King Lear (1987)

JEAN-LUC GODARD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA/Bahamas/France/Switzerland, 1987. The Cannon Group, Golan-Globus Productions. Screenplay by Richard Debuisne, Jean-Luc Godard, Norman Mailer, Peter Sellars. Cinematography by Sophie Maintigneux. Produced by Yoram Globus, Menahem Golan. Film Editing by Jean-Luc Godard. Toronto International Film Festival 1987. If you show up thinking that the likes of Jean-Luc…

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Train To Busan Presents: Peninsula (2020)

SANG-HO YEON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Original Title: Train To Busan 2 South Korea, 2020. Next Entertainment World, RedPeter Film. Screenplay by Sang-ho Yeon, Ryu Yong-jae. Cinematography by Hyung-deok Lee. Produced by Dong-ha Lee. Music by Mowg. Production Design by Mok-won Lee. Film Editing by Jinmo Yang. Cannes Film Festival 2020. Billed as…

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Mank (2020)

DAVID FINCHER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 2020. Netflix. Screenplay by Jack Fincher. Cinematography by Erik Messerschmidt. Produced by Cean Chaffin, Eric Roth, Douglas Urbanski. Music by Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross. Production Design by Donald Graham Burt. Costume Design by Trish Summerville. Film Editing by Kirk Baxter. Boston Film Critics 2020. National Society…

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Let Them All Talk (2020)

STEVEN SODERBERGH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 2020. Extension 765, HBO Films, LS Productions, Warner Bros.. Screenplay by Deborah Eisenberg. Cinematography by Steven Soderbergh. Produced by Gregory Jacobs. Music by Thomas Newman. Production Design by Andy Eklund, Amie English. Costume Design by Ellen Mirojnick. Film Editing by Steven Soderbergh. Meryl Streep plays a…

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Crying Fist (2005)

SEUNG-WAN RYOO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Original Title: Jumeogi unda South Korea, 2005. Sio Film and Bravo Entertainment. Screenplay by Cheol-Hong Jeon, Seung-wan Ryoo. Produced by Jae-Duk Han, Dong-Joo Kim. Music by Jun-seok Bang. Costume Design by Seo-jin Lee. Film Editing by Na-young Nam. Melodramatic boxing movie cliches are given the twist of…

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The Life Ahead (2020)

EDOARDO PONTI Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB Original Title: La vita davanti a sé Italy, 2020. Palomar. Screenplay by Ugo Chiti, Fabio Natale, Edoardo Ponti, based on the novel by Romain Gary. Cinematography by Angus Hudson. Produced by Carlo Degli Esposti, Regina K. Scully, Nicola Serra, Lynda Weinman. Music by Gabriel Yared. Production Design…

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Nowhere To Hide (1999)

MYUNG-SE LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Original Title: Injeong sajeong bol geot eobtda South Korea, 1999. Cinema Service, Fox Video Korea, Kookmin Venture Capital, Samboo Finance Entertainment, Taewon Entertainment. Screenplay by Myung-se Lee. Cinematography by Kwang-Seok Jeong, Haeng-Ki Song. Music by Sung-woo Jo. Film Editing by Im-Pyo Ko. A standard police thriller plot…

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The Quiet Family (1998)

JEE-WOON KIM Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Original Title: Choyonghan kajok South Korea, 1998. Myung Film Company Ltd.. Screenplay by Jee-woon Kim. Cinematography by Kwang-Seok Jeong. Produced by Eun Lee. Music by Yeong-wook Jo. Film Editing by Im-Pyo Ko.   A couple with a son and two daughters move with their brother to a country…

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Love On The Run (1936)

W.S. VAN DYKE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB. USA, 1936. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Screenplay by John Lee Mahin, Manuel Seff, Gladys Hurlbut, from the story by Alan Green, Julian Brodie. Cinematography by Oliver T. Marsh. Produced by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Music by Franz Waxman. Production Design by Cedric Gibbons. Costume Design by Adrian. Film Editing by…

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Mannequin (1937)

FRANK BORZAGE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB. USA, 1937. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Screenplay by Lawrence Hazard, based on the story by Katharine Brush. Cinematography by George J. Folsey. Produced by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Music by Edward Ward. Production Design by Cedric Gibbons. Costume Design by Adrian. Film Editing by Fredrick Y. Smith. Academy Awards 1938.   …

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The Crazies (1973)

GEORGE A. ROMERO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB. Alternate Title: Code Name: Trixie USA, 1973. Pittsburgh Films. Screenplay by George A. Romero, based on a script by Paul McCullough. Cinematography by S. William Hinzman. Produced by Al Croft. Music by Bruce Roberts. Film Editing by George A. Romero. George Romero reimagines Night of the…

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The Nightcomers (1971)

MICHAEL WINNER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  United Kingdom, 1971.  Elliott Kastner-Jay Kanter-Alan Ladd Jnr Productions, Scimitar Productions.  Screenplay by Michael Hastings, based on characters created by Henry James.   Cinematography by Robert Paynter.   Produced by Michael Winner.   Music by Jerry Fielding.  Production Design by Herbert Westbrook.   Costume Design by Ray Beck.  Film Editing by…

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