Racing Extinction

LOUIE PSIHOYOS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA/China/Hong Kong/Indonesia/Mexico/United Kingdom/Japan, 2015.  Oceanic Preservation Society, Okeanos – Foundation For The Sea, Insurgent Docs, Diamond Docs, JP’s Peace, Love & Happiness Foundation, Earth Day Texas, Li Ka Shing Foundation, Ripple Effect, Vulcan Productions.  Screenplay by Mark Monroe.  Cinematography by John Behrens, Shawn Heinrichs, Sean Kirby, Petr … More Racing Extinction

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Us (2019)

JORDAN PEELE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA/Japan, 2019.  Monkeypaw Productions, Dentsu, Fuji Television Network, Perfect World Pictures, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Jordan Peele.  Cinematography by Mike Gioulakis.  Produced by Jason Blum, Ian Cooper, Sean McKittrick, Jordan Peele.  Music by Michael Abels.  Production Design by Ruth De Jong.  Costume Design by Kym Barrett.  Film … More Us (2019)

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Ash Is Purest White (Jiang hu er nü) (2018)

ZHANGKE JIA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  China/France/Japan, 2018.  Arte France Cinema, Beijing Runjin Investment, Huanxi Media Group, MK2 Productions, Office Kitano, Shanghai Film Group, Xstream Pictures.  Screenplay by Zhangke Jia.  Cinematography by Eric Gautier.  Produced by Shozo Ichiyama, Nathanael Karmitz.  Music by Giong Lim.  Production Design by Weixin Liu.  Film Editing by Matthieu … More Ash Is Purest White (Jiang hu er nü) (2018)

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Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (2018)

HIROKAZU KOREEDA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Japan, 2018.  AOI Promotion, Fuji Television Network, GAGA.  Screenplay by Hirokazu Koreeda.  Cinematography by Ryûto Kondô.  Music by Haruomi Hosono.  Production Design by Keiko Mitsumatsu. Costume Design by Kazuko Kurosawa.  Film Editing by Hirokazu Koreeda. Academy Awards 2018.   Cannes Film Festival 2018.  Toronto International Film Festival 2018.  Golden Globe Awards 2018.  Independent Spirit Awards 2018.   Hirokazu Kore-eda revisits the … More Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (2018)

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First Man (2018)

DAMIEN CHAZELLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/Japan, 2018.  Universal Pictures, DreamWorks, Perfect World Pictures, Temple Hill Entertainment, Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office, Dentsu, Fuji Television Network.  Screenplay by Josh Singer, based on the book by James R. Hansen.  Cinematography by Linus Sandgren.  Produced by Marty Bowen, Damien Chazelle, Wyck Godfrey, Isaac Klausner.  Music by Justin Hurwitz.  Production Design by … More First Man (2018)

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Radiance (Hikari) (2017)

NAOMI KAWASE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  Japan/France, 2017.  Comme des Cinémas, Kino Films, Kumie, MK2 Productions.  Screenplay by Naomi Kawase.  Produced by Naoya Kinoshita, Masa Sawada, Yumiko Takebe.  Music by Ibrahim Maalouf.  Film Editing by Tina Baz.  Cannes Film Festival 2017.  Toronto International Film Festival 2017. Ayame Misaki is excellent as a woman who has been assigned the task of writing … More Radiance (Hikari) (2017)

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Before We Vanish (Sanpo suru shinryakusha) (2017)

KIYOSHI KUROSAWA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  Japan, 2017.  Django Film, Nikkatsu.  Screenplay by Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Sachiko Tanaka, based on the play by Tomohiro Maekawa.  Cinematography by Akiko Ashizawa.  Music by Yûsuke Hayashi.  Film Editing by Kôichi Takahashi.  Cannes Film Festival 2017.   Three aliens come to Earth and take over human bodies, sent here on a scouting mission to get to … More Before We Vanish (Sanpo suru shinryakusha) (2017)

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