My Octopus Teacher (2020)

PIPPA EHRLICH, JAMES REED Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 South Africa, 2020. A Netflix Original Documentary, Off The Fence, The Sea Change Project. Screenplay by Pippa Ehrlich, James Reed. Cinematography by Roger Horrocks. Produced by Craig Foster. Music by Kevin Smuts. Film Editing by Pippa Ehrlich, Dan Schwalm. Filmmaker and photojournalist Craig Foster spent…

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Scream Of Stone (1991)

WERNER HERZOG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB Original Title: Cerro Torre: Schrei aus Stein Alternate Title: Cerro Torre Scream Of Stone Germany/France/Canada/Italy/Argentina/United Kingdom/South Africa, 1991. Sera Filmproduktion, Molécule, Films A2, Les Films Stock International, Wildlife Films, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Constantin Film, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Canal+, Telefilm Canada, Lucky Red, Rai 2, European Script Fund,…

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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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The Dead Don’t Die (2019)

JIM JARMUSCH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA/Sweden/South Africa, 2019.  Animal Kingdom, Film i Vast.  Screenplay by Jim Jarmusch.  Cinematography by Frederick Elmes.  Produced by Joshua Astrachan, Carter Logan.  Music by Squrl.  Production Design by Alex DiGerlando.  Costume Design by Catherine George.  Film Editing by Affonso Goncalves. Jim Jarmusch follows his delicious take on…

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Cry The Beloved Country (1995)

DARRELL ROODT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  South Africa/USA, 1995.  Alpine Pty Limited, Distant Horizon, Miramax, Videovision Entertainment.  Screenplay by  Ronald Harwood, based on the novel by Alan Paton.  Cinematography by Paul Gilpin.  Produced by Anant Singh, Harry Alan Towers.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by David Barkham.  Costume Design by Ruy Filipe. …

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Fitzcarraldo (1982)

WERNER HERZOG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.   West Germany/Peru/South Africa, 1982.  Werner Herzog Filmproduktion, Pro-ject Filmproduktion, Filmverlag der Autoren, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Wildlife Films Peru.  Screenplay by Werner Herzog.  Cinematography by Thomas Mauch.  Produced by Werner Herzog, Willi Segler, Lucki Stipetic.  Music by Popol Vuh.  Production Design by Ulrich Bergfelder, Henning von Gierke.  Costume Design by Gisela Storch.  Film Editing by Beate…

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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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Wake Of Death (2004)

PHILIPPE MARTINEZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  United Kingdom/Germany/France/South Africa, 2004.  Bauer Martinez Studios, UKFS, Frame Werk Produktion GmbH & Co. KG, The Tower Limited Liability Partnership, Lucky 7 Productions LLC, Blue Rider Pictures, LMCP Films, Royal Bank of Scotland.  Screenplay by Mick Davis, Laurent Fellous, Philippe Martinez.  Cinematography by Emmanuel Kadosh, Michael Swan.  Produced by Alan…

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Zulu (2013)

JEROME SALLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  France/South Africa, 2013.  Eskwad, Pathé, Lobster Tree, M6 Films, Canal+, Ciné+, M6, W9.  Screenplay by Julien Rappeneau, Jerome Salle, based on the book by Caryl Ferey. Cinematography by Denis Rouden.  Produced by Richard Grandpierre.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Laurent Ott.  Costume Design by Rae Donnelly.  Film Editing by Stan Collet.  Cannes Film Festival 2013.  Toronto International…

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Impunity (2014)

JYOTI MISTRY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0.5.  South Africa, 2014.  Bioskope Pictures, Shadowy Meadows Productions.  Screenplay by Jyoti Mistry, based on the story by Trish Malone.  Cinematography by Eran Tahor.  Produced by Ken Kaplan, Florian Schattauer.  Music by Chris Letcher.  Film Editing by Melissa Parry, Khalid Shamis.  Toronto International Film Festival 2014. South African Bonnie And Clyde with none of the style or…

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Inescapable (2012)

RUBA NADDA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Canada/South Africa, 2012.  IFC Films, Myriad Pictures, Alliance, Foundry Films, Out of Africa Entertainment, Téléfilm Canada, The Harold Greenberg Fund, Ontario Media Development Corporation, Department of Trade and Industry of South Africa.  Screenplay by Ruba Nadda.  Cinematography by Luc Montpellier.  Produced by Daniel Iron, Lance Samuels.  Music by Geo Hohn, Jim Petrak. Production Design…

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The Bang Bang Club (2010)

STEVEN SILVER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Canada/South Africa, 2010.  Foundry Films, Instinctive Film, Out of Africa Entertainment, The Harold Greenberg Fund.  Screenplay by Steven Silver, based on the book The Bang Bang Club Snapshots From A Hidden War by Greg Marinovich, Joao Silva.  Cinematography by Miroslaw Baszak.  Produced by Adam Friedlander, Daniel Iron, Lance Samuels.  Music by Philip Miller.  Production Design by…

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