Taekwondo (2016)

MARCO BERGER, MARTIN FARINA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Argentina, 2016.  Oh My Gomez! Films.  Screenplay by Marco Berger.  Cinematography by Martín Farina.  Produced by Verónica Argencio, Marco Berger, Martín Farina.  Music by Pedro Irusta.  Production Design by Marco Berger.  Film Editing by Marco Berger. Marco Berger, co-directing with Martin Farina, once again takes us into the cinematic realm of gorgeous young…

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Tall Story (1960)

JOSHUA LOGAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  USA, 1960.  Mansfield Productions.  Screenplay by Julius J. Epstein, based on the play by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, from the novel by Howard Nemerov.  Cinematography by Ellsworth Fredericks.  Produced by Joshua Logan.  Music by Cyril J. Mockridge.  Production Design by Jack Poplin.  Costume Design by Kay Nelson.  Film Editing by Philip W. Anderson.  Golden Globe Awards…

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Bread And Roses (2000)

KEN LOACH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  United Kingdom/France/Germany/Spain/Italy/Switzerland, 2000.  Parallax Pictures, Alta Films, Alta Produccion, ARTE, BIM Distribuzione, Bac Films, British Screen Productions, British Sky Broadcasting, Cinart, Degeto Film, FilmFour, Filmcoopi Zürich, Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, La Sept-Arte, , Road Movies Filmproduktion, Tornasol Films, Westdeutscher Rundfunk.  Screenplay by Paul Laverty.  Cinematography by Barry Ackroyd.  Produced by Rebecca O’Brien.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Martin Johnson.  Costume Design…

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American Translation (2011)

PASCAL ARNOLD, JEAN-MARC BARR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  France, 2011.  Toloda.  Screenplay by Lucy Allwood, Pascal Arnold.  Cinematography by Jean-Marc Barr, Chris Keohane.  Produced by Pascal Arnold, Jean-Marc Barr, Teddy Vermeulin.  Production Design by Benoît Tetelin.  Costume Design by Mimi Lempicka.  Film Editing by Jean-Marc Barr, Teddy Vermeulin.  Lizzie Brocheré plays a young woman who is sitting at her restaurant table being…

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A Star Is Born (2018)

BRADLEY COOPER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 2018.  Warner Bros. Pictures, Live Nation Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Peters Entertainment, Gerber Pictures, Joint Effort, Malpaso Productions, Thunder Road Pictures.  Screenplay by Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters, based on the screenplay by Moss Hart, the screenplay by John Gregory Dunne, Joan Didion and Frank Pierson, and the story by William…

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A Simple Favor (2018)

PAUL FEIG Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5.  USA, 2018.  Bron Studios, Feigco Entertainment.  Screenplay by Jessica Sharzer, based on the novel by Darcey Bell.  Cinematography by John Schwartzman.  Produced by Paul Feig, Jessie Henderson.  Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Jefferson Sage.  Costume Design by Renee Ehrlich Kalfus.  Film Editing by Brent White.  Anna Kendrick plays a suburban single mom who is…

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Colette (2018)

WASH WESTMORELAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2018.  Number 9 Films, Killer Films, Bold Films, BFI Film Fund.  Story by Richard Glatzer, Screenplay by Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland, Rebecca Lenkiewicz.  Cinematography by Giles Nuttgens.  Produced by Elizabeth Karlsen, Pamela Koffler, Michel Litvak, Christine Vachon, Gary Michael Walters, Stephen Woolley.  Music by Thomas Adès.  Production Design by Michael Carlin.  Costume Design by…

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Ikiru (1952)

AKIRA KUROSAWA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Japan, 1952.  Toho Company.  Screenplay by Akira Kurosawa,  Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni.  Cinematography by Asakazu Nakai.  Produced by Sojiro Motoki.  Music by Fumio Hayasaka.  Production Design by Takashi Matsuyama.  Film Editing by Koichi Iwashita.   A mild-manner civil servant (Takashi Shimura, getting a rare lead role from his frequent collaborator Akira Kurosawa) finds out that he…

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How To Get Ahead In Advertising (1989)

BRUCE ROBINSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  United Kingdom, 1989.  HandMade Films.  Screenplay by Bruce Robinson.  Cinematography by Peter Hannan.  Produced by David Wimbury.  Music by David Dundas, Rick Wentworth.  Production Design by Michael Pickwoad.  Costume Design by Andrea Galer.  Film Editing by Alan Strachan.   Richard E. Grant reunites with his Withnail and I director Bruce Robinson for another outrageous comedy, this time taking…

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Address Unknown (Suchwiin bulmyeong) (2001)

KI-DUK KIM Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  South Korea, 2001.  Kim Ki-Duk Film, LJ Film, Prime Entertainment.  Screenplay by Ki-duk Kim.  Cinematography by Jeong-min Seo.  Produced by Seung-jae Lee.  Music by Ho-jun Park.  Production Design by Ki-duk Kim.  Film Editing by Sung-Won Hahm.  Toronto International Film Festival 2001. Denizens of a barren rural landscape live in a holding pattern in the decades since…

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Brick By Brick: A Civil Rights Story (2007)

BILL KAVANAGH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2007.  Kavanagh Productions.  Cinematography by Peter Stein.  Produced by Bill Kavanagh.  Music by Miki Navazlo.  Film Editing by Sylke Fröchtenigt. Segregation is not just a problem in the southern United States, as this key example of a controversial housing project in the state of New York makes clear.  Decades after neighbourhoods had…

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A Prayer Before Dawn (2017)

JEAN-STEPHANE SAUVAIRE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  United Kingdom/France/China/Cambodia/USA, 2017.  Senorita Films, Indochina Productions, HanWay Films, Canal+, Cine@, Meridian Entertainment, Symbolic Exchange, Hurricane Films.  Screenplay by Jonathan Hirschbein, Nick Saltrese.  Cinematography by David Ungaro.  Produced by Roy Boulter, Rita Dagher, Sol Papadopoulos, Nicholas Simon.  Music by Nicolas Becker.  Production Design by Lek Chaiyan Chunsuttiwat.  Costume Design by Lupt Utama.  Film Editing by Marc…

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