Madagascar Skin (1995)

CHRIS NEWBY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB United Kingdom, 1995. British Film Institute, Channel Four Films, Dan Films. Screenplay by Chris Newby. Cinematography by Oliver Curtis. Produced by Julie Baines. Production Design by Paul Cross. Costume Design by Annie Symons. Film Editing by Chris Newby, Annabel Ware. The unpleasant trappings of this tale of…

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Samson In King Solomon’s Mines (1964)

PIERO REGNOLI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB Original Title: Maciste nelle miniere del re Salomone Alternate Title: Maciste In King Solomon’s Mines Italy, 1964. Panda Societa per L’Industria Cinematografica. Screenplay by Piero Regnoli. Cinematography by Mario Capriotti, Luciano Trasatti. Produced by Luigi Carpentieri, Ermanno Donati. Music by Francesco De Masi. Production Design by Aurelio…

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Eternals (2021)

CHLOE ZHAO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB United Kingdom/USA, 2021. Marvel Studios, TSG Entertainment. Screen story by Ryan Firpo, Kaz Firpo, Screenplay by Chloé Zhao, Patrick Burleigh, Ryan Firpo, Kaz Firpo, based on the Marvel comics by Jack Kirby. Cinematography by Ben Davis. Produced by Kevin Feige, Nate Moore. Music by Ramin Djawadi. Production…

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Halloween Kills (2021)

DAVID GORDON GREEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB USA/United Kingdom, 2021. Universal Pictures, Miramax, Blumhouse Productions, Trancas International Films, Home Again Productions, Rough House Pictures. Screenplay by Scott Teems, Danny McBride, David Gordon Green, based on characters created by John Carpenter, Debra Hill. Cinematography by Michael Simmonds. Produced by Malek Akkad, Bill Block, Jason…

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Creepers (1985)

DARIO ARGENTO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB Original Title: Phenomena Italy/Switzerland, 1985. DACFILM Rome. Story and Screenplay by Dario Argento, Franco Ferrini. Cinematography by Romano Albani. Produced by Dario Argento. Music by Simon Boswell, Goblin. Production Design by Maurizio Garrone, Nello Giorgetti, Luciano Spadoni, Umberto Turco. Costume Design by Giorgio Armani, Marina Malavasi, Patrizia…

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Dear Evan Hansen (2021)

STEPHEN CHBOSKY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB USA, 2021. Marc Platt Productions, Perfect World Pictures, Universal Pictures. Screenplay by Steven Levenson, based on the musical stage play, music and lyrics by Justin Paul, Benj Pasek, book by Steven Levenson. Cinematography by Brandon Trost. Produced by Marc Platt, Adam Siegel. Music by Benj Pasek, Justin…

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The Story Of My Wife (2021)

ILDIKO ENYEDI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB Original Title: A feleségem története Hungary/Germany/France/Italy, 2021. Arte France Cinema, Dorje Film, Inforg-M&M Film Kft., Komplizen Film, Maximus Distribution, Moliwood Films srl, Paloalto Films, Pyramide Productions, Rai Cinema, WDR / Arte. Screenplay by Ildikó Enyedi, based on the novel by Milán Füst. Cinematography by Marcell Rév. Produced…

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France (2021)

BRUNO DUMONT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB France/Germany/Italy/Belgium, 2021. 3B Productions, Red Balloon Film, Tea Time Film, Ascent Film, Scope Pictures, Arte France Cinema, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Rai Cinema, Ciné+, Eurimages, La Région Île-de-France, Pictanovo, Région Hauts-de-France, Procirep, Tax Shelter du Gouvernement Fédéral Belge, Filmförderfonds Bayern, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività…

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Chasers (1994)

DENNIS HOPPER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1994.  Morgan Creek Entertainment.  Story by Joe Batteer, John Rice, Screenplay by Joe Batteer, John Rice, Dan Gilroy.  Cinematography by Ueli Steiger.  Produced by James G. Robinson.  Music by Pete Anderson, Dwight Yoakam.  Production Design by Robert Pearson.  Costume Design by Michael T. Boyd.  Film Editing by Christian Wagner.   In this loose remake of…

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No Sudden Move (2021)

STEVEN SODERBERGH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB USA, 2021. HBO Max, Warner Bros., Warner Max. Screenplay by Ed Solomon. Cinematography by Steven Soderbergh. Produced by Casey Silver. Music by David Holmes. Production Design by Hannah Beachler. Costume Design by Marci Rodgers. Film Editing by Steven Soderbergh. Steven Soderbergh is never less entertaining than when he…

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Bells Are Ringing (1960)

VINCENTE MINNELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB USA, 1960. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Screenplay by Betty Comden, Adolph Green, based on their musical play. Cinematography by Milton R. Krasner. Produced by Arthur Freed. Music by Jule Styne. Production Design by E. Preston Ames, George W. Davis. Costume Design by Walter Plunkett. Film Editing by Adrienne Fazan. Judy…

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The Visitor (1979)

GIULIO PARADISI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB Original Title: Stridulum Italy, 1979. Brouwersgfracht Investments. Story by Giulio Paradisi, Ovidio G. Assonitis, Screenplay by Luciano Comici, Robert Mundi. Cinematography by Ennio Guarnieri. Produced by Ovidio G. Assonitis. Music by Franco Micalizzi. Production Design by Franco Vanorio. Film Editing by Roberto Curi. This nonsensical “horror” film…

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