Pinocchio (2019)

MATTEO GARRONE Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5 Italy/France/United Kingdom, 2019. Archimede, Rai Cinema, Le Pacte, Recorded Picture Company, Leone Film Group, BPER Banca, Canal+, Ciné+, Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo, Regione Lazio, Apulia Film Commission, Regione Toscana, Fonds Eurimages du Conseil de l’Europe, HanWay Films, Lazio Cinema International, Regione…

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The Ogre (1996)

VOLKER SCHLONDORFF Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 Original Title: Der Unhold Germany/France/United Kingdom, 1996.  Canal+, France 2 Cinema, Heritage Films, Recorded Picture Company, Renn Productions, Studio Babelsberg, Universum Film, Westdeutscher Rundfunk.  Screenplay by Jean-Claude Carriere, Volker Schlondorff, based on the novel by Michel Tournier.  Cinematography by Bruno de Keyzer.   Produced by Gebhard Henke, Ingrid…

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Taboo (1999)

NAGISA OSHIMA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: Gohatto Japan/France/United Kingdom, 1999. Oshima Productions, Shochiku, Kadokawa Shoten Publishing Co., Imagica Corp., BS Asahi, Eisei Gekijo, Bac Films, Le Studio Canal+, Recorded Picture Company.  Screenplay by Nagisa Oshima, based on the novel by Ryôtarô Shiba.  Cinematography by Toyomichi Kurita.  Produced by Shigehiro Nishimura, Eiko…

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First Love (2019)

TAKASHI MIIKE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Hatsukoi Japan/United Kingdom, 2019.  Oriental Light and Magic, Recorded Picture Company, Toei Company.  Screenplay by Masa Nakamura.  Cinematography by Nobuyasu Kita.  Produced by Muneyuki Kii, Misako Saka, Jeremy Thomas.  Music by Koji Endo. An attempt to steal drugs from dealer Yasu goes wrong from the get-go…

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Eureka (1983)

NICOLAS ROEG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   United Kingdom/USA, 1983.  JF Productions, Recorded Picture Company, Sunley Productions Ltd..  Screenplay by Paul Mayersberg, based on the book by Marshall Houts.  Cinematography by Alex Thomson.  Produced by Jeremy Thomas.  Music by Stanley Myers.  Production Design by Michael Seymour.  Costume Design by Marit Allen.  Film Editing by Tony Lawson. Gene Hackman is determined to find gold…

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Tale Of Tales (2015)

MATTEO GARRONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  Il Racconto Dei Racconti Italy/France/United Kingdom, 2015.  Archimede, Le Pacte, Rai Cinema, HanWay Films, Recorded Picture Company, Ministero per I Beni e le Attivita Culturali,Fonds Eurimages du Conseil de l’Europe, Apulia Film Commission, Regione Lazio, Gamenet, Banca Popolare di Vicenza, Morato Pane & Idee, Amer, New Sparta Films.  Screenplay…

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High-Rise (2015)

BEN WHEATLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   Alternate title:  High Rise United Kingdom/Belgium, 2015.  HanWay Films, Film4, British Film Institute, Recorded Picture Company, Northern Ireland Screen, Ingenious Media, Scope Pictures, S Films, Backwell Productions.  Screenplay by Amy Jump, based on the novel by J.G. Ballard.  Cinematography by Laurie Rose.  Produced by Jeremy Thomas.  Music by Clint Mansell.  Production Design by Mark Tildesley.  Costume Design by Odile Dicks-Mireaux.  Film Editing by Amy…

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The Triumph Of Love (2001)

CLARE PEPLOE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Italy/United Kingdom, 2001.  Fiction Films, Recorded Picture Company, Medusa Film, Navert Film, Odeon Film.  Screenplay by Clare Peploe, Marilyn Goldin, Bernardo Bertolucci, based on the play Le Triomphe de l’Amour by Marivaux. Cinematography by Fabio Cianchetti.  Produced by Bernardo Bertolucci.  Music by Jason Osborn.  Production Design by Ben Van Os.  Costume Design by Metka…

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Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (1983)

NAGISA OSHIMA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/Japan, 1983.  National Film Trustee Company, Cineventure Productions London, Recorded Picture Company, Oshima Productions, TV Asahi, Broadbank Investments, Antares-Nova, Jeremy Thomas Productions.  Screenplay by Nagisa Oshima, Paul Mayersberg, based on the novel The Seed and the Sower by Laurens Van der Post.  Cinematography by Toichiro Narushima.  Produced by Jeremy Thomas.  Music by…

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Young Adam (2003)

DAVID MACKENZIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  United Kingdom/France, 2003.  Recorded Picture Company, Scottish Screen, Film Council, Future Films, HanWay Films, Sigma Films, StudioCanal, Sveno Media, Young Adam Productions.  Screenplay by David Mackenzie, based on the novel by Alexander Trocchi.  Cinematography by Giles Nuttgens.  Produced by Jeremy Thomas.  Music by David Byrne.  Production Design by Laurence Dorman.  Costume Design by Jacqueline…

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Fast Food Nation (2006)

RICHARD LINKLATER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2006.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Participant Media, HanWay Films, BBC Films, Recorded Picture Company.  Screenplay by Eric Schlosser, Richard Linklater, based on the book Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal by Eric Schlosser.  Cinematography by Lee Daniel.  Produced by Malcolm McLaren, Jeremy Thomas.  Music by Friends of Dean Martinez.  Production…

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Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

JIM JARMUSCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/Germany/France/Cyprus/USA, 2013.  Recorded Picture Company, Pandora Filmproduktion, Snow Wolf Produktion, Faliro House Productions, Le Pacte, HanWay Films, ARD Degeto Film, Lago Film, Neue Road Movies, Deutscher Filmforderfonds, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Filmförderungsanstalt.  Screenplay by Jim Jarmusch.  Cinematography by Yorick Le Saux.  Produced by Reinhard Brundig, Jeremy Thomas.  Music…

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