The Girl And The Spider (2021)

RAMON ZURCHER, SILVAN ZURCHER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Original Title: Das Mädchen und die Spinne Switzerland, 2021. Beauvoir Films, Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen, Zürcher Film. Screenplay by Ramon Zürcher, Silvan Zürcher. Cinematography by Alexander Haßkerl. Produced by Adrian Blaser, Aline Schmid. Music by Philipp Moll. Production Design by Mortimer Chen, Sabina Winkler. Costume…

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The Tsugua Diaries (2021)

MAUREEN FAZANDEIRO, MIGUEL GOMES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Original Title: Diários de Otsoga Portugal, 2021. O Som e a Furia, Uma Pedra no Sapato. Screenplay by Maureen Fazendeiro, Miguel Gomes, Mariana Ricardo. Cinematography by Mário Castanheira. Produced by Sandro Aguilar, João Miller Guerra, Filipa Reis, Luís Urbano. Production Design by Nuno Esteves, David…

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La Revue Des Revues (1927)

JOE FRANCIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Alternate title:  Parisian Pleasures France, 1927. Screenplay by Joe Francis, Clément Vautel. Cinematography by Jimmy Berliet, Maurice Guillemin. Produced by Alex Nalpas. Music by Taranta-Babu. Production Design by Marcel Magniez. Hélène Hallier plays a clothing factory employee who is fired by her intolerant boss and decides to try…

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Drunk Bus (2020)

JOHN CARLUCCI, BRANDON LaGANKE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 2020. Ghost+Cow Films, Hollenbeck Film and Experience. Screenplay by Chris Molinaro. Cinematography by Luke McCoubrey. Produced by Grant Fitch, Eric Hollenbeck, Steven Ilous. Music by Nathaniel Eras, Jimmy Stofer, Alan Wilkis. Production Design by Carmen Navis. Costume Design by Shawna-Nova Foley. Film Editing by…

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Full Of Life (1956)

RICHARD QUINE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 1956. Columbia Pictures. Screenplay by John Fante, based on his novel. Cinematography by Charles Lawton Jr.. Produced by Fred Kohlmar. Music by George Duning. Production Design by William Flannery. Costume Design by Ed Ware. Film Editing by Charles Nelson. It’s a very rare sight to see…

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Sequin In a Blue Room (2019)

SAMUEL VAN GRINSVEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Australia, 2019. Sequin in a Blue Room, Australian Film Television and Radio School. Screenplay by Jory Anast, Samuel Van Grinsven. Cinematography by Jay Grant. Produced by Sophie Hattch. Music by Brent Williams. Production Design by Anna Gardiner. Costume Design by William Tran. Film Editing by Tim…

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Stillwater (2021)

TOM McCARTHY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 2021 3dot productions, Amblin Partners, Anonymous Content, DreamWorks, Participant, Slow Pony. Screenplay by Tom McCarthy, Marcus Hinchey, Thomas Bidegain, Noe Debre. Cinematography by Masanobu Takayanagi. Produced by Liza Chasin, Steve Golin, Jonathan King, Tom McCarthy. Music by Mychael Danna. Production Design by Philip Messina. Costume Design…

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The Elephant God (1979)

SATYAJIT RAY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Original Title: Joi Baba Felunath India, 1979. RDB and Company. Screenplay by Satyajit Ray, based on his novel. Cinematography by Soumendu Roy. Produced by R.D. Bansal. Music by Satyajit Ray. Production Design by Ashoke Bose. Costume Design by Haru Das, Tapan Das. Film Editing by Dulal Dutta….

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Bad Girls Go To Hell (1965)

DORIS WISHMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 1965. Juri Productions. Screenplay by Doris Wishman. Cinematography by C. Davis Smith. Produced by Doris Wishman. Film Editing by Ali Bendi. One of the most popular provocations of exploitation specialist (and later full on adult film director) Doris Wishman, a film whose poor production qualities (including…

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Pink Narcissus (1971)

JAMES BIDGOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 1971. La Folie des Hommes, Pink Pictures Ltd.. Screenplay by James Bidgood. Cinematography by James Bidgood. Produced by James Bidgood. Music by Gary Goch, Martin Jay Sadoff. Production Design by James Bidgood. Film Editing by Martin Jay Sadoff. As far as narrative goes, this colourful fantasia…

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Hell-Bound Train (1930)

ELOYCE GIST, JAMES GIST Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Alternate title:  Hellbound Train USA, 1930.  Screenplay by Eloyce Gist, James Gist. Pioneer African-American filmmaking couple James and Eloyce Gist made this film to be presented at a religious gatherings, its presentation of the wages of sin somewhat similar to the more recent American phenomenon of…

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Oxhide II (2009)

JIAYIN LIU Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Original Title: Niupi er China, 2009. Screenplay by Jiayin Liu. Cinematography by Jiayin Liu. Film Editing by Jiayin Liu. Jiayin Liu follows up her startling 2005 debut with an even more formally controlled sequel. The camera never leaves the edge of her kitchen table, switching angles only…

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