Map of the Sounds of Tokyo (2009)

ISABEL COIXET Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  Spain, 2009.  Mediapro, Versátil Cinema.  Screenplay by Isabel Coixet.  Cinematography by Jean-Claude Larrieu.  Produced by Jaume Roures.  Music by Fatina Montes.  Production Design by Ryo Sugimoto.  Costume Design by Tony Crosbie.  Film Editing by Irene Blecua.  In the opening scene of this movie, a Tokyo businessman laments…

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Happy As Lazzaro (2018)

ALICE ROHRWACHER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.   Original title:  Lazzaro felice Italy/Switzerland/France/Germany, 2018.  Tempesta, Amka Films Productions, Ad Vitam Production, Pola Pandora Filmproduktions, Rai Cinema, RSI-Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Arte France, Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Regione Lazio, Office Fédéral de la Culture, Fonds Eurimages du…

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The Monk (2011)

DOMINIK MOLL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  Original title:  Le Moine Spain/France, 2011.  Diaphana Films, Morena Films, El Monje La Pelicula AIE, Estrategia Audiovisual, France 3 Cinéma, Canal+, France Télévision, CinéCinéma, Televisio de Catalunya, Coficup, Backup Media, Soficinéma 6, Banque Postale Image 4, Uni Étoile 8, A Plus Image 2, Eurimages, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Région…

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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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To Die (Or Not) (2000)

VENTURA PONS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Morir [O No] Spain, 2000.  Canal+ España, Els Films de la Rambla, Televisió de Catalunya, Televisión Española.  Screenplay by Ventura Pons, based on the play Morir: Un Instant Abans De Morir by Sergi Belbel.  Cinematography by Jesus Escosa.  Produced by Ventura Pons.  Music by Carles Cases.  Production Design by Marina Pozanco.  Film Editing by…

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Caresses (1998)

VENTURA PONS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Caricies Spain, 1998.  Els Films de la Rambla, Generalitat de Catalunya – Departament de Cultura, Televisió de Catalunya, Televisión Española.  Screenplay by Ventura Pons, Sergi Belbel, based on the play by Sergi Belbel.  Cinematography by Jesus Escosa.  Produced by Ventura Pons.  Music by Carles Cases.  Production Design by Gloria Marti.  Costume Design by Neus Olivella.  Film…

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Potiche (2010)

FRANCOIS OZON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   France, 2010.  Mandarin Films, FOZ, France 2 Cinema, Mars Films, Wild Bunch, Scope Pictures, Canal+, France Télévision, TPS Star, Région Wallone, La Banque Postale Image 3, Cofinova 6, Cinémage 4, Soficinéma 6, SCOPE Invest.  Screenplay by Francois Ozon, based on the play by Pierre Barillet, Jean-Pierre Gredy.  Cinematography by Yorick Le Saux.  Produced…

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Ricky (2009)

FRANCOIS OZON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   France/Italy, 2009.  Eurowide Film Production, FOZ, Teodora Film, BUF, France 2 Cinema, Coficup 3, Backup Media, Uni Étoile 5, CineCinema, Canal+, Le Pacte.  Screenplay by Francois Ozon.  Cinematography by Jeanne Lapoirie.  Produced by Chris Bolzli, Claudie Ossard, Vieri Razzini.  Music by Philippe Rombi.  Production Design by Katia Wyszkop.  Costume Design by Pascaline Chavanne.  Film Editing by…

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With A Friend Like Harry (2000)

DOMINIK MOLL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  Harry, Un Ami Qui Vous Veut Du Bien Alternate title:  Harry, He’s Here To Help France, 2000.  Canal+, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Diaphana Films, M6 Films, Procirep, Sofica Sofinergie 5.  Scenario by Dominik Moll, Gilles Marchand.  Cinematography by Matthieu Poirot-Delpech.  Produced by Michel Saint-Jean.  Music by David Whitaker. Production Design by…

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An Affair Of Love (1999)

FREDERIC FONTEYNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB Original title:  Un Liaison Pornographique Alternate title:  A Pornographic Affair France/Switzerland/Belgium/Luxembourg, 1999.  ARP Sélection, Artémis Productions, Canal+, Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Eurimages, Fama Film AG, Fonds National de Soutien à la Production Audiovisuelle du Luxembourg, Les Productions Lazennec, Radio Télévision Belge Francophone, Samsa Film, Schweizer…

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Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)

GUILLERMO DEL TORO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   Original title:  El Laberinto Del Fauno Spain/Mexico/USA, 2006.  Estudios Picasso, Tequila Gang, Esperanto Filmoj, Sententia Entertainment, Telecinco.  Screenplay by Guillermo Del Toro.  Cinematography by Guillermo Navarro.  Produced by Alvaro Augustin, Alfonso Cuaron, Guillermo del Toro, Bertha Navarro, Frida Torresblanco.  Music by Javier Navarrete.  Production Design by Eugenio Caballero.  Costume Design by Lala Huete.  Film Editing by…

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Dirty Pretty Things (2002)

STEPHEN FREARS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   United Kingdom, 2002.  BBC Films, Celador Films, Jonescompany Productions.  Screenplay by Steven Knight.  Cinematography by Chris Menges.  Produced by Robert Jones, Tracey Seaward.  Music by Nathan Larson.  Production Design by Hugo Luczyc-Wyshowski.  Costume Design by Odile Dicks-Mireaux.  Film Editing by Mick Audsley.   Chiwetel Ejiofor is excellent as a Nigerian doctor working as a bellhop and taxi…

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