The Queen of Spain (La reina de España) (2016)

FERNANDO TRUEBA Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5.  Spain, 2016.  Atresmedia Cine, Atresmedia, Crea SGR, Fernando Trueba Producciones Cinematográficas, Instituto de la Cinematografía y de las Artes Audiovisuales, Movistar+, The Queen Picture.  Screenplay by Fernando Trueba.  Cinematography by José Luis Alcaine.  Produced by Anne Deluz, Mercedes Gamero, Cristina Huete, Mikel Lejarza.  Music by Zbigniew Preisner.  Production Design by Juan Pedro de Gaspar.  … More The Queen of Spain (La reina de España) (2016)

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Two Much

FERNANDO TRUEBA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Spain/USA, 1996.  Fernando Trueba Producciones Cinematográficas, Interscope Communications, Lolafilms, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Sociedad General de Televisión, Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by Fernando Trueba, David Trueba, based on the novel by Donald E. Westlake.  Cinematography by Jose Luis Alcaine.  Produced by Andrés Vicente Gómez, Cristina Huerte.  Music by Michel Camilo.  Production Design by Juan Botella.  Costume Design by … More Two Much

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Manolete (Blood & Passion) (A Matador’s Mistress) (The Passion Within)

BB.5 (out of 5) Weak attempt at a film biopic of famous bullfighter Manuel Sanchez, starring a miscast Adrien Brody as the torero and Penelope Cruz as the woman blamed for his downfall. Nationally famous for his skills at taking out his four-legged opponents in the ring, Manolete is bewitched by Lupe (Cruz) and begins to romance … More Manolete (Blood & Passion) (A Matador’s Mistress) (The Passion Within)

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Pacific Rim (2013)

GUILLERMO DEL TORO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2013.  Warner Bros., Legendary Entertainment, Double Dare You.  Story by Travis Beacham, Screenplay by Travis Beacham, Guillermo del Toro.  Cinematography by Guillermo Navarro.  Produced by Guillermo del Toro, Jon Jashni, Mary Parent, Thomas Tull.  Music by Ramin Djawadi.  Production Design by Andrew Neskoromny, Carol Spier.  Costume Design by Kate Hawley.  Film Editing by Peter Amundson, … More Pacific Rim (2013)

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Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)

GUILLERMO DEL TORO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/Germany, 2008.  Universal Pictures, Dark Horse Entertainment, Internationale Filmproduktion Eagle, Lawrence Gordon Productions, Mid Atlantic Films, Relativity Media.  Story by Guillermo del Toro, Mike Mignola, Screenplay by Guillermo Del Toro, based on the comic book by Mike Mignola.  Cinematography by Guillermo Navarro.  Produced by Lawrence Gordon, Lloyd Levin, Mike Richardson.  Music by Danny … More Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)

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Hellboy (2004)

GUILLERMO DEL TORO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2004.  Revolution Studios, Lawrence Gordon Productions, Starlite Films, Dark Horse Entertainment.  Story by Guillermo del Toro, Peter Briggs, Screenplay by Guillermo Del Toro, based on the comic books by Mike Mignola.  Cinematography by Guillermo Navarro.   Produced by Lawrence Gordon, Lloyd Levin, Mike Richardson.  Music by Marco Beltrami.  Production Design by Stephen Scott.  Costume … More Hellboy (2004)

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Blade II (2002)

GUILLERMO DEL TORO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/Germany, 2002.  New Line Cinema, Amen Ra Films, Marvel Enterprises, Imaginary Forces, Justin Pictures, Linovo Productions GmbH & Co. KG, Milk & Honey Pictures, Pacific Title and Art Studio.  Screenplay by David S. Goyer, based on a character created by Marv Wolfman, Gene Colan.  Cinematography by Gabriel Beristain.  Produced by Peter Frankfurt, Tomas … More Blade II (2002)

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