Julieta (2016)

PEDRO ALMODOVAR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Spain, 2016.  Echo Lake Entertainment, Canal+ France, Cine+, El Deseo, Television Espanola.  Screenplay by Pedro Almodovar, based on the stories Chance, Soon and Silence by Alice Munro.  Cinematography by Jean-Claude Larrieu.  Produced by Agustín Almodóvar, Esther García.  Music by Alberto Iglesias.  Production Design by Antxon Gomez.  Costume Design by Sonia Grande.  Film Editing by José…

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Bulgarian Lovers (2003)

ELOY DE LA IGLESIA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5. Original title:  Los Novios Bulgaros Spain, 2003.  Altube Filmeak S.L., Conexión Sur, Creativos Asociados de Radio y Televisión, Televisión Española.  Screenplay by Fernando Guillen Cuervo, Antonio Hens, Eloy de la Iglesia, based on the novel by Antonio Hens.  Cinematography by Nestor Calvo.  Produced by Eduardo Campoy, Fernando Guillen Cuervo,…

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Alatriste (2006)

AGUSTIN DIAZ YANES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Spain, 2006.  Estudios Picasso, Origen Producciones Cinematograficas S.A., NBC Universal Global Networks.  Screenplay by Agustin Diaz Yanes, based on characters created by Carlota Perez-Reverte and the novels of Arturo Perez-Reverte.  Cinematography by Paco Femenia.  Produced by Alvaro Augustin, Antonio Cardenal.  Music by Roque Baños.  Production Design by Emilio Ardura.  Costume Design by Francesca Sartori.  Film…

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Rowing With The Wind (1988)

GONZALO SUAREZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  Remando Al Viento Spain, 1988.  Compañía Iberoamericana de TV, Ditirambo Films, Viking Films.  Screenplay by Gonzalo Suarez.  Cinematography by Carlos Suarez.  Produced by Andrés Vicente Gómez.  Music by Alejandro Masso.  Production Design by Wolfgang Burmann.  Costume Design by Yvonne Blake.  Film Editing by José Salcedo.   Produced in Spain with English actors and dialogue, this is another foray…

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Amor De Hombre

BBB (out of 5) Adorable romantic comedy that examines a year in the life, from birthday to birthday, of a lonely single woman whose friends are all gay men. While she looks for the cure for her solitude, her best friend in the world becomes obsessed with a manipulative fitness instructor against her best advice….

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Km.0

BBB (out of 5) Kilometer Zero, the square in Madrid where all directional measurements for the entire country meet, is the starting point for all sorts of mayhem in this cute romantic ensemble comedy. A married woman (Concha Velasco, who is wonderful) is bored in marriage and hires a gigolo, picking him up in the…

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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. A careless mistake by two airport employees (goofily funny cameos…

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The Skin I Live In (2011)

PEDRO ALMODOVAR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Original title:  La Piel Que Habito Spain, 2011.  Blue Haze Entertainment, Canal+ Espana, El Deseo, FilmNation Entertainment, Instituto de Credito Oficial, Instituto de la Cinematografia y de las Artes Audiovisuales, Television Espanola.  Screenplay by Pedro Almodovar, collaboration with Agustín Almodóvar, based on the novel Tarantula by Thierry Jonquet.  Cinematography by José…

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Broken Embraces (2009)

PEDRO ALMODOVAR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Los Abrazos Rotos Spain, 2009.  Universal Pictures International, Canal+ Espana, El Deseo, Instituto de Credito Oficial, Instituto de la Cinematografia y de las Artes Audiovisuales, Lanzarote Reserva de Biosfera, Ministerio de Cultura, Television Espanola.  Screenplay by Pedro Almodovar.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Agustín Almodóvar, Esther García.  Music by Alberto…

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Volver (2006)

PEDRO ALMODOVAR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Spain, 2006.  Canal+ España, El Deseo, Ministerio de Cultura, Televisión Española.  Screenplay by Pedro Almodovar.  Cinematography by Jose Luis Alcaine.  Produced by Esther García.  Music by Alberto Iglesias.  Production Design by Salvador Parra.  Costume Design by Bina Daigeler.  Film Editing by José Salcedo.  Academy Awards 2006.  Cannes Film Festival 2006.  Golden Globe Awards 2006.  National Board of Review…

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Bad Education (2004)

PEDRO ALMODOVAR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Original title:  La Mala Educacion Spain, 2004.  Canal+ España, El Deseo, Instituto de la Cinematografía y de las Artes Audiovisuales, Preparatory Action of the European Union, Televisión Española.  Screenplay by Pedro Almodovar.  Cinematography by Jose Luis Alcaine.  Produced by Agustín Almodóvar, Pedro Almodovar.  Music by Alberto Iglesias.  Production Design by Antxon Gomez.  Costume Design by…

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Talk To Her (2002)

PEDRO ALMODOVAR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Original title:  Hable Con Ella Spain, 2002.  El Deseo, Antena 3 Televisión, Good Machine, Vía Digital.  Screenplay by Pedro Almodovar.  Cinematography by Javier Aguirresarobe.  Music by Alberto Iglesias.  Production Design by Antxon Gomez.  Costume Design by Sonia Grande.  Film Editing by José Salcedo.  Academy Awards 2002.  Golden Globe Awards 2002.  National Board of Review Awards 2002.  New York…

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