Parallel Mothers (2021)

PEDRO ALMODOVAR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Original Title: Madres paralelas Spain, 2021. El Deseo, Pathe, Radio Televisión Española, Remotamente Films, Sony Pictures Entertainment. Screenplay by Pedro Almodóvar. Cinematography by Jose Luis Alcaine. Produced by Agustín Almodóvar, Esther García. Music by Alberto Iglesias. Production Design by Antxon Gomez. Costume Design by Paola Torres. Film Editing…

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Domino (2019)

BRIAN DE PALMA Bil’s rating (out of 5): 0.5.  Denmark/France/Belgium/Italy/Netherlands/USA/United Kingdom, 2019.  Backup Media, Saban Films, Schønne Film, Zilvermeer Productions, N279 Entertainment, Action Brand, Recalcati Multimedia, Light Industry Motion Pictures, Beluga Tree, Proximus, Canal+, Cine+, Global Road Entertainment.  Screenplay by Petter Skavlan. Cinematography by Jose Luis Alcaine.  Produced by Michel Schønnemann, Els Vandevorst.  Music by…

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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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Everybody Knows (2018)

ASGHAR FARHADI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   Original title:  Todos lo Saben Spain/France/Italy, 2018.  Memento Films Production, Morena Films, Lucky Red.  Screenplay by Asghar Farhadi.  Cinematography by Jose Luis Alcaine.  Produced by Álvaro Longoria, Alexandre Mallet-Guy.  Music by Javier Limón.  Production Design by Maria Clara Notari.  Costume Design by Sonia Grande.  Film Editing by Hayedeh Safiyari.   The magnificence of Asghar Farhadi travels to…

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The Queen of Spain (2016)

FERNANDO TRUEBA Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5.   Original title:  La reina de España Spain, 2016.  Atresmedia Cine, Atresmedia, Crea SGR, Fernando Trueba Producciones Cinematográficas, Instituto de la Cinematografía y de las Artes Audiovisuales, Movistar+, The Queen Picture.  Screenplay by Fernando Trueba.  Cinematography by José Luis Alcaine.  Produced by Anne Deluz, Mercedes Gamero, Cristina Huete, Mikel Lejarza.  Music by Zbigniew Preisner.  Production…

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Two Much (1996)

FERNANDO TRUEBA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Spain/USA, 1996.  Fernando Trueba Producciones Cinematográficas, Interscope Communications, Lolafilms, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Sociedad General de Televisión, Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by Fernando Trueba, David Trueba, based on the novel by Donald E. Westlake.  Cinematography by Jose Luis Alcaine.  Produced by Andrés Vicente Gómez, Cristina Huerte.  Music by Michel Camilo.  Production Design by Juan Botella.  Costume Design by…

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Blast From The Past (1999)

HUGH WILSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1999.  Forge, Midnight Sun Pictures, New Line Cinema.  Story by Bill Kelly, Screenplay by Bill Kelly, Hugh Wilson.  Cinematography by Jose Luis Alcaine.  Produced by Renny Harlin, Hugh Wilson.  Music by Steve Dorff.  Production Design by Bob Ziembicki.  Costume Design by Mark Bridges.  Film Editing by Don Brochu.   Brendan Fraser stars as a man raised for thirty-five years…

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Belle Epoque (1992)

FERNANDO TRUEBA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Spain/Portugal/France, 1992.  Animatógrafo, Eurimages, Fernando Trueba Producciones Cinematográficas, Lolafilms, Sogepaq.  Story by Rafael Azcona, Jose Luis Garcia Sanchez, Fernando Trueba, Screenplay by Rafael Azcona.  Cinematography by Jose Luis Alcaine.  Music by Antoine Duhamel.  Production Design by Juan Botella.  Costume Design by Lala Huete.  Film Editing by Carmen Frias.   An army deserter happens upon a farm…

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My Life In Ruins (2009)

DONALD PETRIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/Spain, 2009.  26 Films, Kanzaman.  Screenplay by Mike Reiss.  Cinematography by Jose Luis Alcaine.  Produced by Michelle Chydzik Sowa, Nathalie Marciano.  Music by David Newman.  Production Design by David Chapman.  Costume Design by Lala Huete, Lena Mossum.  Film Editing by Patrick J. Don Vito.   Seven years after her big, fat Greek wedding changed the face of…

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Jamon Jamon (1992)

BIGAS LUNA Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  Spain, 1992.  Lolafilms, Ovídeo TV S.A., Sogepaq.  Screenplay by Cuca Canals, Bigas Luna, dialogue by Quim Monzo.  Cinematography by Jose Luis Alcaine.  Produced by Andrés Vicente Gómez.  Music by Nicola Piovani.  Production Design by Gloria Marti-Palanques, Pep Oliver.  Costume Design by Neus Olivella.  Film Editing by Teresa Font.   Boring sex comedy from Spain, about a…

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Golden Balls (1993)

BIGAS LUNA Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  Original title:  Huevos de Oro Spain/Italy/France, 1993.  Antena 3 Televisión, Filmauro, Hugo Films S.A., Lolafilms, Lumière, Ovídeo TV S.A..  Screenplay by Cuca Canals, Bigas Luna.  Cinematography by Jose Luis Alcaine.  Music by Nicola Piovani.  Production Design by Irene Montcada.  Costume Design by Neus Olivella.  Film Editing by Carmen Frias.   The insurmountable problems of the male…

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The Dancer Upstairs (2002)

JOHN MALKOVICH Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  Spain/USA, 2002.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Lolafilms, Mr. Mudd, Antena 3 Televisión, Vía Digital.  Screenplay by Nicholas Shakespeare, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Jose Luis Alcaine.  Produced by Andrés Vicente Gómez, John Malkovich.  Music by Alberto Iglesias.  Production Design by Pierre-Francois Limbosch.  Costume Design by Bina Daigeler.  Film Editing by Mario Battistel.   For all its…

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