Gabrielle (2013)

LOUISE ARCHAUMBAULT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Canada, 2013.  micro_scope.  Screenplay by Louise Archambault.  Cinematography by Mathieu Laverdiere.  Produced by Luc Dery, Kim McCraw.  Music by Francois Lafontaine.  Production Design by Emmanuel Frechette.  Costume Design by Sophie Lefebvre.  Film Editing by Richard Comeau.  Toronto International Film Festival 2013. Gabrielle Marion-Rivard is a young woman with Williams syndrome who…

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War Witch (Rebelle) (2012)

KIM NGUYEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Canada, 2012.  Item 7, Shen Studio, Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, Film and Television Tax Credit Administered by SODEC, Gestion SODEC, MELS, SODEC Québec, Telefilm Canada.  Screenplay by Kim Nguyen.  Cinematography by Nicolas Bolduc.  Produced by Pierre Even, Marie-Claude Poulin.  Production Design by Emmanuel Frechette.  Costume Design by Eric Poirier.  Film Editing by…

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Maelstrom (2000)

DENIS VILLENEUVE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   Canada, 2000.  Max Films Productions, Société de Développement des Entreprises Culturelles, Téléfilm Canada.  Screenplay by Denis Villeneuve.  Cinematography by Andre Turpin.  Produced by Roger Frappier, Luc Vandal.  Music by Pierre Desrochers.  Production Design by Sylvain Gingras.  Costume Design by Denis Sperdouklis.  Film Editing by Richard Comeau.  Toronto International Film Festival 2000. There’s not much you can say about a movie…

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Mambo Italiano

EMILE GAUDREAULT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Luke Kirby is excellent as Angelo, a young Montrealer whose Italian-born parents (Paul Sorvino and a terrific Ginette Reno) have no idea that he is gay. They also don’t know that he’s living with Nino (Peter Miller), a boy from the neighbourhood whose mother (Mary Walsh, who is surprisingly convincing…

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The Five Of Us

GHYSLAINE COTE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   Original title:  Elles Etaient Cinq 32 year-old Montreal stockbroker Manon is getting ready for a date with the office Romeo when she has a teenage memory flashback to the devastating summer that changed her life. In order to get past the trauma, she reconnects with her three best friends,…

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Cosmos (1996)

JENNIFER ALLEYN, MANON BRIAND, MARIE-JULIE DALLAIRE, ARTO PARAGAMIAN, DENIS VILLENEUVE, ANDRE TURPIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Canada, 1996.  Max Films Productions.  Screenplay by Marie-Julie Dallaire, Sebastien Joannette, Denis Villeneuve.  Cinematography by Andre Turpin.  Produced by Roger Frappier.  Music by Michel Smith.  Production Design by Pierre Allard.  Costume Design by Dominique Desrochers.  Film Editing by Richard Comeau.  Toronto International Film Festival 1997. Six different stories by six…

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