David Lynch The Art Life (2016)

RICK BARNES, OLIVIA NEERGAARD-HOM, JON NGUYEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA/Denmark, 2016. Absurda, Duck Diver Films, Hideout Films, Kong Gulerod Film. Screenplay by Isabel Andrés. Cinematography by Jason Scheunemann. Produced by Jon Nguyen, Sabrina S. Sutherland. Music by Jonathan Bengta. Production Design by Tobias Roder, Chris Thompson. Film Editing by Olivia Neergaard-Holm. Beloved…

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The Flight Of The Phoenix (1965)

ROBERT ALDRICH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 USA, 1965. The Associates & Aldrich Company. Screenplay by Lukas Heller, based on the novel by Trevor Dudley Smith. Cinematography by Joseph F. Biroc. Produced by Robert Aldrich. Music by Frank De Vol. Production Design by William Glasgow. Costume Design by Norma Koch. Film Editing by Michael…

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Beyond The Hills (2012)

CRISTIAN MUNGIU Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB Original Title: Dupa dealuri Romania/France/Belgium, 2012. Mobra Films, Why Not Productions, Les Films Du Fleuve, France 3 Cinema, Mandragora Movies, Romanian National Center for Cinematography, Eurimages, Centre National du Cinema et de L’Image Animee, Canal+, France Televisions, Cine+, Wild Bunch. Screenplay by Cristian Mungiu, based on the…

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Stranger Than Paradise (1984)

JIM JARMUSCH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA/West Germany, 1984. Cinesthesia Productions, Grokenberger Film Produktion, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen. Screenplay by Jim Jarmusch, partly based on an idea by John Lurie. Cinematography by Tom DiCillo. Produced by Sara Driver. Music by John Lurie. Production Design by Matt Buchwald, Sam Edwards, Louis Tancredi, Stephen Torton. Film…

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Night And The City (1950)

JULES DASSIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB United Kingdom/USA, 1950. Twentieth Century-Fox Productions. Screenplay by Jo Eisinger, based on the novel by Gerald Kersh. Cinematography by Mutz Greenbaum. Produced by Samuel G. Engel. Music by Benjamin Frankel, Franz Waxman. Production Design by C.P. Norman. Costume Design by Oleg Cassini, Margaret Furse. Film Editing by…

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Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013)

ABDELLATIF KECHICHE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: La vie d’Adèle France/Belgium/Spain, 2013. Quat’sous Films, Wild Bunch, France 2 Cinema, Scope Pictures, Vertigo Films, Radio Television Belge Francophone, Canal+, Cine+, France 2, Eurimages, Région Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Centre National du Cinema et de L’Image Animee, Pictanovo Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Televisions, Tax Shelter du Gouvernement Fédéral Belge,…

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Paris Is Burning (1990)

JENNIE LIVINGSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 USA/United Kingdom, 1990. Art Matters Inc., BBC Television, Edelman Family Fund, Miramax, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, Off White Productions Inc., Prestige, The Jerome Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, The Paul Robeson Fund, WNYC-TV. Cinematography by Paul Gibson….

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Chop Shop (2007)

RAMIN BAHRANI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 2007. Muskat Filmed Properties, Noruz Films, Big Beach Films. Screenplay by Bahareh Azimi, Ramin Bahrani. Cinematography by Michael Simmonds. Produced by Jeb Brody, Lisa Muskat, Marc Turtletaub. Music by M. Lo. Production Design by Richard A. Wright. Costume Design by Daphne Javitch. Film Editing by Ramin…

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Man Push Cart (2005)

RAMIN BAHRANI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 USA, 2005. Noruz Films, Flip Side Film. Screenplay by Ramin Bahrani. Cinematography by Michael Simmonds. Produced by Ramin Bahrani, Pradip Ghosh. Music by Peyman Yazdanian. Production Design by Charles Dafler. Costume Design by Elena Kouvaros. Film Editing by Ramin Bahrani. Ahmad Razvi is excellent as a once-famous…

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The Inland Sea (1991)

LUCILLE CARRA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1991. Screenplay by Lucille Carra, based on the book by Donald Richie. Cinematography by Hiro Narita. Produced by Lucille Carra, Brian Cotnoir. Music by Toru Takemitsu. Film Editing by Brian Cotnoir. In 1971, film writer and American ex-patriate Donald Richie published The Inland Sea, a memoir…

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Color Adjustment (1992)

MARLON RIGGS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1992. Screenplay by Marlon Riggs. Cinematography by Michael Anderson, Rick Butler, Robert Shepard. Produced by Vivian Kleiman, Marlon Riggs. Music by Mary Watkins. Film Editing by Deborah Hoffmann. Marlon Riggs explores the representation of African Americans on American television through the decades, and its connection with…

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My Crasy Life (1992)

JEAN-PIERRE GORIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB United Kingdom/USA, 1992. British Broadcasting Corporation. Cinematography by Babette Mangolte. Produced by Cameron Allan, Daniel Marks. Music by Jôji Yuasa. Film Editing by Brad Thumin. Experimental filmmaker Jean-Pierre Gorin, best known for his earlier collaborations with Jean-Luc Godard, makes his last (to date) feature film with this…

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