La Haine (1995)

MATHIEU KASSOVITZ Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB. Alternate Title: Hate. France, 1995.  Canal+, Cofinergie 6, Egg Pictures, Kasso Inc. Productions, La Sept Cinema, Les Productions Lazennec, Polygram Filmed Entertainment, Studio Image.  Screenplay by Mathieu Kassovitz.  Cinematography by Pierre Aim.  Produced by Christophe Rossignon.  Music by Assassin.  Production Design by Giuseppe Ponturo.  Costume Design by…

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It’s Only The End Of The World (2016)

XAVIER DOLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Original title:  Juste La Fin Du Monde Canada/France, 2016.  Sons of Manual, MK2 Productions, France 2 Cinema, 120 Films, Canal+, Centre National du Cinema et de L’Image Animee, Cine+, Fonds Quebecor, France Televisions, The Harold Greenberg Fund, Ministere de la Culture et de la Communication, My Unity Production, Radio Canada, Societe…

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Jason Bourne (2016)

PAUL GREENGRASS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2016.  Captivate Entertainment, Double Negative, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, Pearl Street Films, Perfect World Pictures (Beijing).  Screenplay by Paul Greengrass, Christopher Rouse, based on characters created by Robert Ludlum.  Cinematography by Barry Ackroyd.  Produced by Matt Damon, Gregory Goodman, Paul Greengrass, Frank Marshall, Ben Smith, Jeffrey M. Weiner.  Music by David Buckley, John…

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Tale Of Tales (2015)

MATTEO GARRONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  Il Racconto Dei Racconti Italy/France/United Kingdom, 2015.  Archimede, Le Pacte, Rai Cinema, HanWay Films, Recorded Picture Company, Ministero per I Beni e le Attivita Culturali,Fonds Eurimages du Conseil de l’Europe, Apulia Film Commission, Regione Lazio, Gamenet, Banca Popolare di Vicenza, Morato Pane & Idee, Amer, New Sparta Films.  Screenplay…

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Mon Roi (2015)

MAIWENN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  France, 2015.  Les Productions du Trésor, StudioCanal, France 2 Cinema, Les Films de Batna, Arches Films, 120 Films, Canal+, Cine+, France Televisions, Cofinova 10, La Banque Postale Image 8, Cinémage 9, Palatine Étoile 12, Region Ile-de-France.  Screenplay by Etienne Comar, Maiwenn.  Cinematography by Claire Mathon.  Produced by Alain Attal.  Music by Stephen Warbeck.  Production…

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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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Irreversible (2002)

GASPAR NOE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  France, 2002.  120 Films, Canal+, Eskwad, Les Cinémas de la Zone, Nord-Ouest Productions, StudioCanal, Wild Bunch.  Screenplay by Gaspar Noe.  Cinematography by Benoit Debie, Gaspar Noe.  Produced by Christophe Rossignon.  Music by Thomas Bangalter.  Production Design by Alain Juteau.  Costume Design by Laure Culkovic.  Film Editing by Gaspar Noe.  Cannes Film Festival 2002.  Online Film Critics…

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Derailed (2005)

MIKAEL HAFSTROM Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 2005.  Di Bonaventura Pictures, Miramax, Patalex V Productions Limited.  Screenplay by Stuart Beattie, based on the novel by James Siegel.  Cinematography by Peter Biziou.  Produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura.  Music by Ed Shearmur.  Production Design by Andrew Laws.  Costume Design by Natalie Ward.  Film Editing by Peter Boyle.   As fun as it is to see Jennifer…

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Brotherhood Of The Wolf

CHRISTOPHE GANS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.    Original title:  Le Pacte Des Loups Samuel Le Bihan plays a libertine and philosopher of sorts who arrives at a tiny village in the countryside of 17th century France and hears stories of a giant wolf that is terrorizing the women and children of the area but going…

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A Dangerous Method (2011)

DAVID CRONENBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/Germany/Canada/Switzerland, 2011.  Recorded Picture Company, Lago Film, Prospero Pictures, Millbrook Pictures, Téléfilm Canada, Ontario Media Development Corporation,  Corus Entertainment, Deutscher Filmförderfonds, Filmförderungsanstalt, Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Elbe Film, Movie Central Network, Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, The Movie Network, Astral Media, Talking Cure Productions.  Screenplay by…

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Eastern Promises (2007)

DAVID CRONENBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  United Kingdom/Canada/USA, 2007.  Kudos Film and Television, BBC Films, Serendipity Point Films, Corus Entertainment, Scion Films, Shine Pictures, Astral Media, Telefilm Canada, Focus Features.  Screenplay by Steven Knight. Cinematography by Peter Suschitzky.  Produced by Robert Lantos, Paul Webster.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Carol Spier.  Costume Design by Denise Cronenberg.  Film Editing by…

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Jefferson In Paris (1995)

JAMES IVORY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  France/USA, 1995.   Touchstone Pictures, Merchant Ivory Productions, Centre National de la Cinématographie.   Screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala.   Cinematography by Pierre Lhomme.   Produced by Ismail Merchant.   Music by Richard Robbins.   Production Design by Guy-Claude Francois.   Costume Design by Jenny Beavan, John Bright.   Film Editing by Isabelle Lorente, Andrew…

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