Ossessione (1943)

LUCHINO VISCONTI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Italy, 1943.  Industrie Cinematografiche Italiane.  Screenplay by Luchino Visconti, Mario Alicata, Giuseppe De Santis, Gianni Puccini, based on the novel The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain.  Cinematography by Domenico Scala, Aldo Tonti.  Produced by Libero Solaroli.  Music by Giuseppe Rosati.  Production Design by Gino Franzi.  Costume Design by Maria De Matteis.  Film Editing…

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Outlaw King (2018)

DAVID MACKENZIE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2018.    Sigma Films, Anonymous Content, Clockwork Sessions.  Screenplay by Bathsheba Doran, David Mackenzie, James MacInnes, additional writing by David Harrower, Mark Bomback.  Cinematography by Barry Ackroyd.  Produced by Gillian Berrie.  Music by Barry Burns, Tony Doogan, Greg Lawson, Raymond MacDonald, David Mackenzie, Lucie Treacher.  Production Design by Donald Graham Burt.  Costume…

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On Body And Soul (Teströl és lélekröl) (2017)

ILDIKO ENYEDI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Hungary, 2017.  Inforg-M&M Film Kft..  Screenplay by Ildikó Enyedi.  Cinematography by Máté Herbai.  Produced by Ernö Mesterházy, András Muhi, Mónika Mécs.  Music by Adam Balazs.  Production Design by Imola Láng.  Costume Design by Judit Sinkovics.  Film Editing by Károly Szalai.  Academy Awards 2017.  European Film Awards 2017.  Toronto International Film Festival 2017.   A richly photographed film with as many quirky…

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On the Beach at Night Alone (Bamui haebyun-eoseo honja) (2017)

SANG-SOO HONG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  South Korea/Germany, 2017.  Jeonwonsa Film.  Screenplay by Sang-soo Hong.  Cinematography by Park Hongyeol, Hyung-ku Kim.  Produced by Sang-soo Hong.  Film Editing by Sung-Won Hahm. Min-Hee Kim gives one of her most affecting performances to date, once again the muse of director Hong Sang-Soo who is, himself, once again peering into the world of actors…

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Omar (2013)

HANY ABU-ASSAD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Palestine, 2013.  ZBROS.  Screenplay by Hany Abu-Assad.  Cinematography by Ehab Assal.  Produced by Hany Abu-Assad, David Gerson, Waleed Zuaiter.  Production Design by Yoel Herzberg, Nael Kanj.  Costume Design by Haitham Haddad, Saher Okal.  Film Editing by Martin Brinkler, Eyas Salman.  Academy Awards 2013.  Toronto International Film Festival 2013.   Omar is Palestinian and participates with his friends in violent resistance against…

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Over The Top (1987)

MENAHEM GOLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1987.  Cannon Group, Golan-Globus Productions, Warner Bros..  Story by Stirling Silliphant, Sylvester Stallone, Screenplay by Gary Conway, David Engelbach.  Cinematography by David Gurfinkel.  Produced by Yoram Globus, Menahem Golan.  Music by Giorgio Moroder.  Production Design by James L. Schoppe.  Costume Design by Tom Bronson.  Film Editing by James R. Symons, Don Zimmerman. A family drama that takes place…

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The Original Kings Of Comedy (2000)

SPIKE LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2000.  40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks, Latham Entertainment, MTV Films.  Screenplay by Cedric the Entertainer, Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Bernie Mac.  Cinematography by Malik Hassan Sayeed.  Produced by David Gale, Walter Latham, Spike Lee.  Music by Linda Cohen.  Production Design by Wynn Thomas.  Costume Design by Denise Marsh.  Film Editing by Barry Alexander Brown.   Spike…

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Ocean’s Thirteen (2007)

STEVEN SODERBERGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2007.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Jerry Weintraub Productions, Section Eight.  Screenplay by Brian Koppelman, David Levien, based on characters created by George Clayton Johnson, Jack Golden Russell.  Cinematography by Steven Soderbergh.  Produced by Jerry Weintraub.  Music by David Holmes.  Production Design by Philip Messina.  Costume Design by Louise Frogley.  Film Editing by Stephen Mirrione.  Cannes Film Festival 2007.  …

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Ocean’s Twelve (2004)

STEVEN SODERBERGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2004.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Jerry Weintraub Productions, Section Eight, WV Films III.  Screenplay by George Nolfi, based on characters created by George Clayton Johnson, Jack Golden Russell.  Cinematography by Steven Soderbergh.  Produced by Jerry Weintraub.  Music by David Holmes.  Production Design by Philip Messina.  Costume Design by Milena Canonero.  Film Editing by Stephen Mirrione.   After…

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Ocean’s Eleven (2001)

STEVEN SODERBERGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2001.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, NPV Entertainment, Jerry Weintraub Productions, Section Eight, WV Films II, St. Petersburg Clearwater Film Commission.  Screenplay by Ted Griffin, based on the 1960 film, story by George Clayton Johnson, Jack Golden Russell, Screenplay by Harry Brown, Charles Lederer.  Cinematography by Steven Soderbergh.  Produced by Jerry Weintraub.  Music by…

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Out Of Sight (1998)

STEVEN SODERBERGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1998.  Universal Pictures, Jersey Films.  Screenplay by Scott Frank, based on the novel by Elmore Leonard.  Cinematography by Elliot Davis.  Produced by Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher.  Music by David Holmes.  Production Design by Gary Frutkoff.  Costume Design by Betsy Heimann.  Film Editing by Anne V. Coates.  Academy Awards 1998.   Ultra-cool tale of an ex-con bank…

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