The Trial Of The Chicago 7 (2020)

AARON SORKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA/United Kingdom/India, 2020. Dreamworks Pictures, Amblin Partners, Aperture Media Partners, CAA Media Finance, Cross Creek Pictures, Double Infinity Productions, MadRiver Pictures, Marc Platt Productions, Paramount Pictures, Reliance Entertainment, Rocket Science, ShivHans Pictures. Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin. Cinematography by Phedon Papamichael. Produced by Stuart M. Besser, Marc Platt,…

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The White Tiger (2021)

RAMIN BAHRANI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB India/USA, 2021. Lava Media, ARRAY Filmworks, Netflix, Noruz Films. Screenplay by Ramin Bahrani, based on the novel by Aravind Adiga. Cinematography by Paolo Carnera. Produced by Ramin Bahrani, Mukul Deora. Music by Danny Bensi, Saunder Jurriaans. Production Design by Chad Keith. Costume Design by Smriti Chauhan. Film…

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The Coward (1965)

SATYAJIT RAY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5. Original Title: Kapurush India, 1965.  R.D. Banshal & Co..  Screenplay by Satyajit Ray, based on the story Janaiko Kapurusher Kahini.  Cinematography by Soumendu Roy.   Produced by R.D. Bansal.   Music by Satyajit Ray.  Production Design by Bansi Chandragupta.   Film Editing by Dulal Dutta. Amitabha (Soumitra Chatterjee), a screenwriter…

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Need For Speed (2014)

SCOTT WAUGH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB. USA/India/United Kingdom/France/Philippines, 2014.  DreamWorks, Reliance Entertainment, Bandito Brothers.  Story by George Gatins, John Gatins, Screenplay by George Gatins.  Cinematography by Shane Hurlbut.  Produced by John Gatins, Patrick O’Brien, Mark Sourian.  Music by Nathan Furst.  Production Design by Jon Hutman.  Costume Design by Ellen Mirojnick.  Film Editing by Paul Rubell, Scott Waugh.  Phoenix Film Critics Awards…

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Earth (1998)

DEEPA MEHTA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  India/Canada, 1998.  Cracking the Earth Films Inc., Jhamu Sughand Productions.  Screenplay by Deepa Mehta, based on the novel Cracking India by Bapsi Sidhwa.  Cinematography by Giles Nuttgens.  Produced by Anne Masson, Deepa Mehta.  Music by A.R. Rahman.  Production Design by Aradhana Seth.  Costume Design by Dolly Ahluwalia.  Film Editing by Barry Farrell.  Toronto International Film Festival 1998. Beautifully…

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Fire (1996)

DEEPA MEHTA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Canada/India, 1996.  Trial by Fire Films Inc., Kaleidoscope Entertainment.  Screenplay by Deepa Mehta.  Cinematography by Giles Nuttgens.  Produced by Bobby Bedi, Deepa Mehta.  Music by A.R. Rahman.  Production Design by Aradhana Seth.  Costume Design by Neelam Mansingh Chowdhury.  Film Editing by Barry Farrell.  Toronto International Film Festival 1996. A household is crowded with loneliness and frustration as two…

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The Fifth Estate (2013)

BILL CONDON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA/India/Belgium, 2013.  DreamWorks, Reliance Entertainment, Participant Media, Anonymous Content, FBO, Umedia.  Screenplay by Josh Singer, based on the book Inside WikiLeaks: My Time With Julian Assange at the World’s Most Dangerous Website by Daniel Domscheit-Berg, David Leigh, Luke Harding.  Cinematography by Tobias A. Schliessler.  Produced by Steve Golin, Michael Sugar.  Music by Carter…

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Tigers (2014)

DANIS TANOVIC Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  India, 2014.  Cinemorphic, Sikhya Entertainment, Asap Films.  Screenplay by Andy Paterson, Danis Tanovic.  Cinematography by Erol Zubcevic.  Produced by Marc Baschet, Kshitij Chaudhary, Prashita Chaudhary, Anurag Kashyap, Cedomir Kolar, Guneet Monga, Andy Paterson, Cat Villiers.  Music by Pritam Chakraborty.  Production Design by K.K. Muralidharan, Rachan Rastogi.  Costume Design by Niharika Khan.  Film Editing by Prerna Saigal.  Toronto…

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The Adventures of Goopy and Bagha (1969)

SATYAJIT RAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne India, 1969.  Purnima Pictures.  Screenplay by Satyajit Ray, based on the story by Upendra Kishore Raychowdhuri.  Cinematography by Soumendu Roy.  Produced by Asim Dutta, Nepal Dutta.  Music by Satyajit Ray.  Production Design by Bansi Chandragupta.  Costume Design by Satyajit Ray.  Film Editing by Dulal Dutta. A terrific storybook adventure bursting with comedy…

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The Philosopher’s Stone (1958)

SATYAJIT RAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Parash Pathar India, 1958.  Aurora, L.B.Films International.  Dialogue and Screenplay by Satyajit Ray, based on a story by Rajshekhar ‘Parashuram’ Basu.  Cinematography by Subrata Mitra.  Produced by Promod Lahiri.  Music by Satyajit Ray, Ravi Shankar.  Production Design by Bansi Chandragupta.  Film Editing by Dulal Dutta.  Cannes Film Festival 1958. Lighthearted caprice from Satyajit Ray, about…

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The Golden Fortress (1974)

SATYAJIT RAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Sonar Kella India, 1974.  Government of West Bengal.  Story by Satyajit Ray, Screenplay by Satyajit Ray, Hindi dialogue by Hridayesh Pandey.  Cinematography by Soumendu Roy.  Music by Satyajit Ray.  Production Design by Ashoke Bose.  Film Editing by Dulal Dutta. Wonderful cross-country adventure that begins when a married couple realize that the drawings their…

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The Music Room (1958)

SATYAJIT RAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Jalsaghar India, 1958.  Arora.  Screenplay by Satyajit Ray, assistant screenplay writer Santi P. Choudhury, based on the story by Tarashankar Banerjee.  Cinematography by Subrata Mitra. Produced by Satyajit Ray.  Music by Ustad Vilayat Khan, Robin Majumdar.  Production Design by Bansi Chandragupta.  Film Editing by Dulal Dutta. An overextended aristocrat tries to hold on to…

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