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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The Woman Condemned (1934)

DOROTHY DAVENPORT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 1934. Willis Kent Productions. Screenplay by Willis Kent. Cinematography by James Diamond. Produced by Willis Kent. Music by Lee Zahler. Film Editing by S. Roy Luby. Dorothy Davenport was a silent screen star who produced and directed a number of films under the name “Mrs. Wallace…

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A Quiet Place II (2020)

JOHN KRASINSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 2020. Buffalo FilmWorks, Paramount Pictures, Platinum Dunes, Sunday Night. Screenplay by John Krasinski, based on characters created by Scott Beck, Bryan Woods. Cinematography by Polly Morgan. Produced by Michael Bay, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller, John Krasinski. Music by Marco Beltrami. Production Design by Jess Gonchor. Costume…

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Machine Gun McCain (1969)

GIULIANO MONTALDO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Original Title: Gli Intoccabili Italy, 1969. Columbia Pictures, Euroatlantica, Euro International Films. Story by Mino Roli, Screenplay by Mino Roli, Dialogue by Israel Horovitz, freely based on the novel Candyleg by Ovid Demaris. Cinematography by Erico Menczer. Produced by Bino Cicogna, Marco Vicario. Music by Ennio Morricone….

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In The Heights (2021)

JON M. CHU Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 2021. Warner Bros., 5000 Broadway Productions, Likely Story, Scott Sanders Productions. Screenplay by Quiara Alegría Hudes, based on the musical stage play by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes. Cinematography by Alice Brooks. Produced by Anthony Bregman, Quiara Alegría Hudes, Mara Jacobs, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Scott…

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White Zombie (1932)

VICTOR HALPERIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 1932. Victor & Edward Halperin Productions. Story and Dialogue by Garnett Weston, based on the novel by William B. Seabrook. Cinematography by Arthur Martinelli. Produced by Edward Halperin. Music by Guy Bevier. Production Design by Conrad Tritschler. Film Editing by Harold McLernon. A young couple in…

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Death In Buenos Aires (2014)

NATALIA META Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Original Title: Muerte en Buenos Aires Argentina, 2014. Screenplay by Natalia Meta, collaborating writers Laura Farhi, Gustavo Malajovich, Luz Orlando Brennan. Cinematography by Rodrigo Pulpeiro. Produced by Fabiana Tiscornia. Music by Daniel Melero. Production Design by Mariela Ripodas. Costume Design by Valentina Bari, Daniel Melero. Film Editing…

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The Revolt of Mamie Stover (1956)

RAOUL WALSH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 1956. Twentieth Century Fox. Screenplay by Sydney Boehm, based on the novel by William Bradford Huie. Cinematography by Leo Tover. Produced by Buddy Adler. Music by Hugo Friedhofer. Production Design by Mark-Lee Kirk, Lyle R. Wheeler. Costume Design by Travilla. Film Editing by Louis R. Loeffler….

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My Salinger Year (2020)

PHILIPPE FALARDEAU Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Canada/Ireland, 2020. micro_scope, Parallel Film Productions. Screenplay by Philippe Falardeau, based on the book by Joanna Smith Rakoff. Cinematography by Sara Mishara. Produced by Luc Dery, Kim McCraw. Music by Martin Leon. Production Design by Elise de Blois. Costume Design by Patricia McNeil. Film Editing by Frédérique…

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Oxhide (2005)

JIAYIN LIU Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Original Title: Niu pi China, 2005 Jiayin Liu’s shocking directorial debut is a challenging, sometimes listless but conceptually very powerful film that takes her no further than her own cramped, dingy apartment. She casts herself and her parents Huifen Jia and Zaiping Liu as fictional versions of…

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