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

BB.5 (out of 5) Lush-looking Miramax cheese about an Irish lass (Polly Walker) who is sent to live as a governess in war-torn Spain and ends up charming her employer (Franco Nero) and his politically rebellious son (Vincent Perez). Along the way she experiences the Spanish Civil War first-hand, makes friends with a compatriot governess…

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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.  Golden Globe Awards 1994.  National Board of Review Awards 1994.   There are…

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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.  National Board of Review Awards 1990.   Pedro Almodovar really pulls out…

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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.  Academy Awards 1988.  Golden Globe Awards…

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Law Of Desire (1987)

PEDRO ALMODOVAR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Original title:  La Ley Del Deseo Spain, 1987.  El Deseo, Laurenfilm.  Story and Screenplay by Pedro Almodovar.  Cinematography by Angel Luis Fernandez.  Production Design by Javier Fernández.  Costume Design by Jose Maria de Cossio.  Film Editing by José Salcedo.   As with Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! three years later, this Pedro Almodovar film features…

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