First Man (2018)

DAMIEN CHAZELLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/Japan, 2018.  Universal Pictures, DreamWorks, Perfect World Pictures, Temple Hill Entertainment, Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office, Dentsu, Fuji Television Network.  Screenplay by Josh Singer, based on the book by James R. Hansen.  Cinematography by Linus Sandgren.  Produced by Marty Bowen, Damien Chazelle, Wyck Godfrey, Isaac Klausner.  Music by Justin Hurwitz.  Production Design by…

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Hermia & Helena (2016)

MATIAS PINEIRO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Argentina/USA, 2016.  Trapecio Cine, Ravenser Odd, Cinema Conservancy.  Screenplay by Matías Piñeiro.  Cinematography by Fernando Lockett.  Produced by Andrew Adair, Jake Perlin, Melanie Schapiro, Graham Swon.   Film Editing by Sebastián Schjaer.  Toronto International Film Festival 2016.   The curious and clever mind of Matias Pineiro creates a short and whimsical film about a young…

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The Other Side of the Wind (2018)

ORSON WELLES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  France/Iran/USA, 2018.  Royal Road Entertainment, Les Films de l’Astrophore, SACI, Americas Film Conservancy.  Screenplay by Oja Kodar, Orson Welles.  Cinematography by Gary Graver.  Produced by Frank Marshall, Filip Jan Rymsza.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Polly Platt.  Film Editing by Bob Murawski, Orson Welles.  Orson Welles filmed roughly one hundred hours of footage…

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Taekwondo (2016)

MARCO BERGER, MARTIN FARINA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Argentina, 2016.  Oh My Gomez! Films.  Screenplay by Marco Berger.  Cinematography by Martín Farina.  Produced by Verónica Argencio, Marco Berger, Martín Farina.  Music by Pedro Irusta.  Production Design by Marco Berger.  Film Editing by Marco Berger. Marco Berger, co-directing with Martin Farina, once again takes us into the cinematic realm of gorgeous young…

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Colette (2018)

WASH WESTMORELAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2018.  Number 9 Films, Killer Films, Bold Films, BFI Film Fund.  Story by Richard Glatzer, Screenplay by Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland, Rebecca Lenkiewicz.  Cinematography by Giles Nuttgens.  Produced by Elizabeth Karlsen, Pamela Koffler, Michel Litvak, Christine Vachon, Gary Michael Walters, Stephen Woolley.  Music by Thomas Adès.  Production Design by Michael Carlin.  Costume Design by…

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Hold The Dark (2018)

JEREMY SAULNIER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2018.  Addictive Pictures, Film Science, VisionChaos Productions.  Screenplay by Macon Blair, based on the book by William Giraldi.  Cinematography by Magnus Nordenhof Jonck.  Produced by Russell Ackerman, Eva Maria Daniels, Neil Kopp, Anish Savjani, John Schoenfelder.  Music by Brooke Blair, Will Blair.  Production Design by Ryan Warren Smith.  Costume Design by Antoinette Messam.  Film Editing…

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Naked Violence (I ragazzi del massacro) (1969)

FERNANDO DI LEO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Italy, 1969.  Cineproduzioni Daunia 70, Belfagor Cinematografica.  Story and Screenplay by Fernando Di Leo, Nino Latino, Andrea Maggiore, based on the novel by Giorgio Scerbaneco.  Cinematography by Franco Villa.  Produced by Tiziano Longo.  Music by Silvano Spadaccino.  Production Design by Franco Bottari.  Costume Design by Loredana Longo.  Film Editing by Amedeo Giomini. A teacher is…

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Senso (1954)

LUCHINO VISCONTI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Italy, 1954.  Lux Film.  Story and Screenplay by Suso Cecchi D’Amico, Luchino Visconti, with the collaboration of Carlo Alianello, Giorgio Bassani, Giorgio Prosperi, and dialogue collaboration by Tennessee Williams, Paul Bowles, based on the novel by Camillo Boito.  Cinematography by G.R. Aldo, Robert Krasker.  Produced by Domenico Forges Davanzati.  Production Design by Ottavio…

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The Birth Of A Nation (1915)

D.W. GRIFFITH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1915.  David W. Griffith Corp., Epoch Producing Corporation.  Screenplay by D.W. Griffith, Frank E. Woods, based on the play and novel The Clansman: An Historical Romance of the Ku Klux Klan by Thomas Dixon Jr..  Cinematography by G.W. Bitzer.  Produced by D.W. Griffith.  Music by Joseph Carl Bell, D.W. Griffith.  Production Design by…

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The Bay of Blood (Reazione a catena) (1971)

MARIO BAVA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Italy, 1971.  Nuova Linea Cinematografica.  Story by Dardano Sacchetti, Franco Barberi, Screenplay by Mario Bava, Giuseppe Zaccariello, Filippo Ottoni, English dialogue by Gene Luotto.  Cinematography by Mario Bava.  Produced by Giuseppe Zaccariello.  Music by Stelvio Cipriani.  Production Design by Sergio Canevari.  Costume Design by Enrico Sabbatini.  Film Editing by Carlo Reali. After a wealthy older woman (Isa…

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Searching (2018)

ANEESH CHAGANTY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2018.  Bazelevs Entertainment, Bazelevs Production.  Screenplay by Aneesh Chaganty, Sev Ohanian.  Cinematography by Juan Sebastian Baron, Nicholas D. Johnson, Will Merrick.  Produced by Timur Bekmambetov, Sev Ohanian, Natalie Qasabian, Adam Sidman.  Music by Torin Borrowdale.  Production Design by Carol Uraneck.  Costume Design by Emily Moran.  Film Editing by Nicholas D. Johnson, Will Merrick. John Cho‘s teenage…

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Short Eyes (1977)

ROBERT M. YOUNG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1977.  Screenplay by Miguel Pinero, based on his play. Cinematography by Peter Sova. Produced by Lewis Harris, Robert M. Young. Music by Curtis Mayfield.  Production Design by Joe Babas. Costume Design by Paul Martino. Film Editing by Edward Beyer. Miguel Pineyro’s Tony-nominated play, based on his own experiences behind bars, is adapted to…

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