Marry Me (2022)

KAT COIRO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 Japan/USA, 2022. Universal Pictures, Dentsu, Kung Fu Monkey Productions, Nuyorican Productions, Perfect World Pictures. Screenplay by John Rogers, Tami Sagher, Harper Dill, based on the graphic novel by Bobby Crosby. Cinematography by Florian Ballhaus. Produced by Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Jennifer Lopez, Benny Medina, John Rogers. Music by John…

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Platform (2000)

ZHANGKE JIA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 Original Title: Zhantai China/Hong Kong/Japan/France, 2000. Artcam International, Bandai Entertainment Inc., Hu Tong Communications, Office Kitano, T-Mark. Screenplay by Zhangke Jia. Cinematography by Nelson Lik-wai Yu. Produced by Shozo Ichiyama. Music by Yoshihiro Hanno. Production Design by Sheng Qiu. Costume Design by Lei Qi, Xiafei Zhao. Film Editing…

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Wife Of A Spy (2020)

KIYOSHI KUROSAWA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 Original Title: Supai no tsuma Japan, 2020. C&I Entertainment, ENBU Seminar, Incline, Kirinzi, NHK Enterprises, NHK, Weroll. Screenplay by Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Tadashi Nohara. Cinematography by Tatsunosuke Sasaki. Produced by Hideyuki Okamoto, Teruhisa Yamamoto. Music by Ryosuke Nagaoka. Production Design by Norifumi Ataka. Costume Design by…

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In The Soup (1992)

ALEXANDRE ROCKWELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB USA/France/Germany/Japan/Italy/Spain, 1992.  Alliance Communications Corporation, Alta, Cacous Films, Factory 25, Mikado Film, Odessa, Pandora Cinema, South, Why Not Productions.  Screenplay by Sollace Mitchell, Alexandre Rockwell.  Cinematography by Phil Parmet.  Produced by Hank Blumenthal, Pascal Caucheteux, Jim Stark.  Music by Mader.   Production Design by Mark Friedberg.    Costume…

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A Brief History of Time (1991)

ERROL MORRIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB United Kingdom/Japan/USA, 1991. Anglia Television, Channel Four Films, National Broadcasting Company, Tokyo Broadcasting System. Based on the book by Stephen Hawking. Cinematography by John Bailey, Stefan Czapsky. Produced by David Hickman. Music by Philip Glass. Production Design by Ted Bafaloukos. Film Editing by Brad Fuller. The publication…

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Wheel Of Fortune And Fantasy (2021)

RYUSUKE HAMAGUCHI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: Gûzen to sôzô Japan, 2021. Fictive, NEOPA. Screenplay by Ryûsuke Hamaguchi. Cinematography by Yukiko Iioka. Produced by Satoshi Takada. Production Design by Masato Nunobe, Hyeon-Seon Seo. Costume Design by Fuminori Usui. Ryusuke Hamaguchi released this romantic drama the same year as his masterful Drive My…

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The Truth (2019)

HIROKAZU KOREEDA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 Original Title: La vérité France/Japan/Switzerland, 2019. 3B Productions, Bun-Buku, MI Movies, France 3 Cinema, Canal+, Ciné+, France Televisions, Garidi Films, Cofinova 15, Indéfilms 7, Cinécap 2, Cinémage 13, La Région Île-de-France, Centre National du Cinema et de L’Image Animee, Société des Producteurs de Cinéma et de Télévision,…

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Drive My Car (2021)

RYUSUKE HAMAGUCHI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB Original Title: Doraibu mai kâ Japan, 2021. Bitters End, C&I Entertainment, Culture Entertainment, Drive My Car Production Committee. Screenplay by Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, Takamasa Oe, based on a short story by Haruki Murakami. Cinematography by Hidetoshi Shinomiya. Produced by Tsuyoshi Gorô, Misaki Kawamura, Osamu Kubota, Sachio Matsushita, Yoshito…

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Annette (2021)

LEOS CARAX Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB France/Mexico/USA/Switzerland/Belgium/Japan/Germany, 2021. CG Cinéma, ARTE, Arte France Cinema, BE TV, Barnstormer Productions, Canal+, Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Cinéaxe, Cinémage 14, Cofinova 16, Detailfilm, Eurimages, Euro Space, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Filmforderungsanstalt, Garidi Films, Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, Indéfilms 8, Japanese Agency for…

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Nobody (2021)

ILYA NAISHULLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA/Japan, 2021. 87North, Dentsu, Eighty Two Films, Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment, Perfect World Pictures. Screenplay by Derek Kolstad. Cinematography by Pawel Pogorzelski. Produced by Braden Aftergood, David Leitch, Kelly McCormick, Bob Odenkirk, Marc Provissiero. Music by David Buckley. Production Design by Roger Fires. Costume Design by Patricia J….

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A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (2019)

WILL BECHER, RICHARD PHELAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB United Kingdom/France/Belgium/USA/China/Australia/Japan/Finland/Germany/Ireland, 2019. Aardman Animations, Amazon Prime Video, Anton, Bona Film Group, MEDIA Programme of the European Union, StudioCanal International, StudioCanal. Screenplay by Mark Burton, Jon Brown, based on an idea by Richard Starzak and characters created by Nick Park. Cinematography by Charles Copping. Produced…

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What’s Up, Tiger Lily? (1966)

WOODY ALLEN, SENKICHI TANIGUCHI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 Japan/USA, 1966. American International Pictures, Toho Company. Screenplay by Woody Allen, Frank Buxton, Louise Lasser, Julie Bennett, Len Maxwell, Mickey Rose, Bryna Wilson, Hideo Andô, Ben Shapiro. Cinematography by Kazuo Yamada. Produced by Reuben Bercovitch, Shin Morita, Tomoyuki Tanaka, Henry G. Saperstein. Music by The…

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