Asako I & II (2018)

RYUSUKE HAMAGUCHI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 Original Title: Netemo sametemo Japan/France, 2018.  Bitters End, C&I Entertainment, Comme des Cinémas, Elephant House, Nagoya Broadcasting Network, Netemo Sametemo Production Committee.  Screenplay by Sachiko Tanaka, Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, based on Netemo Sametemo by Tomoka Shibasaki.  Cinematography by Yasuyuki Sasaki.  Music by Tofubeats. Film Editing by Azusa Yamazaki….

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Too Late To Die Young (2018)

DOMINGA SOTOMAYOR CASTILLO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB. Original Title: Tarde Para Morir Joven Chile/Brazil/Argentina/Netherlands/Qatar, 2018.  Cinestación, RT Features, Ruda Cine, Circe Films.  Screenplay by Dominga Sotomayor Castillo.  Cinematography by Inti Briones. Produced by Dominga Sotomayor Castillo, Rodrigo Teixeira.  Production Design by Estefania Larrain. Costume Design by Felipe Criado, Estefania Larrain. Film Editing by…

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Dogman (2018)

MATTEO GARRONE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  Italy/France, 2018.  Archimede, Le Pacte, Rai Cinema, Canal+, Cine+, L’Aide aux Cinemas du Monde, Eurimages, Regione Lazio, Film Commission Regione Campania, Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo, Comune di Castel Volturno.   Story and screenplay by Ugo Chiti, Matteo Garrone, Massimo Gaudioso, with collaboration…

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Border (2018)

ALI ABBASI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Original title:  Gräns Sweden/Denmark, 2018.  Meta Film Stockholm, Black Spark Film & TV, Kärnfilm, Film i Vast, Sveriges Television, Meta Film, Copenhagen Film Fund, Svenska Filminstitutet, Eurimages, MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Det Danske Filminstitut.  Screenplay by Ali Abbasi, Isabella Eklöf, John…

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3 Faces (2018)

JAFAR PANAHI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Original title:  Se rokh Iran, 2018.    Jafar Panahi Film Productions, Kino Lorber.   Screenplay by Jafar Panahi, Nader Saeivar  Cinematography by Amin Jafari.  Produced by Jafar Panahi.  Production Design by Leila Naghdi Pari.  Costume Design by Leila Naghdi Pari.  Film Editing by Mastaneh Mohajer, Panah Panahi.  Cannes Film…

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Diamantino (2018)

GABRIEL ABRANTES, DANIEL SCHMIDT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Portugal/France/Brazil, 2018.  Maria & Mayer, Les Films du Bélier, Syndrome Films, Filmes do Tejo.  Screenplay by Gabriel Abrantes, Daniel Schmidt. Cinematography by Charles Ackley Anderson.  Produced by Maria Joao Mayer, Justin Taurand, Daniel van Hoogstraten.  Music by Adriana Holtz, Ulysse Klotz.  Production Design by Cypress…

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Papi Chulo (2018)

JOHN BUTLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Ireland/United Kingdom, 2018.  Treasure Entertainment, Metrol Technology, Head Gear Films.  Screenplay by John Butler.  Cinematography by Cathal Watters.  Produced by Rebecca O’Flanagan, Robert Walpole.  Music by John McPhillips.  Production Design by Susannah Honey.  Costume Design by Joanna David.  Film Editing by John O’Connor.  Toronto International Film Festival…

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Non-Fiction (2018)

OLIVIER ASSAYAS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Original title:  Doubles vies France, 2018.  CG Cinéma, Vortex Sutra, Arte France Cinema, Playtime, Arte France, Canal+, Cine@, Cinécapital, Cinéventure 3, Cofinova 14, Indéfilms 6, La Banque Postale Image 11, Sofica Manon 8, SofiTVciné 5, Lynk Investments Trading Service Construction.  Screenplay by Olivier Assayas.  Cinematography by Yorick Le…

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Red Joan (2018)

TREVOR NUNN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  United Kingdom, 2018.  Trademark Films.  Screenplay by Lindsay Shapero.  Cinematography by Zac Nicholson.  Produced by David Parfitt.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Cristina Casali.  Costume Design by Charlotte Walter.  Film Editing by Kristina Hetherington.  Toronto International Film Festival 2018.  Aging widow Joan Stanley (Judi Dench)…

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Free Solo (2018)

JIMMY CHIN, ELIZABETH CHAI VASARHELYI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2018.  Itinerant Films, Little Monster Films, National Geographic, Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation.  Cinematography by Jimmy Chin.  Produced by Jimmy Chin, Shannon Dill, Evan Hayes, Shannon Hill, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi.  Music by Marco Beltrami.  Film Editing by Bob Eisenhardt.  Academy Awards 2018.  National Board of…

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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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That Time Of Year (2018)

PAPRIKA STEEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Original title:  Den tid på året  Denmark, 2018. Nordisk Film Production, Det Danske Filminstitut, FilmFyn, TV2 Danmark.  Screenplay by Jakob Weis.  Produced by Mikael Chr. Rieks.  Music by Jeppe Kaas.  Production Design by Lasse Strøm. Costume Design by Stine Gudmundsen-Holmgreen.  Film Editing by Jacob Thuesen.  Toronto International Film Festival 2018.   Anyone who has watched The Family Stone, Home…

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