Justice League (2017)

ZACK SNYDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/United Kingdom/Canada, 2017.  Atlas Entertainment, Cruel & Unusual Films, DC Comics, DC Entertainment, Dune Entertainment, Lensbern Productions, Warner Bros..  Story by Chris Terrio, Zack Snyder, Screenplay by Chris Terrio, Joss Whedon, based on Superman created by Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster, Justice League of America created by Gardner Fox, Batman created by Bob…

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Lady Bird (2017)

GRETA GERWIG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2017.  Scott Rudin Productions, Entertainment 360, IAC Films.  Screenplay by Greta Gerwig.  Cinematography by Sam Levy.  Produced by Eli Bush, Evelyn O’Neill, Scott Rudin.  Music by Jon Brion.  Production Design by Chris Jones.  Costume Design by April Napier.  Film Editing by Nick Houy.  Academy Awards 2017.  Golden Globe Awards 2017. Gotham Awards 2017.  Independent Spirit Awards 2017.  Toronto International Film…

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Raise The Titanic (1980)

JERRY JAMESON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  United Kingdom/USA, 1980.  ITC Films.  Screenplay by Adam Kennedy, adaptation by Eric Hughes, based on the novel by Clive Cussler.  Cinematography by Matthew F. Leonetti.  Produced by William Frye.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by John DeCuir.  Costume Design by John A. Anderson.  Film Editing by Robert F. Shugrue, J. Terry Williams. An adventure so dull, you…

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BMX Bandits (1983)

BRIAN TRENCHARD-SMITH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Australia, 1983.  Nilsen Premiere.  Screenplay by Patrick Edgeworth, based on a screenplay by Russell Hagg.  Cinematography by John Seale.  Produced by Tom Broadbridge, Paul F. Davies.  Music by Colin Stead, Frank Strangio.  Production Design by Ross Major.  Costume Design by Lesley McLennan.  Film Editing by Alan Lake.  This adorable, kid-friendly adventure has become something of a…

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The Last Outpost (1935)

CHARLES BARTON, LOUIS J. GASNIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.  USA, 1935.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Philip MacDonald, adaptation by Charles Brackett, Frank Partos, based on the short story The Drum by F. Britten Austin.  Cinematography by Theodor Sparkuhl.  Produced by E. Lloyd Sheldon.  Music by Bernard Kaun, William E. Lynch, Milan Roder, Heinz Roemheld.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, A….

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Friday The 13th Part III (1982)

STEVE MINER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1982.  Paramount Pictures, Georgetown Productions Inc., Jason Productions, Sean S. Cunningham Films.  Screenplay by Martin Kitrosser, Carol Watson, based on characters created by Victor Miller, Ron Kurz, Sean S. Cunningham.  Cinematography by Gerald Feil.  Produced by Frank Mancuso Jr..  Music by Harry Manfredini.  Production Design by Robb Wilson King.  Costume Design by Sandi Love.  Film Editing by…

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Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

KENNETH BRANAGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Twentieth Century Fox, Genre Films, Kinberg Genre, The Mark Gordon Company, Scott Free Productions, Latina Pictures, The Estate of Agatha Christie.  Malta/USA, 2017.  Screenplay by Michael Green, based on the novel by Agatha Christie.  Cinematography by Haris Zambarloukos.  Produced by Kenneth Branagh, Mark Gordon, Judy Hofflund, Simon Kinberg, Michael Schaefer, Ridley Scott.  Music by Patrick Doyle.  Production…

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Kissing Darkness (2014)

JAMES TOWNSEND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0.  USA, 2014.  In the Pink Productions, Kerwi, Kissing Darkness.  Screenplay by James Townsend.  Cinematography by Steven Vasquez.  Produced by James Townsend.  Production Design by Jessica Bazan.  Costume Design by Donna Olds.  Film Editing by Steven Vasquez.  Podcast:  Bad Gay Movies.  Silly indulgence that barely passes muster as soft-core trash let alone any kind of horror movie fun….

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The Guardian Brothers (Xiao men shen) (2016)

GARY WANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  China, 2016.  Light Chaser Animation Studios.  Screenplay by Dan Edelstein, Terrence Stone, Gary Wang.  Produced by Zhou Yu.  Music by Nathan Wang.  Film Editing by Ji Zhao. A modern world no longer interested in the spiritual beliefs of its ancestors has relegated guardian spirits to a realm in which they concern themselves only with…

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Strangerland (2015)

KIM FARRANT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Ireland/Australia, 2015.  Worldview Entertainment, Fastnet Films, Dragonfly Pictures.  Story by Fiona Seres, Screenplay by Michael Kinirons, Fiona Seres.  Cinematography by P.J. Dillon.  Produced by Macdara Kelleher, Naomi Wenck.  Music by Keefus Ciancia.  Production Design by Melinda Doring.  Costume Design by Emily Seresin.  Film Editing by Veronika Jenet. A pharmacist (Joseph Fiennes) has moved his family to a…

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The Mirror (Zerkalo) (1975)

ANDREI TARKOVSKY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USSR, 1975.  Mosfilm. Screenplay by Andrei Tarkovsky, Aleksandr Misharin.  Cinematography by Georgi Rerberg.  Produced by Erik Waisberg.  Music by Eduard Artemev.  Production Design by Nikolay Dvigubskiy.  Costume Design by Nelli Fomina.  Film Editing by Lyudmila Feyginova. This one is Andrei Tarkovsky for advanced students.  A non-linear narrative structure, little explanation of context for many scenes and only…

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Rollerball (1975)

NORMAN JEWISON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1975.  Algonquin.  Screenplay by William Harrison, based on his short story Roller Ball Murder).  Cinematography by Douglas Slocombe.  Produced by Norman Jewison.  Music by Andre Previn.  Production Design by John Box.  Costume Design by Julie Harris.  Film Editing by Antony Gibbs.   In 2018, war has been abolished and so has any form of government, replaced by…

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