Common Wealth (2000)

ALEX DE LA IGLESIA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  La Comunidad Spain, 2000.  Antena 3 Televisión, Lolafilms, Vía Digital.  Screenplay by Jorge Guerricaechevarria, Alex de la Iglesia.  Cinematography by Kiko de la Rica.  Produced by Andrés Vicente Gómez.  Music by Roque Baños.  Production Design by Jose Luis Arrizabalaga, Biaffra.  Costume Design by Paco Delgado.  Film Editing by Alejandro Lazaro. Deliciously droll horror comedy…

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The Disappearance Of Garcia Lorca (1997)

MARCO ZURINAGA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Alternate title:  Death In Granada Spain/France/USA/Puerto Rico, 1997.  Antena 3 Televisión, Canal+, Enrique Cerezo Producciones Cinematográficas S.A., Esparza / Katz Productions, Kanzaman, Miramar Films.  Screenplay by Marco Zurinaga, Juan Antonio Ramos, Neil Cohen, based on the books The Assassination of Federico Garcia Lorca and Federico Garcia Lorca: A Life by Ian…

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Second Skin (1999)

GERARDO VERA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Original title:  Segunda Piel Spain, 1999.  Antena 3 Televisión, Lolafilms, Vía Digital.  Original idea by Gerardo Vera, Writer Angeles Gonzalez Sinde.  Cinematography by Julio Madurga.  Produced by Andrés Vicente Gómez.  Music by Roque Baños.  Production Design by Ana Alvargonzalez.  Costume Design by Macarena Soto.  Film Editing by Nicholas Wentworth.   Ariadna Gil discovers a hotel bill in her husband’s pocket that…

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Chef’s Special (2008)

NACHO G. VELILLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Fuera De Carta Spain, 2008.  Antena 3 Televisión, Canguro Produzioni Internazionali Cinematografiche, Ensueño Films.  Written by Oriol Capel, David S. Olivas, Antonio Sanchez, Nacho G. Velilla. Cinematography by David Omedes.  Produced by Nacho G. Velilla, Tadeo Villalba hijo, Daniel Ecija.  Music by Juango Javierre.  Production Design by Javier Fernández.  Costume Design by Silvia…

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Shanghai Spell (2002)

FERNANDO TRUEBA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  El Embrujo De Shanghai Spain/France/United Kingdom, 2002.  Antena 3 Televisión, Eurimages, Lolafilms, MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Pyramide-Orsans Productions, Shanghai Spell, TeleMadrid, Vía Digital.  Screenplay by Fernando Trueba, based on the novel by Juan Marse.  Cinematography by Jose Luis Lopez-Linares.  Produced by Andrés Vicente Gómez, Cristina Huete.  Music by Antoine Duhamel.  Production Design…

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No Shame (2001)

JOAQUIN ORISTRELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5 Original title:  Sin Verguenza Spain, 2001.  Antena 3 Televisión, Creativos Asociados de Radio y Televisión, Ensueño Films, Tornasol Films, Vía Digital.  Screenplay by Dominic Harari, Joaquin Oristrell, Teresa Pelegri, Cristina Rota.  Cinematography by Jaume Peracaula.  Produced by Eduardo Campoy, Gerardo Herrero.  Music by Jose Carlos Gomez.  Production Design by Belen Bernuy, Soledad Sesena.  Costume Design by…

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Golden Balls (1993)

BIGAS LUNA Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  Original title:  Huevos de Oro Spain/Italy/France, 1993.  Antena 3 Televisión, Filmauro, Hugo Films S.A., Lolafilms, Lumière, Ovídeo TV S.A..  Screenplay by Cuca Canals, Bigas Luna.  Cinematography by Jose Luis Alcaine.  Music by Nicola Piovani.  Production Design by Irene Montcada.  Costume Design by Neus Olivella.  Film Editing by Carmen Frias.   The insurmountable problems of the male…

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The Dancer Upstairs (2002)

JOHN MALKOVICH Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  Spain/USA, 2002.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Lolafilms, Mr. Mudd, Antena 3 Televisión, Vía Digital.  Screenplay by Nicholas Shakespeare, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Jose Luis Alcaine.  Produced by Andrés Vicente Gómez, John Malkovich.  Music by Alberto Iglesias.  Production Design by Pierre-Francois Limbosch.  Costume Design by Bina Daigeler.  Film Editing by Mario Battistel.   For all its…

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Poniente (2002)

CHUS GUTIERREZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Spain, 2002.  Amboto Audiovisual S.L., Antena 3 Televisión, Euskal Irrati Telebista, Junta de Andalucía, Olmo Films S.L., Sociedad Kino Visión, Vía Digital, Yahoo! España.  Screenplay by Iciar Bollain, Chus Gutierrez.  Cinematography by Carles Gusi.  Produced by Ana Huete, Inaki Nunez.  Music by Tao Gutierrez, Angel Luis Samos.  Production Design by Víctor Molero.  Costume Design by Bina…

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Goya’s Ghosts (2006)

MILOS FORMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA/Spain, 2006.  The Saul Zaentz Company, Kanzaman, Antena 3 Televisión, Xuxa Producciones S.L..  Screenplay by Milos Forman, Jean-Claude Carriere.  Cinematography by Javier Aguirresarobe.  Produced by Saul Zaentz.  Music by Varhan Orchestrovich Bauer.  Production Design by Patrizia von Brandenstein.  Costume Design by Yvonne Blake.  Film Editing by Adam Boome.   The Spanish Inquisition gets itself in full swing…

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My Life Without Me (2003)

ISABEL COIXET Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB. Spain/Canada, 2003.  El Deseo, Milestone Entertainment, Antena 3 Television, Vía Digital, Alliance Atlantis Communications, Province of British Columbia Film Incentive BC, Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, Cavco Worldmark, The Movie Network, Astral Media, Super Ecran, Movie Central, Corus, Miss Wasabi, My Life Productions Inc..  Screenplay by Isabel…

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You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger (2010)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA/Spain, 2010.  Mediapro, Versátil Cinema, Gravier Productions, Antena 3 Films, Antena 3 Televisión, Dippermouth.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.  Produced by Letty Aronson, Jaume Roures, Stephen Tenenbaum.  Production Design by Jim Clay.  Costume Design by Beatrix Aruna Pasztor.  Film Editing by Alisa Lepselter.  Woody Allen’s heart is light in this forgettable tale…

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