American Animals (2018)

BART LAYTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2018.  Film4, New Amsterdam Film Company, RAW.  Screenplay by Bart Layton.  Cinematography by Ole Bratt Birkeland.  Produced by Katherine Butler, Dimitri Doganis, Derrin Schlesinger, Mary Jane Skalski.  Music by Anne Nikitin.  Production Design by Scott Dougan.  Costume Design by Jenny Eagan.  Film Editing by Nick Fenton, Chris Gill, Julian Hart. An attempt to…

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Aquaman (2018)

JAMES WAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  Australia/USA, 2018.  DC Comics, DC Entertainment, Panoramic Pictures, Rodeo FX, The Safran Company, Warner Bros..  Story by Geoff Johns, James Wan, Will Beall, Screenplay by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, Will Beall, based on Aquaman created by Mort Weisinger, Paul Norris.  Cinematography by Don Burgess.  Produced by Rob Cowan, Peter Safran.  Music by Rupert Gregson-Williams.  Production…

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At Eternity’s Gate (2018)

JULIAN SCHNABEL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Switzerland/United Kingdom/France/USA, 2018.  Iconoclast, Riverstone Pictures, SPK Pictures.  Screenplay by Jean-Claude Carrière, Louise Kugelberg, Julian Schnabel.  Cinematography by Benoit Delhomme.  Produced by Jon Kilik.  Music by Tatiana Lisovkaia.  Production Design by Stéphane Cressend.  Costume Design by Cecile Vatelot.  Film Editing by Louise Kugelberg, Julian Schnabel.  Golden Globe Awards 2018. It seems incredible after almost forty films have…

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Almanac of Fall (Öszi almanach) (1984)

BELA TARR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Hungary, 1984.  Screenplay by Béla Tarr.  Cinematography by Buda Gulyás, Sándor Kardos, Ferenc Pap.  Music by Mihály Vig.  Production Design by Ágnes Hranitzky, Gyula Pauer.  Costume Design by Gyula Pauer.  Film Editing by Ágnes Hranitzky.   Bela Tarr takes us inside a magnificent but crumbling apartment and examines the intimate lives of the characters who…

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American Pastoral (2016)

EWAN McGREGOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  Hong Kong/USA, 2016.  Lakeshore Entertainment, TIK Film.  Screenplay by John Romano, based on the novel by Philip Roth.  Cinematography by Martin Ruhe.  Produced by Andre Lamal, Gary Lucchesi, Tom Rosenberg.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Daniel B. Clancy.  Costume Design by Lindsay McKay.  Film  Editing by Melissa Kent.  Toronto International Film Festival 2016. Philip Roth’s…

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Arrowsmith (1931)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1931.  John Ford Productions.  Screenplay by Sidney Howard, based on the novel by Sinclair Lewis.  Cinematography by Ray June.  Produced by Samuel Goldwyn.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Richard Day.  Film Editing by Hugh Bennett.  Academy Awards 1931/1932. Ronald Colman is terrific in this adaptation of Sinclair Lewis’ novel about economic pressures in…

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Assault On Precinct 13 (1976)

JOHN CARPENTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1976.  CKK.  Screenplay by John Carpenter.  Cinematography by Douglas Knapp.  Produced by J. Stein Kaplan.  Music by John Carpenter.  Production Design by Tommy Lee Wallace.  Costume Design by Nancy Kyes.  Film Editing by John Carpenter.   Early masterpiece by John Carpenter, and still one of his finest films.  As the Los Angeles police prepare to shut…

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American Dreamer (1984)

RICK ROSENTHAL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1984.  CBS Theatrical Films.  Story by Ann Biderman, Screenplay by David Greenwalt, Jim Kouf.  Cinematography by Jan de Bont, Giuseppe Rotunno.  Produced by Doug Chapin.  Music by Lewis Furey.  Production Design by Brian Eatwell.  Costume Design by Michael Kaplan.  Film Editing by Anne Goursaud. Made at the height of the popularity of eighties concept comedies, this…

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All The Money In The World (2017)

RIDLEY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2017.  Imperative Entertainment, RedRum Films, Scott Free Productions, TriStar Productions.  Screenplay by David Scarpa, based on the book by John Pearson.  Cinematography by Dariusz Wolski.  Produced by Chris Clark, Quentin Curtis, Dan Friedkin, Mark Huffam, Ridley Scott, Bradley Thomas, Kevin J. Walsh.  Music by Daniel Pemberton.  Production Design by Arthur Max.  Costume Design by Janty…

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Alien: Covenant (2017)

RIDLEY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/United Kingdom/Australia/New Zealand/Canada, 2017.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Scott Free Productions, TSG Entertainment, Brandywine Productions.  Story by Jack Paglen, Michael Green, Screenplay by John Logan, Dante Harper, based on characters created by Dan O’Bannon, Ronald Shusett.  Cinematography by Dariusz Wolski.  Produced by David Giler, Walter Hill, Mark Huffam, Michael Schaefer, Ridley Scott.  Music…

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The Angels’ Share (2012)

KEN LOACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/France/Belgium/Italy, 2012.  Entertainment One, Sixteen Films, Why Not Productions, Wild Bunch, British Film Institute, Les Films Du Fleuve, Urania Pictures S.r.l..  Screenplay by Paul Laverty.  Cinematography by Robbie Ryan.  Produced by Rebecca O’Brien.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Fergus Clegg.  Costume Design by Carole K. Millar.  Film Editing by Jonathan Morris.  Cannes Film Festival 2012.   A…

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Across The Pacific (1942)

JOHN HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1942.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Richard Macaulay, based on the serial by Robert Carson.  Cinematography by Arthur Edeson.  Produced by Jack Saper, Jerry Wald.  Music by Adolph Deutsch.  Production Design by Robert M. Haas, Hugh Reticker.  Costume Design by Milo Anderson.  Film Editing by Frank Magee.   Humphrey Bogart is mixed up in international intrigue in this passably enjoyable spy…

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