Umbrellas (1994)

HENRY CORRA, ALBERT MAYSLES, GRAHAME WEINBREN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 1994.  Maysles Films.  Cinematography by Robert Leacock, Don Lenzer, Albert Maysles, Richard Pearce, Robert Richman, Gary Steele. Produced by Henry Corra, Deborah Dickson.  Music by Phillip Johnston.  Film Editing by Sakae Ishikawa, Grahame Weinbren. Two valleys in two different countries are the…

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Mr. Klein (1976)

JOSEPH LOSEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  France/Italy, 1976.  Lira Films, Adel Productions, Nova Films, Mondial Televisione Film.  Screenplay by Franco Solinas, collaboration with Fernando Morandi.  Cinematography by Gerry Fisher.  Produced by Alain Delon.  Music by Egisto Macchi, Pierre Porte.  Production Design by Alexandre Trauner.  Costume Design by Colette Baudot, Annalisa Nasalli-Rocca.  Film Editing…

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La Belle Noiseuse (1991)

JACQUES RIVETTE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  France/Switzerland, 1991.  Pierre Grise Productions, George Reinhart Productions, FR3 Films Production, Centre National du Cinema et de L’Image Animee, Canal+, Investimage 2, Investimage 3, Région Languedoc-Roussillon.  Scenario by Pascal Bonitzer, Christine Laurent, Jacques Rivette, dialogue by Pascal Bonitzer, Christine Laurent, inspired by the novella Le Chef-d’Oeuvre Inconnu by…

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The Executioner (1963)

LUIS GARCIA BERLANGA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5. Original Title: El verdugo Spain/Italy, 1963.  Naga Films, Zebra Films.  Story and Screenplay by Luis García Berlanga, Rafael Azcona, collaboration with Ennio Flaiano.  Cinematography by Tonino Delli Colli.  Produced by Nazario Belmar.  Music by Miguel Asins Arbó.  Production Design by Luis Arguello.  Costume Design by Maruja…

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The Coward (1965)

SATYAJIT RAY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5. Original Title: Kapurush India, 1965.  R.D. Banshal & Co..  Screenplay by Satyajit Ray, based on the story Janaiko Kapurusher Kahini.  Cinematography by Soumendu Roy.   Produced by R.D. Bansal.   Music by Satyajit Ray.  Production Design by Bansi Chandragupta.   Film Editing by Dulal Dutta. Amitabha (Soumitra Chatterjee), a screenwriter…

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Kuroneko (1968)

KANETO SHINDO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5. Original Title: Yabu no naka no kuroneko Japan, 1968.  Toho Company.   Screenplay by Kaneto Shindo.  Cinematography by Norimichi Igawa, Kiyomi Kuroda.  Produced by Nobuyo Horiba, Kazuo Kuwahara, Setsuo Noto.  Music by Hikaru Hayashi.   Production Design by Takashi Marumo.   Costume Design by Yoshio Ueno. Film Editing by Hisao…

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Storm Warning (1951)

STUART HEISLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 1951.  Warner Bros.. Screenplay by Daniel Fuchs, Richard Brooks.   Cinematography by Carl E. Guthrie.   Produced by Jerry Wald.   Music by Daniele Amfitheatrof.   Production Design by Leo K. Kuter.   Costume Design by Milo Anderson.   Film Editing by Clarence Kolster. Ginger Rogers gets off a bus before reaching…

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La Ciénaga (2001)

LUCRECIA MARTEL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5. Argentina/France/Spain/Japan, 2001. 4k Films, Wanda Visión S.A., Cuatro Cabezas, TS Productions.  Screenplay by Lucrecia Martel.  Cinematography by Hugo Colace.  Produced by Lita Stantic.  Production Design by Graciela Oderigo.  Film Editing by Santiago Ricci.  Toronto International Film Festival 2001.  The sultry air of summer thickens the atmosphere from…

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The Professionals (1966)

RICHARD BROOKS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.    USA, 1966.  Pax Enterprises, Columbia Pictures.  Screenplay by Richard Brooks, based on the novel by Frank O’Rourke.  Cinematography by Conrad L. Hall.  Produced by Richard Brooks.   Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Ted Haworth.  Costume Design by Jack Martell.    Film Editing by Peter Zinner. …

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Honeyland (2019)

TAMARA KOTEVSKA, LJUBOMIR STEFANOV Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  Republic Of North Macedonia, 2019.  Apolo Media, Trice Films.  Screenplay by Tamara Kotevska, Ljubomir Stefanov.  Cinematography by Fejmi Daut, Samir Ljuma.  Produced by Atanas Georgiev, Ljubomir Stefanov.  Music by Foltin.  Film Editing by Atanas Georgiev.  Academy Awards 2019.  Boston Film Critics 2019.  New York Film…

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Portrait of a Lady On Fire (2019)

CELINE SCIAMMA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  Original title:  Portrait de la jeune fille en feu France, 2019.  Lilies Films, Arte France Cinema, Hold Up Films, Centre National du Cinema et de L’Image Animee, Canal+, Ciné+, ARTE, Cinécap 2, La Région Île-de-France.   Screenplay by Céline Sciamma.  Cinematography by Claire Mathon.  Produced by Bénédicte Couvreur.  Music…

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The Train (1964)

JOHN FRANKENHEIMER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  France/Italy/USA, 1964.  Les Films Ariane, Les Productions Artistes Associes, Dear Film Produzione.  Screen story and Screenplay by Franklin Coen, Frank Davis, based on Le Front De L’Art by Rose Valland.  Cinematography by Jean Tournier, Walter Wottitz.  Produced by Jules Bricken.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Willy…

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