La Haine (1995)

MATHIEU KASSOVITZ Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB. Alternate Title: Hate. France, 1995.  Canal+, Cofinergie 6, Egg Pictures, Kasso Inc. Productions, La Sept Cinema, Les Productions Lazennec, Polygram Filmed Entertainment, Studio Image.  Screenplay by Mathieu Kassovitz.  Cinematography by Pierre Aim.  Produced by Christophe Rossignon.  Music by Assassin.  Production Design by Giuseppe Ponturo.  Costume Design by…

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Macadam Stories (2015)

SAMUEL BENCHETRIT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   Original title:  Asphalte France, 2015.  La Caméra Deluxe, Maje Productions, Single Man Productions, Emotions Films UK, Jack Stern Productions, Film Factory, Orange Cinema Series, Région Alsace, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Fonds Images de la Diversité, Commission Images de la Diversité, Agence Nationale pour la Cohésion Sociale et l’Egalité des Chances.  Screenplay by…

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Madeline (1998)

DAISY VON SCHERLER-MAYER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.    France/USA, 1998.  Jaffilms, Madeline Films, TriStar Pictures.  Screen story by Malia Scotch Marmo, Mark Levin, Jennifer Flackett, Screenplay by Mark Levin, Jennifer Flackett, based on the books by Ludwig Bemelmans. Cinematography by Pierre Aim.  Produced by Saul Cooper, Pancho Kohner, Allyn Stewart.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Hugo…

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Polisse (2011)

MAIWENN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  France, 2011.  Les Productions du Trésor, Arte France Cinéma, Mars Films, Chaocorp, Shortcom, Canal+, CinéCinéma, Arte France, Cofinova 7, Sofica Manon, Soficinéma 7, Wild Bunch.  Screenplay by Maiwenn, Emmanuelle Bercot.  Cinematography by Pierre Aim.  Produced by Alain Attal.  Music by Stephen Warbeck.  Production Design by Nicolas de Boiscuille.  Costume Design by Marite Coutard, Hyat Luszpinski.  Film…

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Wah-Wah (2005)

RICHARD E. GRANT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/France/South Africa, 2005.  Scion Films, Loma Nasha, Reeleyes Film, Wah Film Productions Ltd..  Screenplay by Richard E. Grant.  Cinematography by Pierre Aim.  Produced by Jeff Abberley, Pierre Kubel, Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar.  Music by Patrick Doyle.  Production Design by Gary Williamson.  Costume Design by Sheena Napier.  Film Editing by Isabelle Dedieu.   Richard E. Grant writes and…

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He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not (2002)

LAETITA COLOMBANI Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB Original title:  A La Folie…Pas Du Tout France, 2002.  Téléma, TF1 Films Production, TPS Cinéma, Cofimage 12, Conseil Régional d’Aquitaine.  Screenplay by Laetitia Colombani, Caroline Thivel.  Cinematography by Pierre Aim.  Produced by Charles Gassot.  Music by Jerome Coullet.  Production Design by Jean-Marc Kerdelhue.  Costume Design by Jacqueline Bouchard.  Film Editing by Veronique Parnet.     Shockingly clever film…

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Paris, Je T’Aime (2006)

Olivier Assayas, Frederic Auburtin, Emmanuel Benbihy, Gurinder Chadha, Sylvain Chomet, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Isabel Coixet, Wes Craven, Alfonso Cuaron, Gerard Depardieu, Christopher Doyle, Richard LaGravenese, Vincenzo Natali, Alexander Payne, Bruno Podalydes, Walter Salles, Oliver Schmitz, Noburhiro Suwa, Daniela Thomas, Tom Tykwer, Gus Van Sant Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  France/Liechtenstein/Switzerland, 2006.  Victoires International, Pirol Stiftung,…

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In July (2000)

FATIH AKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   Original title:  Im Juli Germany, 2000.  Argos Filmcilik Turizm, Quality Pictures, Wüste Film.  Screenplay by Fatih Akin.  Cinematography by Pierre Aim.  Produced by Stefan Schubert, Ralph Schwingel.  Music by Ulrich Kodjo Wendt.  Production Design by Jurgen Schnell.  Costume Design by Helen Achtermann.  Film Editing by Andrew Bird.   Irritating road movie about a buttoned-up Hamburg teacher who has…

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