Shake Hands With The Devil (2007)

ROGER SPOTTISWOODE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Canada, 2007.  Barna-Alper Productions, Halifax Film Company, Seville Productions.  Screenplay by Michael Donovan, based on the book by Romeo Dallaire.  Cinematography by Miroslaw Baszak.  Produced by Laszlo Barna, Michael Donovan.  Music by David Hirschfelder.  Production Design by Lindsey Hermer-Bell.  Costume Design by Joyce Schure.  Film Editing by Michel Arcand.  Toronto International Film Festival 2007. United Nations Lt. General Romeo Dallaire…

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Lilies (1996)

JOHN GREYSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Original title:  Les Feluettes Canada, 1996.  Triptych Media, Galafilm Productions. Screenplay by Michel Marc Bouchard, based on his play Les Feluettes, ou La Repetition d’une Drame Romantique.  Cinematography by Daniel Jobin.  Produced by Robin Cass, Arnie Gelbart, Anna Stratton.  Music by Mychael Danna.  Production Design by Sandra Kybartas.  Costume Design by Linda Muir.  Film Editing by…

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Ma Vie En Cinemascope

BBBB (out of 5) Alternate title:  Bittersweet Memories Energetic, passionate film version of the life of Quebec superstar Alys Robi. A performer from the age of 5, Robi (originally Robitaille) spent her teen years on the vaudeville stage of Quebec City before moving to Montreal and pursuing a career on an international level. She achieved that…

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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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Sans Elle

BBB (out of 5) Camille is driven to madness by the unexplained disappearance of her mother two years earlier. Recently brought home from a trip to Florence where she had a breakdown in a museum, Camille begins to investigate her mother’s case and finds clues that lead her to a secluded, run-down resort where she…

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