Jacquot de Nantes (1991)

AGNES VARDA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   France, 1991.  Canal+, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Ciné Tamaris, La Sept Cinema, Sofiarp.  Screenplay by Agnes Varda, based on the memoirs of Jacques Demy.  Cinematography by Patrick Blossier, Agnes Godard, Georges Strouve.  Music by Joanna Bruzdowicz.  Production Design by Robert Nardone.  Costume Design by Françoise Disle.  Film Editing by Marie-Josee Audiard.   Jacques Demy…

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The Monk (2011)

DOMINIK MOLL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  Original title:  Le Moine Spain/France, 2011.  Diaphana Films, Morena Films, El Monje La Pelicula AIE, Estrategia Audiovisual, France 3 Cinéma, Canal+, France Télévision, CinéCinéma, Televisio de Catalunya, Coficup, Backup Media, Soficinéma 6, Banque Postale Image 4, Uni Étoile 8, A Plus Image 2, Eurimages, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Région…

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Jet Lag (2002)

DANIELE THOMPSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Decalage Horaire France/United Kingdom, 2002.  Canal+, Les Films Alain Sarde, Pathé (Jet Lag) Productions, TF1 Films Production.  Screenplay by Christopher Thompson, Daniele Thompson. Cinematography by Patrick Blossier.  Produced by Alain Sarde.  Music by Eric Serra.  Production Design by Michele Abbe-Vannier.  Costume Design by Elisabeth Tavernier.  Film Editing by Sylvie Landra.   The characters are what makes…

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Vagabond (1985)

AGNES VARDA Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.   Original title:  Sans Toit Ni Loi France, 1985.  Ciné Tamaris, Films A2, Ministere de la Culture.  Screenplay by Agnes Varda.  Cinematography by Patrick Blossier.  Produced by Oury Milshtein.  Music by Joanna Bruzdowicz.  Film Editing by Patricia Mazuy, Agnes Varda.  Agnes Varda makes a stunning portrait of recklessness with this fascinating, compelling and sometimes hard…

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Music Box (1989)

COSTA-GAVRAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB USA, 1989.  Carolco Pictures.  Screenplay by Joe Eszterhas.  Cinematography by Patrick Blossier.  Produced by Irwin Winkler. Music by Philippe Sarde.  Production Design by Jeannine Oppewall.  Costume Design by Rita Salazar.  Film Editing by Joele Van Effenterre.   Jessica Lange is riveting as a lawyer whose Czech-born father (Armin Mueller-Stahl) emigrated to America before she was born. Her father’s heretofore…

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Days of Glory (2006)

RACHID BOUCHAREB Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Indigenes Algeria/France/Morocco/Belgium, 2006.  Tessalit Productions, Kiss Films, France 2 Cinéma, France 3 Cinéma, StudioCanal, Taza Productions, Tassili Films, La Petite Reine, Versus Production, Royaume du Maroc, SCOPE Invest, Région Ile-de-France, Région Franche-Comté, Région Provence Côte d’Azur, Région Alsace, Conseil Général des Vosges, Région Aquitaine, Le Tax Shelter du Gouvernement…

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