Destination Wedding (2018)

VICTOR LEVIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  USA, 2018.  thefyzz, CISS, Chapman-Leonard, Company 3, GreenSlate, Lee & Thompson, Paso Catering, Ramo Law, Service Fish, Snap Sound, Steve Martin’s Working Wildlife, Tunnel Post.  Screenplay by Victor Levin.  Cinematography by Giorgio Scali.  Produced by Elizabeth Dell, Robert Jones, Gail Lyon.  Music by William Ross.  Production Design by Callie Andreadis.  Costume Design by Justine Seymour.  Film Editing by…

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Destroyer (2018)

KARYN KUSAMA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2018.  30West, Automatik.  Screenplay by Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi.  Cinematography by Julie Kirkwood.  Produced by Fred Berger, Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi.   Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Kay Lee.  Costume Design by Audrey Fisher.  Film Editing by Plummy Tucker.  Golden Globe Awards 2018.  Toronto International Film Festival 2018. A grizzled, self-destructive Los Angeles cop (Nicole…

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The Devil’s Advocate (1997)

TAYLOR HACKFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5.  USA/Germany, 1997.  Warner Bros., Regency Enterprises, Kopelson Entertainment, Taurus Film, Monarchy Enterprises B.V..  Screenplay by Jonathan Lemkin, Tony Gilroy, based on the novel by Andrew Neiderman.  Cinematography by Andrzej Bartkowiak.  Produced by Anne Kopelson, Arnon Milchan, Arnold Kopelson.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Bruno Rubeo.  Costume Design by Judianna Makovsky.  Film Editing by…

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Dumplin’ (2018)

ANNE FLETCHER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 2018.  COTA Films, Echo Films.  Screenplay by Kristin Hahn, based on the novel by Julie Murphy.  Cinematography by Elliot Davis.  Produced by Mohamed AlRafi, Michael Costigan, Kristin Hahn, Trish Hofmann.  Music by Jake Monaco.  Production Design by Elizabeth J. Jones.   Costume Design by Bina Daigeler.  Film Editing by Emma E. Hickox.  Golden Globe Awards 2018….

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Dark Money (2018)

KIMBERLY REED Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 2018.  Big Sky Film Productions, Big Mouth Productions, Meerkat Media Collective.  Screenplay by Kimberly Reed, Jay Arthur Sterrenberg.  Cinematography by Eric Phillips-Horst, Kimberly Reed, Jay Arthur Sterrenberg.  Produced by Katy Chevigny.  Music by Miriam Cutler.  Film Editing by Jay Arthur Sterrenberg.   Campaign financing, as Ann Ravel puts it in this eyepopping documentary, is…

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Dalida Pour Toujours (1977)

MICHEL DUMOULIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  France, 1977.  Productions Orlando.  Produced by Orlando.   Among the most popular singers of her day, and reportedly the most celebrated in France’s music history, Dalida (born Iolanda Gigliotti in Cairo to Italian parents) is still beloved by many a music fan (you can still hear remixes of her songs on a…

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Dating My Mother (2017)

MIKE ROMA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 2017.  DMM Movie.  Screenplay by Mike Roma.  Cinematography by Griffin Yu.  Produced by Ashley Hillis.  Music by Michael O’Konis.  Costume Design by Claire Heddles.  Film Editing by Mike Roma.   Podcast:  Bad Gay Movies. Danny (Patrick Reilly) lives in New Jersey with his widowed mother Joan (Kathryn Erbe), having moved back in with her after…

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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.  Toronto International Film Festival 1988. Terence Davies follows three celebrated shorts that touched…

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Double Lover (L’Amant Double) (2017)

FRANCOIS OZON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  France/Belgium, 2017.  Mandarin Films, FOZ, Mars Films, Playtime, France 2 Cinema, Scope Pictures, Canal+, Cine@, France Televisions, A Plus Image 7.  Screenplay by Francois Ozon, in collaboration with Philippe Piazzo, freely adapted from the novel Lives of the Twins by Joyce Carol Oates.  Cinematography by Manuel Dacosse.  Produced by Eric Altmayer, Nicolas…

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The Delta Force (1986)

MENAHEM GOLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/Israel, 1986.  Golan-Globus Productions.  Screenplay by James Bruner, Menahem Golan.  Cinematography by David Gurfinkel.  Produced by Yoram Globus, Menahem Golan.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Luciano Spadoni.  Costume Design by Tami Mor.  Film Editing by Alain Jakubowicz. Having previously made an Oscar nominated film about the 1976 Air France hijacking that resulted in a…

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The Day After (Geu-hu) (2017)

SANG-SOO HONG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  South Korea, 2017.  Jeonwonsa Film.  Screenplay by Sang-soo Hong.  Cinematography by Hyung-ku Kim.  Produced by Kang Taeu.  Music by Sang-soo Hong.  Film Editing by Sung-Won Hahm.  Cannes Film Festival 2017.  Toronto International Film Festival 2017. A charming slice of life from the masterful Hong Sang-Soo, this delicate tale in a minor key revolves around the erotic complications…

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Donovan’s Reef (1963)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1963.  Paramount Pictures, John Ford Productions.  Story by Edmund Beloin, Screenplay by Frank S. Nugent, James Edward Grant.  Cinematography by William H. Clothier.  Produced by John Ford.  Music by Cyril J. Mockridge.  Production Design by Eddie Imazu, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Otho Lovering.   Lighthearted romp that shows the great John Ford…

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