The Eye Of Vichy (1993)

CLAUDE CHABROL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: L’oeil de Vichy France, 1993. Canal+, Centre National du Cinema et de L’Image Animee, Délégation à la Mémoire et à l’Information Historique, FIT Productions, Institut National de L’Audiovisuel, La Sofica Bymages, Ministre de la Culture et de l’Éducation Nationale, Secrétariat d’État aux Anciens Combattants et…

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The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)

TERENCE FISHER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB United Kingdom, 1959. Hammer Films. Screenplay by Peter Bryan, based on the novel by Arthur Conan Doyle. Cinematography by Jack Asher. Produced by Anthony Hinds. Music by James Bernard. Production Design by Bernard Robinson. Costume Design by Molly Arbuthnot. Film Editing by Alfred Cox. One of the…

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The Devil is Driving (1932)

BENJAMIN STOLOFF Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1932. Paramount Pictures. Screenplay by Louis Weitzenkorn, adaptation by P.J. Wolfson, Allen Rivkin, from an original story by Frank Mitchell Dazey. Cinematography by Henry Sharp. Produced by Charles R. Rogers. Exciting crime drama that begins when Edmund Lowe pays a visit to his mechanic brother-in-law James…

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Be Pretty And Shut Up (1981)

DELPHINE SEYRIG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: Sois belle et tais-toi! France, 1981. Cinematography by Carole Roussopoulos. Produced by Delphine Seyrig. Film Editing by Carole Roussopoulos, Ioana Wieder. Actress Delphine Seyrig formed the “Les Insoumuses” (the “Disobedient Muses”) collective with filmmakers Carole Roussopoulos and Ioana Wieder after meeting at a video editing…

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Autour De Jeanne Dielman (1975)

SAMI FREY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB France, 1975. Cinematography by Sami Frey. Film Editing by Chantal Akerman, Sami Frey. This is a must-see for fans of either director Chantal Akerman or actress Delphine Seyrig, an intimate and detailed look at their working process while creating Akerman’s 1975 masterpiece Jeanne Dielman 23 Quai Du…

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From The East (1993)

CHANTAL AKERMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: D’Est Belgium/France/Portugal, 1993. Lieurac Productions, Paradise Films, Radiotelevisão Portuguesa, La Sept-Arte, Centre de l’Audiovisuel à Bruxelles, Radio Television Belge Francophone, Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Loterie Nationale de Belgique, Fonds Eurimages du Conseil de l’Europe. Screenplay by Chantal Akerman. Cinematography…

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Top Gun: Maverick (2022)

JOSEPH KOSINSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 2022. Paramount Pictures, Skydance Media, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films. Story by Peter Craig, Justin Marks, Screenplay by Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer, Christopher McQuarrie, based on characters created by Jim Cash, Jack Epps Jr.. Cinematography by Claudio Miranda. Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, David…

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Loyalties (1986)

ANNE WHEELER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Canada/United Kingdom, 1986. Lauron International, Wheeler-Hendren Enterprises, Dumbarton Films, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Telefilm Canada, Alberta Motion Picture Development Corporation. Story by Anne Wheeler, Sharon Riis, Screenplay by Sharon Riis. Cinematography by Vic Sarin. Produced by William Johnston, Ronald Lillie. Music by Michael Conway Baker. Production Design by…

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From The Other Side (2002)

CHANTAL AKERMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: De l’autre côté France/Belgium/Australia/Finland, 2002. Arte France Cinema, Audiovisuel Multimedia International Production, Carré-Noir RTBF, Chemah I.S., Paradise Films, Special Broadcasting Service, Yleisradio. Screenplay by Chantal Akerman. Cinematography by Chantal Akerman, Robert Fenz, Rémon Fromont. Produced by Xavier Carniaux, Brigitte De Villepoix, Thierry Garrel, Elisabeth Marliangeas,…

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Texasville (1990)

PETER BOGDANOVICH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1990. Cine-Source, Nelson Entertainment. Screenplay by Peter Bogdanovich, based on the novel by Larry McMurtry. Cinematography by Nicholas Josef von Sternberg. Produced by Peter Bogdanovich, Barry Spikings. Production Design by Phedon Papamichael. Costume Design by Rita Riggs. Film Editing by Rick Fields. It’s been twenty years…

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Black Coal, Thin Ice (2014)

YI’NAN DIAO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: Bai ri yan huo China, 2014. Omnijoi Media, Boneyard Entertainment China, China Film Group Corporation. Screenplay by Yi’nan Diao. Cinematography by Jingsong Dong. Produced by Vivian Qu, Juan Wan. Music by Zi Wen. Film Editing by Hongyu Yang. A police thriller engages you in the…

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Torch Singer (1933)

ALEXANDER HALL, GEORGE SOMNES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1933. Paramount Pictures. Screenplay by Lenore J. Coffee, Lynn Starling, based on the story Mike by Grace Perkins. Cinematography by Karl Struss. Produced by Albert Lewis. Music by Ralph Rainger. Costume Design by Travis Banton. Film Editing by Eda Warren. Claudette Colbert is excellent…

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