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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The Theory Of Everything (2014)

JAMES MARSH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 2014.  Working Title Films, Dentsu Motion Pictures, Fuji Television Network.  Screenplay by Anthony McCarten, based on the book Travelling To Infinity: My Life With Stephen by Jane Hawking.  Cinematography by Benoit Delhomme.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Lisa Bruce, Eric Fellner, Anthony McCarten.  Music by Johann Johannsson.  Production Design by John Paul Kelly.  Costume Design by Steven Noble.  Film…

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A Most Wanted Man (2014)

ANTON CORBIJN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB United Kingdom/USA/Germany, 2014.  Lionsgate, Film4, Demarest Films, FilmNation Entertainment, Senator Film Produktion, Potboiler Productions, The Ink Factory, Amusement Park Films.  Screenplay by Andrew Bovell, based on the novel by John Le Carre.  Cinematography by Benoit Delhomme.  Produced by Andrea Calderwood, Simon Cornwell, Stephen Cornwell, Gail Egan, Malte Grunert.  Music by Herbert Grönemeyer.  Production Design by Sebastian…

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What Time Is It There? (2001)

TSAI MING-LIANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Ni Na Bian Ji dian Taiwan/France, 2001.  Arena Films, Homegreen Films.  Screenplay by Tsai Ming-liang, Pi-ying Yang.  Cinematography by Benoit Delhomme.  Produced by Laurence Picollec.  Production Design by Tim Yip.  Film Editing by Sheng-Chang Chen.   Tsai Ming-Liang continues to explore the individual isolation of characters, and continues to do so beautifully. This one is about…

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The Merchant Of Venice (2004)

MICHAEL RADFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/Italy/Luxembourg/United Kingdom, 2004.  Movision, Avenue Pictures, UK Film Council, Film Fund Luxembourg, Delux Productions, Immagine e Cinema, Dania Film, Istituto Luce, Navidi-Wilde Productions Ltd., 39 McLaren St. Sydney, Rough Diamond Productions, Spice Factory.  Screenplay by Michael Radford, based on the play by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Benoit Delhomme.  Produced by Cary Brokaw, Michael Cowan, Barry…

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Artemisia (1997)

AGNES MERLET Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BB.5.  France/Germany/Italy, 1997.  3 Emme Cinematografica, Première Heure, France 3 Cinéma, Schlemmer Film, Dania Film, Mediaset, Fonds Eurimages du Conseil de l’Europe, Presidenzia del Consiglio del Ministri-Dipartimento dello Spettacolo, Black Forest Films. Story by Agnes Merlet, Christine Miller, Screenplay by Agnes Merlet, Christine Miller, Patrick Amos.  Cinematography by Benoit Delhomme.  Produced by…

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Sade (2000)

BENOIT JACQUOT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  France, 2000.  Alicéléo, Canal+, Cofimage 11, RIDICULOUS Pictures, TF1 Films Production.  Screenplay by Jacques Fieschi, Bernard Minoret, based on the novel La Terreur dans le Boudoir by Serge Bramly.  Cinematography by Benoit Delhomme.  Produced by Patrick Godeau.  Music by Valerie Lindon.  Production Design by Sylvaine Chauvelot.  Costume Design by Christian Gasc.  Film Editing by Luc…

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Adolphe (2002)

BENOIT JACQUOT Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  France, 2002.  ARP Sélection, Canal+, France 3 Cinéma.  Screenplay by Benoit Jacquot, Fabrice Roger-Lacan, based on the novel by Benjamin Constant.  Cinematography by Benoit Delhomme.  Produced by Laurent Petin, Michele Petin.  Production Design by Genevieve Dufour.  Costume Design by Catherine Bouchard.  Film Editing by Luc Barnier.   A nineteenth century widow and mother of two (Isabelle Adjani)…

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The Scent Of Green Papaya (1993)

TRAN ANH HUNG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5 Original title:  Mui du du xanh – L’Odeur de la Papaye Verte Vietnam/France, 1993.  Les Productions Lazennec, La SFP Cinema, La Sept Cinéma, Canal+, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Procirep, La Fondation Gan pour le Cinéma, Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, Sacem.  Screenplay by Tran Anh Hung.  Cinematography…

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The Proposition (2005)

JOHN HILLCOAT Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BBB.5.  Australia/United Kingdom, 2005.  UK Film Council, Surefire Film Productions, Autonomous, Jackie O Productions, Pictures in Paradise, Pacific Film and Television Commission, Film Consortium, National Lottery through UK Film Council.  Screenplay by Nick Cave.  Cinematography by Benoit Delhomme.  Produced by Chris Brown, Chiara Menage, Jackie O’Sullivan, Cat Villiers.  Music by Nick Cave, Warren Ellis.  Production Design by Chris…

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The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas (2008)

MARK HERMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2008.  Miramax, BBC Films, Heyday Films.  Screenplay by Mark Herman, based on the novel by John Boyne.  Cinematography by Benoit Delhomme.  Produced by David Heyman.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Martin Childs.  Costume Design by Natalie Ward.  Film Editing by Michael Ellis.   The horrific world that has been created by adults is seen through…

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Breaking And Entering (2006)

ANTHONY MINGHELLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2006.   Miramax, Mirage Enterprises.   Screenplay by Anthony Minghella.   Cinematography by Benoit Delhomme.   Produced by Tim Bricknell, Anthony Minghella, Sydney Pollack.   Music by Karl Hyde, Rick Smith, Gabriel Yared.   Production Design by Alex McDowell.   Costume Design by Natalie Ward.   Film Editing by Lisa Gunning.    Jude…

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