Radiance (Hikari) (2017)

NAOMI KAWASE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  Japan/France, 2017.  Comme des Cinémas, Kino Films, Kumie, MK2 Productions.  Screenplay by Naomi Kawase.  Produced by Naoya Kinoshita, Masa Sawada, Yumiko Takebe.  Music by Ibrahim Maalouf.  Film Editing by Tina Baz.  Cannes Film Festival 2017.  Toronto International Film Festival 2017. Ayame Misaki is excellent as a woman who has been assigned the task of writing … More Radiance (Hikari) (2017)

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Before We Vanish (Sanpo suru shinryakusha) (2017)

KIYOSHI KUROSAWA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  Japan, 2017.  Django Film, Nikkatsu.  Screenplay by Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Sachiko Tanaka, based on the play by Tomohiro Maekawa.  Cinematography by Akiko Ashizawa.  Music by Yûsuke Hayashi.  Film Editing by Kôichi Takahashi.  Cannes Film Festival 2017.   Three aliens come to Earth and take over human bodies, sent here on a scouting mission to get to … More Before We Vanish (Sanpo suru shinryakusha) (2017)

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Double Lover (L’Amant Double) (2017)

FRANCOIS OZON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  France/Belgium, 2017.  Mandarin Films, FOZ, Mars Films, Playtime, France 2 Cinema, Scope Pictures, Canal+, Cine@, France Televisions, A Plus Image 7.  Screenplay by Francois Ozon, in collaboration with Philippe Piazzo, freely adapted from the novel Lives of the Twins by Joyce Carol Oates.  Cinematography by Manuel Dacosse.  Produced by Eric Altmayer, Nicolas … More Double Lover (L’Amant Double) (2017)

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You Were Never Really Here (2017)

LYNNE RAMSAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom/France/USA, 2017.  Why Not Productions, Film4, British Film Institute Production Board.  Screenplay by Lynne Ramsay, based on the book by Jonathan Ames.  Cinematography by Thomas Townend.  Produced by Rosa Attab, Pascal Caucheteux, Rebecca O’Brien, Lynne Ramsay, James Wilson.  usic by Jonny Greenwood.  Production Design by Tim Grimes.  Costume Design by Malgosia Turzanska.  Film Editing by Joe … More You Were Never Really Here (2017)

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Okja (2017)

JOON-HO BONG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  South Korea/USA, 2017.  Kate Street Picture Company, Lewis Pictures, Plan B Entertainment.  Story by Joon-ho Bong, Screenplay by Joon-ho Bong, Jon Ronson.  Cinematography by Darius Khondji.  Produced by Joon-ho Bong, Dooho Choi, Dede Gardner, Lewis Taewan Kim, Jeremy Kleiner, Ted Sarandos, Woo-sik Seo.  Music by Jaeil Jung.  Production Design by Ha-jun Lee, Kevin Thompson.  Costume Design by Se-yeon Choi, Catherine George.  Film … More Okja (2017)

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Happy End (2017)

MICHAEL HANEKE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  France/Austria/Germany, 2017.  Les Films du Losange, X-Filme Creative Pool, Wega Film, Arte France Cinema, France 3 Cinema, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Bayerischer Rundfunk, ARTE G.E.I.E, Arte France, France Televisions, Canal+,  Cine+, ORF Film/Fernseh-Abkommen, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Pictanovo Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Région Hauts-de-France, Filmforderungsanstalt, CNC/FFA Mini-Traite, Österreichisches Filminstitut, Filmfonds Wien, Eurimages.  Cinematography by Christian Berger.  Produced by Margaret Menegoz.  Production Design … More Happy End (2017)

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Loveless (Nelyubov) (2017)

ANDREY ZVYAGINTSEV Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Russia/France/Germany/Belgium, 2017.   Non-Stop Productions, Fetisoff Illusion, Why Not Productions, Senator Film Produktion, Les Films Du Fleuve, Arte France Cinema.  Screenplay by Oleg Negin, Andrey Zvyagintsev.  Cinematography by Mikhail Krichman.  Produced by Gleb Fetisov, Sergey Melkumov, Alexander Rodnyansky.  Music by Evgueni Galperine, Sacha Galperine.  Production Design by Andrey Ponkratov.  Film Editing by Anna Mass.  Academy Awards 2017.  Cannes Film Festival … More Loveless (Nelyubov) (2017)

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