The Story Of My Wife (2021)

ILDIKO ENYEDI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB Original Title: A feleségem története Hungary/Germany/France/Italy, 2021. Arte France Cinema, Dorje Film, Inforg-M&M Film Kft., Komplizen Film, Maximus Distribution, Moliwood Films srl, Paloalto Films, Pyramide Productions, Rai Cinema, WDR / Arte. Screenplay by Ildikó Enyedi, based on the novel by Milán Füst. Cinematography by Marcell Rév. Produced…

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Pieces of a Woman (2020)

KORNEL MUNDRUCZO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Canada/Hungary/USA, 2020.  Bron Studios, Creative Wealth Media Finance, Little Lamb.   Screenplay by Kata Wéber.   Cinematography by Benjamin Loeb.   Produced by Ashley Levinson, Aaron Ryder, Kevin Turen.   Music by Howard Shore.   Production Design by Sylvain Lemaitre.   Costume Design by Rachel Dainer-Best, Véronique Marchessault.  Film Editing by Dávid Jancsó. …

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Terminator: Dark Fate (2019)

TIM MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA/Spain/Hungary, 2019.  Paramount Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, Skydance Media, Tencent Pictures, Lightstorm Entertainment, TSG Entertainment.  Story by James Cameron, Charles H. Eglee, Josh Friedman, David S. Goyer, Justin Rhodes, Screenplay by David S. Goyer, Justin Rhodes, Billy Ray, based on characters created by James Cameron, Gale Anne…

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Sunset (2018)

LASZLO NEMES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  Original title:  Napszállta Hungary/France, 2018.  Laokoon Filmgroup, Playtime, Hungarian National Film Fund.  Screenplay by László Nemes, Clara Royer, Matthieu Taponier.  Cinematography by Mátyás Erdély.  Produced by Nicolas Brigaud-Robert, Valéry Guibal, Gábor Rajna, Gábor Sipos, François Yon.  Music by László Melis.  Production Design by László Rajk.  Costume Design by…

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The King (2019)

DAVID MICHOD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/Hungary/Australia, 2019.  Netflix, Plan B Entertainment, Porchlight Films, Blue-Tongue Films, Pioneer Stilking Films, Yoki.  Screenplay by Joel Edgerton, David Michod.  Cinematography by Adam Arkapaw.   Produced by Joel Edgerton, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, David Michôd, Brad Pitt, Liz Watts.  Music by Nicholas Britell.  Production Design by Fiona…

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Delta (2008)

KORNEL MUNDRUCZO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Hungary/Germany, 2008.  Proton Cinema, Essential Filmproduktion GmbH, Filmpartners, ZDF/Arte, Motion Picture Public Foundation of Hungary, Ministry of Education and Culture, TV2, Budapest Film, Mitteldeutsche Medienforderung, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg.  Screenplay by Yvette Biro, Kornél Mundruczó.  Cinematography by Matyas Erdely.  Produced by Philippe Bober, Viktória Petrányi.  Music by Félix Lajkó. …

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Almanac of Fall (1984)

BELA TARR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   Original title:  Öszi almanach Hungary, 1984.  Screenplay by Béla Tarr.  Cinematography by Buda Gulyás, Sándor Kardos, Ferenc Pap.  Music by Mihály Vig.  Production Design by Ágnes Hranitzky, Gyula Pauer.  Costume Design by Gyula Pauer.  Film Editing by Ágnes Hranitzky.   Bela Tarr takes us inside a magnificent but crumbling apartment and examines the intimate lives…

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On Body And Soul (2017)

ILDIKO ENYEDI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Original title:  Teströl és lélekröl Hungary, 2017.  Inforg-M&M Film Kft..  Screenplay by Ildikó Enyedi.  Cinematography by Máté Herbai.  Produced by Ernö Mesterházy, András Muhi, Mónika Mécs.  Music by Adam Balazs.  Production Design by Imola Láng.  Costume Design by Judit Sinkovics.  Film Editing by Károly Szalai.   A richly photographed film with as many quirky oddities as rich, emotional…

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Lionheart (1987)

FRANKLIN J. SCHAFFNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   Hungary/USA, 1987.  Hungaro, Mafilm, TaliaFilm II Productions.  Story by Menno Meyjes, Screenplay by Menno Meyjes, Richard Outten.  Cinematography by Alec Mills.  Produced by Stanley O’Toole, Talia Shire.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Gil Parrondo.  Costume Design by Nanà Cecchi.  Film Editing by David Bretherton, Richard Haines. One of the least well known of the many medievalish-themed…

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Damnation (1988)

BELA TARR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   Original title:  Karhozat Hungary, 1988.  Hungarian Film Institute, Hungarian Television, Mokép.  Screenplay by Laszlo Krasznahorkai, Bela Tarr.  Cinematography by Gabor Medvigy.  Produced by Jozsef Marx.  Music by Mihaly Vig.  Production Design by Gyula Pauer.  Costume Design by Gyula Pauer.  Film Editing by Agnes Hranitzky.   Visionary filmmaker Bela Tarr applies his languid, seemingly formless style to a story of…

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Hanussen (1988)

ISTVAN SZABO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Hungary/West Germany/Austria, 1988.  Central Cinema Company Film, Hungarofilm, Mafilm, Mokép, Objektív Filmstúdió Vállalat, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen.  Screenplay by Peter Dobai, Istvan Szabo, dialogue by Gabriella Prekop, additional material by Paul Hengge, based on the autobiography by Erik Jan Hanussen.  Cinematography by Lajos Koltai.  Produced by Artur Brauner.  Music by Zdenko Tamassy, Gyorgy Vukan.  Production Design by…

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Son Of Saul (2015)

LASZLO NEMES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Original title:  Saul Fia Hungary, 2015.  Laokoon Filmgroup, Hungarian National Film Fund, Sam Spiegel International Lab.  Screenplay by Laszlo Nemes, Clara Royer.  Cinematography by Matyas Erdely.  Produced by Gabor Rajna, Gabor Sipos.  Music by Laszlo Melis.  Production Design by Laszlo Rajk.  Costume Design by Edit Szucs.  Film Editing by Matthieu Taponier.   Prisoners at Auschwitz were sometimes pulled out…

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