Joseph Andrews (1977)

TONY RICHARDSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom, 1977.  Woodfall Film Productions.  Screen story by Tony Richardson, Screenplay by Allan Scott, Chris Bryant, based on the novel by Henry Fielding.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by Neil Hartley.  Music by John Addison.  Production Design by Michael Annals.  Costume Design by Michael Annals.  Film Editing by Thom Noble.  Golden Globe Awards 1977. Tony Richardson follows…

Rate this:

BPM (Beats Per Minute) (2017)

ROBIN CAMPILLO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Original title:  120 battements par minute France, 2017.  Les Films de Pierre, France 3 Cinema, Page 114, Memento Films Production, FD Production, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Region Ile-de-France, Ciclic – Région Centre, Indéfilms 5, Cofinova 13, France Televisions, Canal+, Cine+.  Screenplay by Robin Campillo, Philippe Mangeot.  Cinematography by Jeanne Lapoirie.  Produced by Hugues Charbonneau, Marie-Ange…

Rate this:

Wonderstruck (2017)

TODD HAYNES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2017.  Amazon Studios, Cinetic Media, FilmNation Entertainment, Killer Films, Picrow.  Screenplay by Brian Selznick,  based on his book.  Cinematography by Edward Lachman.  Produced by Pamela Koffler, John Sloss, Christine Vachon.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by Mark Friedberg.  Costume Design by Sandy Powell.  Film Editing by Affonso Goncalves.  Cannes Film Festival 2017.  Phoenix Film Critics Awards 2017.  …

Rate this:

Victoria and Abdul (2017)

STEPHEN FREARS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2017.   BBC Films, Cross Street Films, Perfect World Pictures, Working Title Films.   Screenplay by Lee Hall, based on the book by Shrabani Basu.  Cinematography by Danny Cohen.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Beeban Kidron, Tracey Seaward.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Alan MacDonald.  Costume Design by Consolata Boyle.  Film Editing by…

Rate this:

Christmas In Connecticut (1945)

PETER GODFREY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1945.  Warner Bros..  Story by Aileen Hamilton, Screenplay by Lionel Houser, Adele Comandini.  Cinematography by Carl E. Guthrie.  Produced by William Jacobs.  Music by Friedrich Hollaender.  Production Design by Stanley Fleischer.  Costume Design by Milo Anderson.  Film Editing by Frank Magee.   Dennis Morgan plays a soldier who survives his destroyer being sunk, rescued after weeks in…

Rate this:

The Mountain Between Us (2017)

HANY ABU-ASSAD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA, 2017.  Chernin Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Chris Weitz, J. Mills Goodloe, based on the novel by Charles Martin.  Cinematography by Mandy Walker.  Produced by Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark, David Ready, Jenno Topping.  Music by Ramin Djawadi.  Production Design by Patrice Vermette.  Costume Design by Renee Ehrlich Kalfus.  Film Editing by Lee Percy.  Toronto…

Rate this:

Impossible Choice (2012)

RONALD MARQUISEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0.  USA, 2012.  Screenplay by Ronald Marquisee.  Cinematography by Ronald Marquisee.  Produced by Ronald Marquisee.  Music by Todd Hobin.  Film Editing by Ronald Marquisee.  Podcast:  Bad Gay Movies. Incomprehensible mess that means (possibly) to address the brewing issue of marriage equality in America that, after much confusion in the first half hour, tells the tale of…

Rate this:

Whitney: Can I Be Me (2017)

NICK BROOMFIELD, RUDI DOLEZAL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2017.  Lafayette Films, Passion Pictures, Showtime Networks.  Screenplay by Nick Broomfield.  Cinematography by Sam Mitchell.  Produced by Nick Broomfield, Marc Hoeferlin.  Music by Nick Laird-Clowes.  Film Editing by Marc Hoeferlin. The phenomenon of Whitney Houston‘s career as pop star came to a devastating end when she was found dead of a…

Rate this:

Retake (2016)

NICK CORPORON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Closing Time Productions.  USA, 2016.  Story by Justin Bailey, Collin Brazie, Nick Corporon, Gareth Dutton, Screenplay by Nick Corporon.  Cinematography by Collin Brazie.  Produced by Collin Brazie, Nick Corporon, Sean Mandell.  Music by Mike Meehan.  Production Design by Yikai Wang.  Film Editing by Thom Newell.  Podcasts:  Bad Gay Movies. A middle-aged gentleman (Tuc Watkins) arrives in San…

Rate this:

Holding The Man (2015)

NEIL ARMFIELD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Australia, 2015.  Screen Australia, Goalpost Pictures, Snow Republic, John Barry Group.  Screenplay by Tommy Murphy, based on the book by Timothy Conigrave. Cinematography by Germain McMicking.  Produced by Kylie Du Fresne.  Music by Alan John.  Production Design by Josephine Ford.  Costume Design by Alice Babidge.  Film Editing by Dany Cooper.  Podcast:  Bad Gay Movies Timothy Conigrave’s…

Rate this:

It (2017)

ANDY MUSCHIETTI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2017.  New Line Cinema, KatzSmith Productions, Lin Pictures, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, Vertigo Entertainment.  Screenplay by Chase Palmer, Cary Fukunaga, Gary Dauberman, based on the novel by Stephen King.  Cinematography by Chung-hoon Chung.  Produced by Seth Grahame-Smith, David Katzenberg, Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Barbara Muschietti.  Music by Benjamin Wallfisch.  Production Design by Claude Pare.  Costume Design…

Rate this:

Zama (2017)

LUCRECIA MARTEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB. Argentina/Spain/France/Netherlands/USA/Brazil/Mexico/Portugal/Lebanon/Switzerland, 2017.  Bananeira Filmes, CNC, Canana, El Deseo, Institut Francais, Instituto de la Cinematografia y de las Artes Audiovisuales, Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales, KNM, L’Aide aux Cinemas du Monde, Lemming Film, Louverture Films, MPM Film, Ministere des Affaires Etrangeres et du Developpement International, Netherland Filmfund,…

Rate this: