May Fools (1990)

LOUIS MALLE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 Original Title: Milou En Mai Alternate Title:  Milou In May France/Italy, 1990. Nouvelles Editions de Films, TF1 Films Production, Ellepi Films. Screenplay by Louis Malle, Jean-Claude Carriere. Cinematography by Renato Berta. Produced by Louis Malle. Music by Stephane Grappelli. Production Design by Willy Holt, Philippe Turlure. Costume Design…

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Captain Conan (1996)

BERTRAND TAVERNIER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Original Title: Capitaine Conan France, 1996. Canal+, Les Films Alain Sarde, Little Bear, Studio Images 2, TF1 Films Production. Screenplay by Jean Cosmos, Bertrand Tavernier, dialogue by Jean Cosmos, based on the novel by Roger Vercel. Cinematography by Alain Choquart. Produced by Frédéric Bourboulon, Alain Sarde. Music…

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Dalida (2016)

LISA AZUELOS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  France, 2016.  Bethsabée Mucho, Pathe, TF1 Films Production, Umedia, Universal Music Publishing, Rai Cinema, Les Productions Orlando, uFund, Jouror Productions, Canal+, TF1, Orange Cinema Series, HD1, Region Ile-de-France, Wildside.  Screenplay by Lisa Azuelos, collaboration with Orlando, Jacques Pessis, based on the book by Catherine Rihoit, Orlando.  Cinematography by…

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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

LUC BESSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.   France/China/Belgium/Germany/United Arab Emirates/USA/United Kingdom/Canada, 2017.  EuropaCorpm, Fundamental Films, Grive Productions, Gulf Film, Novo Pictures, Orange Studio, River Road Entertainment, TF1 Films Production, Universum Film.  Screenplay by Luc Besson, based on the comic book series Valerian and Laureline by Pierre Christin, Jean-Claude Mezieres.  Cinematography by Thierry Arbogast.  Produced by Luc Besson, Virginie Besson-Silla.  Music by…

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Paddington (2014)

PAUL KING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   United Kingdom/France, 2014.  StudioCanal, Anton Capital Entertainment, TF1 Films Production, Canal+, Cine+, TF1, Amazon Prime Instant Video, Heyday Films, The Weinstein Company.  Screen story by Hamish McColl, Paul King, Screenplay by Paul King, based on the character Paddington Bear by Michael Bond.  Cinematography by Erik Wilson.  Produced by David Heyman.  Music by Nick Urata.  Production…

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Grace Of Monaco (2014)

OLIVIER DAHAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Alternate title:  Princess Grace France/USA/Belgium/Italy/Switzerland, 2014.  Stone Angels, YRF Entertainment, Umedia, Lucky Red, TF1 Films Production, Canal+, Gaumont, Od Shots, Silver Reel, uFilm.  Screenplay by Arash Amel.  Cinematography by Eric Gautier.  Produced by Arash Amel, Uday Chopra, Pierre-Ange Le Pogam.  Music by Christopher Gunning.  Production Design by Dan Weil.  Costume Design by Gigi Lepage.  Film Editing by Olivier Gajan.  …

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Lucy (2014)

LUC BESSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.   France, 2014.  EuropaCorp, TF1 Films Production, Grive Productions, Canal+, Ciné+, TF1, Filmagic Pictures Co., Element Film.  Screenplay by Luc Besson.  Cinematography by Thierry Arbogast.  Produced by Virginie Besson-Silla.  Music by Eric Serra.  Production Design by Hugues Tissandier.  Costume Design by Olivier Berlot.  Film Editing by Julien Rey.  National Society of Film Critics Awards 2014.   Scarlett…

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Deux (1989)

CLAUDE ZIDI Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  France, 1989.  DD Productions, Films 7, Orly Films, Sédif Productions, TF1 Films Production.  Story by Claude Zidi, Screenplay by Claude Zidi, Catherine Rihoit, Charles Trieschmann. Cinematography by Jean-Jacques Tarbes.  Produced by Gerard Depardieu, Madeleine Morgenstern, Danielle Vannier, Claude Zidi.  Music by Jean-Claude Petit.  Production Design by Michel de Broin.  Costume Design by Hortense Guillemard.  Film Editing by…

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The Closet (2001)

FRANCIS VEBER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Le Placard France, 2001.  Gaumont, EFVE, TF1 Films Production, Canal+.  Screenplay and dialogue by Francis Veber.  Cinematography by Luciano Tovoli.  Produced by Patrice Ledoux.  Music by Vladimir Cosma.  Production Design by Hugues Tissandier.  Costume Design by Jacqueline Bouchard.  Film Editing by Georges Klotz. Francis Veber has the ability to make comedies whose feeling is light but whose…

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The Dinner Game (1998)

FRANCIS VEBER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Le Diners De Con France, 1998.  Gaumont, EFVE, TF1 Films Production, TPS Cinéma.  Written by Francis Veber.  Cinematography by Luciano Tovoli.  Produced by Alain Poire.  Music by Vladimir Cosma.  Production Design by Hugues Tissandier.  Costume Design by Jacqueline Bouchard.  Film Editing by Georges Klotz.   Excellent comedy that provides plenty of laughs, skillfully adapted by Francis Veber from…

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Cinema Paradiso (1988)

GIUSEPPE TORNATORE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Italy/France, 1988.  Cristaldifilm, Les Films Ariane, Rai 3, TF1 Films Production, Forum Picture.  Story by Giuseppe Tornatore, Screenplay by Giuseppe Tornatore, Collaboration with Vanna Paoli.  Cinematography by Blasco Giurato.  Produced by Franco Cristaldi, Giovanna Romagnoli.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Andrea Crisanti.  Costume Design by Beatrice Bordone.  Film Editing by Mario Morra.   A successful,…

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Avenue Montaigne (2006)

DANIELE THOMPSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Fauteuils D’Orchestre Alternate title:  Orchestra Seats France, 2006.  Thelma Films, StudioCanal, TF1 Films Production, Radis Films Productions, Canal+, CinéCinéma, Région Ile-de-France, Alizé Art Consulting, Nexus Factory.  Screenplay by Daniele Thompson, Christopher Thompson, dialogue by Daniele Thompson.  Cinematography by Jean-Marc Fabre.  Produced by Christine Gozlan.  Music by Nicola Piovani.  Production Design by Michele Abbe-Vannier.  Costume Design by Catherine…

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