Parallel Mothers (2021)

PEDRO ALMODOVAR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Original Title: Madres paralelas Spain, 2021. El Deseo, Pathe, Radio Televisión Española, Remotamente Films, Sony Pictures Entertainment. Screenplay by Pedro Almodóvar. Cinematography by Jose Luis Alcaine. Produced by Agustín Almodóvar, Esther García. Music by Alberto Iglesias. Production Design by Antxon Gomez. Costume Design by Paola Torres. Film Editing…

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Tu Me Manques (2019)

RODRIGO BELLOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 Bolivia/USA, 2019. Kantrr Films, Bad Boy Billy Films, La Panda, Mom’s Money Productions, SimonSays Entertainment, Pierce Capital Entertainment, Londra Films P&D. Screenplay by Rodrigo Bellott, based on his play. Cinematography by Noah Greenberg. Produced by Rodrigo Bellott, Elisa Lleras, Rodrigo A. Orozco. Music by Julia Kent. Production Design…

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Julieta (2016)

PEDRO ALMODOVAR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Spain, 2016.  Echo Lake Entertainment, Canal+ France, Cine+, El Deseo, Television Espanola.  Screenplay by Pedro Almodovar, based on the stories Chance, Soon and Silence by Alice Munro.  Cinematography by Jean-Claude Larrieu.  Produced by Agustín Almodóvar, Esther García.  Music by Alberto Iglesias.  Production Design by Antxon Gomez.  Costume Design by Sonia Grande.  Film Editing by José…

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Miss Tacuarembo (2010)

MARTIN SASTRE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Uruguay/Argentina/Spain, 2010.  Oriental Films, Royal Cinema Group, coolShot* Films.  Screenplay by Martin Sastre, based on the novel by Dani Umpi.  Cinematography by Pedro Luque.  Produced by Oscar Marcos Azar.  Music by Ignacio Perez Marin.  Production Design by Gonzalo Delgado.  Costume Design by Eduard Ballester, Lucia Robles, Ana Lia Rovira.  Film Editing by Sebastian Dube.   Uruguayan pop singer Natalia Oreiro has…

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What’s It All About (1995)

VENTURA PONS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  El Perque De Tot Plegat Spain, 1995.  Els Films de la Rambla.  Screenplay by Ventura Pons, based on the book by Quim Monzo.  Cinematography by Carles Gusi.  Produced by Ventura Pons.  Music by Carles Cases.  Production Design by Rosa Ros.  Costume Design by Marta Almarcha.  Film Editing by Pere Abadal.   Collection of fifteen shorts that…

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Talk Of Angels (1998)

NICK HAMM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1998.  Kan Zamia-a, Kanzaman, Polaris Pictures.  Screenplay by Ann Guedes, Frank McGuinness, based on the novel by Kate O’Brien.  Cinematography by Aleksei Rodionov.  Produced by Patrick Cassavetti.  Music by Trevor Jones.  Production Design by Michael Howells.  Costume Design by Lala Huete,Lena Mossum, Elizabeth Waller.  Film Editing by Michael Bradsell, Gerry Hambling.   Lush-looking Miramax cheese about…

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Ready To Wear (1994)

ROBERT ALTMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Pret-A-Porter USA, 1994.  Etalon Film, Miramax.  Screenplay by Robert Altman, Barbara Shulgasser.  Cinematography by Jean Lepine, Pierre Mignot.  Produced by Robert Altman.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Stephen Altman.  Costume Design by Catherine Leterrier.  Film Editing by Suzy Elmiger, Geraldine Peroni.   There are reasons to not miss this Robert Altman comedy and reasons…

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Broken Embraces (2009)

PEDRO ALMODOVAR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Los Abrazos Rotos Spain, 2009.  Universal Pictures International, Canal+ Espana, El Deseo, Instituto de Credito Oficial, Instituto de la Cinematografia y de las Artes Audiovisuales, Lanzarote Reserva de Biosfera, Ministerio de Cultura, Television Espanola.  Screenplay by Pedro Almodovar.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Agustín Almodóvar, Esther García.  Music by Alberto…

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The Flower Of My Secret (1995)

PEDRO ALMODOVAR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  La Flor De Mi Secreto Spain/France, 1995.  CiBy 2000, El Deseo.  Screenplay by Pedro Almodovar, based on the short story The Lovely Leave by Dorothy Parker.  Cinematography by Affonso Beato.  Produced by Esther García.  Music by Alberto Iglesias.  Production Design by Esther Garcia.  Costume Design by Hugo Mezcua.  Film Editing by José Salcedo. Critics were taken…

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Kika (1993)

PEDRO ALMODOVAR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Spain/France, 1993.  El Deseo, CiBy 2000.  Story and Screenplay by Pedro Almodovar.  Cinematography by Alfredo Mayo.  Production Design by Alain Bainee, Javier Fernández.  Costume Design by Jose Maria de Cossio, Gianni Versace, Jean-Paul Gaultier.  Film Editing by José Salcedo An Almodovar film has rarely been naughtier. After a delightfully dizzy makeup artist named…

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Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1990)

PEDRO ALMODOVAR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Atame! Spain, 1990.  El Deseo.  Story and Screenplay by Pedro Almodovar.  Cinematography by Jose Luis Alcaine.  Produced by Enrique Posner.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Esther García.  Costume Design by Jose Maria de Cossio.  Film Editing by José Salcedo.  Podcast:  My Criterions.   Pedro Almodovar really pulls out all the stops for this romantic…

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Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown (1988)

PEDRO ALMODOVAR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Mujeres Al Borde De Un Ataque De Nervios Spain, 1988.  Laurenfilm, El Deseo.  Story and Screenplay by Pedro Almodovar.  Cinematography by Jose Luis Alcaine.  Produced by Pedro Almodovar.  Music by Bernardo Bonezzi.  Production Design by Emilio Canuelo, Felix Murcia.  Costume Design by Jose Maria de Cossio.  Film Editing by José Salcedo.   Pedro Almodovar’s reputation as…

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