The Mauritanian (2021)

KEVIN MACDONALD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB United Kingdom/USA, 2021. Wonder Street, 30West, BBC Films, Convergent Media, Great Point Media, Shadowplay Features, SunnyMarch, Topic Studios. Screen story by Michael Bronner, Screenplay by Michael Bronner, Rory Haines, Sohrab Noshirvani, based on the book Guantánamo Diary by Mohamedou Ould Slahi and Larry Siems. Cinematography by Alwin…

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The Past (2013)

ASGHAR FARHADI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Le Passe Memento Films Production, France 3 Cinéma, BIM Distribuzione, Canal+, Ciné+, France Télévisions, Eurimages, Région Ile-de-France, Centre National de la Cinématographie, MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Memento Films Distribution, Cofinova 9, Indéfilms, Cinémage 7, Palatine Étoile 10, Alvy Distribution, CN3 Productions.  France/Italy, 2013.  Screenplay by Asghar Farhadi.  Cinematography by Mahmoud…

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A Prophet

BBBBB (out of 5) Original title:  Un Prophete Superb epic that presents a French prison as a microcosm for one man’s coming to power. Tahar Rahim arrives in the slammer after being arrested for his first adult crime after a lifetime spent in juvenile delinquency. Unsure of himself, illiterate and vulnerable, he is immediately taken in by…

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