Paris Can Wait (2016)

ELEANOR COPPOLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 2016.  Lifetime Films, American Zoetrope, Corner Piece Capital, Protagonist Pictures, Tohokushinsha Film Corporation, A+E Studios.  Screenplay by Eleanor Coppola.  Cinematography by Crystal Fournier.  Produced by Eleanor Coppola, Fred Roos.  Music by Laura Karpman.  Production Design by Anne Seibel.  Costume Design by Milena Canonero.  Film Editing by Glen Scantlebury.  Toronto International Film Festival 2016. Diane Lane has…

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Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)

HAYAO MIYAZAKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Original title:  Hauru No Ugoku Shiro Japan, 2004.  Buena Vista Home Entertainment, DENTSU Music And Entertainment, Mitsubishi, Nippon Television Network, Studio Ghibli, Tohokushinsha Film Corporation, Tokuma Shoten, d-rights.  Screenplay by Hayao Miyazaki, based on the novel by Diana Wynne Jones.  Cinematography by Atsushi Okui.  Produced by Rick Dempsey, Ned Lott, Toshio Suzuki.  Music by…

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Spirited Away (2001)

HAYAO MIYAZAKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Sen To Chihiro No Kamikakushi Japan, 2001.  Tokuma Shoten, Studio Ghibli, Nippon Television Network, Dentsu, Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Tohokushinsha Film Corporation, Mitsubishi.  Screenplay by Hayao Miyazaki.  Cinematography by Atsushi Okui.  Produced by Donald W. Ernst, Toshio Suzuki.  Music by Joe Hisaishi.  Production Design by Norobu Yoshida.  Film Editing by Takeshi Seyama.  Academy Awards…

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Black Rain (1989)

SHOHEI IMAMURA Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB Original title:  Kuroi Ame Japan, 1989.  Hayashibara Group, Imamura Productions, Tohokushinsha Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Shohei Imamura, Toshiro Ishido, based on the novel by Masuji Ibuse.Cinematography by Takashi Kawamata.  Produced by Hisashi Iino.  Music by Toru Takemitsu.  Production Design by Hisao Inagaki.  Costume Design by Hidefumi Sueyoshi.  Film Editing by Hajime Okayasu.   Arresting and unforgettable…

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The Bling Ring (2013)

SOFIA COPPOLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA/United Kingdom/France/ Germany/Japan, 2013.  American Zoetrope, FilmNation Entertainment, NALA Films, Pathe Distribution, StudioCanal, TOBIS Film, Tohokushinsha Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Sofia Coppola, based on the Vanity Fair article The Suspect Wore Louboutins by Nancy Jo Sales.  Cinematography by Christopher Blauvelt, Harris Savides.  Produced by Roman Coppola, Sofia Coppola, Youree Henley.  Music by Daniel…

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Good Night, And Good Luck. (2005)

GEORGE CLOONEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/United Kingdom/France/Japan, 2005.  Warner Independent Pictures, 2929 Productions, Participant Media, Davis Films, Redbus Pictures, Tohokushinsha Film Corporation, Section Eight.  Screenplay by George Clooney, Grant Heslov.  Cinematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by Grant Heslov.  Music by Jim Papoulis.  Production Design by James D. Bissell.  Costume Design by Louise Frogley.  Film Editing by Stephen Mirrione.  Academy Awards 2005.  European Film…

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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.  Academy Awards 2006.  Cannes Film Festival 2006.  Gotham Awards 2006.  Las…

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Somewhere (2010)

SOFIA COPPOLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA, 2010.  Focus Features, Pathe Distribution, Medusa Film, Tohokushinsha Film Corporation, American Zoetrope.  Screenplay by Sofia Coppola.  Cinematography by Harris Savides.  Produced by G. Mac Brown, Roman Coppola, Sofia Coppola.  Music by Phoenix.  Production Design by Anne Ross.  Costume Design by Stacey Battat.  Film Editing by Sarah Flack.  National Board of Review Awards 2010.  National Society of Film Critics…

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Lost In Translation (2003)

SOFIA COPPOLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   USA/Japan, 2003.  Focus Features, Tohokushinsha Film Corporation, American Zoetrope, Elemental Films.  Screenplay by Sofia Coppola.  Cinematography by Lance Acord.  Produced by Sofia Coppola, Ross Katz.  Music by Kevin Shields.  Production Design by K.K. Barrett, Anne Ross.  Costume Design by Nancy Steiner.  Film Editing by Sarah Flack.  Academy Awards 2003.  European Film Awards 2003.  Golden Globe Awards 2003.  Screen…

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