A Monster Calls (2016)

J.A. BAYONA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  United Kingdom/Spain/USA, 2016.  Participant, River Road Entertainment, A Monster Calls, Apaches Entertainment, Películas la Trini.   Screenplay by Patrick Ness, based on his novel from an idea by Siobhan Dowd.   Cinematography by Oscar Faura.   Produced by Belen Atienza.    Music by Fernando Velazquez.   Production Design by Eugenio Caballero. …

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Peppermint Frappé (1967)

CARLOS SAURA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Spain, 1967.    Elías Querejeta Producciones Cinematográficas S.L..   Story by Carlos Saura, Screenplay by Rafael Azcona, Angelino Fons, Carlos Saura.   Cinematography by Luis Cuadrado.    Produced by Elías Querejeta.   Music by Luis De Pablo.  Production Design by Emilio Sanz de Soto.   Costume Design by Angelines Castro.   Film…

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The Four Musketeers (1974)

RICHARD LESTER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  Spain/Panama/United Kingdom/USA, 1974.  Alexander Michael and Ilya Salkind Productions, Film Trust S.A., Este Films.  Screenplay by George MacDonald Fraser, based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by Ilya Salkind, Michael Salkind.  Music by Lalo Schifrin.  Production Design by Brian Eatwell.  Costume Design…

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The Three Musketeers (1973)

RICHARD LESTER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.    USA/Spain/Panama/United Kingdom, 1973.  Alexander Michael and Ilya Salkind Productions, Film Trust S.A..  Screenplay by George MacDonald Fraser, based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by Ilya Salkind.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Brian Eatwell.  Costume Design by Yvonne Blake. …

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Life Is A Bed Of Roses (1983)

ALAIN RESNAIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Original title:  La vie est un roman France, 1983.  Fideline Films, Films A2, Filmédis, Les Films Ariane, Soprofilms.  Screenplay by Jean Gruault.  Cinematography by Bruno Nuytten.  Produced by Philippe Dussart.  Music by Philippe-Gérard.  Production Design by Enki Bilal, Jacques Saulnier.  Costume Design by Enki Bilal, Catherine Leterrier. …

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Marguerite & Julien (2015)

VALERIE DONZELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  Original title:  Marguerite et Julien France, 2015.  Rectangle Productions, Wild Bunch, Orange Studio, France 2 Cinema, Scope Pictures, Framboise Productions, Cofinova 11, Cinémage 9, SofiTVciné 2, Palatine Étoile 12, Canal+, Cine@, France Televisions, Region Ile-de-France, Cinémage 7 Développement, Cofinova 9, SCOPE Invest.  Screenplay by Valérie Donzelli, Jérémie Elkaïm,…

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

J.A. BAYONA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 2018.  Amblin Entertainment, Legendary Entertainment, Perfect World Pictures, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Derek Connolly, Colin Trevorrow, based on characters created by Michael Crichton.  Cinematography by Oscar Faura.  Produced by Belen Atienza, Patrick Crowley, Frank Marshall.  Music by Michael Giacchino.  Production Design by Andy Nicholson.  Costume Design by Sammy Sheldon.  Film Editing by Bernat Vilaplana. With…

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Noroît (1976)

JACQUES RIVETTE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  France, 1976.  Sunchild Productions, Les Productions Jacques Roitfeld, Institut National de L’Audiovisuel.  Screenplay by Eduardo de Gregorio, Marilù Parolini, Jacques Rivette, dialogue by Eduardo de Gregorio, Marilu Parolini, based on the play by Cyril Tourneur.  Cinematography by William Lubtchansky.  Produced by Marc Maurette, Stephane Tchalgadjieff.  Music by Jean Cohen-Solal, Robert Cohen-Solal, Daniel Ponsard.  Production…

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A Countess From Hong Kong (1967)

CHARLES CHAPLIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  United Kingdom, 1967.  Chaplin Film Productions Ltd., Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Charles Chaplin.  Cinematography by Arthur Ibbetson.  Produced by Jerome Epstein.  Music by Charles Chaplin.  Production Design by Donald M. Ashton.  Costume Design by Olga Lehmann, Rosemary Burrows.  Film Editing by Gordon Hales. Charles Chaplin waited ten years to follow up the box office disappointment…

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The Monk (2011)

DOMINIK MOLL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  Original title:  Le Moine Spain/France, 2011.  Diaphana Films, Morena Films, El Monje La Pelicula AIE, Estrategia Audiovisual, France 3 Cinéma, Canal+, France Télévision, CinéCinéma, Televisio de Catalunya, Coficup, Backup Media, Soficinéma 6, Banque Postale Image 4, Uni Étoile 8, A Plus Image 2, Eurimages, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Région…

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Jane Eyre (1996)

FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  France/Italy/United Kingdom/USA, 1996.  Cineritino S.r.L., Flach Film, Mediaset, Miramax, RCS Editori S.p.A., Rochester.  Screenplay by Hugh Whitemore, Franco Zeffirelli, based on the novel by Charlotte Bronte.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by Dyson Lovell.  Music by Claudio Capponi, Alessio Vlad.  Production Design by Roger Hall.  Costume Design by Jenny Beavan.  Film Editing by Richard Marden.   Strongly acted…

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Charlie: The Life and Art Of Charles Chaplin (2003)

RICHARD SCHICKEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2003.  Lorac Productions.  Screenplay by Richard Schickel.  Cinematography by Thomas Albrecht, Kris Denton, Simon Fanthorpe, Rob Goldie, John Halliday, Ross Keith, Graham Smith.  Produced by Bryan McKenzie, Richard Schickel.  Film Editing by Bryan McKenzie.  Cannes Film Festival 2003.   Those disappointed in Richard Attenborough’s film Chaplin should definitely take a look at this excellent documentary,…

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