Butley (1974)

HAROLD PINTER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 United Kingdom/Canada/USA, 1974. Cinévision Ltée, The American Film Theatre. Screenplay by Simon Gray, based on his play. Cinematography by Gerry Fisher. Produced by Ely A. Landau. Production Design by Carmen Dillon. Costume Design by Robin Fraser-Paye. Film Editing by Malcolm Cooke. It’s a pretty harsh turn of…

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DNA (2020)

MAIWENN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 Original Title: ADN France/Algeria, 2020. Why Not Productions, Arte France Cinema. Screenplay by Mathieu Demy, Maïwenn. Cinematography by Sylvestre Dedise. Produced by Pascal Caucheteux, Olivier Pere. Music by Stephen Warbeck. Film Editing by Laure Gardette. Cannes Film Festival 2020. Maiwenn‘s fifth directorial effort sees her dipping into aspects…

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Facing The Ghosts (2009)

JEAN-LOUIS COMOLLI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 Original Title: Face aux fantômes France, 2009. Cinematography by Michel Bort. Film Editing by Ginette Lavigne. This is a highly valuable documentary for anyone who has seen Alain Resnais’ groundbreaking short film Night and Fog.  Historian Sylvie Lindeperg wrote a lengthy, investigative tome analyzing not only Resnais’…

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Save The Green Planet! (2003)

JOON-HWAN JANG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 Original Title: Jigureul jikyeora! South Korea, 2003. CJ Entertainment, Sidus. Screenplay by Joon-Hwan Jang. Cinematography by Kyung-pyo Hong. Produced by Seoung-Jae Cha. Music by Don-jun Lee. Production Design by Geun-yeong Jang, Kyeong-hie Kim. Film Editing by Gok-ji Park.   Toronto International Film Festival 2003. Science-fiction, horror and piercing…

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Synonyms (2019)

NADAV LAPID Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 Original Title: Synonymes France/Israel/Germany, 2019. SBS Films, Pie Films, Arte France Cinema, L’Aide aux Cinemas du Monde, Centre National du Cinema et de L’Image Animee, Institut Francais, ARTE, WDR / Arte, Filmforderungsanstalt, Komplizen Film. Screenplay by Nadav Lapid, Haim Lapid. Cinematography by Shai Goldman. Produced by Said…

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The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)

NATHAN JURAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 1958. Columbia Pictures, Morningside Productions. Screenplay by Ken Kolb. Cinematography by Wilkie Cooper. Produced by Charles H. Schneer. Music by Bernard Herrmann. Production Design by Gil Parrondo. Film Editing by Edwin H. Bryant, Jerome Thoms. It’s actually Sinbad’s third and fifth voyages that are leaned upon…

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Hellraiser (1987)

CLIVE BARKER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 United Kingdom, 1987. New World Pictures, Cinemarque Entertainment BV, Film Futures, Rivdel Films. Screenplay by Clive Barker, based on his novel. Cinematography by Robin Vidgeon. Produced by Christopher Figg. Music by Christopher Young. Production Design by Michael Buchanan. Costume Design by Joanna Johnston. Film Editing by Richard…

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Stranded: I’ve Come from a Plane That Crashed on the Mountains (2007)

GONZALO ARIJON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 France/Uruguay/Argentina/Spain/USA, 2007. ARTE, Alea Docs & Films, Ethan Productions, HD Argentina, ITVS – International Media Development Fund, La Realidad, Morocha Films, Sylicone, Uno Films. Screenplay by Gonzalo Arijon, Deborah Ford. Cinematography by Cesar Charlone. Produced by Hilary Sandison, Marc Silvera. Music by Florencia Di Concilio. Production Design…

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Lady Vengeance (2005)

CHAN-WOOK PARK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 Original Title: Chinjeolhan Geumjassi Alternate Title:  Sympathy For Lady Vengeance South Korea, 2005. CJ Entertainment, CJ Capital Investment, Centurion Investment, Ilshin Capital Investments, Korea Capital Investment, Samsung Venture Capital, TSJ Entertainment, Moho Film, TMS Entertainment, TMS Comics, CJ E&M Film Financing & Investment Entertainment & Comics, Stone Comics…

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Run (2020)

ANEESH CHAGANTY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA/Canada, 2020. Lionsgate. Screenplay by Aneesh Chaganty, Sev Ohanian. Cinematography by Hillary Spera. Produced by Sev Ohanian, Natalie Qasabian. Music by Torin Borrowdale. Production Design by Jean-Andre Carriere. Costume Design by Heather Neale. Film Editing by Will Merrick. Chloe (Kiera Allen) is a bright, promising young woman…

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Uncle Frank (2020)

ALAN BALL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 2020. Amazon Studios, Miramax Films, Your Face Goes Here Entertainment, Byblos Productions, COTA Films, Parts and Labor. Screenplay by Alan Ball. Cinematography by Khalid Mohtaseb. Produced by Alan Ball, Bill Block, Michael Costigan, Peter Macdissi, Stephanie Meurer, Jay Van Hoy. Music by Nathan Barr. Production Design…

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Buck Privates (1941)

ARTHUR LUBIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 1941. Universal Pictures. Screenplay by Arthur T. Horman, special material for Abbott and Costello by John Grant. Cinematography by Jerome Ash, Milton R. Krasner. Produced by Alex Gottlieb. Music by Ted Cain, Charles Previn. Production Design by Jack Otterson. Costume Design by Vera West. Film Editing…

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