Bad Girl (1931)

FRANK BORZAGE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 1931.  Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Edwin J. Burke, based on the novel by Vina Delmar and the play by Brian Marlow.  Cinematography by Chester A. Lyons.  Production Design by William S. Darling.  Costume Design by Dolly Tree.  Film Editing by Margaret Clancey.  Academy Awards 1931/1932. … More Bad Girl (1931)

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Minding The Gap (2018)

BING LIU Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 2018.  ITVS, Kartemquin Films, P.O.V./American Documentary.  Cinematography by Bing Liu.  Produced by Bing Liu, Diane Moy Quon.  Music by Nathan Halpern, Chris Ruggiero.  Film Editing by Joshua Altman, Bing Liu. Academy Awards 2018.  Independent Spirit Awards 2018.   The opening scene of this documentary features two of … More Minding The Gap (2018)

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Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano) (2018)

CRISTINA GALLEGO, CIRO GUERRA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  Columbia/Denmark/Mexico/Germany/Switzerland, 2018.  Blond Indian Films, Bord Cadre Films, Ciudad Lunar Producciones, Films Boutique, Labodigital, Pimienta Films, Snowglobe Films.  Original idea by Cristina Gallego, Screenplay by Maria Camila Arias, Jacques Toulemonde Vidal.  Cinematography by David Gallego.  Produced by Cristina Gallego, Katrin Pors.  Music by Leonardo Heiblum.  Production … More Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano) (2018)

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The Hospital (1971)

ARTHUR HILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 1971.  Simcha Productions.   Screenplay by Paddy Chayefsky.  Cinematography by Victor J. Kemper.  Produced by Howard Gottfried.  Music by Morris Surdin.  Production Design by Gene Rudolf.  Costume Design by Frank L. Thompson.  Film Editing by Eric Albertson.  Academy Awards 1971.  Golden Globe Awards 1971. George C. Scott dominates this fascinating black comedy that seeks to tear a strip … More The Hospital (1971)

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Madeline’s Madeline (2018)

JOSEPHINE DECKER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 2018.  Parris Pictures, Forager Films, Bow and Arrow Entertainment.  Screenplay by Josephine Decker, Donna di Novelli, story consultant Gail Segal, story editor Sharon Mashihi, dramaturg Alexandra Tatarsky.  Cinematography by Ashley Connor.  Produced by Krista Parris, Elizabeth Rao.  Music by Caroline Shaw.  Production Design by Charlotte Royer.  Costume Design by Sarah Maiorino.  Film Editing by Harrison … More Madeline’s Madeline (2018)

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The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1927.  Gainsborough Pictures, Carlyle Blackwell Productions.  Screenplay by Eliot Stannard, from the novel and play by Marie Belloc Lowndes.  Cinematography by Gaetano di Ventimiglia.  Produced by Michael Balcon, Carlyle Blackwell.  Production Design by C. Wilfred Arnold, Bertram Evans.  Film Editing by Ivor Montagu. This early classic by Alfred Hitchcock shows the master … More The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927)

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Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)

MARIELLE HELLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 2018.  Archer Gray, Fox Searchlight Pictures.  Screenplay by Nicole Holofcener, Jeff Whitty. Cinematography by Brandon Trost.  Produced by Anne Carey, Amy Nauiokas, David Yarnell.   Music by Nate Heller.  Production Design by Stephen H. Carter.   Costume Design by Arjun Bhasin.  Film Editing by Anne McCabe.  Academy Awards 2018.    Golden Globe Awards 2018. Independent … More Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)

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