The Card Counter (2021)

PAUL SCHRADER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB United Kingdom/China/USA, 2021. Focus Features, LB Entertainment, Astrakan Film AB, Bona Film Group, Convergent Media, Enriched Media Group, HanWay Films, One Two Twenty Entertainment, Redline Entertainment. Screenplay by Paul Schrader. Cinematography by Alexander Dynan. Produced by Lauren Mann, Braxton Pope, David M. Wulf. Music by Robert Levon…

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The Loveless (1981)

KATHRYN BIGELOW, MONTY MONTGOMERY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1981.  Pioneer Films.  Screenplay by Kathryn Bigelow, Monty Montgomery.  Cinematography by Doyle Smith.  Produced by A. Kitman Ho, Grafton Nunes. Music by Robert Gordon.  Production Design by Lilly Kilvert.  Film Editing by Nancy Kanter. Kathryn Bigelow makes her feature debut co-directing this stylish cult…

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Motherless Brooklyn (2019)

EDWARD NORTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2019.  Class 5 Films, MWM Studios, Warner Bros. Pictures.  Screenplay by Edward Norton, based on the novel by Jonathan Lethem.  Cinematography by Dick Pope.  Produced by Michael Bederman, Bill Migliore, Daniel Nadler, Edward Norton, Gigi Pritzker, Rachel Shane, Robert F. Smith.   Music by Daniel Pemberton.  Production…

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The Lighthouse (2019)

ROBERT EGGERS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  Canada/USA, 2019.  A24, New Regency Pictures, RT Features.  Screenplay by Max Eggers, Robert Eggers.  Cinematography by Jarin Blaschke.  Produced by Robert Eggers, Youree Henley, Lourenço Sant’ Anna, Rodrigo Teixeira, Jay Van Hoy.  Music by Mark Korven.  Production Design by Craig Lathrop.  Costume Design by Linda Muir.  Film…

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Aquaman (2018)

JAMES WAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.   Australia/USA, 2018.  DC Comics, DC Entertainment, Panoramic Pictures, Rodeo FX, The Safran Company, Warner Bros..  Story by Geoff Johns, James Wan, Will Beall, Screenplay by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, Will Beall, based on Aquaman created by Mort Weisinger, Paul Norris.  Cinematography by Don Burgess.  Produced by Rob Cowan, Peter Safran.  Music by Rupert…

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At Eternity’s Gate (2018)

JULIAN SCHNABEL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   Switzerland/United Kingdom/France/USA, 2018.  Iconoclast, Riverstone Pictures, SPK Pictures.  Screenplay by Jean-Claude Carrière, Louise Kugelberg, Julian Schnabel.  Cinematography by Benoit Delhomme.  Produced by Jon Kilik.  Music by Tatiana Lisovkaia.  Production Design by Stéphane Cressend.  Costume Design by Cecile Vatelot.  Film Editing by Louise Kugelberg, Julian Schnabel.  It seems incredible after almost forty films have already been…

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Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

KENNETH BRANAGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   Twentieth Century Fox, Genre Films, Kinberg Genre, The Mark Gordon Company, Scott Free Productions, Latina Pictures, The Estate of Agatha Christie.  Malta/USA, 2017.  Screenplay by Michael Green, based on the novel by Agatha Christie.  Cinematography by Haris Zambarloukos.  Produced by Kenneth Branagh, Mark Gordon, Judy Hofflund, Simon Kinberg, Michael Schaefer, Ridley Scott.  Music by Patrick…

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The Florida Project (2017)

SEAN BAKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   USA, 2017.  Cre Film, Freestyle Picture Company, June Pictures, Sweet Tomato Films.  Screenplay by Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch.  Cinematography by Alexis Zabe.  Produced by Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch, Kevin Chinoy, Andrew Duncan, Alex Saks, Francesca Silvestri, Shih-Ching Tsou.  Music by Lorne Balfe.  Production Design by Stephonik Youth.  Costume Design by Fernando Rodriguez.  Film Editing by Sean…

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John Wick (2014)

CHAD STAHELSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   USA, 2014.  Thunder Road Pictures, 87Eleven, MJW Films, DefyNite Films, Company Films, Huayi Brothers Media, Poquito Productions, Unbelievable Entertainment.  Screenplay by Derek Kolstad.  Cinematography by Jonathan Sela.  Produced by Basil Iwanyk, David Leitch, Eva Longoria.  Music by Tyler Bates, Joel J. Richard.  Production Design by Dan Leigh.  Costume Design by Luca Mosca.  Film Editing by Elisabet…

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Manderlay (2005)

LARS VON TRIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Denmark/Sweden/Netherlands/France/Germany/United Kingdom/Italy, 2005.  Zentropa Entertainments, Isabella Films B.V., Manderlay, Sigma Films, Memfis Film, Ognon Pictures, Pain Unlimited GmbH Filmproduktion, Edith Film Oy, Invicta Capital, Film i Vast, Danmarks Radio, Arte France Cinema, Sveriges Television, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, ARTE, Nederlandse Programma Stichting, YLE Co-Productions, Canal+, Canal Television AB, Degeto…

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Finding Dory (2016)

ANDREW STANTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2016.  Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Andrew Stanton, Victoria Strouse, additional material by Bob Peterson, Angus MacLane, from a story by Andrew Stanton.  Cinematography by Jeremy Lasky.  Produced by Lindsey Collins.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Steve Pilcher.  Film Editing by Axel Geddes.  North Carolina Film Critics Awards…

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The Dust Of Time (2008)

THEODOROS ANGELOPOULOS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Trilogia II: I Skoni Tou Hronou Greece/Italy/Germany/Russia, 2008.  Theo Angelopoulos Films, Greek Film Center, Hellenic Radio & Television, Multichoice Hellas-Nova, Classic, Lichtmeer Film GmbH, Studio 217, Greek Ministry of Culture, Fonds Eurimages du Conseil de l’Europe, Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali, Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Film Commission…

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