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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Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda (2017)

STEPHEN NOMURA SCHIBLE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Japan/USA, 2017.  AVROTROS, Avex Digital, Borderland Media, Cineric Creative, DENTSU Music And Entertainment, Documentary Japan, Kadokawa, NHK.   Cinematography by Tom Richmond, Neo Sora.   Produced by Eric Nyari, Stephen Nomura Schible.   Film Editing by Keiko Deguchi, Hisayo Kushida, Yûji Ohshige.  After decades of creating music, for himself…

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Taboo (1999)

NAGISA OSHIMA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: Gohatto Japan/France/United Kingdom, 1999. Oshima Productions, Shochiku, Kadokawa Shoten Publishing Co., Imagica Corp., BS Asahi, Eisei Gekijo, Bac Films, Le Studio Canal+, Recorded Picture Company.  Screenplay by Nagisa Oshima, based on the novel by Ryôtarô Shiba.  Cinematography by Toyomichi Kurita.  Produced by Shigehiro Nishimura, Eiko…

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Tony Takitani (2004)

JUN ICHIKAWA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5. Original Title: Tonî Takitani Japan, 2004.  Breath, Wilco Co..   Screenplay by Jun Ichikawa, based on the short story by Haruki Murakami.  Cinematography by Taishi Hirokawa. Produced by Naoki Hashimoto, Motoki Ishida.  Music by Ryûichi Sakamoto. Production Design by Yoshikazu Ichida. Film Editing by Tomoh Sanjo. Jun Ichikawa…

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Kuroneko (1968)

KANETO SHINDO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5. Original Title: Yabu no naka no kuroneko Japan, 1968.  Toho Company.   Screenplay by Kaneto Shindo.  Cinematography by Norimichi Igawa, Kiyomi Kuroda.  Produced by Nobuyo Horiba, Kazuo Kuwahara, Setsuo Noto.  Music by Hikaru Hayashi.   Production Design by Takashi Marumo.   Costume Design by Yoshio Ueno. Film Editing by Hisao…

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Asako I & II (2018)

RYUSUKE HAMAGUCHI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 Original Title: Netemo sametemo Japan/France, 2018.  Bitters End, C&I Entertainment, Comme des Cinémas, Elephant House, Nagoya Broadcasting Network, Netemo Sametemo Production Committee.  Screenplay by Sachiko Tanaka, Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, based on Netemo Sametemo by Tomoka Shibasaki.  Cinematography by Yasuyuki Sasaki.  Music by Tofubeats. Film Editing by Azusa Yamazaki. …

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La Ciénaga (2001)

LUCRECIA MARTEL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5. Argentina/France/Spain/Japan, 2001. 4k Films, Wanda Visión S.A., Cuatro Cabezas, TS Productions.  Screenplay by Lucrecia Martel.  Cinematography by Hugo Colace.  Produced by Lita Stantic.  Production Design by Graciela Oderigo.  Film Editing by Santiago Ricci.  Berlin Film Festival 2001.   The sultry air of summer thickens the atmosphere from the…

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War of The Buttons (1994)

JOHN ROBERTS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/France/Japan/USA, 1994.  Enigma Productions, Fujisankei Communication Group, Hugo Films, Les Productions de la Gueville, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Colin Welland, based on the film La Guerre Des Boutons by Yves Robert and the novel by Louis Pergaud.  Cinematography by Bruno de Keyzer.  Produced by David Puttnam. …

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Mirai (2018)

MAMORU HOSODA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Original Title:  Mirai no Mirai Japan, 2018.  Chukyo TV Broadcasting Company, Dentsu, East Japan Marketing & Communications Inc., Fukuoka Broadcasting System, Hiroshima Telecasting, Kadokawa, Lawson,Line, Madhouse, Miyagi Television Broadcasting, NTT Docomo, Nippon Television Network, Sapporo Television Broadcasting Company, Shizuoka Daiichi Television, Studio Chizu, The Yomiuri Shimbun, Toho Company,…

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