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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The Virtuous Sin (1930)

GEORGE CUKOR, LOUIS J. GASNIER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1930. Paramount Pictures. Screenplay by Martin Brown, scenario by Louise Long, based on the play by Lajos Zilahy. Cinematography by David Abel. Costume Design by Travis Banton. Film Editing by Otho Lovering. The plot of this melodramatic soap opera is not one that…

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After Yang (2021)

KOGONADA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 2021. A24, Cinereach, Per Capita Productions. Screenplay by Kogonada, based on the short story Saying Goodbye To Yang by Alexander Weinstein. Cinematography by Benjamin Loeb. Produced by Andrew Goldman, Caroline Kaplan, Paul Mezey, Theresa Park. Music by ASKA. Production Design by Alexander Schaller. Costume Design by Arjun…

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All About Mankiewicz (1983)

LUC BERAUD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB France, 1983. Filmédis, Janus Film. Cinematography by Tom Hurwitz, Michael Teutsch. Produced by Klaus Hellwig. Film Editing by Juliette Welfling. In 1983, director Luc Beraud and interviewer Michel Ciment convinced 74 year-old writer-director Joseph L. Mankiewicz to sit for their cameras and give a generous, nearly two…

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Krzysztof Kieslowski: I’m So-So… (1995)

KRZYSZTOF WIERZBICKI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Poland/Denmark, 1995. Danish Broadcast Corporation, Kulturmode Film, Statens Filmcentral. Screenplay by Krzysztof Wierzbicki. Cinematography by Jacek Petrycki. Produced by Karen Hjort. Music by Zbigniew Preisner. Film Editing by Marion Fiedler. Having already enjoyed the success of 1994’s Red, which he premiered at Cannes and, during the press…

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The Northman (2022)

ROBERT EGGERS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 2022. New Regency Productions, Focus Features, Perfect World Pictures, Square Peg, Universal Pictures. Screenplay by Sjón, Robert Eggers. Cinematography by Jarin Blaschke. Produced by Robert Eggers, Mark Huffam, Lars Knudsen, Arnon Milchan, Alexander Skarsgård. Music by Robin Carolan, Sebastian Gainsborough. Production Design by Craig Lathrop. Costume…

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By the Grace of God (2018)

FRANCOIS OZON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: Grâce à Dieu France/Belgium, 2018. Mandarin Films, FOZ, Mars Films, France 2 Cinema, Scope Pictures, Playtime, OCS, France Televisions, Centre National du Cinema et de L’Image Animee, La Région Île-de-France, La Banque Postale Image 12, Indéfilms 7, Cofinova 15, A Plus Image 8, SG Image…

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Boiling Point (2021)

PHILIP BARANTINI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB United Kingdom, 2021. Ascendant Films, Burton Fox Films, White Hot Productions, Three Little Birds Pictures, Alpine Films, Bromantics, Insight Media Fund, Matriarch Productions, Urban Way Productions. Screenplay by Philip Barantini, James Cummings. Cinematography by Matthew Lewis. Produced by Hester Ruoff, Bart Ruspoli. Music by Aaron May, David…

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