Any Number Can Win (1963)

HENRI VERNEUIL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: Mélodie en sous-sol France/Italy, 1963.  Cité Films, Compagnia Cinematografica Mondiale, Compagnie Internationale de Productions Cinématographiques.  Screenplay by Albert Simonin, dialogue by Michel Audiard, based on the novel by Zekial Marko.  Cinematography by Louis Page.  Produced by Jacques Bar, Jacques Juranville.  Music by Michel Magne.  Production…

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Atlantics (2019)

MATI DIOP Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Original Title:  Atlantique France/Senegal/Belgium, 2019.  Cinekap, Frakas Productions, Les Films du Bal.  Screenplay by Mati Diop, Olivier Demangel.  Cinematography by Claire Mathon.  Produced by Judith Lou Lévy, Eve Robin.   Music by Fatima Al Qadiri.  Production Design by Laura Bücher.  Costume Design by Salimata Ndiaye, Rachel Raoult.  Film Editing…

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Hedda (1975)

TREVOR NUNN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1975.  Bowden Productions Limited.  Screenplay by Trevor Nunn, based on the play Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen.  by Douglas Slocombe.  Produced by Robert Enders.  Music by Laurie Johnson.  Production Design by Ted Tester.  Costume Design by John Napier.  Film Editing by Peter Tanner.  Academy Awards 1975.  Golden Globe Awards 1975.   The Royal Shakespeare Company…

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Truth (2015)

JAMES VANDERBILT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Australia/USA, 2015.  Sony Pictures Classics, Echo Lake Entertainment, RatPac Entertainment, FilmNation Entertainment, Blue Lake Media Fund, Deluxe Australia, Mythology Entertainment , Dirty Films.  Screenplay by James Vanderbilt, based on the book Truth And Duty: The Press, The President and The Privilege Of Power by Mary Mapes.  Cinematography by Mandy Walker.  Produced by…

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Flash Gordon (1980)

MIKE HODGES Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1980.  Starling Films, Famous Films.  Screenplay by Lorenzo Semple Jr., adaptation by Michael Allin, based on the characters created by Alex Raymond. Cinematography by Gilbert Taylor.  Produced by Dino De Laurentiis.  Music by Howard Blake, Queen.  Production Design by Danilo Donati.  Costume Design by Danilo Donati.  Film Editing by Malcolm Cooke. The…

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Oslo, August 31 (2011)

JOACHIM TRIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Oslo, 31. august Norway, 2011.  Don’t Look Now, Motlys.  Screenplay by Joachim Trier, Eskil Vogt, based on the novel Le Feu Follet by Pierre Drieu La Rochelle.  Cinematography by Jakob Ihre.  Produced by Hans-Jorgen Osnes, Yngve Saether.  Music by Torgny Amdam, Ola Fottum.  Production Design by Jorgen Stangebye Larsen.  Costume Design by Ellen Daehli…

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Valley Of Love (2015)

GUILLAUME NICLOUX Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  France/Belgium, 2015.  Les Films du Worso, LGM Productions, Scope Pictures, France 3 Cinema, DD Productions, Cinéfeel Prod, Cinémage 9, Soficinéma 11, Cofinova 11, Palatine Étoile 12, Canal+, France Televisions, Le Pacte, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Le Tax Shelter du Gouvernement Federal de Belgique, SCOPE Invest, NU Films.  Screenplay by Guillaume…

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The Mask (1961)

JULIAN ROFFMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  Canada, 1961.  Beaver-Champion Attractions, Taylor Roffman Productions.  Screenplay by Frank Taubes, Sandy Haver, Franklin Delessert, dream sequences by Slavko Vorkapich. Cinematography by Herbert S. Alpert.  Produced by Julian Roffman, Nat Taylor.  Music by Louis Applebaum.  Production Design by Herbert S..   AlpertFilm Editing by Stephen Timar.   Silly B-movie nonsense from the sixties, notable for…

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The Enforcer (1976)

JAMES FARGO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1976.  Warner Bros., The Malpaso Company.  Story by Gail Morgan Hickman, S.W. Schurr, Screenplay by Stirling Silliphant, Dean Riesner, based on characters created by Harry Julian Fink, Rita M. Fink.  Cinematography by Charles W. Short.  Produced by Robert Daley.  Music by Jerry Fielding.  Production Design by Allen E. Smith.  Costume Design by Glenn Wright.  Film…

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Slow West (2015)

JOHN MACLEAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  United Kingdom/New Zealand, 2015.  See-Saw Films, DMC Film, Film4, New Zealand Film Commission.  Screenplay by John Maclean.  Cinematography by Robbie Ryan.  Produced by Iain Canning, Rachel Gardner, Conor McCaughan, Emile Sherman.  Music by Jed Kurzel.  Production Design by Kim Sinclair.  Costume Design by Kirsty Cameron.  Film Editing by Roland Gallois, Jon Gregory.   A young Scotsman…

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To Pio Labro Asteri (1967)

KOSTAS KARAGIANNIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  Greece, 1967.  Karagiannis-Karatzopoulos.  Screenplay by Lakis Mihailidis.  Cinematography by Dimos Sakelariou.  Music by Giannis Markopoulos.  Production Design by Petros Kapouralis.  Film Editing by Andreas Andreadakis.   Silly fluff that follows a tired comedy formula, focusing as many Greek comedies do on moral judgments of the country’s class divide. Delightful Aliki Vougiouklaki sells fish at the market…

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Such Good People (2014)

STEWART WADE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0.  USA, 2014.  Such Good Productions.  Story by David Michael Barrett, Greg Sterling, Screenplay by David Michael Barrett.  Cinematography by Pierluigi Malavasi, Dominique Muller.  Produced by David Avallone, David Michael Barrett, Stewart Wade.  Music by Jonathan Dinerstein.  Production Design by Roman Udalov.  Costume Design by Cari Avila.  Film Editing by David Avallone.  Podcast:  Bad Gay Movies.   Randy Harrison and…

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