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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Nymphomaniac: Vol. I

BBBB (out of 5) Stellan Skarsgård finds a beaten and bloodied Charlotte Gainsbourg lying in an alleyway, takes her home, gives her tea and asks her to tell him why she ended up in such a dejected state, depressed and unwilling to accept medical assistance. She tells him that she is an evil woman who deserves her…

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Lemon Tree

BBBB (out of 5) An enormous political situation is whittled down to a person-to-person dispute when the Israeli Defense Minister moves in with his wife to a luxurious home right next to a lemon grove owned by a Palestinian widow. Deciding that the grove poses a security risk, as terrorists could use it to attack…

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Hannah Arendt

BBBB (out of 5) Margarethe von Trotta has made a career of solid and rewarding Great Women In History movies, and this is among the best of them. Barbara Sukowa gives a career-topping performance as the genius writer and philosopher who in 1960 covered the Eichmann trials in Jerusalem for The New Yorker, an assignment…

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