Tenet (2020)

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2020.  Syncopy, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Christopher Nolan.  Cinematography by Hoyte Van Hoytema.  Produced by Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas.  Music by Ludwig Göransson.  Production Design by Nathan Crowley.  Costume Design by Jeffrey Kurland.   Film Editing by Jennifer Lame. John David Washington plays a CIA operative…

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The Destructors (1974)

ROBERT PARRISH Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.    Alternate Title: The Marseille Contract United Kingdom/France, 1974.  Kettledrum Films, PECF.  Screenplay by Judd Bernard.  Cinematography by Douglas Slocombe.  Produced by Judd Bernard.  Music by Roy Budd.  Production Design by Willy Holt.  Costume Design by Andree Demarez.  Film Editing by Willy Kemplen. Anthony Quinn plays an…

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The Island (1980)

MICHAEL RITCHIE Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.    USA, 1980.  Universal Pictures, Zanuck/Brown Productions.  Screenplay by Peter Benchley, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Henri Decae.  Produced by David Brown, Richard D. Zanuck.  Music by Ennio Morricone.   Production Design by Dale Hennesy.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Richard A. Harris. Being…

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Sleuth (1972)

JOSEPH L. MANKIEWICZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1972.  Palomar Pictures.  Screenplay by Anthony Shaffer, based on his play.  Cinematography by Oswald Morris.  Produced by Morton Gottlieb.  Music by John Addison.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by John Furniss.  Film Editing by Richard Marden.  Academy Awards 1972.  Golden Globe Awards 1972. Michael Caine is summoned to the estate of famed detective novelist Laurence…

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X Y & Zee (1972)

BRIAN G. HUTTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Alternate title:  Zee And Co. United Kingdom, 1972.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Zee Company.  Screenplay by Edna O’Brien.  Cinematography by Billy Williams.  Produced by Jay Kanter, Alan Ladd Jr..  Music by Stanley Myers.  Production Design by Peter Mullins.  Costume Design by Beatrice Dawson.  Film Editing by Jim Clark.  Golden Globe Awards 1972. Trash should always be…

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Youth (2015)

PAOLO SORRENTINO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Italy/France/Switzerland/United Kingdom, 2015.  Indigo Film, Barbary Films, Pathe, France 2 Cinema, Number 9 Films, C-Films AG, Medusa Film, Film4, Canal+,Cine+, France Televisions, RSI-Radiotelevisione Svizzera, SRG SSR Idee Suisse, Téléclub, Mediaset Premium, Ministero per I Beni e le Attivita Culturali, Regione del Veneto, Regione Lazio, Bundesamt für Kultur,Fonds Eurimages du…

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Hurry Sundown (1967)

OTTO PREMINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1967.  Otto Preminger Films.  Screenplay by Horton Foote, Thomas C. Ryan, based on the novel by Bert Gilden, Katya Gilden.  Cinematography by Loyal Griggs, Milton R. Krasner.  Produced by Otto Preminger.  Music by Hugo Montenegro.  Production Design by Gene Callahan.  Costume Design by Estevez.  Film Editing by Tony de Zarraga, Louis R. Loeffler, James D. Wells.  Golden Globe…

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Victory (1981)

JOHN HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   Alternate title:  Escape To Victory USA, 1981.  Lorimar Film Entertainment, Victory Company, New Gold Entertainment.  Story by Yabo Yablonsky, Djordje Milicevic, Jeff Maguire, Screenplay by Evan Jones, Yabo Yablonsky.  Cinematography by Gerry Fisher.  Produced by Freddie Fields.  Music by Bill Conti.  Production Design by J. Dennis Washington.  Costume Design by Tom Bronson.  Film Editing by Roberto Silvi.   A…

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Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)

MATTHEW VAUGHN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   United Kingdom, 2014.  Twentieth Century Fox, Marv Films, Cloudy Productions, TSG Entertainment.  Screenplay by Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn, based on the comic book The Secret Service by Mark Millar, Dave Gibbons.  Cinematography by George Richmond.  Produced by Adam Bohling, David Reid, Matthew Vaughn.  Music by Henry Jackman, Matthew Margeson.  Production Design by Paul Kirby.  Costume Design by…

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Interstellar (2014)

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.   USA/United Kingdom, 2014.  Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros., Legendary Entertainment, Syncopy, Lynda Obst Productions, Government of Alberta, Alberta Media Fund, Atvinnuvega- og nýsköpunarráðuneytið.  Screenplay by Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan.  Cinematography by Hoyte Van Hoytema.  Produced by Christopher Nolan, Lynda Obst, Emma Thomas.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Nathan Crowley.  Costume Design by Mary Zophres.  Film…

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The Weather Man (2005)

GORE VERBINSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA/Germany, 2005.  Paramount Pictures, Escape Artists, Kumar Mobiliengesellschaft mbH & Co. Projekt Nr. 2 KG.  Screenplay by Steve Conrad.  Cinematography by Phedon Papamichael.  Produced by Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch.  Music by James S. Levine, Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Tom Duffield.  Costume Design by Penny Rose.  Film Editing by Craig Wood.   Nicolas Cage plays a…

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Valentino: The Last Emperor

MATT TYRNAUER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2008.  Acolyte Films.  Cinematography by Tom Hurwitz.  Produced by Matt Kapp, Matt Tyrnauer.  Music by Joel Goodman.  Film Editing by Bob Eisenhardt, Frederic Tcheng.  Toronto International Film Festival 2008.   Entertaining look at the last of the giant fashion names of yore, whose solitary moniker has come to represent cutting-edge, classy style after decades in…

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