Old (2021)

M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 2021. Universal Pictures, Blinding Edge Pictures, Perfect World Pictures. Screenplay by M. Night Shyamalan, based on the graphic novel Sandcastle by Pierre-Oscar Lévy, Frederick Peeters. Cinematography by Mike Gioulakis. Produced by Marc Bienstock, Ashwin Rajan, M. Night Shyamalan. Music by Trevor Gureckis. Production Design by…

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Wasp Network (2019)

OLIVIER ASSAYAS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Alternate Title:  Cuban Network France/Spain/Belgium, 2019.  CG Cinéma, Macaronesia Films, Nostromo Pictures, RT Features, Scope Pictures.  Screenplay by Olivier Assayas.  Cinematography by Yorick Le Saux, Denis Lenoir  Produced by Charles Gillibert, Rodrigo Teixeira.  Music by Eduardo Cruz.  Production Design by François-Renaud Labarthe.  Costume Design by Jürgen Doering.  Film…

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The Kindergarten Teacher (2018)

SARA COLANGELO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   USA, 2018.  Pie Films, Farcaster Films, Imagination Park Entertainment, Liner Films, Manhattan Productions, Maven Pictures, PaperChase Films, Pia Pressure, Piapressure, Studio Mao.  Screenplay by Sara Colangelo, based on a screenplay by Nadav Lapid.  Cinematography by Pepe Avila del Pino.  Produced by Maggie Gyllenhaal, Osnat Handelsman-Keren, Talia Kleinhendler, Celine Rattray, Trudie…

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Coco (2017)

LEE UNKRICH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   USA, 2017.  Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios. Story by Lee Unkrich, Jason Katz, Matthew Aldrich, Adrian Molina, Screenplay by Adrian Molina, Matthew Aldrich.  Cinematography by Matt Aspbury, Danielle Feinberg. Produced by Darla K. Anderson.  Music by Michael Giacchino.  Production Design by Harley Jessup. Film Editing by Steve Bloom, Lee Unkrich.  Academy Awards 2017. …

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Neruda (2016)

PABLO LARRAIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Chile/Argentina/France/Spain/USA, 2016. AZ Films, Ad hoc studios, Casting del Sur, Centre National du Cinema et de L’Image Animee, Elipsis Capital, Fabula, Fondo Audiovisual Corfo, Funny Balloons, Institut Francais, Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales, Instituto de Credito Oficial, Instituto de la Cinematografia y de las Artes Audiovisuales, Ministere…

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Rosewater (2014)

JON STEWART Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2014.  Busboy Productions, International Traders, MWM.  Screenplay by Jon Stewart, based on the book Then They Came For Me: A Family’s Story Of Love, Captivity and Survival by Maziar Bahari, Aimee Molloy.  Cinematography by Bobby Bukowski.  Produced by Gigi Pritzker, Scott Rudin, Jon Stewart.   Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Gerald Sullivan.  Costume Design…

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I’m With Lucy (2002)

JON SHERMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/France, 2002.  Gaumont, Gaumont Production, Fabulous Films, Process Media.  Screenplay by Eric Pomerance.  Cinematography by Tom Richmond.  Produced by Fabien Liron, Tim Perell.  Music by Stephen Endelman.  Production Design by Sharon Lomofsky.  Costume Design by Laura Jean Shannon.  Film Editing by Elizabeth Kling.   Cute romantic comedy that is buoyed by Monica Potter‘s first-rate lead performance. Lucy is viciously…

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Blindness (2008)

FERNANDO MEIRELLES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Canada/Brazil/Japan, 2008.  Rhombus Media, O2 Filmes, Bee Vine Pictures, Alliance, Ancine, Asmik Ace Entertainment, BNDES, Cinema Investment, Corus Entertainment, Fox Filmes do Brasil, GAGA, Movie Central Network, Téléfilm Canada.  Screenplay by Don McKellar, based on the novel Ensaio Sobre A Cegueira by Jose Saramago.  Cinematography by Cesar Charlone.  Produced by Andrea Barata Ribeiro, Niv…

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Amores Perros (2000)

ALEJANDRO GONZALEZ INARRITU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Mexico, 2000.  Altavista Films, Zeta Film.  Screenplay by Guillermo Arriaga.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu.  Music by Gustavo Santaolalla.  Production Design by Brigitte Broch.  Costume Design by Gabriela Diaque.  Film Editing by Luis Carballar, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Fernando Perez Unda.   A tragic car accident in downtown Mexico City serves as the…

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Babel (2006)

ALEJANDRO GONZALEZ INARRITU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  France/USA/Mexico, 2006.  Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Anonymous Content, Zeta Film, Central Films, Media Rights Capital.  Story by Guillermo Arriaga, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Screenplay by Guillermo Arriaga.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Steve Golin, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Jon Kilik.  Music by Gustavo Santaolalla.  Production Design by Brigitte Broch.  Costume Design by Gabriela Diaque, Miwako Kobayashi,…

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The Limits Of Control (2009)

JIM JARMUSCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Spain/USA/Japan, 2009.  Focus Features, Entertainment Farm, PointBlank Films.  Screenplay by Jim Jarmusch. Cinematography by Christopher Doyle.  Produced by Gretchen McGowan, Stacey Smith.  Music by Boris, Carter Logan, Squrl.  Production Design by Eugenio Caballero.  Costume Design by Bina Daigeler.  Film Editing by Jay Rabinowitz. Jim Jarmusch follows the success of Broken Flowers with a gorgeously…

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Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001)

ALFONSO CUARON Bil’s rating (out of  5):  BBBB.  Mexico, 2001.  Anhelo Producciones, Besame Mucho Pictures, Producciones Anhelo.  Screenplay by Alfonso Cuaron, Carlos Cuaron.  Cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki.  Produced by Alfonso Cuaron, Jorge Vergara.  Music by Annette Fradera, Liza Richardson.  Production Design by Marc Bedia, Miguel Ángel Álvarez.  Costume Design by Gabriela Diaque.  Film Editing by Alfonso Cuaron, Alex Rodriguez.   Teenage recklessness is given a deserved…

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