Parasite (2019)

JOON-HO BONG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  Original title:  Gisaengchung South Korea, 2019.  Barunson E&A, CJ E&M Film Financing & Investment Entertainment & Comics, CJ Entertainment, TMS Comics, TMS Entertainment.  Screenplay by Joon-ho Bong, Jim Won Han.  Cinematography by Kyung-pyo Hong.  Produced by Joon-ho Bong, Young-Hwan Jang, Yang-kwon Mon, Kwak Sin-ae.  Music by Jaeil Jung. …

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My Joy (2010)

SERGEY LOZNITSA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  Original title:  Schaste moe Germany/Ukraine/Netherlands, 2010.  Ma.ja.de. Fiction, Arte France, Kinofilm, Lemming Film, Ma.Ja.De Filmproduktion, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Mitteldeutsche Medienforderung, Sota Cinema Group, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen.  Screenplay by Sergey Loznitsa.  Cinematography by Oleg Mutu.  Produced by Heino Deckert, Oleg Kokhan.  Production Design by Kirill Shuvalov.  Costume Design by Tuuli Malinovski,…

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In Which We Serve (1942)

NOEL COWARD, DAVID LEAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  United Kingdom, 1942.  Two Cities Films, The London Symphony Orchestra.  Screenplay by Noel Coward.  Cinematography by Ronald Neame.  Produced by Noël Coward.  Music by Noël Coward.  Production Design by David Rawnsley.  Film Editing by Thelma Connell.  David Lean was hired by Noel Coward to assist…

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Ash Is Purest White (2018)

ZHANGKE JIA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  Original title:  Jiang hu er nü China/France/Japan, 2018.  Arte France Cinema, Beijing Runjin Investment, Huanxi Media Group, MK2 Productions, Office Kitano, Shanghai Film Group, Xstream Pictures.  Screenplay by Zhangke Jia.  Cinematography by Eric Gautier.  Produced by Shozo Ichiyama, Nathanael Karmitz.  Music by Giong Lim.  Production Design by Weixin…

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A Bread Factory, Part One (2018)

PATRICK WANG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  USA, 2018.  In the Family, Vanishing Angle.  Screenplay by Patrick Wang.  Cinematography by Frank Barrera.  Produced by Daryl Freimark, Matt Miller, Patrick Wang.  Music by Aaron Jordan, Melissa Li, Chip Taylor.  Production Design by Bekka Lindstrom.  Costume Design by Michael Bevins.  Film Editing by Eldwaldo Baptiste. Patrick…

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Breaking The Sound Barrier (1952)

DAVID LEAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  Alternate title:  The Sound Barrier United Kingdom, 1952.  London Film Productions, British Lion Film Corporation.  Story and Screenplay by Terence Rattigan.  Cinematography by Jack Hildyard.  Produced by David Lean.  Music by Malcolm Arnold.  Production Design by Joseph Bato, John Hawkesworth.  Costume Design by Elizabeth Hennings.  Film Editing by…

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Blindspotting (2018)

CARLOS LOPEZ ESTRADA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.   USA, 2018.  Foley Walkers Studio, Snoot Entertainment.  Screenplay by Rafael Casal, Daveed Diggs.  Cinematography by Robby Baumgartner. Produced by Jessica Calder, Keith Calder, Rafael Casal, Daveed Diggs.  Music by Michael Yezerski.  Production Design by Tom Hammock.  Costume Design by Emily Batson.  Film Editing by Gabriel Fleming. Daveed Diggs is on probation and is waiting…

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Cold War (2018)

PAWEL PAWLIKOWSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   Original title:  Zimna wojna Poland/United Kingdom/France, 2018.  Opus Film, Apocalypso Pictures, MK2 Productions, Arte France, BFI Film Fund, Canal+ Polska, Cinestaan Film Company, City of Lodz, City of Warsaw, EC1 Lódz – Miasto Kultury, Eurimages, Film4, Kino Swiat, MEDIA Programme of the European Union, MK2 Films, Maziowiecki Fundusz Filmowy, Mazovia…

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The Hurricane (1937)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB. USA, 1937.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company.  Screenplay by Dudley Nichols, adaptation by Oliver H.P. Garrett, based on the novel by Charles Nordhoff, James Norman Hall.  Cinematography by Bert Glennon.  Produced by Samuel Goldwyn.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Richard Day.  Costume Design by Omar Kiam.  Film Editing by Lloyd Nosler.  This excellent John…

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Roma (2018)

ALFONSO CUARON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.   Mexico/USA, 2018.  Esperanto Filmoj, Participant Media.  Screenplay by Alfonso Cuarón.  Cinematography by Alfonso Cuarón.  Produced by Nicolás Celis, Alfonso Cuarón, Gabriela Rodriguez.  Production Design by Eugenio Caballero.  Costume Design by Anna Terrazas.  Film Editing by Alfonso Cuarón, Adam Gough.  Alfonso Cuaron follows his fascinating voyage into outer space with one much closer to home,…

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Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988)

TERENCE DAVIES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.   United Kingdom/West Germany, 1988.  British Film Institute, Channel Four Films, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen.  Screenplay by Terence Davies.  Cinematography by William Diver, Patrick Duval.  Produced by Jennifer Howarth.  Production Design by Jocelyn James, Miki Van Zwanenberg.  Costume Design by Monica Howe.  Film Editing by William Diver. Terence Davies follows three celebrated shorts that touched on his memories…

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Last Days In Vietnam (2014)

RORY KENNEDY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   Moxie Firecracker Films.  USA, 2014.  Screenplay by Mark Bailey, Keven McAlester.  Cinematography by Joan Churchill.  Produced by Rory Kennedy, Keven McAlester.  Music by Gary Lionelli.  Film Editing by Don Kleszy.  Academy Awards 2014.  National Board of Review Awards 2014.  Washington Film Critics Awards 2014. With the Paris Peace Accords signed in 1973, a cease-fire has been…

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