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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That Time Of Year (2018)

PAPRIKA STEEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Original title:  Den tid på året  Denmark, 2018. Nordisk Film Production, Det Danske Filminstitut, FilmFyn, TV2 Danmark.  Screenplay by Jakob Weis.  Produced by Mikael Chr. Rieks.  Music by Jeppe Kaas.  Production Design by Lasse Strøm. Costume Design by Stine Gudmundsen-Holmgreen.  Film Editing by Jacob Thuesen.  Toronto International Film Festival 2018.   Anyone who has watched The Family Stone, Home…

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Dancer In The Dark (2000)

LARS VON TRIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  Denmark/Germany/The Netherlands/Italy/USA/United Kingdom/France/Sweden/Finland/Iceland/Norway, 2000.  Zentropa Entertainments, Trust Film Svenska, Film i Vast, Liberator Productions, Pain Unlimited GmbH Filmproduktion, Cinematograph A/S, What Else? B.V., Icelandic Film, Blind Spot Pictures Oy, France 3 Cinema,  Danmarks Radio, Arte France Cinema, SVT Drama, ARTE, Angel Films, Canal+, FilmFour, Fine Line…

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Keep The Lights On (2012)

IRA SACHS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 2012.  Alarum Pictures, Parts and Labor, Tiny Dancer Films.  Screenplay by Ira Sachs, Mauricio Zacharias.  Cinematography by Thimios Bakatakis.  Produced by Marie Therese Guirgis, Lucas Joaquin, Ira Sachs.  Music by Arthur Russell.  Production Design by Amy Williams.  Costume Design by Elisabeth Vastola.  Film Editing by Affonso Goncalves.  Gotham Awards 2012.  Dorian Awards 2012.  Independent Spirit Awards…

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Mifune (1999)

SOREN KRAGH-JACOBSEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB Original title:  Mifunes Sidste Sang Denmark/Sweden, 1999.  Danmarks Radio, Nimbus Film Productions, SVT Drama, Zentropa Entertainments.  Screenplay by Anders Thomas Jensen, Soren Kragh-Jacobsen.  Cinematography by Anthony Dod Mantle.  Produced by Birgitte Hald, Morten Kaufmann.  Music by Thor Backhausen, Karl Bille, Christian Sievert.  Film Editing by Valdis Oskarsdottir.  Toronto International Film Festival 1999. Excellent film in the…

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Love Is All You Need (2012)

SUSANNE BIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB Original title:  Den skaldede frisør Denmark/Sweden/Italy/ France/Germany, 2012.  Zentropa Productions, Zentropa International Sweden, Zentropa International Koln, Film i Vast, Lumiere & Company, Teodora Film, Slot Machine, Liberator Productions, ARTE, Network movie Film-und Fernsehproduktion, Zentropa Entertainments, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen.  Story by Susanne Bier, Anders Thomas Jensen, Screenplay by Anders Thomas Jensen.  Cinematography by Morten…

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The Celebration

BBBBB (out of 5) Original title:  Festen Brilliant Dogma film about a turbulent family reunion, shot with handheld cameras on video and then transferred to film, fraught with tension with a capital T.  When the son of the family patriarch reveals at the beginning of the reunion weekend that his father sexually abused him and his…

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