The Unknown Woman (2006)

GIUSEPPE TORNATORE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  La Sconosciuta Alternate title:  The Unknown Italy/France, 2006.  Medusa Film, Manigolda Film, Sky, Cinecittá Studios, Friuli Venezia Giulia Film Commission, Umbria Film Commission.  Story and Screenplay by Giuseppe Tornatore, Collaboration with Massimo De Rita. Cinematography by Fabio Zamarion.  Produced by Laura Fattori.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Tonino Zera.  Costume Design by…

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The Way (2010)

EMILIO ESTEVEZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/Spain, 2010.  Filmax Entertainment, Icon Entertainment International, Elixir Films.  Screenplay by Emilio Estevez, based on the book Off The Road: A Modern-Day Walk Down The Pilgrim’s Route Into Spain by Jack Hitt.  Cinematography by Juan Miguel Azpiroz.  Produced by David Alexanian, Emilio Estevez.  Music by Tyler Bates.  Production Design by Víctor Molero.  Costume Design by…

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Speaking Of Bunuel (2000)

JOSE LUIS LOPEZ-LINARES, JAVIER RIOYO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB Original title:  A Proposito De Bunuel Alternate title:  Regarding Bunuel Mexico/Spain/France/USA, 2000.  Cero en Conducta S.L., Filmoteca de la UNAM, Fondo para la Producción Cinematográfica de Calidad, Producciones Amaranta.  Screenplay by Agustin Sanchez Vidal.  Cinematography by Mauricio Villavecchia.  Produced by Jorge Sanchez.  Music by Mauricio Villavecchia.  Film Editing by Fidel Collados.   Wonderful documentary…

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Carnage

BB.5 (out of 5) Original title:  Carnages A large ensemble cast of characters are tied by a tenuous thread in this French/Spanish take on Magnolia. The connection here is the carcass of a bull that gored its opponent in the ring before being chopped up and distributed throughout Europe. Chiara Mastroianni stands out as an aspiring actress…

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1492: Conquest Of Paradise (1992)

RIDLEY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   France/Spain, 1992.  Gaumont, Légende Films, France 3 Cinéma, Due West, Cyrkfilms, Ministère de la Culture, Spanish Ministry of Culture.  Screenplay by Rose Bosch.  Cinematography by Adrian Biddle.  Produced by Alain Goldman, Ridley Scott.  Music by Vangelis.  Production Design by Norris Spencer.  Costume Design by Charles Knode, Barbara Rutter.  Film Editing by William M. Anderson, Francoise…

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The Things Of Love (1989)

JAIME CHAVARRI Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5 Original title:  Las Cosas Del Querer Spain, 1989.  Compañía Iberoamericana de TV, Lince Films S.A., Productora Andaluza de Programas S.A., Televisión Española.  Story by Lazaro Irazabal, Antonio Larreta, Dialogue by Jaime Chavarri, Fernando Colomo, Lazaro Irazabal.  Cinematography by Hans Burmann.  Produced by Francisco Belinchon, Luis Sanz.  Music by Gregorio Garcia Segura.  Production Design by…

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Blancanieves

BB.5 (out of 5) A woman dies in childbirth on the same day that her husband (Daniel Giménez Cacho) is barely rescued from death after being gored in the ring.  Now physically incapacitated by his injuries and unable to resist the machinations of an ambitious, evil nurse (Maribel Verdú), the torero is locked away in…

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That Obscure Object Of Desire (1977)

LUIS BUNUEL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  Original title:  Cet Obscur Object Du Desir France/Spain, 1977.  Greenwich Film Productions, Les Films Galaxie, In-Cine Compañía Industrial Cinematográfica.  Scenario by Luis Bunuel, collaboration with Jean-Claude Carriere, inspired by the book La Femme et le Pantin by Pierre Louys.  Cinematography by Edmond Richard.  Produced by Serge Silberman.  Production Design by Pierre Guffroy.  Costume Design…

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Broken Embraces (2009)

PEDRO ALMODOVAR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Los Abrazos Rotos Spain, 2009.  Universal Pictures International, Canal+ Espana, El Deseo, Instituto de Credito Oficial, Instituto de la Cinematografia y de las Artes Audiovisuales, Lanzarote Reserva de Biosfera, Ministerio de Cultura, Television Espanola.  Screenplay by Pedro Almodovar.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Agustín Almodóvar, Esther García.  Music by Alberto…

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Live Flesh (1997)

PEDRO ALMODOVAR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Original title:  Carne Tremula France/Spain, 1997.  El Deseo, CiBy 2000, France 3 Cinéma.  Screenplay by Pedro Almodovar, Jorge Guerricaechevarria, Ray Loriga, based on the novel by Ruth Rendell.  Cinematography by Affonso Beato.  Produced by Agustín Almodóvar.  Music by Alberto Iglesias.  Production Design by Antxon Gomez.  Costume Design by Jose Maria de Cossio.  Film Editing by José…

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