Mr. Nobody (2009)

JACO VAN DORMAEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB. Belgium/Germany/Canada/France/USA/United Kingdom, 2009.  Pan Européenne, Virtual Films, Christal Films, Pathe, Integral Films, Lago Film, Toto & Co Films, SCOPE Invest, Groupe Un, Caviar Films, ARD Degeto Film, Belga Films, Canal+, Caviar, CineCinema, Climax Films, Deutscher Filmforderfonds, Fortis Film Fund, France 2, France 2 Cinema, France 3, France 3 Cinema,…

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Luck (2003)

PETER WELLINGTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  Canada, 2003.  The Film Farm.  Screenplay by Peter Wellington.  Cinematography by Luc Montpellier.  Produced by Simone Urdl, Jennifer Weiss.  Music by Melissa Auf der Maur. Production Design by Kathleen Climie.  Costume Design by Brenda Broer.  Film Editing by Christopher Donaldson.   An amiable young man (Luke Kirby) falls into the pit of gambling addiction thanks to the habits of…

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Dawn Of The Dead (2004)

ZACK SNYDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA/Canada/Japan/France, 2004.  Strike Entertainment, New Amsterdam Entertainment, Metropolitan Filmexport, Toho-Towa.  Screenplay by James Gunn, based on the 1978 screenplay by George A. Romero.  Cinematography by Matthew F. Leonetti.  Produced by Marc Abraham, Eric Newman, Richard P. Rubinstein.  Music by Tyler Bates.  Production Design by Andrew Neskoromny.  Costume Design by Denise Cronenberg.  Film Editing by Niven Howie….

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Take This Waltz (2011)

SARAH POLLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  Canada/Spain/Japan, 2011.  Joe’s Daughter, Astral Media, The Harold Greenberg Fund.  Screenplay by Sarah Polley.  Cinematography by Luc Montpellier. Produced by Susan Cavan, Sarah Polley.  Music by Jonathan Goldsmith.  Production Design by Matthew Davies.  Costume Design by Lea Carlson.  Film Editing by Christopher Donaldson.  Toronto International Film Festival 2011.   Sarah Polley follows her heartbreaking and deep…

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Away From Her (2006)

SARAH POLLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Canada, 2006.  Foundry Films, Capri Releasing, HanWay Films, Echo Lake Entertainment, Telefilm Canada, Canadian Television Fund, The Movie Network, Super Ecran, Astral Media, Ontario Media Development Corporation, Movie Central, Corus, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit, The Film Farm, Hollydan Works, Pulling Focus Pictures.  Screenplay by Sarah…

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Sugar

JOHN PALMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Canada, 2004.  New Real Films, Actra Tip, On the Stroll Productions.  Screenplay by Todd Klinck, Jaie Laplante, John Palmer, based on short stories by Bruce LaBruce.  Cinematography by John Westheuser.  Produced by John Buchan, Damion Nurse.  Music by Ravi Persaud.  Film Editing by Robert Kennedy.   An entire movie about junkie hustlers, how fun. Andre Noble is…

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Last Night (1998)

DON McKELLAR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Canada/France, 1998.  Rhombus Media, Téléfilm Canada, La Sept-Arte, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Haut et Court, Canada Television and Cable Production Fund, Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit.  Screenplay by Don McKellar.  Cinematography by Douglas Koch.  Produced by Niv Fichman, Daniel Iron.  Music by Alex Pauk, Alexina Louie.  Production Design by John Dondertman.  Costume…

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Go (1999)

DOUG LIMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1999.  Columbia Pictures, Banner Entertainment, Saratoga Entertainment.  Directed by Doug Liman.  Screenplay by John August.  Cinematography by Doug Liman.  Produced by Matt Freeman, Mickey Liddell, Paul Rosenberg.  Music by BT, Moby.  Production Design by Thomas P. Wilkins.  Costume Design by Genevieve Tyrrell.  Film Editing by Stephen Mirrione.  Independent Spirit Awards 1999.  National Board of Review Awards 1999.   Painfully hip…

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Stories We Tell

SARAH POLLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Canada, 2012.  National Film Board of Canada.  Screenplay by Sarah Polley, narration by Michael Polley.  Cinematography by Iris Ng.  Produced by Sonia Hosko, Anita Lee.  Music by Jonathan Goldsmith.  Production Design by Lea Carlson. Costume Design by Sarah Armstrong.  Film Editing by Mike Munn.  National Board of Review Awards 2013.  New York Film Critics 2013.  North Carolina Film…

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No Such Thing (2001)

HAL HARTLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Iceland/USA, 2001.  American Zoetrope, Icelandic Film, True Fiction Pictures.  Screenplay by Hal Hartley.  Cinematography by Michael Spiller.  Produced by Friðrik Þór Friðriksson, Hal Hartley, Cecilia Kate Roque.  Music by Hal Hartley.  Production Design by Arni Pall Johannsson.  Costume Design by Frank L. Fleming, Helga I. Stefánsdóttir.  Film Editing by Steve Hamilton. A surprisingly energetic Sarah…

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The Law Of Enclosures (2000)

JOHN GREYSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Canada, 2000.  Alliance Atlantis Communications, Buffalo Gal Pictures, Odeon Films, Pluck.  Screenplay by John Greyson, based on the novel by Dale Peck.  Cinematography by Kim Derko.  Produced by Damon D’Oliveira, John Greyson, Phyllis Laing.  Music by Don Pyle, Andrew Zealley.  Production Design by Rejean Labrie.  Costume Design by Charlotte Penner.  Film Editing by Mike Munn.  Toronto International Film Festival…

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The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen (1988)

TERRY GILLIAM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/West Germany, 1988.  Prominent Features, Laura Film, Allied Filmmakers.  Screenplay by Charles McKeown, Terry Gilliam, based on the novel by Gottfried August Burger, Rudolph Erich Raspe.  Cinematography by Giuseppe Rotunno.  Produced by Thomas Schuhly.  Music by Michael Kamen.  Production Design by Dante Ferretti.  Costume Design by Gabriella Pescucci.  Film Editing by Peter Hollywood.  Academy Awards 1988.  …

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