David Lynch The Art Life (2016)

RICK BARNES, OLIVIA NEERGAARD-HOM, JON NGUYEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA/Denmark, 2016. Absurda, Duck Diver Films, Hideout Films, Kong Gulerod Film. Screenplay by Isabel Andrés. Cinematography by Jason Scheunemann. Produced by Jon Nguyen, Sabrina S. Sutherland. Music by Jonathan Bengta. Production Design by Tobias Roder, Chris Thompson. Film Editing by Olivia Neergaard-Holm. Beloved…

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Great Directors (2009)

ANGELA ISMAILOS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2009.  Anisma Films.  Screenplay by Angela Ismailos.  Cinematography by John Pirozzi.  Produced by Patricia Romeu.  Music by Joel Douek.  Film Editing by Christina Burchard, Sabine Hoffman.  Angela Ismailos travels the world interviewing filmmakers of note and having them speak on camera about their experiences and achievements.  A wonderful assortment of artists are happy to share their…

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Inland Empire (2006)

DAVID LYNCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB. France/Poland/USA, 2006.  StudioCanal, Fundacja Kultury, Camerimage Festival, Absurda, Asymmetrical Productions, Inland Empire Productions. Screenplay by David Lynch.  Cinematography by David Lynch.  Produced by David Lynch, Mary Sweeney.  Music by Marek Zebrowski.  Production Design by Christina Ann Wilson.  Costume Design by Karen Baird, Heidi Bivens.  Film Editing by David Lynch.   David Lynch goes full-on indie…

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Lost Highway (1997)

DAVID LYNCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  France/USA, 1997.  October Films, CiBy 2000, Asymmetrical Productions, Lost Highway Productions LLC.  Screenplay by David Lynch, Barry Gifford.  Cinematography by Peter Deming.  Produced by Deepak Nayar, Tom Sternberg, Mary Sweeney.  Music by Angelo Badalamenti.  Production Design by Patricia Norris.  Costume Design by Patricia Norris.  Film Editing by Mary Sweeney.   More psychedelia from the warped mind…

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Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992)

DAVID LYNCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  France/USA, 1992.  New Line Cinema, CiBy 2000, Twin Peaks Productions.  Screenplay by David Lynch, Robert Engels, based on the television series Twin Peaks created by Mark Frost, David Lynch.  Cinematography by Ronald Victor Garcia.  Produced by Gregg Fienberg.  Music by Angelo Badalamenti.  Production Design by Patricia Norris.  Costume Design by Patricia Norris.  Film Editing by Mary…

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Wild At Heart (1990)

DAVID LYNCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1990.  PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Propaganda Films.  Screenplay by David Lynch, based on the novel Wild At Heart: The Story of Sailor and Lula by Barry Gifford.  Cinematography by Frederick Elmes.  Produced by Steve Golin, Monty Montgomery, Sigurjon Sightvatsson.  Music by Angelo Badalamenti.  Production Design by Patricia Norris.  Costume Design by Amy Stofsky.  Film Editing…

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The Elephant Man (1980)

DAVID LYNCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA, 1980.  Brooksfilms.  Screenplay by David Lynch, Christopher De Vore, Eric Bergren, based on the book The Elephant Man and Other Reminiscences by Frederick Treves, and The Elephant Man: A Study in Human Dignity by Ashley Montagu.  Cinematography by Freddie Francis.  Produced by Jonathan Sanger.  Music by John Morris.  Production Design by Stuart…

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Dune (1984)

DAVID LYNCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B USA, 1984.  Dino De Laurentiis Company.  Screenplay by David Lynch, based on the novel by Frank Herbert.  Cinematography by Freddie Francis.  Produced by Raffaella De Laurentiis.  Music by Totò.  Production Design by Anthony Masters.  Costume Design by Bob Ringwood.  Film Editing by Antony Gibbs.   Frank Herbert’s immensely popular science-fiction novel (the first in a series) has been…

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Blue Velvet (1986)

DAVID LYNCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  USA, 1986.  De Laurentiis Entertainment Group.  Screenplay by David Lynch.  Cinematography by Frederick Elmes.  Produced by Fred C. Caruso.  Music by Angelo Badalamenti.  Production Design by Patricia Norris.  Costume Design by Gloria Glynn.  Film Editing by Duwayne Dunham.   Despite already being an Academy Award nominee (for The Elephant Man) and popular among the art-house crowd…

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The Straight Story (1999)

DAVID LYNCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  France/United Kingdom/USA, 1999.  Asymmetrical Productions, Canal+, Channel Four Films, CiBy 2000, Les Films Alain Sarde, StudioCanal, The Picture Factory, The Straight Story Inc., Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by David Lynch.  Cinematography by David Lynch.  Produced by Neal Edelstein, Mary Sweeney. Music by Angelo Badalamenti.  Production Design by Jack Fisk.  Costume Design by Patricia Norris.  Film…

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Mulholland Drive (2001)

DAVID LYNCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  France/USA, 2001.  Les Films Alain Sarde, Asymmetrical Productions, Babbo Inc., Canal+, The Picture Factory.  Screenplay by David Lynch.  Cinematography by Peter Deming.  Produced by Neal Edelstein, Tony Krantz, Michael Polaire, Alain Sarde, Mary Sweeney.  Music by Angelo Badalamenti.  Production Design by Jack Fisk.  Costume Design by Amy Stofsky.  Film Editing by Mary Sweeney.   Atmosphere is just the…

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Chacun Son Cinema, ou Ce Petit Coup Au Coeur Quand La Lumiere S’Eteint et Que Le Film Commence (2007)

Theodoros Angelopoulos, Olivier Assayas, Bille August, Jane Campion, Youssef Chahine, Kaige Chen, Michael Cimino, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, David Cronenberg, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Manoel de Oliveira, Raymond Depardon, Atom Egoyan, Amos Gitai, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Hsiao-Hsien Hou, Aki Kaurismaki, Abbas Kiarostami, Takeshi Kitano, Andrey Konchalovskiy, Claude Lelouch, Ken Loach, David Lynch, Nanni Moretti, Roman Polanski,…

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