Momma’s Man (2008)

AZAZEL JACOBS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 2008. Artists Public Domain. Screenplay by Azazel Jacobs. Cinematography by Tobias Datum. Produced by Hunter Gray, Alex Orlovsky. Music by Mandy Hoffman. Costume Design by Charlotte Greville. Film Editing by Darrin Navarro. Azazel Jacobs casts Matt Boren as the son of his own real-life parents, New…

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I’ll Be Seeing You (1944)

WILLIAM DIETERLE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 1944. Selznick International Pictures. Screenplay by Marion Parsonnet, based on a radio play by Charles Martin. Cinematography by Tony Gaudio. Produced by Dore Schary. Music by Daniele Amfitheatrof. Production Design by Mark-Lee Kirk, Emile Kuri, Earl Wooden. Costume Design by Edith Head. Film Editing by William…

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Old (2021)

M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 2021. Universal Pictures, Blinding Edge Pictures, Perfect World Pictures. Screenplay by M. Night Shyamalan, based on the graphic novel Sandcastle by Pierre-Oscar Lévy, Frederick Peeters. Cinematography by Mike Gioulakis. Produced by Marc Bienstock, Ashwin Rajan, M. Night Shyamalan. Music by Trevor Gureckis. Production Design by…

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The Visitor (1979)

GIULIO PARADISI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB Original Title: Stridulum Italy, 1979. Brouwersgfracht Investments. Story by Giulio Paradisi, Ovidio G. Assonitis, Screenplay by Luciano Comici, Robert Mundi. Cinematography by Ennio Guarnieri. Produced by Ovidio G. Assonitis. Music by Franco Micalizzi. Production Design by Franco Vanorio. Film Editing by Roberto Curi. This nonsensical “horror” film…

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Stowaway (2021)

JOE PENNA Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5 Germany/USA, 2021. Augenschein Filmproduktion, RainMaker Films, Yale Productions, Black Canopy Films, MMC Movies, Phiphen Pictures, RISE PICTURES, Stage 6 Films, XYZ Films. Screenplay by Joe Penna, Ryan Morrison. Cinematography by Klemens Becker. Produced by Jonas Katzenstein, Maximilian Leo, Clay Pecorin, Ulrich Schwarz, Nick Spicer, Aram Tertzakian. Music…

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Fast & Furious 9 (2021)

JUSTIN LIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 Alternate Title: F9 USA/Thailand/Canada, 2021. One Race Films, Roth/Kirschenbaum Films, Perfect Storm Entertainment, Original Film, Universal Pictures. Story by Justin Lin, Alfredo Botello, Daniel Casey, Screenplay by Daniel Casey, Justin Lin, based on characters created by Gary Scott Thompson. Cinematography by Stephen F. Windon. Produced by Vin…

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The Cigarette (1919)

GERMAINE DULAC Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: La Cigarette France, 1919. Le Film d’Art. Screenplay by Jacques de Baroncelli. Cinematography by Louis Chaix. Costume Design by Jeanne Margaine-Lacroix. This elegant, intelligent film is the earliest extant work by Germaine Dulac, whose four previous features are lost to time. Elderly archaeologist Gabriel Signoret…

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The Star Prince (1918)

MADELINE BRANDEIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA, 1918. Little Players’ Film Company. Screenplay by Madeline Brandeis Madeline Brandeis was a popular author of fairy tales who accompanied her literary output with a children’s theatre group and moved into filmmaking as well, producing a series of fantasies and directing only this one feature before…

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Pink Narcissus (1971)

JAMES BIDGOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 1971. La Folie des Hommes, Pink Pictures Ltd.. Screenplay by James Bidgood. Cinematography by James Bidgood. Produced by James Bidgood. Music by Gary Goch, Martin Jay Sadoff. Production Design by James Bidgood. Film Editing by Martin Jay Sadoff. As far as narrative goes, this colourful fantasia…

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Black Widow (2021)

CATE SHORTLAND Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA, 2021. Marvel Studios, Truenorth Productions. Story by Jac Schaeffer, Ned Benson, Screenplay by Eric Pearson. Cinematography by Gabriel Beristain. Produced by Kevin Feige. Music by Lorne Balfe. Production Design by Clint Wallace, Charles Wood. Costume Design by Lisa Lovaas, Jany Temime. Film Editing by Leigh Folsom…

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The Erl King (1931)

MARIE-LOUISE IRIBE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: Le Roi Des Aulnes France, 1931. Screenplay by Peter Paul Brauer, Marie-Louise Iribe, Pierre Lestringuez, based on the novel by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Cinematography by Robert Batton, Émile Pierre. Produced by Edmond Épardaud. Music by Max d’Ollone. Production Design by Paul Iribe. Costume Design…

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Yes, God, Yes (2019)

KAREN MAINE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 2019. Maiden Voyage, RT Features, Walking Tacos. Screenplay by Karen Maine. Cinematography by Todd Antonio Somodevilla. Produced by Eleanor Columbus, Katie Cordeal, Colleen Hammond, Rodrigo Teixeira. Music by Ian Hultquist. Production Design by Sally Levi. Costume Design by Brittany Loar. Film Editing by Jennifer Lee. Director…

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