The Black Cat (1934)

EDGAR G. ULMER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 USA, 1934. Universal Pictures. Story by Edgar G. Ulmer, Peter Ruric, Screenplay by Peter Ruric, suggested by a story by Edgar Allan Poe. Cinematography by John J. Mescall. Produced by Carl Laemmle Jr.. Music by Heinz Roemheld. Production Design by Charles D. Hall. Costume Design by…

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The Naked City (1948)

JULES DASSIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 USA, 1948. Hellinger Productions, Universal International Pictures. Screenplay by Albert Maltz, Malvin Wald, from a story by Malvin Wald. Cinematography by William H. Daniels. Produced by Mark Hellinger. Music by Miklos Rozsa, Frank Skinner. Production Design by John DeCuir. Costume Design by Grace Houston. Film Editing by…

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Sudden Fear (1952)

DAVID MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 USA, 1952. Joseph Kaufman Productions. Screenplay by Lenore J. Coffee, Sobert Smith, based on the story by Edna Sherry. Cinematography by Charles Lang. Produced by Joe Kaufmann. Music by Elmer Bernstein. Production Design by Boris Leven. Costume Design by Sheila O’Brien, Al Teitelbaum. Film Editing by Leon…

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Possessed (1931)

CLARENCE BROWN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5. USA, 1931. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Screenplay by Lenore J. Coffee, based on the play by Edgar Selwyn. Cinematography by Oliver T. Marsh. Produced by Clarence Brown. Music by Charles Maxwell. Production Design by Cedric Gibbons. Costume Design by Adrian. Film Editing by William LeVanway. Joan Crawford has at this…

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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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