Oxhide (2005)

JIAYIN LIU Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Original Title: Niu pi China, 2005 Jiayin Liu’s shocking directorial debut is a challenging, sometimes listless but conceptually very powerful film that takes her no further than her own cramped, dingy apartment. She casts herself and her parents Huifen Jia and Zaiping Liu as fictional versions of…

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Multiple Maniacs (1970)

JOHN WATERS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 1970. Dreamland. Screenplay by John Waters. Cinematography by John Waters. Produced by John Waters. Music by George S. Clinton. Production Design by Vincent Peranio. Film Editing by John Waters. John Waters writes, shoots, directs and edits the gleeful anarchy of his second feature, which features all…

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The Legend of Black Charley (1972)

MARTIN GOLDMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: The Legend of Ni*ger Charley USA, 1972. Eaves Movie Ranch, Paramount Pictures. Story by James Bellah, Screenplay by Martin Goldman, Larry G. Spangler. Cinematography by Peter Eco. Produced by Larry G. Spangler. Music by John Bennings. Production Design by Merrill Sindler. Costume Design by Joseph…

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The Black Cauldron (1985)

TED BERMAN, RICHARD RICH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB USA/United Kingdom, 1985. Walt Disney Pictures, Silver Screen Partners II, Walt Disney Animation Studios. Story by David Jonas, Vance Garry, Ted Berman, Richard Rich, Al Wilson, Roy Morita, Peter Young, Art Stevens, Joe Hale, addition dialogue by Rosemary Anne Sisson, Roy Edward Disney, additional story…

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Blue Miracle (2021)

JULIO QUINTANA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 2021. Third Coast Content, Endeavor Content, Mucho Mas Media, Provident Films, Reserve Entertainment. Screenplay by Chris Dowling, Julio Quintana. Cinematography by Santiago Benet Mari. Produced by Javier Chapa, Chris George, Ben Howard, Darren Moorman, Trey Reynolds. Music by Hanan Townshend. Production Design by Mailara Santana. Costume…

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Wrath of Man (2021)

GUY RITCHIE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 United Kingdom/USA, 2021. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Miramax, CAA Media Finance, Flic Films UK, Toff Guy Films. Screenplay by Guy Ritchie, Marn Davies, Ivan Atkinson, based on the screenplay Le Convoyeur by Nicolas Boukhrief, Éric Besnard. Cinematography by Alan Stewart. Produced by Ivan Atkinson, Bill Block, Andrew Golov, Guy Ritchie….

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Thomasine and Bushrod (1974)

GORDON PARKS JR. Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 1974. Columbia Pictures, Eaves Movie Ranch. Screenplay by Max Julien. Cinematography by Lucien Ballard. Produced by Harvey Bernhard, Max Julien. Music by Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson. Production Design by Bert Allen. Costume Design by Andrea Lilly. Film Editing by Frank C. Decot. Gordon Parks, Jr., son of…

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Black Rodeo (1972)

JEFF KANEW Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1972. Utopia Productions. Screenplay by Jeff Kanew. Cinematography by High Bell, Amin Q. Chaudhri, Louis San Andres, John M. Stephens, John Wing. Produced by Jeff Kanew. Film Editing by Jeff Kanew. Residents of Harlem are treated to the wonderful sight of cowboys on horseback riding up…

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Sergeant Rutledge (1960)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1960. Warner Bros., John Ford Productions. Screenplay by James Warner Bellah, Willis Goldbeck, based on the novel by James Warner Bellah. Cinematography by Bert Glennon. Produced by Patrick Ford, Willis Goldbeck. Music by Howard Jackson. Production Design by Eddie Imazu. Costume Design by Marjorie Best. Film…

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Death Watch (1980)

BERTRAND TAVERNIER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 Original Title: La Mort En Direct France/West Germany, 1980. Films A2, Gaumont International, Little Bear, Sara Films, Selta Films, Societe Francaise de Production, TV13 Filmproduktion. Screenplay by David Rayfiel, Bertrand Tavernier, Géza von Radványi, based on the novel by David Compton. Cinematography by Pierre-William Glenn. Produced by…

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Le Grand Amour (1969)

PIERRE ETAIX Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB France, 1969. C.A.P.A.C., Les Productions de la Gueville, Madeleine Films. Screenplay by Pierre Étaix, Jean-Claude Carriere. Cinematography by Jean Boffety. Produced by Paul Claudon. Music by Claude Stieremans. Production Design by Daniel Louradour. Costume Design by Daniel Louradour. Film Editing by Henri Lanoe. Pierre Etaix makes his…

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Outside In (2017)

LYNN SHELTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 2017. Duplass Brothers Productions. Screenplay by Lynn Shelton, Jay Duplass. Cinematography by Nathan M. Miller. Produced by Mel Eslyn, Lacey Leavitt. Music by Andrew Bird. Production Design by John Lavin. Costume Design by Ronald Leamon. Film Editing by Celia Beasley. The late, great Lynn Shelton goes…

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