Outside In (2017)

LYNN SHELTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 2017. Duplass Brothers Productions. Screenplay by Lynn Shelton, Jay Duplass. Cinematography by Nathan M. Miller. Produced by Mel Eslyn, Lacey Leavitt. Music by Andrew Bird. Production Design by John Lavin. Costume Design by Ronald Leamon. Film Editing by Celia Beasley. The late, great Lynn Shelton goes…

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In The Fade (2017)

FATIH AKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   Original title:  Aus Dem Nichts Germany/France, 2017.  Bombero International, Macassar Productions.  Screenplay by Fatih Akin, Hark Bohm.  Cinematography by Rainer Klausmann.  Produced by Fatih Akin, Ann-Kristin Hofmann, Nurham Sekerci-Porst, Herman Weigel.  Music by Josh Homme.  Production Design by Tamo Kunz.  Costume Design by Katrin Aschendorf.  Film Editing by Andrew Bird.  Cannes Film Festival 2017.  Golden Globe Awards 2017. Phoenix…

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Cowboys And Angels

DAVID GLEESON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Ireland/Germany/United Kingdom, 2003.  Wide Eye Films, Peter Stockhaus Filmproduktion, Grosvenor Park Productions.  Screenplay by David Gleeson.  Cinematography by Volker Tittel.  Produced by Nathalie Lichtenthaeler.  Music by Stephen McKeon.  Production Design by Jim Furlong.  Costume Design by Grania Preston.  Film Editing by Andrew Bird.   Strange caper about Shane, a young civil servant from the suburbs who moves…

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The Future

BBB (out of 5) It all starts quite simply, with a happily paired couple deciding to adopt an ill cat, one they can pick up in a month from the animal shelter arranging its adoption.  Realizing that taking care of the critter will be a twenty-four-seven job, the pair come to the conclusion that, as…

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Soul Kitchen (2009)

FATIH AKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Germany, 2009.  Centre National de la Cinématographie, Corazón International, Dorje Film, Norddeutscher Rundfunk, Pyramide Productions.  Screenplay by Fatih Akin,  Adam Bousdoukos.  Cinematography by Rainer Klausmann.  Produced by Fatih Akin, Ann-Kristin Homann, Klaus Maeck, Jeanette Wurl.  Production Design by Tamo Kunz.  Costume Design by Katrin Aschendorf.  Film Editing by Andrew Bird.  European Film Awards 2010.   Toronto International…

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The Edge of Heaven (2007)

FATIH AKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Original title:  Auf Der Anderen Seite Germany/Turkey/Italy, 2007.  Anka Film, Beauftragter der Bundesregierung für Angelegenheiten der Kultur und der Medien, Dorje Film, Filmförderung Hamburg, Filmförderungsanstalt, Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Kulturelle Filmförderung Schleswig-Holstein, Norddeutscher Rundfunk, Nordmedia Fonds.  Screenplay by Fatih Akin.  Cinematography by Rainer Klausmann.  Produced by Fatih Akin, C. Duygu Bingol, Klaus Maeck, Andreas Thiel,…

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Crossing The Bridge: The Sound Of Istanbul (2005)

FATIH AKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BBB.5.   Germany/Turkey, 2005.  Corazón International, NFP Marketing & Distribution, Norddeutscher Rundfunk, Panfilm, Pictorion Pictures GmbH, intervista digital media.  Screenplay by Fatih Akin.  Cinematography by Herve Dieu.  Produced by Fatih Akin, Sandra Harzer, Christian Kux, Klaus Maeck, Andreas Thiel.  Film Editing by Andrew Bird. Musical documentary by Fatih Akin (Head-On) captures the rich musical…

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Head On (2004)

FATIH AKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   Original title:  Gegen Die Wand Germany/Turkey, 2004.  Arte, Bavaria Film International, Corazón International, Norddeutscher Rundfunk, Panfilm, Wüste Film.  Screenplay by Fatih Akin.  Cinematography by Rainer Klausmann.  Produced by Andreas Schreitmuller, Stefan Schubert, Ralph Schwingel, Jeanette Wurl.  Music by Alexander Hacke, Maceo Parker.  Production Design by Tamo Kunz.  Costume Design by Katrin Aschendorf.  Film Editing by Andrew Bird. …

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In July (2000)

FATIH AKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   Original title:  Im Juli Germany, 2000.  Argos Filmcilik Turizm, Quality Pictures, Wüste Film.  Screenplay by Fatih Akin.  Cinematography by Pierre Aim.  Produced by Stefan Schubert, Ralph Schwingel.  Music by Ulrich Kodjo Wendt.  Production Design by Jurgen Schnell.  Costume Design by Helen Achtermann.  Film Editing by Andrew Bird.   Irritating road movie about a buttoned-up Hamburg teacher who has…

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