Wife Of A Spy (2020)

KIYOSHI KUROSAWA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 Original Title: Supai no tsuma Japan, 2020. C&I Entertainment, ENBU Seminar, Incline, Kirinzi, NHK Enterprises, NHK, Weroll. Screenplay by Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Tadashi Nohara. Cinematography by Tatsunosuke Sasaki. Produced by Hideyuki Okamoto, Teruhisa Yamamoto. Music by Ryosuke Nagaoka. Production Design by Norifumi Ataka. Costume Design by…

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Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream (2012)

ALEX GIBNEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA/South Africa, 2012.  ARTE, British Broadcasting Corporation, Danmarks Radio, Democracy Pictures, ITVS International, Jigsaw Productions, NHK, Norsk Rikskringkasting, Steps International, Sveriges Television, The Open University, Vrijzinnig Protestantse Radio Omroep, Yleisradio, ZDF/Arte.  Screenplay by Alex Gibney, Chad Beck, Adam Bolt.  Cinematography by Ronan Killeen, Lisa Rinzler.  Produced by…

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Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda (2017)

STEPHEN NOMURA SCHIBLE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Japan/USA, 2017.  AVROTROS, Avex Digital, Borderland Media, Cineric Creative, DENTSU Music And Entertainment, Documentary Japan, Kadokawa, NHK.   Cinematography by Tom Richmond, Neo Sora.   Produced by Eric Nyari, Stephen Nomura Schible.   Film Editing by Keiko Deguchi, Hisayo Kushida, Yûji Ohshige.  After decades of creating music, for himself…

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Burning (Beoning) (2018)

CHANG-DONG LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   South Korea, 2018.   Pine House Film, NHK, Now Films.  Screenplay by Jungmi Oh, Chang-dong Lee, based on the short story Barn Burning by Haruki Murakami.  Cinematography by Kyung-pyo Hong.  Produced by Chang-dong Lee, Gwang-hee Ok.  Music by Mowg.  Production Design by Jum-hee Shin.  Costume Design by Choong-yeon Lee.  Film Editing by Da-won Kim, Hyun Kim. …

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Prospero’s Books (1991)

PETER GREENAWAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/Netherlands/France/Italy/Japan, 1991.  Allarts, Cinéa, Caméra One, Penta Film, Elsevier-Vendex Film Beheer, Channel 4 International, Vrijzinnig Protestantse Radio Omroep, Canal+, NHK, Pierson, Heldring & Pierson N.V., Palace Pictures.  Screenplay by Peter Greenaway, based on the play The Tempest by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Sacha Vierny.  Produced by Kees Kasander.  Music by…

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Russian Ark (2002)

ALEXANDER SOKUROV Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Original title:  Russky Kovcheg Russia/Germany, 2002.  The State Hermitage Museum, The Hermitage Bridge Studio, Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Beauftragter der Bundesregierung für Angelegenheiten der Kultur und der Medien, Filmbüro NW, WDR/Arte, Fora Film, Koppmedia, NHK, Seville Pictures, YLE TV1, Danmarks Radio, AST Studio, Mariinsky Theatre, Egoli…

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The Road (2001)

DAREZHAN OMIRBAYEV Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB Original title:  Jol Kazakhstan/France/Japan, 2001.    Artcam International, Kadam-T Kazakhfilm Aïmanov, NHK.  Screenplay by Darezhan Omirbayev, Limara Zjeksembayeva.  Cinematography by Boris Trochev.  Produced by Joel Farges, Elise Jalladeau, Makoto Ueda.  Film Editing by R. Belyakova.   Skull-crushing bore about a film director on his way to his mother’s house after finding out that she is ill…

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Visions Of Light (1992)

ARNOLD GLASSMAN, TODD McCARTHY, STUART SAMUELS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA/Japan, 1992.  American Film Institute, NHK.  Screenplay by Todd McCarthy.  Cinematography by Nancy Schreiber.  Produced by Stuart Samuels.  Film Editing by Arnold Glassman.   Movies about movies are always entertaining, and this beautiful film about the art of cinematography is no exception. The filmmakers have interviewed a group of…

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The Princess And The Goblin (1991)

JOZSEF GEMES Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  United Kingdom/Hungary/Japan, 1991.  Siriol Productions, Pannónia Filmstúdió, Sianel 4 Cymru, NHK, J&M Entertainment.  Screenplay by Robin Lyons, based on the novel by George MacDonald.  Produced by Robin Lyons.  Music by Istvan Lerch.  Production Design by Andrew Offiler, Wayne Thomas, Mike Wall.  Film Editing by Magda Hap.   In order to be properly adapted to…

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