Creed II (2018)

STEVEN CAPLE JR. Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 2018.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, New Line Cinema, Warner Bros., Chartoff-Winkler Productions.  Story by Cheo Hodari Coker, Sascha Penn, Screenplay by Sylvester Stallone, Juel Taylor, based on characters created by Ryan Coogler.  Cinematography by Kramer Morgenthau.  Produced by William Chartoff, Sylvester Stallone, Kevin King Templeton, Charles Winkler, David Winkler, Irwin Winkler.  Music by…

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God’s Own Country (2017)

FRANCIS LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  United Kingdom, 2017.  British Film Institute, Creative England, Met Film Production, Shudder Films, Inflammable Films, Magic Bear Productions.  Screenplay by Francis Lee.  Cinematography by Joshua James Richards.  Produced by Manon Ardisson, Jack Tarling.  Music by Dustin O’Halloran, Adam Wiltzie.  Production Design by Stephane Collonge.  Costume Design by Sian Jenkins.  Film Editing by Chris Wyatt.   Love is…

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Formula 17 (17 sui de tian kong) (2004)

YIN-JUNG CHEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  Taiwan, 2004.  Three Dots Entertainment Company.  Screenplay by Rady Fu.  Cinematography by Hui-Sheng Chen.  Produced by Aileen Li, Michelle Yeh.  Music by George Chen, Tze-li Hung.  Production Design by Zac Gu.  Film Editing by Hsiao-Tong Chen.   Handsome Tien comes to the big city of Taipei to escape the boredom of his small town and find…

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The Party (2017)

SALLY POTTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom, 2017.  Adventure Pictures, Oxwich Media.  Screenplay by Sally Potter.  Cinematography by Aleksei Rodionov.  Produced by Kurban Kassam, Christopher Sheppard.  Music by Matt Biffa.  Production Design by Carlos Conti.  Costume Design by Jane Petrie.  Film Editing by Emilie Orsini, Anders Refn.   Kristin Scott Thomas has just been named England’s Health Minister and has invited a few friends…

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Last Men In Aleppo (De sidste mænd i Aleppo) (2017)

FERAS FAYYAD, STEEN JOHANNESSEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Denmark/Syria, 2017.  Aleppo Media Center, Larm Film, Kloos & Co. Medien GmbH, Danish Film Institute, AFAC – The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture, Cinereach, IDFA BERTHA Fund, International Documentary Association, Sundance Institute Documentary Fund.  Screenplay by Feras Fayyad.  Cinematography by Mujahed About Al Joud, Fadi Al Halabi, Hassan Kattan, Thaer…

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The Man Who Laughs (1928)

PAUL LENI Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   USA, 1928.  Universal Pictures.  Titles by Walter Anthony, adaptation and continuity by J. Grubb Alexander, based on the novel by Victor Hugo.  Cinematography by Gilbert Warrenden.  Produced by Carl Laemmle.  Music by William Axt, Sam Perry, Erno Rapee.  Production Design by Charles D. Hall, Thomas F. O’Neill, Joseph C. Wright.  Costume Design by David Cox,…

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Game Night (2018)

JOHN FRANCIS DALEY, JONATHAN GOLDSTEIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2018.  Aggregate Films, Davis Entertainment, New Line Cinema.  Screenplay by Mark Perez.  Cinematography by Barry Peterson.  Produced by Jason Bateman, John Davis, John Fox, James Garavente.  Music by  Cliff Martinez.  Production Design by Michael Corenblith.  Costume Design by Debra McGuire.  Film Editing by David Egan, Jamie Gross, Gregory Plotkin.   Party game enthusiasts…

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Black Panther (2018)

RYAN COOGLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2018.  Marvel Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole, based on the Marvel Comics by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby.  Cinematography by Rachel Morrison.  Produced by Kevin Feige.  Music by Ludwig Göransson.  Production Design by Hannah Beachler.  Costume Design by Ruth E. Carter.  Film Editing by Debbie Berman, Michael P. Shawyer.  Golden Globe Awards…

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A Fantastic Woman (Una Mujer Fantastica) (2017)

SEBASTIAN LELIO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Chile/Germany/Spain/USA, 2017.  Participant Media, Fabula, Komplizen Film, Muchas Gracias, Setembro Cine, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, ARTE.  Screenplay by Sebastián Lelio, Gonzalo Maza.  Cinematography by Benjamin Echazarreta.  Produced by Juan de Dios Larrain, Pablo Larrain, Sebastián Lelio, Gonzalo Maza.  Music by Nani García, Matthew Herbert.  Production Design by Estefania Larrain.  Costume Design by Muriel Parra.  Film Editing by Soledad Salfate.  Academy…

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Fifty Shades Freed (2018)

JAMES FOLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.  USA, 2018.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Niall Leonard, based on the novel by E.L. James.  Cinematography by John Schwartzman.  Produced by Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca, E.L. James, Marcus Viscidi.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Nelson Coates.  Costume Design by Shay Cunliffe.  Film Editing by David S. Clark, Richard Francis-Bruce, Debra Neil-Fisher.   We all…

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On Body And Soul (Teströl és lélekröl) (2017)

ILDIKO ENYEDI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Hungary, 2017.  Inforg-M&M Film Kft..  Screenplay by Ildikó Enyedi.  Cinematography by Máté Herbai.  Produced by Ernö Mesterházy, András Muhi, Mónika Mécs.  Music by Adam Balazs.  Production Design by Imola Láng.  Costume Design by Judit Sinkovics.  Film Editing by Károly Szalai.  Academy Awards 2017.  European Film Awards 2017.  Toronto International Film Festival 2017.   A richly photographed film with as many quirky…

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Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool (2017)

PAUL McGUIGAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  United Kingdom, 2017.  Eon Productions, Synchronistic Pictures.  Screenplay by Matt Greenhalgh, based on the memoir by Peter Turner.  Cinematography by Urszula Pontikos.  Produced by Barbara Broccoli, Colin Vaines.  Music by J. Ralph.  Production Design by Eve Stewart.  Costume Design by Annie Crawford.  Film Editing by Nick Emerson.  Toronto International Film Festival 2017.   While appearing on stage in…

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