Asako I & II (2018)

RYUSUKE HAMAGUCHI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 Original Title: Netemo sametemo Japan/France, 2018.  Bitters End, C&I Entertainment, Comme des Cinémas, Elephant House, Nagoya Broadcasting Network, Netemo Sametemo Production Committee.  Screenplay by Sachiko Tanaka, Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, based on Netemo Sametemo by Tomoka Shibasaki.  Cinematography by Yasuyuki Sasaki.  Music by Tofubeats. Film Editing by Azusa Yamazaki….

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Yomeddine (2018)

A.B. SHAWKY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Egypt/Austria/USA, 2018.  Desert Highway Pictures, Film-Clinic.  Screenplay by A.B. Shawky.  Cinematography by Federico Cesca.  Produced by Dina Emam.  Music by Omar Fadel.  Production Design by Laura Moss.  Costume Design by Asmaa Alawi.  Film Editing by Erin Greenwell.  Cannes Film Festival 2018.  The old Finding Your Place In…

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Dogman (2018)

MATTEO GARRONE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  Italy/France, 2018.  Archimede, Le Pacte, Rai Cinema, Canal+, Cine+, L’Aide aux Cinemas du Monde, Eurimages, Regione Lazio, Film Commission Regione Campania, Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo, Comune di Castel Volturno.   Story and screenplay by Ugo Chiti, Matteo Garrone, Massimo Gaudioso, with collaboration…

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3 Faces (2018)

JAFAR PANAHI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Original title:  Se rokh Iran, 2018.    Jafar Panahi Film Productions, Kino Lorber.   Screenplay by Jafar Panahi, Nader Saeivar  Cinematography by Amin Jafari.  Produced by Jafar Panahi.  Production Design by Leila Naghdi Pari.  Costume Design by Leila Naghdi Pari.  Film Editing by Mastaneh Mohajer, Panah Panahi.  Cannes Film…

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Under The Silver Lake (2018)

DAVID ROBERT MITCHELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  USA, 2018.  Vendian Entertainment, Stay Gold Features, Good Fear Content, Michael De Luca Productions, PASTEL, UnLTD Productions, Salem Street Entertainment, Boo Pictures, P2 Films.  Screenplay by David Robert Mitchell.  Cinematography by Mike Gioulakis.  Produced by Chris Bender, Michael De Luca, Adele Romanski.  Music by Disasterpeace.  Production…

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Ash Is Purest White (2018)

ZHANGKE JIA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  Original title:  Jiang hu er nü China/France/Japan, 2018.  Arte France Cinema, Beijing Runjin Investment, Huanxi Media Group, MK2 Productions, Office Kitano, Shanghai Film Group, Xstream Pictures.  Screenplay by Zhangke Jia.  Cinematography by Eric Gautier.  Produced by Shozo Ichiyama, Nathanael Karmitz.  Music by Giong Lim.  Production Design by Weixin…

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Capernaum (2018)

NADINE LABAKI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Lebanon/France/USA, 2018.  Mooz Films, Cedrus Invest Bank, Sunnyland Film, Doha Film Institute, KNM Films, Boo Pictures, The Bridge Production, Louverture Films, Open City Films, Les Films des Tournelles, Clandestino Films.  Screenplay by Nadine Labaki, Jihad Hojeily, Michelle Keserwany, in collaboration with Georges Khabbaz, Khaled Mouzanar.  Cinematography by…

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Everybody Knows (2018)

ASGHAR FARHADI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   Original title:  Todos lo Saben Spain/France/Italy, 2018.  Memento Films Production, Morena Films, Lucky Red.  Screenplay by Asghar Farhadi.  Cinematography by Jose Luis Alcaine.  Produced by Álvaro Longoria, Alexandre Mallet-Guy.  Music by Javier Limón.  Production Design by Maria Clara Notari.  Costume Design by Sonia Grande.  Film Editing by Hayedeh Safiyari.  Cannes Film Festival 2018.  Toronto International Film Festival 2018….

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The Image Book (2018)

JEAN-LUC GODARD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.   Switzerland/France, 2018.  Casa Azul Films, Ecran Noir productions.  Screenplay by Jean-Luc Godard.  Cinematography by Fabrice Aragno.  Produced by Fabrice Aragno, Mitra Farahani.  Production Design by Jean-Paul Battaggia.  Film Editing by Jean-Luc Godard.  Cannes Film Festival 2018.  Toronto International Film Festival 2018. Jean-Luc Godard whittles away at his editing machine to once again come up with a…

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Cold War (2018)

PAWEL PAWLIKOWSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   Original title:  Zimna wojna Poland/United Kingdom/France, 2018.  Opus Film, Apocalypso Pictures, MK2 Productions, Arte France, BFI Film Fund, Canal+ Polska, Cinestaan Film Company, City of Lodz, City of Warsaw, EC1 Lódz – Miasto Kultury, Eurimages, Film4, Kino Swiat, MEDIA Programme of the European Union, MK2 Films, Maziowiecki Fundusz Filmowy, Mazovia…

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Happy As Lazzaro (2018)

ALICE ROHRWACHER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.   Original title:  Lazzaro felice Italy/Switzerland/France/Germany, 2018.  Tempesta, Amka Films Productions, Ad Vitam Production, Pola Pandora Filmproduktions, Rai Cinema, RSI-Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Arte France, Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Regione Lazio, Office Fédéral de la Culture, Fonds Eurimages du…

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Burning (Beoning) (2018)

CHANG-DONG LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   South Korea, 2018.   Pine House Film, NHK, Now Films.  Screenplay by Jungmi Oh, Chang-dong Lee, based on the short story Barn Burning by Haruki Murakami.  Cinematography by Kyung-pyo Hong.  Produced by Chang-dong Lee, Gwang-hee Ok.  Music by Mowg.  Production Design by Jum-hee Shin.  Costume Design by Choong-yeon Lee.  Film Editing by Da-won Kim, Hyun Kim.  Cannes…

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