Dance Girl Dance (1940)

DOROTHY ARZNER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1940. RKO Radio Pictures. Screenplay by Tess Slesinger, Frank Davis, from a story by Vicki Baum. Cinematography by Russell Metty. Produced by Erich Pommer. Music by Edward Ward. Production Design by Van Nest Polglase. Costume Design by Edward Stevenson. Film Editing by Robert Wise. For many…

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Shadows (1959)

JOHN CASSAVETES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 1959. Lion International. Screenplay by John Cassavetes. Cinematography by Erich Kollmar. Produced by Maurice McEndree. Music by Shafi Hadi, Charles Mingus. Production Design by Randy Liles, Bob Reeh. Film Editing by John Cassavetes, Maurice McEndree. John Cassavetes made his directorial debut with this mostly improvised, beautifully…

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Yoyo (1965)

PIERRE ETAIX Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 France, 1965. C.A.P.A.C.. Screenplay by Pierre Étaix, Jean-Claude Carriere. Cinematography by Jean Boffety. Produced by Paul Claudon. Music by Jean Paillaud. Production Design by Raymond Gabutti, Raymond Tournon. Costume Design by Jacqueline Guyot. Film Editing by Henri Lanoe. Pierre Etaix’s most ambitious and elaborate film was also…

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Le Grand Amour (1969)

PIERRE ETAIX Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB France, 1969. C.A.P.A.C., Les Productions de la Gueville, Madeleine Films. Screenplay by Pierre Étaix, Jean-Claude Carriere. Cinematography by Jean Boffety. Produced by Paul Claudon. Music by Claude Stieremans. Production Design by Daniel Louradour. Costume Design by Daniel Louradour. Film Editing by Henri Lanoe. Pierre Etaix makes his…

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The Suitor (1962)

PIERRE ETAIX Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: Le soupirant France, 1962. C.A.P.A.C., Cocinor, Copra Films. Screenplay by Pierre Étaix, Jean-Claude Carriere. Cinematography by Pierre Levent. Produced by Paul Claudon. Music by Jean Paillaud. Production Design by Raymond Tournon. Costume Design by Yvonne Suné. Film Editing by Pierre Gillette. Pierre Etaix graduates from…

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Italianamerican (1974)

MARTIN SCORSESE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1974. National Communications Foundation. Screenplay by Lawrence D. Cohen, Mardik Martin. Cinematography by Alec Hirschfield. Produced by Elaine Attias, Saul Rubin. Film Editing by Bert Lovitt. In one of his most personal and endearing works, filmmaker Martin Scorsese interviews his parents for just under an hour,…

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The Learning Tree (1969)

GORDON PARKS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1969. Winger. Screenplay by Gordon Parks, based on his novel. Cinematography by Burnett Guffey. Produced by Gordon Parks. Music by Gordon Parks. Production Design by Edward D. Engoron. Costume Design by Rose Brandi, Wayne Reed, Ermon Sessions, Janet Strong. Film Editing by George R. Rohrs. Gordon…

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As Long As You’ve Got Your Health (1966)

PIERRE ETAIX Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 Original Title: Tant qu’on a la santé France, 1966. C.A.P.A.C., Les Films de la Colombe. Screenplay by Pierre Étaix, Jean-Claude Carriere. Cinematography by Jean Boffety. Produced by Paul Claudon. Music by René Giner, Luce Klein, Jean Paillaud. Production Design by Jacques D’Ovidio. Film Editing by Henri Lanoe,…

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Time (2020)

GARRETT BRADLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 2020. Concordia Studio. Cinematography by Nisa East, Zac Manuel, Justin Zweifach. Produced by Kellen Quinn, Garrett Bradley, Lauren Domino. Music by Edwin Montgomery, Jamieson Shaw. Film Editing by Gabriel Rhodes. Time is a concept in any movie, it’s the space in which watching a film takes…

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Dick Johnson Is Dead (2020)

KIRSTEN JOHNSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 2020. Big Mouth Productions. Screenplay by Nels Bangerter, Kirsten Johnson. Cinematography by John Foster. Produced by Katy Chevigny, Kirsten Johnson, Marilyn Ness. Music by Doug Bernheim. Production Design by Nathan Fisher, Markus Kirschner. Costume Design by William Mellette. Film Editing by Nels Bangerter.  Filmmaker Kirsten Johnson…

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Bob Dylan: Don’t Look Back (1967)

D.A. PENNEBAKER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1967.  Leacock-Pennebaker.   Screenplay by D.A. Pennebaker.   Cinematography by Howard Alk, Jones Alk, Ed Emshwiller, D.A. Pennebaker.  Produced by John Court, Albert Grossman.   Film Editing by D.A. Pennebaker.   Bob Dylan‘s 1965 tour of Great Britain is captured by D.A. Pennebaker’s curious, probing camera in this superb music…

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Detour (1945)

EDGAR G. ULMER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1945.  Producers Releasing Corporation.  Story and Screenplay by Martin Goldsmith.  Cinematography by Benjamin H. Kline.   Produced by Leon Fromkess.  Music by Leo Erdody.  Production Design by Edward C. Jewell.  Costume Design by Mona Barry.  Film Editing by George McGuire. Tom Neal plays a New York…

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