At Eternity’s Gate (2018)

JULIAN SCHNABEL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Switzerland/United Kingdom/France/USA, 2018.  Iconoclast, Riverstone Pictures, SPK Pictures.  Screenplay by Jean-Claude Carrière, Louise Kugelberg, Julian Schnabel.  Cinematography by Benoit Delhomme.  Produced by Jon Kilik.  Music by Tatiana Lisovkaia.  Production Design by Stéphane Cressend.  Costume Design by Cecile Vatelot.  Film Editing by Louise Kugelberg, Julian Schnabel.  Academy Awards 2018.  Golden Globe Awards 2018. It seems incredible after almost … More At Eternity’s Gate (2018)

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My Golden Days (Trois Souvenirs De Ma Jeunesse)

BBB (out of 5) After failing to set the world on fire with his English-language debut Jimmy P., director Arnaud Desplechin returns to the world of complicated French youth that made him so popular in the first place, even reuniting us with characters (or at least characters with the same names) from his first film My Sex Life. … More My Golden Days (Trois Souvenirs De Ma Jeunesse)

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La Fausse Suivante

BB.5 (out of 5) Benoit Jacquot adapts Marivaux’s early eighteenth-century play to film but with its theatrical origins firmly on display. Performed in costume in an empty theatre, it stars Sandrine Kiberlain as a young woman who is promised to caddish Mathieu Amalric, who has already joined himself in a promise to a wealthy countess … More La Fausse Suivante

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You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet (Vous N’Avez Encore Rien Vu)

BB.5 (out of 5) After a famous theatrical impresario dies, the executor of his wills calls up a number of his famous collaborators (mostly members of the French film industry playing themselves) to show up at the reading of his will for a very special reason.  When they arrive, they are played a film in … More You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet (Vous N’Avez Encore Rien Vu)

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