Sound Of Metal (2019)

DARIUS MARDER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 USA, 2019. Caviar. Story by Darius Marder, Derek Cianfrance, Screenplay by Darius Marder, Abraham Marder. Cinematography by Daniel Bouquet. Produced by Sacha Ben Harroche, Kathy Benz, Bert Hamelinck. Music by Nicolas Becker, Abraham Marder. Production Design by Jeremy Woodward. Costume Design by Megan Stark Evans. Film Editing…

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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.  Venice Film Festival 2018.  …

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My Golden Days (2015)

ARNAUD DESPLECHIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Trois Souvenirs De Ma Jeunesse France, 2015.  Why Not Productions, France 2 Cinema, Canal+, Cine+, France Televisions, Full House, Canal+, Orange Cinema Series, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Pictanovo Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Soficinéma 11, Cinémage 9, Angoa-Agicoa, Procirep.  Scenario and dialogue by Arnaud Desplechin, Julie Peyr, Scenario consultant Nicolas Saada.  Cinematography…

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Venus In Fur (2013)

ROMAN POLANSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  La Venus a la Fourrure France/Poland, 2013.  R.P. Productions, A.S. Films, Monolith Films.  Screenplay by Roman Polanski, David Ives, based on the play by David Ives, and the novel by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch.  Cinematography by Pawel Edelman.  Produced by Robert Benmussa, Alain Sarde.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Bruno…

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The Sentinel (1992)

ARNAUD DESPLECHIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  Original title:  La Sentinelle France, 1992.  Why Not Productions, 2001 Audiovisuel, La Sept Cinema, Films A2, Canal+, Investimage 3, Sofiarp, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Procirep.  Original Scenario by Arnaud Desplechin, adaptation by Pascale Ferran, Noémie Lvovsky, Emmanuel Salinger.  Cinematography by Olivier Chambon, Caroline Champetier, Julien Hirsch, Arthur Le Caisne.  Produced by…

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La Fausse Suivante (2000)

BENOIT JACQUOT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  France, 2000.  Dacia Films, Orsans Productions, Les Films du Camélia, Canal+.  Based on the play by Marivaux.  Cinematography by Romain Winding.  Produced by Georges Benayoun.  Production Design by Pascale Consigny.  Costume Design by Corinne Jorry.  Film Editing by Pascale Chavance. Benoit Jacquot adapts Marivaux’s early eighteenth-century play to film but with its theatrical origins…

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You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet (2012)

ALAIN RESNAIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  Vous N’Avez Encore Rien Vu France/Germany, 2012.  F Comme Film, StudioCanal, France 2 Cinema, Alamode Film, Christmas In July, Canal+, Cine@, France Televisions, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Ministere de la Culture et de la Communication, Filmforderungsanstalt, Region Ile-de-France, Cinémage 5, Soficinéma 8.  Screenplay by Alain Resnais, Laurent Herbiet,…

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Jimmy P. (2013)

ARNAUD DESPLECHIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Jimmy P.:  Psychotherapy Of a Plains Indian France/USA, 2013.  Why Not Productions, Orange Studio, France 2 Cinema, Hérodiade, Le Pacte, Canal+, Cine+, France Televisions, Smuggler Films.  Screenplay by Arnaud Desplechin, Kent Jones, Julie Peyr.  Cinematography by Stephane Fontaine.  Produced by Pascal Caucheteux, Jennifer Roth, Gregoire Sorlat.  Music by Mike Kourtzer, Howard Shore.  Production Design…

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The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

WES ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA/Germany, 2014.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Indian Paintbrush, Studio Babelsberg, American Empirical Pictures, TSG Entertainment, Scott Rudin Productions.  Story by Wes Anderson, Hugo Guinness, Screenplay by Wes Anderson, inspired by the works of Stefan Zweig.  Cinematography by Robert D. Yeoman.  Produced by Wes Anderson, Jeremy Dawson, Steven Rales, Scott Rudin.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by…

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Face (2009)

TSAI MING-LIANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Visage France/Taiwan/Belgium/The Netherlands, 2009.  JBA Production, Homegreen Films, Musée du Louvre Paris, Tarantula, Circe Films, Arte France Cinéma, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Government Information Office of the Republic of China, Nederlands Fonds voor de Film, Eurimages, Région Ile-de-France, Arte France, Tax Shelter ING Invest de Tax Shelter Productions,…

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Lines Of Wellington (2012)

VALERIA SARMIENTO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  France/Portugal, 2012.  Alfama Films, Clap Filmes, France 3 Cinéma.  Screenplay by Carlos Saboga.  Cinematography by Andre Szankowski.  Produced by Paulo Branco.  Music by Jorge Arriagada.  Production Design by Isabel Branco.  Costume Design by Lucha d’Orey.  Film Editing by Luca Alverdi, Valeria Sarmiento.  Toronto International Film Festival 2012.  Raoul Ruiz was in pre-production of this epic examination of Napoleon’s invasion…

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Chicken With Plums (2011)

VINCENT PARONNAUD, MARJANE SATRAPI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB Original story:  Poulet Aux Prunes France/Germany/Belgium, 2011.  Celluloid Dreams, The Manipulators, uFilm, Studio 37, Le Pacte, Lorette Production, Film(s), Arte France Cinéma, ZDF/Arte, Cinémage 5, uFund, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Deutscher Filmförderfonds, Canal+, CinéCinéma, Le Tax Shelter du Gouvernement Fédéral de Belgique, Umedia.  Screenplay by Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud, based on…

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