The Queen of Spain (La reina de España) (2016)

FERNANDO TRUEBA Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5.  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 Design by Juan Pedro de Gaspar.  … More The Queen of Spain (La reina de España) (2016)

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The Artist And The Model (El Artista Y La Modelo) (2012)

FERNANDO TRUEBA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Spain/France, 2012.  Fernando Trueba Producciones Cinematográficas, Televisión Española, Instituto de la Cinematografía y de las Artes Audiovisuales, Instituto de Crédito Oficial, Audiovisual Aval SGR.  Screenplay by Jean-Claude Carriere, Fernando Trueba.  Cinematography by Daniel Vilar.  Production Design by Pilar Revuelta.  Costume Design by Lala Huete.  Film Editing by Marta Velasco.   A Spanish girl emerges from … More The Artist And The Model (El Artista Y La Modelo) (2012)

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The Bodyguard

BB.5   (out of 5) Whitney Houston made her feature starring debut in this middling thriller that is too shallow to be effective, but makes for brainlessly enjoyable viewing nonetheless. Kevin Costner plays a hardened bodyguard who is assigned to protect singing superstar Houston when she is threatened by a dangerously obsessive fan. Houston proves herself … More The Bodyguard

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Blood And Wine

BB.5 So-so emotional thriller stars Jack Nicholson and Judy Davis as a Florida wine merchant and his unsuspecting wife who has no idea that her husband and a small-time hood (Michael Caine) are planning the jewel robbery of one of his richest clients.  Jennifer Lopez probably has the film’s best moments as their son’s girlfriend, a good girl … More Blood And Wine

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