Elles (2011)

MALGORZATA SZUMOWSKA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5. France/Poland/Germany, 2011.  Slot Machine, Zentropa International Poland, Zentropa International Koln, Canal+ Polska, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Shot – Szumowski, Liberator Productions, Polish Film Institute, Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutscher Filmforderfonds, MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Procirep, Angoa-Agicoa, Haut et Court, Memento Films International, Potemkine Films, Kino Swiat, Cofinova 7,…

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Le Week-End (2013)

ROGER MICHELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   United Kingdom/France, 2013.  Film4, Free Range Films, Le Bureau.  Screenplay by Hanif Kureishi.  Cinematography by Nathalie Durand.  Produced by Kevin Loader.  Music by Jeremy Sams.  Production Design by Emmanuelle Duplay.  Costume Design by Natalie Ward.  Film Editing by Kristina Hetherington.   Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan are an aging couple running off to Paris to celebrate their anniversary.  They’re disappointed in their…

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Jet Lag (2002)

DANIELE THOMPSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Decalage Horaire France/United Kingdom, 2002.  Canal+, Les Films Alain Sarde, Pathé (Jet Lag) Productions, TF1 Films Production.  Screenplay by Christopher Thompson, Daniele Thompson. Cinematography by Patrick Blossier.  Produced by Alain Sarde.  Music by Eric Serra.  Production Design by Michele Abbe-Vannier.  Costume Design by Elisabeth Tavernier.  Film Editing by Sylvie Landra.   The characters are what makes…

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Sade (2000)

BENOIT JACQUOT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  France, 2000.  Alicéléo, Canal+, Cofimage 11, RIDICULOUS Pictures, TF1 Films Production.  Screenplay by Jacques Fieschi, Bernard Minoret, based on the novel La Terreur dans le Boudoir by Serge Bramly.  Cinematography by Benoit Delhomme.  Produced by Patrick Godeau.  Music by Valerie Lindon.  Production Design by Sylvaine Chauvelot.  Costume Design by Christian Gasc.  Film Editing by Luc…

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The Taste Of Others (2000)

AGNES JAOUI Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BBBBB.  Original title:  Le Gout Des Autres France, 2000.  Canal+, France 2 Cinéma, Les Films A4.  Screenplay by Jean-Pierre Bacri, Agnes Jaoui.  Cinematography by Laurent Dailland.  Produced by Christian Berard, Charles Gassot.  Music by Jean-Charles Jarrel.  Production Design by Francois Emmanuelli.  Costume Design by Jackie Budin.  Film Editing by Herve de Luze.   Everyday conversations become the most enjoyable entertainment…

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Marie Antoinette (2006)

SOFIA COPPOLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA/France/Japan, 2006.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Pricel, Tohokushinsha Film Corporation, American Zoetrope, Commission du Film France, Commission du Film Ile-De-France.  Screenplay by Sofia Coppola.  Cinematography by Lance Acord.  Produced by Sofia Coppola, Ross Katz.  Production Design by K.K. Barrett.  Costume Design by Milena Canonero.  Film Editing by Sarah Flack.   A rock-music soundtrack and some intentionally anachronistic…

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