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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The Witches (2020)

ROBERT ZEMECKIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA/Mexico/United Kingdom, 2020. Warner Bros., ImageMovers, Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, Double Dare You, Esperanto Filmoj, Necropia Entertainment, The Jim Henson Company. Screenplay by Robert Zemeckis, Kenya Barris, Guillermo Del Toro, based on the book by Roald Dahl. Cinematography by Don Burgess. Produced by Alfonso…

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Rio Lobo (1970)

HOWARD HAWKS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA/Mexico, 1970.  Cinema Center Films, Malabar.  Story by Burton Wohl, Screenplay by Burton Wohl, Leigh Brackett.  Cinematography by William H. Clothier.  Produced by Howard Hawks.   Music by Jerry Goldsmith.   Production Design by Robert Emmet Smith. Costume Design by Leah Rhodes. Film Editing by John Woodcock. Howard Hawks…

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Under The Volcano (1984)

JOHN HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Mexico/USA, 1984.  Conacite Unoo, Ithaca.  Screenplay by Guy Gallo, based on the novel by Malcolm Lowry.   Cinematography by Gabriel Figueroa.  Produced by Moritz Borman, Wieland Schulz-Keil.   Music by Alex North.  Production Design by Gunther Gerszo.   Costume Design by Angela Dodson.  Film Editing by Roberto Silvi.   A British…

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Bad Boys For Life (2020)

ADIL EL ARBI, BILALL FALLAH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.   USA/Mexico, 2020.  Columbia Pictures, 2.0 Entertainment, Columbia Pictures Mexico, Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Overbrook Entertainment.  Story by Peter Craig, Joe Carnahan, Screenplay by Chris Bremner, Peter Craig, Joe Carnahan, based on characters created by George Gallo.  Cinematography by Robrecht Heyvaert.  Produced by Doug Belgrad,…

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Viva Villa! (1934)

JACK CONWAY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA/Mexico, 1934.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Ben Hecht, suggested by the book by Edgecumb Pinchon, O.B. Stade.  Cinematography by Charles G. Clarke, James Wong Howe.  Produced by David O. Selznick.  Music by Herbert Stothart.  Production Design by Harry Oliver.  Costume Design by Dolly Tree.  Film Editing by Robert…

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Raging Sun, Raging Sky (2009)

JULIAN HERNANDEZ Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  Original title:  Rabioso sol, rabioso cielo Mexico, 2009.  Mil Nubes-Cine, Fondo para la Producción Cinematográfica de Calidad, Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía, Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos.  Screenplay by Julian Hernandez.  Cinematography by Alejandro Cantú.  Produced by Roberto Fiesco.  Music by Arturo Villela.  Production Design by Carolina Jimenez,…

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El Topo (1970)

ALEJANDRO JODOROWSKY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Mexico, 1970.  Producciones Panicas.  Screenplay by Alejandro Jodorowsky.  Cinematography by Rafael Corkidi.  Produced by Mick Gochanour.  Music by Alejandro Jodorowsky.  Production Design by Alejandro Jodorowsky.  Costume Design by Alejandro Jodorowsky.  Film Editing by Federico Landeros. Alejandro Jodorowsky became an international sensation after this surreal take on the…

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Racing Extinction (2015)

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…

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Birds of Passage (2018)

CRISTINA GALLEGO, CIRO GUERRA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  Original title:  Pájaros de verano Columbia/Denmark/Mexico/Germany/Switzerland, 2018.  Blond Indian Films, Bord Cadre Films, Ciudad Lunar Producciones, Films Boutique, Labodigital, Pimienta Films, Snowglobe Films.  Original idea by Cristina Gallego, Screenplay by Maria Camila Arias, Jacques Toulemonde Vidal.  Cinematography by David Gallego.  Produced by Cristina Gallego, Katrin Pors.  Music…

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Roma (2018)

ALFONSO CUARON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.   Mexico/USA, 2018.  Esperanto Filmoj, Participant Media.  Screenplay by Alfonso Cuarón.  Cinematography by Alfonso Cuarón.  Produced by Nicolás Celis, Alfonso Cuarón, Gabriela Rodriguez.  Production Design by Eugenio Caballero.  Costume Design by Anna Terrazas.  Film Editing by Alfonso Cuarón, Adam Gough.  Alfonso Cuaron follows his fascinating voyage into outer space with one much closer to home,…

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Zama (2017)

LUCRECIA MARTEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB. Argentina/Spain/France/Netherlands/USA/Brazil/Mexico/Portugal/Lebanon/Switzerland, 2017.  Bananeira Filmes, CNC, Canana, El Deseo, Institut Francais, Instituto de la Cinematografia y de las Artes Audiovisuales, Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales, KNM, L’Aide aux Cinemas du Monde, Lemming Film, Louverture Films, MPM Film, Ministere des Affaires Etrangeres et du Developpement International, Netherland Filmfund,…

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