S. Patton is given the JFK treatment in a conspiracy thriller that is…

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They Shall Not Grow Old (2018)

PETER JACKSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   United Kingdom/New Zealand, 2018.  House Productions, Trustees of the Imperial War Museum London, WingNut Films.  Produced by Peter Jackson, Clare Olssen.  Film Editing by Jabez Olssen. To commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the November 11 armistice, the Imperial War Museum asked director Peter Jackson to create a film that would…

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Benji (2018)

BRANDON CAMP Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  United Arab Emirates/USA, 2018.  Blumhouse Productions, Imagenation Abu Dhabi FZ, Meridian Entertainment, Symbolic Exchange, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Brandon Camp, based on the 1974 motion picture by Joe Camp.  Cinematography by Thomas Scott Stanton.  Produced by Jason Blum, Brandon Camp.  Music by Kostas Christides.  Production Design by Kevin C. Lang.  Costume Design by Dana Embree.  Film…

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Everybody Knows (Todos lo Saben) (2018)

ASGHAR FARHADI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Spain/France/Italy, 2018.  Memento Films Production, Morena Films, Lucky Red.  Screenplay by Asghar Farhadi.  Cinematography by Jose Luis Alcaine.  Produced by Álvaro Longoria, Alexandre Mallet-Guy.  Music by Javier Limón.  Production Design by Maria Clara Notari.  Costume Design by Sonia Grande.  Film Editing by Hayedeh Safiyari.  Cannes Film Festival 2018.  Toronto International Film Festival 2018. The magnificence of Asghar Farhadi…

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Destination Wedding (2018)

VICTOR LEVIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  USA, 2018.  thefyzz, CISS, Chapman-Leonard, Company 3, GreenSlate, Lee & Thompson, Paso Catering, Ramo Law, Service Fish, Snap Sound, Steve Martin’s Working Wildlife, Tunnel Post.  Screenplay by Victor Levin.  Cinematography by Giorgio Scali.  Produced by Elizabeth Dell, Robert Jones, Gail Lyon.  Music by William Ross.  Production Design by Callie Andreadis.  Costume Design by Justine Seymour.  Film Editing by…

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Blindspotting (2018)

CARLOS LOPEZ ESTRADA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  USA, 2018.  Foley Walkers Studio, Snoot Entertainment.  Screenplay by Rafael Casal, Daveed Diggs.  Cinematography by Robby Baumgartner. Produced by Jessica Calder, Keith Calder, Rafael Casal, Daveed Diggs.  Music by Michael Yezerski.  Production Design by Tom Hammock.  Costume Design by Emily Batson.  Film Editing by Gabriel Fleming.  Daveed Diggs is on probation and is waiting his…

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McQueen (2018)

IAN BONHOTE, PETER ETTEDGUI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  United Kingdom, 2018.  Misfits Entertainment, Salon Pictures, Commondeer Films, Creativity Capital, Moving Pictures Media, The Electric Shadow Company, Time Based Arts.  Screenplay by Peter Ettedgui.   Cinematography by Will Pugh.  Produced by Ian Bonhôte, Andee Ryder, Nick Taussig, Paul Van Carter.  Music by Michael Nyman.  Film Editing by Cinzia Baldessari. From humble tailor to…

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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.  Film…

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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 in…

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The Image Book (2018)

JEAN-LUC GODARD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Switzerland/France, 2018.  Casa Azul Films, Ecran Noir productions.  Screenplay by Jean-Luc Godard.  Cinematography by Fabrice Aragno.  Produced by Fabrice Aragno, Mitra Farahani.  Production Design by Jean-Paul Battaggia.  Film Editing by Jean-Luc Godard.  Cannes Film Festival 2018.  Toronto International Film Festival 2018. Jean-Luc Godard whittles away at his editing machine to once again come up with a visual…

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Wildlife (2018)

PAUL DANO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2018.  June Pictures, Nine Stories Productions, Sight Unseen Pictures.  Screenplay by Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, based on the book by Richard Ford.  Cinematography by Diego García.  Produced by Paul Dano, Andrew Duncan, Jake Gyllenhaal, Riva Marker, Oren Moverman, Ann Ruark, Alex Saks.  Music by David Lang.  Production Design by Akin McKenzie.  Costume Design by…

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