Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream (2012)

ALEX GIBNEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA/South Africa, 2012.  ARTE, British Broadcasting Corporation, Danmarks Radio, Democracy Pictures, ITVS International, Jigsaw Productions, NHK, Norsk Rikskringkasting, Steps International, Sveriges Television, The Open University, Vrijzinnig Protestantse Radio Omroep, Yleisradio, ZDF/Arte.  Screenplay by Alex Gibney, Chad Beck, Adam Bolt.  Cinematography by Ronan Killeen, Lisa Rinzler.  Produced by…

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Coogan’s Bluff (1968)

DON SIEGEL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1968.  Universal Pictures, The Malpaso Company.  Story by Herman Miller, Screenplay by Herman Miller, Dean Riesner, Howard Rodman.  Cinematography by Bud Thackery.  Produced by Don Siegel.   Music by Lalo Schifrin.  Production Design by Alexander Golitzen, Robert MacKichan.  Costume Design by Helen Colvig.  Film Editing by Sam…

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The Gates (2007)

ANTONIO FERRERA, ALBERT MAYSLES, DAVID MAYSLES, MATTHEW PRINZING Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2007.  Maysles Films.  Cinematography by Antonio Ferrara, Albert Maysles, Karola Ritter.  Produced by Antonio Ferrara, Maureen A. Ryan, Vladimir Yavachev.  Film Editing by Antonio Ferrara, Matthew Prinzing. Christo and Jeanne-Claude‘s completed projects always found their way to reality a long…

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Christo In Paris (1990)

DEBORAH DICKSON, SUSAN FROEMKE, ALBERT MAYSLES, DAVID MAYSLES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1990.  Cinematography by Albert Maysles, David Maysles.  Produced by Susan Froemke.  Music by Wendy Blackstone.  Film Editing by Deborah Dickson.  Toronto International Film Festival 1991. “Why is everything so political?” asks an exasperated Jeanne-Claude, the partner and, for all intents…

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Running Fence (1977)

ALBERT MAYSLES, DAVID MAYSLES, CHARLOTTE ZWERIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1977.    Cinematography by Albert Maysles, David Maysles.   Music by Jim Dickinson.   Film Editing by Charlotte Zwerin.   Conceptual artist and fabric sculptor extraordinaire Christo conceives of a project to erect a 24 mile long, 18 high fabric fence across northern California, which…

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Working Girls (1931)

DOROTHY ARZNER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1931.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Zoe Akins, based on the play by Vera Caspary, Winifred Lenihan.  Cinematography by Harry Fischbeck.  Music by Ralph Rainger.   Costume Design by Travis Banton.   Film Editing by Jane Loring. Dorothy Hall and Judith Wood have just moved to the Big Apple from…

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The Nest (2020)

SEAN DURKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/Canada, 2020.  Element Pictures, BBC Films, Elevation Pictures, FilmNation Entertainment.  Screenplay by Sean Durkin.  Cinematography by Matyas Erdely.  Produced by Rose Garnett, Ed Guiney, Amy Jackson, Andrew Lowe, Christina Piovesan, Derrin Schlesinger.   Music by Lucy Bright.  Production Design by James Price.  Costume Design by Matthew Price. …

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Bob Dylan: Don’t Look Back (1967)

D.A. PENNEBAKER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1967.  Leacock-Pennebaker.   Screenplay by D.A. Pennebaker.   Cinematography by Howard Alk, Jones Alk, Ed Emshwiller, D.A. Pennebaker.  Produced by John Court, Albert Grossman.   Film Editing by D.A. Pennebaker.   Bob Dylan‘s 1965 tour of Great Britain is captured by D.A. Pennebaker’s curious, probing camera in this superb music…

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The Flamingo Kid (1984)

GARRY MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1984.  American Broadcasting Company, Mercury Productions.  Story by Neal Marshall, Screenplay by Garry Marshall, Neal Marshall.  Cinematography by James A. Contner.  Produced by Michael Phillips.   Music by Curt Sobel.  Production Design by Lawrence Miller.   Costume Design by Ellen Mirojnick.   Film Editing by Priscilla Nedd-Friendly.  Golden Globe…

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Unrelated (2007)

JOANNA HOGG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom, 2007.  Raw Siena.   Screenplay by Joanna Hogg.   Cinematography by Oliver Curtis.   Produced by Barbara Stone.   Production Design by Stephane Collonge.   Costume Design by Stéphane Collonge.   Film Editing by Helle le Fevre.  Anna comes to a villa in Tuscany where her best friend Verena is summering…

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Long Weekend (1978)

COLIN EGGLESTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Australia, 1978.  Dugong Films.   Screenplay by Everett De Roche.  Cinematography by Vincent Monton.  Produced by Colin Eggleston.   Music by Michael Carlos.  Production Design by Lawrence Eastwood.  Costume Design by Kevin Regan.  Film Editing by Brian Kavanagh.  Nature takes revenge when an urban couple (Briony Behets, John Hargreaves)…

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Voyage Of The Damned (1976)

STUART ROSENBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1976.  Associated General Films, Robert Fryer Production, ITC Entertainment.  Screenplay by Steve Shagan, David Butler, based on the book by Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan Witts.   Cinematography by Billy Williams.   Produced by Robert Fryer.   Music by Lalo Schifrin.    Production Design by Wilfred Shingleton.  Costume…

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