Breathe (2014)

MELANIE LAURENT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   Original title:  Respire France, 2014.  Move Movie, Gaumont, Mely Productions, Canal+, Cine@, Sofica Manon 4, Région Languedoc-Roussillon, Centre National De La Cinematographie.  Screenplay by Julien Lambroschini, Mélanie Laurent, based on the novel by Anne-Sophie Brasme.  Cinematography by Arnaud Potier.  Produced by Bruno Levy.  Music by Marc Chouarain.  Production Design by Stanislas Reydellet.  Costume Design by…

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Our Kind Of Traitor (2016)

SUSANNA WHITE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/France, 2016.  StudioCanal, Film4, Anton Capital Entertainment, Amazon Prime Instant Video, The Ink Factory, Potboiler Productions.  Screenplay by Hossein Amini, based on the novel by John Le Carre.  Cinematography by Anthony Dod Mantle.  Produced by Simon Cornwell, Stephen Cornwell, Gail Egan.  Music by Marcelo Zarvos.  Production Design by Sarah Greenwood.  Costume Design by Julian…

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Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (2009)

JAN KOUNEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  France/Japan/Switzerland, 2009.  Eurowide Film Production, Hexagon Pictures, Filmazure, Canal+, TPS Star, Wild Bunch, Région Ile-de-France, Cinémage 3, Centre National de la Cinématographie.  Screenplay and dialogue by Chris Greenhalgh, Adaptation by Carlo De Boutiny, Jan Kounen, based on the novel Coco & Igor by Chris Greenhalgh.  Cinematography by David Ungaro.  Produced by Chris…

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A Good Day To Die Hard

B.5 (out of 5) Even the most ardent and uncritical fan of action movies will have a tough time wrapping their brain around this convoluted lunacy, evidence of a breakdown in the gene pool in this fourth sequel to the 1988 hit (that is still one of the greatest action films of all time). The ever-stalwart…

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