Ahed’s Knee (2021)

NADAV LAPID Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 Original Title:  Ha’berech France/Israel/Germany, 2021. Arte France Cinema, Cinereach, Decia Films, Komplizen Film, Les Films du Bal, Pie Films. Screenplay by Nadav Lapid. Cinematography by Shai Goldman. Produced by Osnat Handelsman-Keren, Talia Kleinhendler, Judith Lou Lévy, Eve Robin. Production Design by Omri Yekutieli. Film Editing by Nili…

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Dionne Warwick: Don’t Make Me Over (2021)

DAVID HEILBRONER, DAVE WOOLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 2021. Endeavor Content, Mister Smith Entertainment, Wooley Entertainment. Screenplay by Dave Wooley. Cinematography by Tom Bergmann, Thaddeus Wadleigh. Produced by Dave Wooley. Music by Deborah Mannis-Gardner. Film Editing by Stephen Perry.  Another great talent of popular music gets her due in this exuberantly adoring…

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Across 110th Street (1973)

BARRY SHEAR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 1973. Film Guarantors. Screenplay by Luther Davis, based on the novel Across 110th by Wally Ferris. Cinematography by Jack Priestley. Produced by Fouad Said, Ralph B. Sharpe. Music by J.J. Johnson. Production Design by Perry Watkins. Costume Design by Joseph Fretwell III. Film Editing by Byron…

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The Big Sleep (1978)

MICHAEL WINNER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 United Kingdom/USA, 1978. Winkast Film Productions, ITC Entertainment. Screenplay by Michael Winner, based on the novel by Raymond Chandler. Cinematography by Robert Paynter. Produced by Jerry Bick, Elliott Kastner, Michael Winner. Music by Jerry Fielding. Production Design by Harry Pottle. Costume Design by Ron Beck. Film Editing…

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The Depths (1963)

NIKOS PAPATAKIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 Original Title: Les Abysses France, 1963. Lenox Films. Screenplay by Jean Vauthier. Cinematography by Jean-Michel Boussaguet. Produced by Nikos Papatakis. Music by Pierre Barbaud. Film Editing by Edwige Bernard, Denise de Casabianca, Pascale Laverrière. Politically controversial director Nico Papatakis made his feature debut with this provocative look…

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Siren of the Tropics (1927)

HENRI ETIEVANT, MARIO NALPAS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 Original Title: La sirène des tropiques France, 1927. La Centrale Cinématographique. Screenplay by Maurice Dekobra. Cinematography by Paul Cotteret, Albert Duverger, Maurice Hennebains. Produced by Louis Aubert. Music by Scott Paulson. Production Design by Eugène Carré, Pierre Schild Josephine Baker gives a terrific performance in…

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Homicide (1991)

DAVID MAMET Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 1991. Pressman Film, Cinehaus. Screenplay by David Mamet. Cinematography by Roger Deakins. Produced by Michael Hausman, Edward R. Pressman. Music by Alaric Jans. Production Design by Michael Merritt. Costume Design by Nan Cibula. Film Editing by Barbara Tulliver. Joe Mantegna plays a detective in an unspecified…

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What A Way To Go (1964)

J. LEE THOMPSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 1964. Apjac-Orchard Productions. Screenplay by Betty Comden, Adolph Green. Cinematography by Leon Shamroy. Produced by Arthur P. Jacobs. Music by Nelson Riddle. Production Design by Ted Haworth, Jack Martin Smith. Costume Design by Edith Head. Film Editing by Marjorie Fowler. Shirley MacLaine is a delight…

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A Summer Place (1959)

DELMER DAVES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 1959. Warner Bros.. Screenplay by Delmer Daves, based on the novel by Sloan Wilson. Cinematography by Harry Stradling Sr.. Produced by Delmer Daves. Music by Max Steiner. Production Design by Leo K. Kuter. Costume Design by Howard Shoup. Film Editing by Owen Marks. Delmer Daves follows…

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The Suicide Squad (2021)

JAMES GUNN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA/Canada/United Kingdom, 2021. Warner Bros., DC Entertainment, Atlas Entertainment, The Safran Company. Screenplay by James Gunn. Cinematography by Henry Braham. Produced by Charles Roven, Peter Safran. Music by John Murphy. Production Design by Beth Mickle. Costume Design by Judianna Makovsky. Film Editing by Fred Raskin, Christian Wagner….

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Portrait of Jason (1967)

SHIRLEY CLARKE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 1967. Shirley Clarke Productions, Graeme Ferguson Productions. Screenplay by Shirley Clarke. Cinematography by Jeri Sopanen. Produced by Shirley Clarke. Film Editing by Shirley Clarke. Shirley Clarke and her partner Carl Lee hole up in their Chelsea Hotel penthouse with Jason Holliday and interview him for twelve…

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Momma’s Man (2008)

AZAZEL JACOBS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 2008. Artists Public Domain. Screenplay by Azazel Jacobs. Cinematography by Tobias Datum. Produced by Hunter Gray, Alex Orlovsky. Music by Mandy Hoffman. Costume Design by Charlotte Greville. Film Editing by Darrin Navarro. Azazel Jacobs casts Matt Boren as the son of his own real-life parents, New…

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