Anatomy Of Hell (2004)

CATHERINE BREILLAT Bil’s rating (out of 5): B Original Title: Anatomie de l’enfer France/Portugal, 2004.  Flach Film, CB Films, Canal+, Centre National du Cinema et de L’Image Animee, Animatógrafo II.   Screenplay by Catherine Breillat, based on her novel Pornocratie.   Cinematography by Giorgos Arvanitis, Guillaume Schiffman.  Produced by Jean-François Lepetit.   Music by Mathias Bernard.   Production Design…

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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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Call Me By Your Name (2017)

LUCA GUADAGNINO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   Italy/France/Brazil/USA, 2017.  Frenesy Film Company, La Cinéfacture, RT Features, Water’s End Productions, M.Y.R.A. Entertainment, Ministero per I Beni e le Attivita Culturali, Lombardia Film Commission.  Screenplay by James Ivory, based on the novel by André Aciman.  Cinematography by Sayombhu Mukdeeprom. Produced by Emilie Georges, Luca Guadagnino, James Ivory, Marco Morabito, Howard Rosenman,…

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Saint Laurent (2014)

BERTRAND BONELLO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  France/Belgium, 2014.  Mandarin Films, EuropaCorp, Orange Studio, Arte France Cinéma, Canal+, Ciné+, Arte France, SofiTVCiné, La Banque Postale Image 7, Films Distribution, Région Ile-de-France, Procirep, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Scope Pictures.  Screenplay by Bertrand Bonello, Thomas Bidegain.  Cinematography by Josee Deshaies.  Produced by Eric Altmayer, Nicolas Altmayer, Christophe Lambert.  Music by Bertrand…

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Sylvia (2003)

CHRISTINE JEFFS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  United Kingdom, 2003.  BBC Films, British Film Council, Capitol Films, Focus Features, Ruby Films.  Screenplay by John Brownlow.Cinematography by John Toon.  Produced by Alison Owen.  Music by Gabriel Yared.  Production Design by Maria Djurkovic.  Costume Design by Sandy Powell.  Film Editing by Tariq Anwar.   A sad waste of a great opportunity: Gwyneth Paltrow‘s beautiful work…

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Bunuel And King Solomon’s Table (2001)

CARLOS SAURA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Bunuel Y La Mesa del Rey Salomon Spain/Mexico/Germany, 2001.  Rioja Films Producciones Cinematográficas S.L., Centre Promotor de la Imatge S.A., Castelao Producciones, Road Movies Filmproduktion, Altavista Films, Televisión Española, Canal+ España, Televisió de Catalunya, Ministerio de Cultura, Eurimages, Fondo Ibermedia, Gobierno de Aragón Departamento de Cultura y Turismo,…

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Let My People Go!

BBB (out of 5) This delightful comedy is hampered by a rushed ending that unnecessarily hurries its hilarity toward a premature conclusion. Nicolas Maury is effortlessly charming as a Parisian native working as a postal clerk in Finland, living happily with his boyfriend in connubial bliss. When a man mysteriously dies on his front lawn in…

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The Last Mistress (2007)

CATHERINE BREILLAT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Une Vielle Maitresse France/Italy, 2007.  Flach Film, CB Films, France 3 Cinéma, StudioCanal, Buskin Film, Canal+, Centre National de la Cinématographie, TPS Star, Région Ile-de-France.  Screenplay by Catherine Breillat, based on the novel by Jules-Amedee Barbey d’Aurevilly.  Cinematography by Giorgos Arvanitis.  Produced by Jean-François Lepetit.  Production Design by François-Renaud Labarthe.  Costume Design…

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