The Happy Prince (2018)

RUPERT EVERETT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/Belgium/Italy/Germany, 2018.  Maze Pictures, Entre Chien et Loup, Palomar, Cine Plus Filmproduktion, Robert Fox Limited, BBC Films, Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Daryl Prince Productions, Heimatfilm, Raindog Films.  Screenplay by Rupert Everett.  Cinematography by John Conroy.  Produced by Sebastien Delloye, Philipp Kreuzer, Jörg Schulze.  Music by Gabriel…

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The Intruder (L’Intrus) (2004)

CLAIRE DENIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  France, 2004.  Ognon Pictures, Arte France Cinema, Conseil Régional de Franche-Comté, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Pusan Film Commission.  Screenplay by Claire Denis, Jean-Pol Fargeau, based on the novel by Jean-Luc Nancy.  Cinematography by Agnes Godard.  Produced by Humbert Balsan, Jerome Clement, Michel Reilhac.  Music by Stuart Staples.  Production Design by Arnaud de Moleron.  Costume Design by…

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Trouble Every Day (2001)

CLAIRE DENIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  France/Germany/Japan, 2001.  Arte France Cinema, ARTE, Canal+, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Dacia Films, Kinetique, Messaouda Films, Rézo Films, Rezo Productions, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen.  Screenplay by Claire Denis, Jean-Pol Fargeau.  Cinematography by Agnes Godard.  Produced by Georges Benayoun, Philippe Liegeois, Jean-Michel Rey.  Music by Tindersticks.  Production Design by Arnaud de Moleron.  Costume Design by Judy…

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You And The Night (Les rencontres d’apres minuit)

BBB (out of 5) A problematic couple with tinges of otherworldly connection are having a late night party in their ultra-chic living room, supervised by their campy maid (Nicolas Maury).  One by one the door opens and in come The Slut, The Stud (soccer star Eric Cantona), The Teen (Alain-Fabien Delon, son and dead ringer of…

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Our Paradise (Notre Paradis)

BB.5 (out of 5) More unapologetically realized naughtiness from France, this time the steamy love story between an aging hustler and the young man he finds passed out in the woods of the Bois de Boulogne. Vasili takes young Angelo home with him and they become completely enamored with each other, with Angelo taking on…

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Night On Earth

BB (out of 5) From Jim Jarmusch comes this comedy about cab drivers all over the world. Four stories are told: an L.A. taxi driver (Winona Ryder) who picks up a few life lessons while driving Gena Rowlands home from the airport; a driver from the Ivory Coast (Isaach De Bankolé) working in Paris endures the…

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The Time Of The Wolf (Le Temps Du Loup) (2003)

MICHAEL HANEKE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  France/Austria/Germany, 2003.  Arte France Cinéma, Bavaria Film, Canal+, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Eurimages, France 3 Cinéma, Les Films du Losange, Wega Film.  Screenplay by Michael Haneke. Cinematography by Jurgen Jurges.  Produced by Veit Heiduschka, Margaret Menegoz.  Production Design by Christoph Kanter.  Costume Design by Lisy Christl.  Film Editing by Nadine Muse, Monika Willi.  Cannes Film Festival 2003.  Toronto…

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