The Hitman’s Bodyguard (2017)

PATRICK HUGHES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.   USA/Hong Kong/Bulgaria/Netherlands/Canada/United Kingdom/France, 2017.  Summit Entertainment, Millennium Films, Cristal Pictures, East Light Media, TIK Films, Nu Boyana Film Studios, Campbell Grobman Films, TDMP, Netherlands Film Production Incentive, London Studios, Above the Line Set Assistance & Security, Davis Films, Skydance Media.  Screenplay by Tom O’Connor.  Cinematography by Jules…

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Too Late To Die Young (2018)

DOMINGA SOTOMAYOR CASTILLO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB. Original Title: Tarde Para Morir Joven Chile/Brazil/Argentina/Netherlands/Qatar, 2018.  Cinestación, RT Features, Ruda Cine, Circe Films.  Screenplay by Dominga Sotomayor Castillo.  Cinematography by Inti Briones. Produced by Dominga Sotomayor Castillo, Rodrigo Teixeira.  Production Design by Estefania Larrain. Costume Design by Felipe Criado, Estefania Larrain. Film Editing by…

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Domino (2019)

BRIAN DE PALMA Bil’s rating (out of 5): 0.5.  Denmark/France/Belgium/Italy/Netherlands/USA/United Kingdom, 2019.  Backup Media, Saban Films, Schønne Film, Zilvermeer Productions, N279 Entertainment, Action Brand, Recalcati Multimedia, Light Industry Motion Pictures, Beluga Tree, Proximus, Canal+, Cine+, Global Road Entertainment.  Screenplay by Petter Skavlan. Cinematography by Jose Luis Alcaine.  Produced by Michel Schønnemann, Els Vandevorst.  Music by…

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State Funeral (2019)

SERGEY LOZNITSA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Netherlands/Lithuania, 2019.  Atoms & Void, Studio Uljana Kim, Nutprdukce.  Screenplay by Sergey Loznitsa.  Produced by Maria Baker-Choustova, Sergey Loznitsa.  Film Editing by Danielius Kokanauskis.  Toronto International Film Festival 2019.   Experimental documentary filmmaker Sergei Loznita provokes a great deal of thought and reflection in the manner that…

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A Gentle Creature (2017)

SERGEY LOZNITSA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5. Original title:  Krotkaya France/Germany/Russia/Lithuania/Netherlands/Ukraine/Latvia, 2017.  Slot Machine, Arte France Cinema, GP Cinema Company, LOOKSfilm, Studio Uljana Kim, Wild at Art, Graniet Film BV, Solar Media Entertainment, Wild Bunch, Haut et Court, Potemkine Films, Atoms & Void, Film Angels Studio.  Screenplay by Sergey Loznitsa.  Cinematography by Oleg Mutu. …

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Monos (2019)

ALEJANDRO LANDES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  Colombia/Argentina/Netherlands/Germany/Sweden/Uruguay/USA/Switzerland/Denmark, 2019.  Bord Cadre Films, CounterNarrative Films, Dynamo, El Campo Cine, Film i Vast, Le Pacte, Lemming Film, Mutante Cine, Pando Producciones, Pandora Filmproduktion, Snowglobe Films.  Story by Alejandro Landes, Screenplay by Alejandro Landes, Alexis Dos Santos.  Cinematography by Jasper Wolf.  Produced by Fernando Epstein, Alejandro Landes,…

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My Joy (2010)

SERGEY LOZNITSA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  Original title:  Schaste moe Germany/Ukraine/Netherlands, 2010.  Ma.ja.de. Fiction, Arte France, Kinofilm, Lemming Film, Ma.Ja.De Filmproduktion, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Mitteldeutsche Medienforderung, Sota Cinema Group, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen.  Screenplay by Sergey Loznitsa.  Cinematography by Oleg Mutu.  Produced by Heino Deckert, Oleg Kokhan.  Production Design by Kirill Shuvalov.  Costume Design by Tuuli Malinovski,…

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Hurricane (1979)

JAN TROELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.   USA/Netherlands, 1979.  Dino De Laurentiis Company, Famous Films.  Screenplay by Lorenzo Semple Jr., based on the novel by James Norman Hall, Charles Nordhoff.  Cinematography by Sven Nykvist.  Produced by Dino De Laurentiis.  Music by Nino Rota.  Production Design by Danilo Donati.  Costume Design by Danilo Donati.  Film Editing by Sam O’Steen.  Dino De Laurentiis was so…

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The Wound (2017)

JOHN TRENGOVE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   Original title:  Inxeba South Africa/Germany/Netherlands/France, 2017.  Riva Filmproduktion, Das Kleine Fernsehspiel, ZDF/Arte, OAK Motion Pictures, Cool Take Pictures, Deuxieme Ligne Films, Sampek Productions, Edition Salzgeber, Figjam Entertainment, Urucu Media.  Screenplay by Malusi Bengu, Thando Mgqolozana, John Trengove, based on the novel A Man Who Is Not A Man by Thando Mgzolozana….

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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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Dunkirk (2017)

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   United Kingdom/Netherlands/France/USA, 2017.  Syncopy, Warner Bros., Dombey Street Productions, Kaap Holland Film,  Canal+, Cine+, RatPac-Dune Entertainment.  Screenplay by Christopher Nolan.  Cinematography by Hoyte Van Hoytema.  Produced by Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Nathan Crowley.  Costume Design by Jeffrey Kurland.  Film Editing by Lee Smith.  Academy Awards 2017.  AFI Awards 2017.  Boston Film…

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I Dream In Another Language (2017)

ERNESTO CONTRERAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BBBB.   Original title:  Sueno en Otro Idioma Mexico/Netherlands, 2017.  Revolver Amsterdam, Agencia SHA, Alebrije Cine y Video, Cinema Maquina, Eficine, Estudios Churubusco Azteca S.A., Fondo para la Producción Cinematográfica de Calidad.  Screenplay by Carlos Contreras.  Cinematography by Tonatiuh Martinez.  Produced by Luis Albores, Erika Avila, Monica Lozano, Eamon O’Farrill, Dijana Olcay-Hot, Raymond van…

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