Sugar

JOHN PALMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Canada, 2004.  New Real Films, Actra Tip, On the Stroll Productions.  Screenplay by Todd Klinck, Jaie Laplante, John Palmer, based on short stories by Bruce LaBruce.  Cinematography by John Westheuser.  Produced by John Buchan, Damion Nurse.  Music by Ravi Persaud.  Film Editing by Robert Kennedy.   An entire movie about junkie hustlers, how fun. Andre Noble is…

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Stories We Tell

SARAH POLLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Canada, 2012.  National Film Board of Canada.  Screenplay by Sarah Polley, narration by Michael Polley.  Cinematography by Iris Ng.  Produced by Sonia Hosko, Anita Lee.  Music by Jonathan Goldsmith.  Production Design by Lea Carlson. Costume Design by Sarah Armstrong.  Film Editing by Mike Munn.  National Board of Review Awards 2013.  New York Film Critics 2013.  North Carolina Film…

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The 39 Steps (1935)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1935.  Gaumont British Picture Corporation.  Screenplay by Charles Bennett, dialogue by Ian Hay, based on the novel by John Buchan.  Cinematography by Bernard Knowles.  Produced by Michael Balcon.  Music by Jack Beaver, Louis Levy.  Production Design by Oscar Friedrich Werndorff, Albert Jullion.  Costume Design by Marianne, Joe Strassner.  Film Editing by Derek…

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Volcano: An Inquiry Into The Life And Death Of Malcolm Lowry (1976)

DONALD BRITTAIN, JOHN KRAMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Canada, 1976.  National Film Board of Canada.  Screenplay by Donald Brittain.  Cinematography by Douglas Kiefer.  Produced by Donald Brittain, Robert A. Duncan.  Music by Alain Clavier.  Production Design by Denis Boucher.  Film Editing by John Kramer.  Academy Awards 1976. Charismatic writer Malcolm Lowry spent much of his adult life beset by alcoholism, engaging in relationships…

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