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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C’Mon C’Mon (2021)

MIKE MILLS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 USA, 2021. A24, Be Funny When You Can. Screenplay by Mike Mills. Cinematography by Robbie Ryan. Produced by Chelsea Barnard, Andrea Longacre-White, Lila Yacoub. Music by Aaron Dessner, Bryce Dessner. Production Design by Katie Byron. Costume Design by Katina Danabassis. Film Editing by Jennifer Vecchiarello. Joaquin Phoenix…

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Old Enough (1984)

MARISA SILVER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 USA, 1984. Silver Films. Screenplay by Marisa Silver. Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus. Produced by Dina Silver. Music by Julian Marshall. Production Design by Jeffrey Townsend. Costume Design by Teri Kane. Film Editing by Mark Burns. Lonnie (Sarah Boyd) is approaching her teens and lives in a fancy…

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The Power of the Dog (2021)

JANE CAMPION Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 United Kingdom/Australia/USA/Canada/New Zealand, 2021. See-Saw Films, Brightstar, Max Films International, BBC Films, Cross City Films, New Zealand Film Commission. Screenplay by Jane Campion, based on the novel by Thomas Savage. Cinematography by Ari Wegner. Produced by Jane Campion, Iain Canning, Roger Frappier, Tanya Seghatchian, Emile Sherman. Music…

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Moby Dick (1956)

JOHN HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 United Kingdom, 1956. Moulin Productions Inc.. Screenplay by Ray Bradbury, John Huston, based on the novel by Herman Melville. Cinematography by Oswald Morris. Produced by John Huston. Music by Philip Sainton. Production Design by Geoffrey Drake, Stephen Drake. Costume Design by Elizabeth Haffenden. Film Editing by Russell…

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The Silent World (1956)

JACQUES-YVES COUSTEAU, LOUIS MALLE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 Original Title: Le monde du silence France/Italy, 1956. FSJYC Production, Requins Associés, Société Filmad, Titanus. Screenplay by Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Cinematography by Philippe Agostini, Louis Malle. Produced by Marcel Ichac. Music by Yves Baudrier. Film Editing by Georges Alépée. Louis Malle collaborated with oceanographer and famed…

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The Hero (1966)

SATYAJIT RAY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 Original Title: Nayak India, 1966. R.D.Banshal & Co.. Story and Screenplay by Satyajit Ray. Cinematography by Subrata Mitra. Produced by R.D. Bansal, Sharankumari Bansal. Music by Satyajit Ray. Production Design by Bansi Chandragupta. Film Editing by Dulal Dutta, Satyajit Ray. Uttam Kumar, himself a major film star…

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The Peasant Women Of Ryazan (1927)

IVAN PRAVOV, OLGA PREOBRAZHENSKAYA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 Original Title: Baby ryazanskie Alternate Titles:  Women Of Ryazan USSR, 1927. Sovkino. Screenplay by Boris Altshuler, Olga Vishnevskaya. Cinematography by Konstantin Kuznetsov. Music by Sergey Dreznin. Production Design by Dmitri Kolupayev. Melodrama at its finest in this powerful tale of women surviving the roles they are…

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Yoyo (1965)

PIERRE ETAIX Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 France, 1965. C.A.P.A.C.. Screenplay by Pierre Étaix, Jean-Claude Carriere. Cinematography by Jean Boffety. Produced by Paul Claudon. Music by Jean Paillaud. Production Design by Raymond Gabutti, Raymond Tournon. Costume Design by Jacqueline Guyot. Film Editing by Henri Lanoe. Pierre Etaix’s most ambitious and elaborate film was also…

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Wrath of Man (2021)

GUY RITCHIE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 United Kingdom/USA, 2021. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Miramax, CAA Media Finance, Flic Films UK, Toff Guy Films. Screenplay by Guy Ritchie, Marn Davies, Ivan Atkinson, based on the screenplay Le Convoyeur by Nicolas Boukhrief, Éric Besnard. Cinematography by Alan Stewart. Produced by Ivan Atkinson, Bill Block, Andrew Golov, Guy Ritchie….

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May Fools (1990)

LOUIS MALLE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 Original Title: Milou En Mai Alternate Title:  Milou In May France/Italy, 1990. Nouvelles Editions de Films, TF1 Films Production, Ellepi Films. Screenplay by Louis Malle, Jean-Claude Carriere. Cinematography by Renato Berta. Produced by Louis Malle. Music by Stephane Grappelli. Production Design by Willy Holt, Philippe Turlure. Costume Design…

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Sound Of Metal (2019)

DARIUS MARDER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 USA, 2019. Caviar. Story by Darius Marder, Derek Cianfrance, Screenplay by Darius Marder, Abraham Marder. Cinematography by Daniel Bouquet. Produced by Sacha Ben Harroche, Kathy Benz, Bert Hamelinck. Music by Nicolas Becker, Abraham Marder. Production Design by Jeremy Woodward. Costume Design by Megan Stark Evans. Film Editing…

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