Pain And Glory (2019)

PEDRO ALMODOVAR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  Original title:  Dolor y Gloria Spain, 2019.  Canal+, Cine@, El Deseo, El Primer Deseo, Gobierno de España, Radio Televisión Española.  Screenplay by Pedro Almodovar.  Cinematography by Jose Luis Alcaine.  Produced by Agustín Almodóvar, Ricardo Marco Budé, Esther García, Ignacio Salazar-Simpson.  Music by Alberto Iglesias.  Production Design by…

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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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Lucia, Lucia (2003)

ANTONIO SERRANO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Original title:  La Hija Del Canibal Mexico/Spain, 2003.  Conaculta, Fondo Ibermedia, Fondo para la Producción Cinematográfica de Calidad, Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía, Lolafilms, Titan Productions.  Screenplay by Antonio Serrano, Marcela Fuentes-Berain, based on the novel by Rosa Montero.  Cinematography by Xavier Perez Grobet.  Produced by Matthias Ehrenberg, Epigmenio Ibarra, Carlos Payan, Inna Payan, Christian Valdelievre….

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Kamchatka (2002)

MARCELO PINEYRO Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  Argentina/Spain/Italy, 2002.  Alquimia Cinema, Oscar Kramer S.A., Patagonik Film Group, Televisión Española, Vía Digital.  Screenplay by Marcelo Figueras, Marcelo Pineyro.  Cinematography by Alfredo Mayo.  Produced by Pablo Bossi, Pedro D’Angelo, Oscar Kramer, Francisco Ramos.  Music by Bingen Mendizabal.  Production Design by Jorge Ferrari, Juan Mario Roust.  Costume Design by Magali Izaguirre, Ana Markarian.  Film Editing…

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I’m So Excited (2013)

PEDRO ALMODOVAR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Original title:  Los Amantes Pasajeros Spain, 2013.  El Deseo.  Screenplay by Pedro Almodovar.  Cinematography by Jose Luis Alcaine.  Produced by Agustín Almodóvar, Esther García.  Music by Alberto Iglesias.  Production Design by Antxon Gomez.  Costume Design by David Delfín, Tatiana Hernandez.  Film Editing by José Salcedo.  European Film Awards 2013.   A careless mistake by two airport employees…

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A Place In The World (1992)

ADOLFO ARISTARAIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Original title:  Un Lugar En El Mundo Argentina/Spain/Uruguay, 1992.  Story by Adolfo Aristarain, Kathy Saavedra, Screenplay by Adolfo Aristarain, Alberto Lecchi.  Cinematography by Ricardo DeAngelis.  Produced by Adolfo Aristarain, Osvaldo Papaleo.  Music by Emilio Kauderer.  Production Design by Abel Facello.  Costume Design by Kathy Saavedra.  Film Editing by Eduardo López.   The modern world gradually invades the…

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All About My Mother (1999)

PEDRO ALMODOVAR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.    Original title:  Todo Sobre Mi Madre Spain/France, 1999.  El Deseo, Renn Productions, France 2 Cinéma, Vía Digital.  Screenplay by Pedro Almodovar.  Cinematography by Affonso Beato.  Music by Alberto Iglesias.  Production Design by Antxon Gomez.  Costume Design by Jose Maria de Cossio, Bina Daigeler.  Film Editing by José Salcedo.   Pedro Almodovar offers us his best work yet…

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What Have I Done To Deserve This (1984)

PEDRO ALMODOVAR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Que He Hecho Yo Para Merecer Esto Spain, 1984.  Kaktus Producciones Cinematográficas, Tesauro S.A..  Screenplay by Pedro Almodovar.  Cinematography by Angel Luis Fernandez.  Music by Bernardo Bonezzi.  Production Design by Roman Arango, Pin Morales.  Costume Design by Cecilia Roth.  Film Editing by José Salcedo.   After the promising but not quite super films that Pedro…

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Dark Habits (1983)

PEDRO ALMODOVAR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Original title:  Entre Tieneblas Spain, 1983.  Tesauro S.A..  Screenplay by Pedro Almodovar.  Cinematography by Angel Luis Fernandez.  Produced by Luis Calvo.  Production Design by Roman Arango, Pin Morales.  Costume Design by Francis Montesinos, Teresa Nieto.  Film Editing by José Salcedo.   Among the least memorable of the films in the great Pedro Almodovar’s canon. A nightclub singer…

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Labyrinth Of Passion (1982)

PEDRO ALMODOVAR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Original title:  Laberinto De Pasiones Spain, 1982.  Alphaville S.A..  Story by Pedro Almodovar, Screenplay by Pedro Almodovar, Terry Lennox.    Cinematography by Angel Luis Fernandez.    Produced by Pedro Almodovar.    Music by Bernardo Bonezzi, Fabio McNamara.    Production Design by Pedro Almodovar, Andres Santana.  Costume Design by Alfredo Caral, Marina Rodriguez.  Film Editing by Miguel Fernandez, Pablo…

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Pepi, Luci, Bom And Other Girls (1980)

PEDRO ALMODOVAR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Pepi, Luci, Bom…Y Otras Chicas Del Monton Spain, 1980.  Fígaro Films.  Story and screenplay by Pedro Almodovar.  Cinematography by Paco Femenia.    Produced by Pepon Coromina, Pastora Delgado, Ester Rambal.  Costume Design by Manuela Camacho.  Film Editing by José Salcedo.   Pedro Almodovar’s film debut as feature director must be seen by his…

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