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.   Dorian Awards…

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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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Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

JON WATTS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.    USA, 2017.  Columbia Pictures, LStar Capital, Marvel Studios, Pascal Pictures, Government of Australia, Film Victoria, The New South Wales Government, Ontario Computer Animation and Special Effects Tax Credit, Province of British Columbia Production Services Tax Credit, Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, Arad Productions, Matt…

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Spies In Disguise (2019)

NICK BRUNO, TROY QUANE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.    USA, 2019.  Twentieth Century Fox, Blue Sky Studios, Chernin Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox Animation.   Screenplay by Brad Copeland, Lloyd Taylor, based on the short film Pigeon: Impossible, story by Austen Menges,  Scott Rice, Gopal Bidari, screenplay by Lucas Martell.  Produced by Peter Chernin, Jenno…

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Uncut Gems (2019)

BENNY SAFDIE, JOSH SAFDIE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.    USA, 2019.  Elara Pictures, IAC Films, Scott Rudin Productions, Sikelia Productions.  Screenplay by Ronald Bronstein, Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie.  Cinematography by Darius Khondji.  Produced by Sebastian Bear-McClard, Oscar Boyson, Eli Bush, Scott Rudin.  Music by Daniel Lopatin.  Production Design by Sam Lisenco.  Costume Design…

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The Edge of Democracy (2019)

PETRA COSTA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  Brazil, 2019.  Busca Vida Filmes.  Screenplay by Petra Costa, co-writers Carol Pires, David Barker, Moara Passoni.  Cinematography by João Atala, Ricardo Stuckert.  Produced by Shane Boris, Petra Costa, Joanna Natasegara, Tiago Pavan.  Music by Vitor Araújo, Rodrigo Leao, Gilberto Monte, Lucas Santtana.  Film Editing by João Atala,…

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Ford v Ferrari (2019)

JAMES MANGOLD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA/France, 2019.  Chernin Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth, Jason Keller.  Cinematography by Phedon Papamichael.  Produced by Peter Chernin, James Mangold, Jenno Topping.  Music by Marco Beltrami, Buck Sanders.  Production Design by Francois Audouy.  Costume Design by Daniel Orlandi.  Film Editing by Andrew…

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Pain And Glory (2019)

PEDRO ALMODOVAR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  Original title:  Dolor y Gloria Spain, 2019.  Canal+, Cine@, El Deseo, El Primer Deseo, Gobierno de España, Radio Televisión Española.  Screenplay by Pedro Almodovar.  Cinematography by Jose Luis Alcaine.  Produced by Agustín Almodóvar, Ricardo Marco Budé, Esther García, Ignacio Salazar-Simpson.  Music by Alberto Iglesias.  Production Design by…

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Monos (2019)

ALEJANDRO LANDES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  Colombia/Argentina/Netherlands/Germany/Sweden/Uruguay/USA/Switzerland/Denmark, 2019.  Bord Cadre Films, CounterNarrative Films, Dynamo, El Campo Cine, Film i Vast, Le Pacte, Lemming Film, Mutante Cine, Pando Producciones, Pandora Filmproduktion, Snowglobe Films.  Story by Alejandro Landes, Screenplay by Alejandro Landes, Alexis Dos Santos.  Cinematography by Jasper Wolf.  Produced by Fernando Epstein, Alejandro Landes,…

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