Great Freedom (2021)

SEBASTIAN MEISE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 Original Title: Große Freiheit Austria/Germany, 2021. FreibeuterFilm, Rohfilm, ORF Film/Fernseh-Abkommen, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Piffl Medien, Deutscher Filmforderfonds, Die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien, Filmfonds Wien, Filmstandort Austria, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Mitteldeutsche Medienforderung, Österreichisches Filminstitut. Screenplay by Thomas Reider, Sebastian Meise. Cinematography by Crystel Fournier. Produced by…

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The Flight Of The Phoenix (1965)

ROBERT ALDRICH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 USA, 1965. The Associates & Aldrich Company. Screenplay by Lukas Heller, based on the novel by Trevor Dudley Smith. Cinematography by Joseph F. Biroc. Produced by Robert Aldrich. Music by Frank De Vol. Production Design by William Glasgow. Costume Design by Norma Koch. Film Editing by Michael…

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South (1999)

CHANTAL AKERMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 Original Title: Sud France/Belgium, 1999. Audiovisuel Multimedia International Production, Carré Noir, Chemah I.S., Institut National de L’Audiovisuel, La Sept-Arte, Paradise Films, Radio Television Belge Francophone, Yleisradio. Screenplay by Chantal Akerman. Cinematography by Rémon Fromont. Produced by Xavier Carniaux. Film Editing by Claire Atherton. Chantal Akerman was developing…

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Murphy’s Romance (1985)

MARTIN RITT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 USA, 1985. Columbia Pictures, Delphi IV Productions, Fogwood Films. Screenplay by Harriet Frank Jr., Irving Ravetch, based on the novella by Max Schott. Cinematography by William A. Fraker. Produced by Laura Ziskin. Music by Carole King. Production Design by Joel Schiller. Costume Design by Joe I. Tompkins….

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Paris Is Burning (1990)

JENNIE LIVINGSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 USA/United Kingdom, 1990. Art Matters Inc., BBC Television, Edelman Family Fund, Miramax, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, Off White Productions Inc., Prestige, The Jerome Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, The Paul Robeson Fund, WNYC-TV. Cinematography by Paul Gibson….

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Platform (2000)

ZHANGKE JIA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 Original Title: Zhantai China/Hong Kong/Japan/France, 2000. Artcam International, Bandai Entertainment Inc., Hu Tong Communications, Office Kitano, T-Mark. Screenplay by Zhangke Jia. Cinematography by Nelson Lik-wai Yu. Produced by Shozo Ichiyama. Music by Yoshihiro Hanno. Production Design by Sheng Qiu. Costume Design by Lei Qi, Xiafei Zhao. Film Editing…

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Man Push Cart (2005)

RAMIN BAHRANI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 USA, 2005. Noruz Films, Flip Side Film. Screenplay by Ramin Bahrani. Cinematography by Michael Simmonds. Produced by Ramin Bahrani, Pradip Ghosh. Music by Peyman Yazdanian. Production Design by Charles Dafler. Costume Design by Elena Kouvaros. Film Editing by Ramin Bahrani. Ahmad Razvi is excellent as a once-famous…

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Intimate Stranger (1991)

ALAN BERLINER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 USA, 1991. Screenplay by Alan Berliner. Cinematography by Alan Berliner. Produced by Alan Berliner. Film Editing by Alan Berliner. Alan Berliner investigates his own family history for this personal yet deeply imaginative documentary. It begins with the news that his grandfather, Joseph Cassuto, a businessman with aspirations…

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Wife Of A Spy (2020)

KIYOSHI KUROSAWA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 Original Title: Supai no tsuma Japan, 2020. C&I Entertainment, ENBU Seminar, Incline, Kirinzi, NHK Enterprises, NHK, Weroll. Screenplay by Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Tadashi Nohara. Cinematography by Tatsunosuke Sasaki. Produced by Hideyuki Okamoto, Teruhisa Yamamoto. Music by Ryosuke Nagaoka. Production Design by Norifumi Ataka. Costume Design by…

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Ascension (2021)

JESSICA KINGDON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 USA, 2021. Mouth Numbing Spicy Crab, XTR. Cinematography by Jessica Kingdon, Nathan Truesdell. Produced by Jessica Kingdon, Kira Simon-Kennedy, Nathan Truesdell. Music by Dan Deacon. Film Editing by Jessica Kingdon. This collage-style documentary takes its place among earlier milestones of its kind, among them Berlin City of…

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A Hero (2021)

ASGHAR FARHADI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 Original Title: Ghahreman France/Iran, 2021. Arte France Cinema, Asghar Farhadi Productions, Centre National du Cinema et de L’Image Animee, Institut Francais, La Région Île-de-France, Memento Distribution, Memento Films International, Memento Films Production. Screenplay by Asghar Farhadi. Cinematography by Ali Ghazi, Arash Ramezani. Produced by Asghar Farhadi, Alexandre…

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The Last Duel (2021)

RIDLEY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 USA/United Kingdom, 2021. 20th Century Studios, Pearl Street Films, Scott Free Productions, TSG Entertainment. Screenplay by Nicole Holofcener, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, based on the book The Last Duel: A True Story of Trial by Combat in Medieval France by Eric Jager. Cinematography by Dariusz Wolski. Produced…

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