Voyager (1991)

VOLKER SCHLONDORFF Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: Homo Faber France/Germany/Greece/United Kingdom, 1991.  Action Films, Bioskop Film, Stefi 2.  Screenplay by Rudy Wurlitzer, adaptation by James Ragan, based on the novel by Max Frisch.  Cinematography by Giorgos Arvanitis, Pierre Lhomme.   Produced by Eberhard Junkersdorf.  Music by Stanley Myers.   Production Design by Nicos Perakis. …

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Gloria Bell (2018)

SEBASTIAN LELIO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Chile/USA, 2018.  Fabula, FilmNation Entertainment.  Screenplay by Alice Johnson Boher, Sebastian Lelio, based on the story by Gonzalo Maza, screenplay by Sebastián Lelio.  Cinematography by Natasha Braier.  Produced by Juan de Dios Larrain, Pablo Larrain, Sebastián Lelio.  Music by Matthew Herbert.  Production Design by Shannon Walsh.  Costume Design…

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Atomic Blonde (2017)

DAVID LEITCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   Germany/Sweden/USA, 2017.   87Eleven, Closed On Mondays Entertainment, Denver and Delilah Productions, Film i Vast, T.G.I.M. Films.  Screenplay by Kurt Johnstad, based on the Oni Press graphic novel series The Coldest City by Antony Johnston, Sam Hart.  Cinematography by Jonathan Sela.  Produced by A.J. Dix, Eric Gitter, Beth Kono, Kelly McCormick, Peter…

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Europa (1991)

LARS VON TRIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Alternate title:  Zentropa Denmark/Sweden/France/Germany/Switzerland, 1991.  Alicéléo, Coproduction Office,  Det Danske Filminstitut,  Eurimages, Fortuna Film, Fund of the Council of Europe, Gérard Mital Productions, Institut suisse du film, Nordisk Film, Sofinergie 1, Sofinergie 2, Svenska Filminstitutet, Union Generale Cinematographique, WMG Film.  Screenplay by Lars Von Trier, Niels Vorsel.  Cinematography by Henning Bendtsen,…

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Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001)

JILL SPRECHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2001.  Stonelock Pictures, Single Cell Pictures, double A Films, Conversation Productions Inc., Echo Lake Entertainment, Entitled Entertainment.  Screenplay by Karen Sprecher, Jill Sprecher.  Cinematography by Dick Pope.  Produced by Beni Atoori, Gina Resnick.  Music by Alex Wurman.  Production Design by Mark Ricker.  Costume Design by Kasia Walicka-Maimone.  Film Editing by Stephen Mirrione.  Boston Film Critics…

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Urbania (2000)

JON SHEAR Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BBB.  USA, 2000.  Daly-Harris Productions.  Screenplay by Daniel Reitz, Jon Shear, based on the play Urban Folk Tales by Daniel Reitz.  Cinematography by Shane F. Kelly, Peter Konczal.  Produced by Stephanie Golden, J. Todd Harris, Jon Shear.  Music by Marc Anthony Thompson.  Production Design by Karyl Newman.  Costume Design by David Matwijkow.  Film Editing by Randy…

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Cradle Will Rock (1999)

TIM ROBBINS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1999.  Cradle Productions Inc., Havoc, Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by Tim Robbins.  Cinematography by Jean-Yves Escoffier.  Produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher, Jon Kilik, Tim Robbins.  Music by David Robbins.  Production Design by Richard Hoover.  Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film Editing by Geraldine Peroni.  Cannes Film Festival 1999.  National Board of Review Awards 1999.  Online Film…

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Johnny Mnemonic (1995)

ROBERT LONGO Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  Canada/USA, 1995.  TriStar Pictures, Alliance Communications Corporation, Cinévision, Peter Hoffman.  Screenplay by William Gibson, based on his short story.  Cinematography by Francois Protat.  Produced by Don Carmody.  Music by Mychael Danna, Brad Fiedel.  Production Design by Nilo Rodis-Jamero.  Costume Design by Olga Dimitrov.  Film Editing by Ronald Sanders.   Enjoyable science-fiction flick stars Keanu Reeves as a cyber-age…

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The Third Miracle (1999)

AGNIESZKA HOLLAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1999.  American Zoetrope, Franchise Pictures, Haft Entertainment.  Screenplay by John Romano, Richard Vetere, based on the novel by Richard Vetere.  Cinematography by Jerzy Zielinski.  Produced by Rudolf Biermann, Fred Fuchs, Steven Haft, Elie Samaha.  Music by Jan A.P. Kaczmarek.  Production Design by Robert de Vico.  Costume Design by Denise Cronenberg.  Film Editing by David Siegel.  Toronto…

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Lola (1981)

RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  West Germany, 1981.  Rialto Film, Trio Film, Westdeutscher Rundfunk.  Screenplay by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Pea Fröhlich, Peter Märthesheimer.  Cinematography by Xaver Schwarzenberger.  Produced by Horst Wendlandt.  Music by Freddy Quinn, Peer Raben.  Production Design by Raúl Gimenez, Rolf Zehetbauer.  Costume Design by Barbara Baum, Egon Strasser.  Film Editing by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Juliane Lorenz.   The second…

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M. Butterfly (1993)

DAVID CRONENBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1993.  Geffen Pictures.  Screenplay by David Henry Hwang, based on his play.  Cinematography by Peter Suschitzky.  Produced by Gabriella Martinelli. Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Carol Spier.  Costume Design by Denise Cronenberg.  Film Editing by Ronald Sanders.   Reunite brilliant auteur David Cronenberg with his Dead Ringers star Jeremy Irons and you should…

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Hannah Arendt

BBBB (out of 5) Margarethe von Trotta has made a career of solid and rewarding Great Women In History movies, and this is among the best of them. Barbara Sukowa gives a career-topping performance as the genius writer and philosopher who in 1960 covered the Eichmann trials in Jerusalem for The New Yorker, an assignment…

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