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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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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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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Introduction (2021)

HONG SANG-SOO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 South Korea, 2021. Jeonwonsa Film. Screenplay by Hong Sang-Soo. Cinematography by Hong Sang-Soo. Produced by Hong Sang-Soo. Music by Hong Sang-Soo. Film Editing by Hong Sang-Soo. The prolific career of Hong Sang-Soo includes numerous films that have a gentle and unassuming touch; easily categorized among his more…

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Brain Damage (1988)

FRANK HENENLOTTER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB USA, 1988. Palisades Partners. Screenplay by Frank Henenlotter. Cinematography by Bruce Torbet. Produced by Edgar Ievins. Music by Clutch Reiser, Gus Russo. Production Design by Ivy Rosovsky. Costume Design by Ivy Rosovsky. Film Editing by Frank Henenlotter, James Y. Kwei. Basket Case director Frank Henenlotter is back…

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The Virtuous Sin (1930)

GEORGE CUKOR, LOUIS J. GASNIER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1930. Paramount Pictures. Screenplay by Martin Brown, scenario by Louise Long, based on the play by Lajos Zilahy. Cinematography by David Abel. Costume Design by Travis Banton. Film Editing by Otho Lovering. The plot of this melodramatic soap opera is not one that…

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Blue Bayou (2021)

JUSTIN CHON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB USA/Canada, 2021. Entertainment One, MACRO. Screenplay by Justin Chon. Cinematography by Ante Cheng, Matthew Chuang. Produced by Justin Chon, Poppy Hanks, Charles D. King, Kim Roth. Music by Roger Suen. Production Design by Bo-Kyung Sin. Costume Design by Eunice Jera Lee. Film Editing by Reynolds Barney. Justin…

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Kiss And Make-Up (1934)

HARLAN THOMPSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA, 1934. Paramount Pictures. Screenplay by Harlan Thompson, George Marion Jr., adaptation by Jane Hinton, from a story by István Békeffy. Cinematography by Leon Shamroy. Produced by B.P. Schulberg. Music by Ralph Rainger. Production Design by Hans Dreier, Ernst Fegte. Costume Design by Travis Banton. Once a…

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