The Devil All The Time (2020)

ANTONIO CAMPOS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 2020.  Bronx Moving Co., Nine Stories Productions.   Screenplay by Antonio Campos, Paulo Campos, based on the novel by Donald Ray Pollock.   Cinematography by Lol Crawley.   Produced by Max Born, Jake Gyllenhaal, Riva Marker, Randall Poster.  Music by Danny Bensi, Saunder Jurriaans.   Production Design by Craig Lathrop. …

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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 Lighthouse (2019)

ROBERT EGGERS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  Canada/USA, 2019.  A24, New Regency Pictures, RT Features.  Screenplay by Max Eggers, Robert Eggers.  Cinematography by Jarin Blaschke.  Produced by Robert Eggers, Youree Henley, Lourenço Sant’ Anna, Rodrigo Teixeira, Jay Van Hoy.  Music by Mark Korven.  Production Design by Craig Lathrop.  Costume Design by Linda Muir.  Film…

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The King (2019)

DAVID MICHOD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/Hungary/Australia, 2019.  Netflix, Plan B Entertainment, Porchlight Films, Blue-Tongue Films, Pioneer Stilking Films, Yoki.  Screenplay by Joel Edgerton, David Michod.  Cinematography by Adam Arkapaw.   Produced by Joel Edgerton, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, David Michôd, Brad Pitt, Liz Watts.  Music by Nicholas Britell.  Production Design by Fiona…

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High Life (2018)

CLAIRE DENIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  United Kingdom/France/Germany/Poland/USA, 2018.  Alcatraz Films, Andrew Lauren Productions, Arte France Cinema, BFI Film Fund, Canal+, Cine+, Madants, Pandora Filmproduktion, Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej, The Apocalypse Films Company, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen.  Screenplay by Claire Denis, Jean-Pol Fargeau, Geoff Cox, consultant Nick Laird.  Cinematography by Yorick Le Saux, Tomasz Naumiuk.  Produced…

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Bel Ami (2012)

DECLAN DONNELLAN, NICK ORMEROD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.   United Kingdom/Italy, 2012.  Redwave Films, 19 Entertainment, Protagonist Pictures, Rai Cinema.  Screenplay by Rachel Bennette, based on the novel by Guy de Maupassant.  Cinematography by Stefano Falivene.  Produced by Ceri Hughes, Uberto Pasolini.  Music by Lakshman Joseph De Saram, Rachel Portman.  Production Design by Attila Kovacs.  Costume Design by Odile Dicks-Mireaux.  Film Editing by Gavin…

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Good Time (2017)

BENNY SAFDIE, JOSH SAFDIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 2017.  Elara Pictures, Rhea Films.  Screenplay by Ronald Bronstein, Josh Safdie.  Cinematography by Sean Price Williams.  Produced by Sebastian Bear-McClard, Oscar Boyson, Terry Dougas, Paris Kasidokostas Latsis.  Music by Daniel Lopatin.  Production Design by Sam Lisenco.  Costume Design by Miyako Bellizzi.  Film Editing by Ronald Bronstein, Benny Safdie.  Cannes Film Festival 2017.  Gotham Awards 2017.  Independent Spirit Awards…

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The Lost City Of Z (2016)

JAMES GRAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.    USA, 2016.  Keep Your Head, MICA Entertainment, MadRiver Pictures, Plan B Entertainment.  Screenplay by James Gray, based on the book by David Grann.  Cinematography by Darius Khondji.  Produced by Dede Gardner, James Gray, Dale Armin Johnson, Anthony Katagas, Jeremy Kleiner.  Music by Christopher Spelman.  Production Design by Jean-Vincent Puzos.  Costume Design by Sonia…

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Queen Of The Desert (2015)

WERNER HERZOG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   Morocco/USA, 2015.  Benaroya Pictures, H Films, Raslan Company of America.  Screenplay by Werner Herzog.  Cinematography by Peter Zeitlinger.  Produced by Michael Benaroya, Cassian Elwes, Nick N. Raslan.  Music by Klaus Badelt.  Production Design by Ulrich Bergfelder.  Costume Design by Michele Clapton.  Film Editing by Joe Bini.  Berlin Film Festival 2015.   Bored of life in the…

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Smash His Camera (2010)

LEON GAST Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2010.  Got The Shot Productions.  Cinematography by Don Lenzer.  Produced by Linda Saffire, Adam Schlesinger.  Music by Craig Hazen, David Wolfert.  Film Editing by Doug Abel. The current era of tabloid photography owes a lot to the career of Ron Galella, a photog for whom no potted plant was too…

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Little Ashes (2008)

PAUL MORRISON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/Spain, 2008.  APT Films, Aria Films, Factotum Barcelona S.L., Met Film Production, Met Film.  Screenplay by Philippa Goslett.  Cinematography by Adam Suschitzky.  Produced by Carlo Dusi, Jonny Persey, Jaume Vilalta.  Music by Miguel Mera.  Production Design by Pere Francesc.  Costume Design by Antonio Belart.  Film Editing by Rachel Tunnard. Best buddies Luis Bunuel and…

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Maps To The Stars (2014)

DAVID CRONENBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Canada/USA/Germany/France, 2014.  Prospero Pictures, Sentient Entertainment, SBS Productions, Integral Film.  Screenplay by Bruce Wagner.  Cinematography by Peter Suschitzky. Produced by Said Ben Said, Martin Kartz, Michel Merkt.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Carol Spier.  Costume Design by Denise Cronenberg.  Film Editing by Ronald Sanders.  Cannes Film Festival 2014.  Golden Globe Awards 2014.  Toronto International Film Festival 2014.   In…

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