A Matter of Time (1976)

VINCENTE MINNELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5): B. Italy, 1976.  American International Pictures, Coralta Cinematografica, Deux Femmes Service Company, General International Film Company.  Screenplay by John Gay, based on the novel by Maurice Druon.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Unsworth.  Produced by Edmund Grainger, Jack H. Skirball.  Music by Nino Oliveiro.  Production Design by Veniero Colasanti, John Moore.  Costume Design by Andretta Ferrero.  Film Editing by…

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Incredibles 2 (2018)

BRAD BIRD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 2018.  Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Brad Bird.  Cinematography by Mahyar Abousaeedi.  Produced by Nicole Paradis Grindle, John Walker.  Music by Michael Giacchino.  Production Design by Ralph Eggleston.  Film Editing by Stephen Schaffer.  It’s been fourteen years since their first onscreen adventure, but as the aging effects of animation are nowhere…

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Closet Monster (2015)

STEPHEN DUNN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Canada, 2015.  Rhombus Media, Elevation Pictures, Best Boy Productions.  Screenplay by Stephen Dunn.  Cinematography by Bobby Shore.  Produced by Fraser Ash, Kevin Krikst, Edward J. Martin.  Music by Todor Kabakov, Maya Postepski.  Production Design by Lisa Soper.  Costume Design by Melanie Oates.  Film Editing by Bryan Atkinson.  Dorian Awards 2016.  Toronto International Film Festival 2015….

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Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words (2015)

STIG BJORKMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Jag Ar Ingrid Sweden, 2015.  Chimney Pot, Chimney, Creative Europe Programmet – Media under den Europæiske Union, Filmregion Stockholm Mälardalen, Jonas Gardell Produktion, Mantaray Film, SVT, Spellbound Capital, Svenska Filminstitutet, Svenska YLE, Swedish Arts Grants Committee, ZDF/Arte.  Screenplay by Stig Bjorkman, Dominika Daubenbuchel, Stina Gardell.  Cinematography by Eva Dahlgren,…

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Joy (2015)

DAVID O. RUSSELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2015.  Fox 2000 Pictures, Annapurna Pictures, Davis Entertainment, 10 by 10 Entertainment, TSG Entertainment.  Story by Annie Mumolo, David O. Russell, Screenplay by David O. Russell.  Cinematography by Linus Sandgren.  Produced by John Davis, Megan Ellison, Jonathan Gordon, Ken Mok, David O. Russell.  Music by David Campbell, West Dylan Thordson.  Production…

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The Impostors (1998)

STANLEY TUCCI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1998.  First Cold Piece, Fox Searchlight Pictures.  Screenplay by Stanley Tucci.  Cinematography by Ken Kelsch.  Produced by Elizabeth W. Alexander, Stanley Tucci.  Music by Gary DeMichele.  Production Design by Andrew Jackness.  Costume Design by Juliet Polcsa.  Film Editing by Suzy Elmiger.  Toronto International Film Festival 1998.   Stanley Tucci’s tribute to silent-era filmmaking is an art-deco delight, one that…

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Immortal Beloved (1994)

BERNARD ROSE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1994.  Icon Entertainment International, Icon Productions, Majestic Films International.  Screenplay by Bernard Rose.  Cinematography by Peter Suschitzky.  Produced by Bruce Davey.   Production Design by Jiri Hlupy.  Costume Design by Maurizio Millenotti.  Film Editing by Dan Rae.   When Ludwig van Beethoven died, he left an important piece of music behind him…

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Infamous (2006)

DOUGLAS McGRATH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA, 2006.  Warner Independent Pictures, Killer Films.  Screenplay by Douglas McGrath, based on the book Truman Capote: In Which Various Friends, Enemies, Acquaintances and Detractors Recall His Turbulent Career by George Plimpton.  Cinematography by Bruno Delbonnel.  Produced by Jocelyn Hayes, Christine Vachon, Anne Walker-McBay.  Music by Rachel Portman.  Production Design by Judy Becker.  Costume Design…

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The Saddest Music In The World (2003)

GUY MADDIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  Canada, 2003.   Rhombus Media, Buffalo Gal Pictures, Ego Film Arts, Bravo! Television, Movie Central, Corus, Téléfilm Canada, The Movie Network, Super Écran, Manitoba Film & Sound, Astral Media, Manitoba Film and Video Production Tax Credit, Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, Ontario Film and Television Tax…

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Roger Dodger (2002)

DYLAN KIDD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2002.  Holedigger Films, Roger Dodger LLC.  Screenplay by Dylan Kidd.  Cinematography by Joaquin Baca-Asay.  Produced by Anne Chaisson, Dylan Kidd, George VanBuskirk.  Music by Craig Wedren.  Production Design by Stephen Beatrice.  Costume Design by Amy Westcott.  Film Editing by Andy Keir.  Toronto International Film Festival 2002. Campbell Scott plays a heartless business executive who gets a bit of a…

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Chicken With Plums (2011)

VINCENT PARONNAUD, MARJANE SATRAPI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB Original story:  Poulet Aux Prunes France/Germany/Belgium, 2011.  Celluloid Dreams, The Manipulators, uFilm, Studio 37, Le Pacte, Lorette Production, Film(s), Arte France Cinéma, ZDF/Arte, Cinémage 5, uFund, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Deutscher Filmförderfonds, Canal+, CinéCinéma, Le Tax Shelter du Gouvernement Fédéral de Belgique, Umedia.  Screenplay by Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud, based on…

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White Nights (1985)

TAYLOR HACKFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1985.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, New Visions, Delphi IV Productions.  Story by James Goldman, Screenplay by James Goldman, Eric Hughes.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by William S. Gilmore, Taylor Hackford.  Music by Michel Colombier.  Production Design by Philip Harrison.  Costume Design by Evangeline Harrison.  Film Editing by Fredric Steinkamp, William Steinkamp.  Academy Awards 1985.  Golden Globe Awards 1985.  …

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