The Girl On The Train (2009)

ANDRE TECHINE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB. Original Title: La fille du RER France, 2009.  Union Generale Cinematographique, SBS Films, France 2 Cinema, Soficinéma 5, Sofica UGC 1, Canal+, TPS Star, Centre National du Cinema et de L’Image Animee.  Screenplay by André Téchiné, Odile Barski, Jean-Marie Besset, based on the play by Jean-Marie Besset. …

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Europa (1991)

LARS VON TRIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Alternate title:  Zentropa Denmark/Sweden/France/Germany/Switzerland, 1991.  Alicéléo, Coproduction Office,  Det Danske Filminstitut,  Eurimages, Fortuna Film, Fund of the Council of Europe, Gérard Mital Productions, Institut suisse du film, Nordisk Film, Sofinergie 1, Sofinergie 2, Svenska Filminstitutet, Union Generale Cinematographique, WMG Film.  Screenplay by Lars Von Trier, Niels Vorsel.  Cinematography by Henning Bendtsen,…

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Albino Alligator (1996)

KEVIN SPACEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA/France, 1996.  Albino Alligator Productions, Miramax, Motion Picture Corporation of America, Union Générale Cinématographique. Screenplay by Christian Forte.  Cinematography by Mark Plummer.  Produced by Bradley Jenkel, Brad Krevoy, Steven Stabler.  Music by Michael Brook.  Production Design by Nelson Coates.  Costume Design by Isis Mussenden.  Film Editing by Jay Cassidy.   Kevin Spacey’s directorial debut is this dour film…

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Germany Year Zero (1948)

ROBERTO ROSSELLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Germania Anno Zero Italy, 1948.  Tevere Film, SAFDI, Union Générale Cinématographique, Deutsche Film.  Screenplay by Roberto Rossellini, Dialogue by Roberto Rossellini, Carlo Lizzani, Max Kolpe, Italian version by Sergio Amidei, based on an idea by Basilio Franchina.  Cinematography by Robert Juillard.  Produced by Roberto Rossellini.  Music by Renzo Rossellini.  Production Design by Piero…

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A Simple Plan (1998)

SAM RAIMI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/Germany/France/USA/Japan, 1998. British Broadcasting Corporation, Mutual Film Company, Paramount Pictures, Savoy Pictures, Tele München Fernseh Produktionsgesellschaft, Toho Company, Towa Video, Union Générale Cinématographique.  Screenplay by Scott B. Smith, based on the novel. Cinematography by Alar Kivilo.  Produced by James Jacks, Adam Schroeder.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Patrizia von…

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Arizona Dream (1993)

EMIR KUSTURICA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/France, 1993.  Canal+, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Constellation, Hachette Première, Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, Union Générale Cinématographique.  Story by David Atkins, Emir Kusturica, Screenplay by David Atkins.  Cinematography by Vilko Filac.  Produced by Yves Marion, Claudie Ossard.  Music by Goran Bregovic.  Production Design by Miljen Kreka Kljakovic.  Costume Design by…

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Amelie (2001)

JEAN-PIERRE JEUNET Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Original title:  Le Fabuleux Destin D’Amelie Poulain France/Germany, 2001.  Claudie Ossard Productions, Union Generale Cinematographique, Victoires Productions, Tapioca Films, France 3 Cinema, MMC Independent, Sofica Sofinergie 5, Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Canal+.  Scenario by Guillaume Laurant, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, dialogue by Guillame Laurant.  Cinematography by Bruno Delbonnel.  Produced by Claudie Ossard.   Music by Yann Tiersen.   Production Design…

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Cyrano De Bergerac (1990)

JEAN-PAUL RAPPENEAU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  France, 1990.  Caméra One, Centre National de la Cinématographie, DD Productions, Films A2, Hachette Première, Investors Club, Sofinergie 1, Union Générale Cinématographique.  Screenplay by Jean-Claude Carriere, Jean-Paul Rappeneau, based on the play by Edmond Rostand.  Cinematography by Pierre Lhomme.  Produced by René Cleitman, Michel Seydoux, Andre Szots.  Music by Kurt Kuenne, Jean-Claude Petit.  Production…

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Amateur (1994)

HAL HARTLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA/United Kingdom/France, 1994.  American Playhouse, Channel Four Films, La Sept Cinema, True Fiction Pictures, Union Generale Cinematographique, Zenith Entertainment. Screenplay by Hal Hartley.  Cinematography by Michael Spiller.  Produced by Hal Hartley, Ted Hope.  Music by Hal Hartley, Jeffrey Taylor.  Production Design by Steve Rosenzweig.  Costume Design by Alexandra Welker.  Film Editing by Steve Hamilton….

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Une Chambre En Ville (1982)

JACQUES DEMY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Italy/France, 1982.  Progefi, TF1 Films Production, Top n°1, Union Generale Cinematographique.  Screenplay by Jacques Demy.  Cinematography by Jean Penzer.  Produced by Christine Gouze-Renal.  Music by Michel Colombier.  Production Design by Bernard Evein.  Costume Design by Rosalie Varda.  Film Editing by Sabine Mamou.  Podcast:  My Criterions. Jacques Demy looks to recapture the glory days of Umbrellas of Cherbourg with…

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Farinelli: Il Castrato (1994)

GERARD CORBIAU Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  Belgium/France/Italy/USA, 1994.  Stéphan Films, MG, Italian International Film, K2 SA, Alinea Films, Union Generale Cinematographique, Canal+, France 2 Cinema, Studio Image, Mediaset, RTL-TVi, Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Procirep, Presidenzia del Consiglio del Ministri-Dipartimento dello Spettacolo, Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles,…

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Delicatessen (1991)

JEAN-PIERRE JEUNET, MARC CARO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  France, 1991.  Constellation, Union Générale Cinématographique, Hachette Première, Sofinergie Films, Sofinergie 2, Investimage 2, Investimage 3, La Fondation Gan pour le Cinéma, Victoires Productions.   Screenplay by Gilles Adrien, Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, dialogue by Gilles Adrien.  Cinematography by Darius Khondji.  Produced by Claudie Ossard.  Music by Carlos D’Alessio.  Production Design by…

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