Dear Evan Hansen (2021)

STEPHEN CHBOSKY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB USA, 2021. Marc Platt Productions, Perfect World Pictures, Universal Pictures. Screenplay by Steven Levenson, based on the musical stage play, music and lyrics by Justin Paul, Benj Pasek, book by Steven Levenson. Cinematography by Brandon Trost. Produced by Marc Platt, Adam Siegel. Music by Benj Pasek, Justin…

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Becoming Cousteau (2021)

LIZ GARBUS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB USA, 2021. Story Syndicate, ACE Content, National Geographic Documentary Films, National Geographic. Screenplay by Mark Monroe, Pax Wassermann. Produced by Mridu Chandra, Dan Cogan, Liz Garbus, Evan Hayes. Music by Danny Bensi, Saunder Jurriaans. Film Editing by Pax Wassermann. Celebrated documentarian Liz Garbus brings her exuberant sense…

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Drive My Car (2021)

RYUSUKE HAMAGUCHI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB Original Title: Doraibu mai kâ Japan, 2021. Bitters End, C&I Entertainment, Culture Entertainment, Drive My Car Production Committee. Screenplay by Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, Takamasa Oe, based on a short story by Haruki Murakami. Cinematography by Hidetoshi Shinomiya. Produced by Tsuyoshi Gorô, Misaki Kawamura, Osamu Kubota, Sachio Matsushita, Yoshito…

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France (2021)

BRUNO DUMONT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB France/Germany/Italy/Belgium, 2021. 3B Productions, Red Balloon Film, Tea Time Film, Ascent Film, Scope Pictures, Arte France Cinema, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Rai Cinema, Ciné+, Eurimages, La Région Île-de-France, Pictanovo, Région Hauts-de-France, Procirep, Tax Shelter du Gouvernement Fédéral Belge, Filmförderfonds Bayern, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività…

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Out of Sync (2021)

JUANJO GIMENEZ PENA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 Original Title: Tres Spain/Lithuania/France, 2021. Axencia Galega das Industrias Culturais, Canal Plus, Crea SGR, Frida Nadir, Frida films, Generalitat de Catalunya – Departament de Cultura, Institut Català de les Empreses Culturals,  Instituto de la Cinematografia y de las Artes Audiovisuales, M-Films, Manny Films, Nadir Films, Radio…

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Lingui: The Sacred Bonds (2021)

MAHAMAT-SALEH HAROUN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: Lingui France/Germany/Belgium, 2021. Pili Films, Goi-Goi Productions, Made In Germany Filmproduktion, Beluga Tree. Screenplay by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun. Cinematography by Mathieu Giombini. Produced by Melanie Andernach, Diana Elbaum, Florence Stern. Music by Wasis Diop. Film Editing by Marie-Helene Dozo. Director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun once again takes a…

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The Girl And The Spider (2021)

RAMON ZURCHER, SILVAN ZURCHER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Original Title: Das Mädchen und die Spinne Switzerland, 2021. Beauvoir Films, Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen, Zürcher Film. Screenplay by Ramon Zürcher, Silvan Zürcher. Cinematography by Alexander Haßkerl. Produced by Adrian Blaser, Aline Schmid. Music by Philipp Moll. Production Design by Mortimer Chen, Sabina Winkler. Costume…

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Violet (2021)

JUSTINE BATEMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): B USA, 2021. SECTION 5. Screenplay by Justine Bateman. Cinematography by Mark Williams. Produced by Justine Bateman, Larry Hummel, Michael D. Jones, Matt Paul. Music by Vum. Production Design by Fernanda Guerrero. Costume Design by Peggy A. Schnitzer. Film Editing by Jay Friedkin. Olivia Munn plays a studio…

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Ahed’s Knee (2021)

NADAV LAPID Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 Original Title:  Ha’berech France/Israel/Germany, 2021. Arte France Cinema, Cinereach, Decia Films, Komplizen Film, Les Films du Bal, Pie Films. Screenplay by Nadav Lapid. Cinematography by Shai Goldman. Produced by Osnat Handelsman-Keren, Talia Kleinhendler, Judith Lou Lévy, Eve Robin. Production Design by Omri Yekutieli. Film Editing by Nili…

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The Power of the Dog (2021)

JANE CAMPION Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 United Kingdom/Australia/USA/Canada/New Zealand, 2021. See-Saw Films, Brightstar, Max Films International, BBC Films, Cross City Films, New Zealand Film Commission. Screenplay by Jane Campion, based on the novel by Thomas Savage. Cinematography by Ari Wegner. Produced by Jane Campion, Iain Canning, Roger Frappier, Tanya Seghatchian, Emile Sherman. Music…

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Dionne Warwick: Don’t Make Me Over (2021)

DAVID HEILBRONER, DAVE WOOLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 2021. Endeavor Content, Mister Smith Entertainment, Wooley Entertainment. Screenplay by Dave Wooley. Cinematography by Tom Bergmann, Thaddeus Wadleigh. Produced by Dave Wooley. Music by Deborah Mannis-Gardner. Film Editing by Stephen Perry.  Another great talent of popular music gets her due in this exuberantly adoring…

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Compartment No. 6 (2021)

JUHO KUOSMANEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB Original Title: Hytti nro 6 Finland/Russia/Estonia/Germany, 2021. Elokuvayhtiö Oy Aamu. Screenplay by Andris Feldmanis, Juho Kuosmanen, Livia Ulman, based on the novel by Rosa Liksom. Cinematography by Jani-Petteri Passi. Produced by Emilia Haukka, Jussi Rantamäki. Production Design by Kari Kankaanpää. Costume Design by Jannus Vahtra. Film Editing…

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