Da 5 Bloods (2020)

SPIKE LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 2020. 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks, Rahway Road Productions. Screenplay by Danny Bilson, Paul De Meo, Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee. Cinematography by Newton Thomas Sigel. Produced by Jon Kilik, Spike Lee, Beatriz Levin, Lloyd Levin. Music by Terence Blanchard. Production Design by Wynn Thomas. Costume…

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Tesla (2020)

MICHAEL ALMEREYDA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 2020. Millennium Media, Passage Pictures, Campbell Grobman Films, Under the Influence Productions, Jeff Rice Films, Intrinsic Value Films, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, SF Films, New York State Governor’s Office for Motion Picture & Television Development, RNG Entertainment. Screenplay by Michael Almereyda. Cinematography by Sean Price Williams….

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I’m All Right, Jack (1959)

JOHN BOULTING Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 United Kingdom, 1959. Charter Film Productions, Boulting Brothers. Screenplay by Frank Harvey, John Boulting, with Alan Hackney, based on his novel. Cinematography by Mutz Greenbaum. Produced by Ray Boulting. Music by Ken Hare. Production Design by William C. Andrews. Costume Design by John McCorry. Film Editing by…

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I’m Your Woman (2020)

JULIA HART Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 2020. Big Indie Pictures, Original Headquarters, Scrap Paper Pictures. Screenplay by Julia Hart, Jordan Horowitz. Cinematography by Bryce Fortner. Produced by Rachel Brosnahan, Jordan Horowitz. Music by ASKA. Production Design by Gae S. Buckley. Costume Design by Natalie O’Brien. Film Editing by Shayar Bhansali, Tracey Wadmore-Smith….

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My Octopus Teacher (2020)

PIPPA EHRLICH, JAMES REED Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 South Africa, 2020. A Netflix Original Documentary, Off The Fence, The Sea Change Project. Screenplay by Pippa Ehrlich, James Reed. Cinematography by Roger Horrocks. Produced by Craig Foster. Music by Kevin Smuts. Film Editing by Pippa Ehrlich, Dan Schwalm. Academy Awards 2020.   Filmmaker and…

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One Night In Miami (2020)

REGINA KING Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 2020. ABKCO Films, Snoot Entertainment. Screenplay by Kemp Powers, based on his play. Cinematography by Tami Reiker. Produced by Jess Wu Calder, Keith Calder, Jody Klein. Music by Terence Blanchard. Production Design by Page Buckner, Barry Robison. Costume Design by Francine Jamison-Tanchuck. Film Editing by Tariq…

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The Boys In The Band (2020)

JOE MANTELLO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA/Canada, 2020. Netflix. Screenplay by Mart Crowley, Ned Martel, based on the play and the motion picture by Mart Crowley. Cinematography by Bill Pope. Produced by Joe Mantello, Ned Martel, Alexis Martin Woodall, Ryan Murphy, David Stone. Music by Amanda Krieg Thomas. Production Design by Judy Becker….

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Sausage Party (2016)

GREG TIERNAN, CONRAD VERNON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA/Canada, 2016. Annapurna Pictures, Columbia Pictures, Nitrogen Studios Canada, Point Grey Pictures. Story by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Jonah Hill, Screenplay by Kyle Hunter, Ariel Shaffir, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg. Produced by Megan Ellison, Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen, Conrad Vernon. Music by Christopher Lennertz, Alan…

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The Pirates of Malaysia (1964)

UMBERTO LENZI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 Original Title: I pirati della Malesia Alternate Title: Sandokan: Pirate of Malaysia, Pirates of the Seven Seas Italy/Spain/West Germany/France, 1964. Euro International Film, La Société des Films Sirius, Lacy Internacional Films. Story by Ugo Liberatore, Screenplay by Ugo Liberatore, Victor Andres Catena, Jaime Comas Gil, based on…

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Butley (1974)

HAROLD PINTER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 United Kingdom/Canada/USA, 1974. Cinévision Ltée, The American Film Theatre. Screenplay by Simon Gray, based on his play. Cinematography by Gerry Fisher. Produced by Ely A. Landau. Production Design by Carmen Dillon. Costume Design by Robin Fraser-Paye. Film Editing by Malcolm Cooke. It’s a pretty harsh turn of…

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DNA (2020)

MAIWENN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 Original Title: ADN France/Algeria, 2020. Why Not Productions, Arte France Cinema. Screenplay by Mathieu Demy, Maïwenn. Cinematography by Sylvestre Dedise. Produced by Pascal Caucheteux, Olivier Pere. Music by Stephen Warbeck. Film Editing by Laure Gardette. Cannes Film Festival 2020. Maiwenn‘s fifth directorial effort sees her dipping into aspects…

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Facing The Ghosts (2009)

JEAN-LOUIS COMOLLI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 Original Title: Face aux fantômes France, 2009. Cinematography by Michel Bort. Film Editing by Ginette Lavigne. This is a highly valuable documentary for anyone who has seen Alain Resnais’ groundbreaking short film Night and Fog.  Historian Sylvie Lindeperg wrote a lengthy, investigative tome analyzing not only Resnais’…

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