Nancy (2018)

CHRISTINA CHOE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 2018.  Mental Pictures, EON Productions, Gamechanger Films, XS Media.  Screenplay by Christina Choe.   Cinematography by Zoe White.  Produced by Michelle Cameron, Amy Lo, Andrea Riseborough.  Music by Peter Raeburn.  Production Design by Charlotte Royer.  Costume Design by Tere Duncan.  Film Editing by David Gutnik. Andrea Riseborough gives a committed performance as a thoroughly unappealing…

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The New Girlfriend (Une Nouvelle Amie) (2014)

FRANCOIS OZON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  France, 2014.  Mandarin Films, FOZ, Mars Films, France 2 Cinema, Canal+, CineCinema, France Televisions, Sofica Manon 4, La Banque Postale Image 7, Cofimage 25, Cinémage 8.  Screenplay by Francois Ozon, based on the novel by Ruth Rendell.  Cinematography by Pascal Marti.  Produced by Eric Altmayer, Nicolas Altmayer.  Music by Philippe Rombi.  Production Design by Michel…

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Nightcrawler (2014)

DAN GILROY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 2014.  Bold Films, Nightcrawler.  Screenplay by Dan Gilroy.  Cinematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by Jennifer Fox, Tony Gilroy, Jake Gyllenhaal, David Lancaster, Michel Litvak.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Kevin Kavanaugh.  Costume Design by Amy Westcott.  Film Editing by John Gilroy.  Academy Awards 2014.  Golden Globe Awards 2014.  Gotham Awards 2014.   Toronto International Film Festival 2014. It’s hard to make…

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Now, Voyager (1942)

IRVING RAPPER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1942.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Casey Robinson, based on the novel by Olive Higgins Prouty.  Cinematography by Sol Polito.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Robert M. Haas.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Warren Low.  Academy Awards 1942. One of Bette Davis‘ greatest Warner Bros. melodramas is this…

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Nine 1/2 Weeks (9 1/2 Weeks) (1986)

ADRIAN LYNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1986.  Producers Sales Organization, Jonesfilm, Galactic Films, Triple Ajaxxx.  Screenplay by Sarah Kernochan, Zalman King, Patricia Louisianna Knop, based on the novel by Elizabeth McNeill.  Cinematography by Peter Biziou.  Produced by Mark Damon, Sidney Kimmel, Zalman King, Antony Rufus-Isaacs.  Music by Jack Nitzsche.  Production Design by Ken Davis.  Costume Design by Bobbie Read.  Film Editing by…

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Narrow Margin (1990)

PETER HYAMS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1990.  Carolco Pictures.  Screenplay by Peter Hyams, based on the earlier film story by Martin Goldsmith, Jack Leonard, screenplay by Earl Felton.  Cinematography by Peter Hyams.  Produced by Jonathan A. Zimbert.  Music by Bruce Broughton.  Production Design by Joel Schiller.  Costume Design by Ellen Mirojnick.  Film Editing by James Mitchell.   Remake of the 1952 Richard Fleischer thriller…

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Night And Day (2008)

SANG-SOO HONG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  South Korea, 2008.  B.O.M. Film Productions Co..  Screenplay by Sang-soo Hong.  Produced by Dong-Ku Kang, Ellen Kim, Jung-Wan Oh. Hong Sang-soo takes his characters to the City of Lights (and love) in this lengthy but highly rewarding comedy drama. After indulging himself in smoking pot with his friend, celebrated artist Sung-nam decides…

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Night Wind (Le Vent De La Nuit) (1999)

PHILIPPE GARREL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  France/Italy/Switzerland, 1999.  Classic, Les Films Alain Sarde, Vega Film, Why Not Productions.  Script by Philippe Garrel, Dialogue by Philippe Garrel, Arlette Langmann, Marc Cholodenko, Xavier Beauvois.  Cinematography by Caroline Champetier.  Produced by Pascal Caucheteux, Alain Sarde.  Music by John Cale.  Production Design by Mathieu Menut.  Costume Design by Elisabeth Tavernier.  Film Editing by Francoise Collin.   It’s possible that there’s…

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National Velvet (1944)

CLARENCE BROWN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1944.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Theodore Reeves, Helen Deutsch, based on the novel by Enid Bagnold.  Cinematography by Leonard Smith.  Produced by Pandro S. Berman.  Music by Herbert Stothart.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Urie McCleary.  Costume Design by Irene.  Film Editing by Robert Kern.  Academy Awards 1945.   Adored by young and old alike for decades, and rightfully so.  Elizabeth Taylor became…

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New York Stories (1989)

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA, MARTIN SCORSESE, WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1989.  Touchstone Pictures, Jack Rollins & Charles H. Joffe Productions.  Screenplay by Richard Price, Woody Allen, Francis Ford Coppola, Sofia Coppola.  Cinematography by Nestor Almendros, Sven Nykvist, Vittorio Storaro.  Produced by Robert Greenhut, Fred Roos, Barbara De Fina, Fred Fuchs.  Music by Carmine Coppola.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto, Dean Tavoularis, Kristi…

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