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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At Eternity’s Gate (2018)

JULIAN SCHNABEL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   Switzerland/United Kingdom/France/USA, 2018.  Iconoclast, Riverstone Pictures, SPK Pictures.  Screenplay by Jean-Claude Carrière, Louise Kugelberg, Julian Schnabel.  Cinematography by Benoit Delhomme.  Produced by Jon Kilik.  Music by Tatiana Lisovkaia.  Production Design by Stéphane Cressend.  Costume Design by Cecile Vatelot.  Film Editing by Louise Kugelberg, Julian Schnabel.  It seems incredible after almost forty films have already been…

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Alone In Berlin (2016)

VINCENT PEREZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   United Kingdom/France/Germany, 2016.  X-Filme Creative Pool, Master Movies, FilmWave, Pathe, Buffalo Films, Alone in Berlin, WS Film, Lipsync Productions, Canal+.  Screenplay by Achim von Borries, Vincent Perez, collaboration with Bettine von Borries, based on the novel by Hans Fallada.  Cinematography by Christophe Beaucarne.  Produced by Stefan Arndt, Christian Grass, Marco Pacchioni, James…

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Beyond The Clouds (1995)

MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI, WIM WENDERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  Al Di La Delle Nuvole France/Germany/Italy, 1995.  Sunshine, France 3 Cinema, Ciné B, Cecchi Gori Group Tiger Cinematografica, Road Movies Zweite Produktionen, Canal+, Arbeitsgemeinschaft der öffentlich-rechtlichen Rundfunkanstalten der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Degeto Film, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Eurimages, Wim Wenders Stiftung.  Screenplay by Michelangelo Antonioni, Tonino Guerra, Wim…

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Lines Of Wellington (2012)

VALERIA SARMIENTO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  France/Portugal, 2012.  Alfama Films, Clap Filmes, France 3 Cinéma.  Screenplay by Carlos Saboga.  Cinematography by Andre Szankowski.  Produced by Paulo Branco.  Music by Jorge Arriagada.  Production Design by Isabel Branco.  Costume Design by Lucha d’Orey.  Film Editing by Luca Alverdi, Valeria Sarmiento.  Toronto International Film Festival 2012.  Venice Film Festival 2012.    Raoul Ruiz was in pre-production of this…

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Queen Of The Damned (2002)

MICHAEL RYMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/Australia, 2002.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, NPV Entertainment, Material, WV Films LLC.  Screenplay by Scott Abbott, Michael Petroni, based on the novels The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice. Cinematography by Ian Baker.  Produced by Jorge Saralegui.  Music by Jonathan Davis, Richard Gibbs.  Production Design by Graham ‘Grace’ Walker.  Costume Design by Angus Strathie.  Film Editing…

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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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Talk Of Angels (1998)

NICK HAMM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1998.  Kan Zamia-a, Kanzaman, Polaris Pictures.  Screenplay by Ann Guedes, Frank McGuinness, based on the novel by Kate O’Brien.  Cinematography by Aleksei Rodionov.  Produced by Patrick Cassavetti.  Music by Trevor Jones.  Production Design by Michael Howells.  Costume Design by Lala Huete,Lena Mossum, Elizabeth Waller.  Film Editing by Michael Bradsell, Gerry Hambling.   Lush-looking Miramax cheese about…

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I Dreamed Of Africa (2000)

HUGH HUDSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2000.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Jaffilms.  Screenplay by Paula Milne, Susan Shilliday, based on the book by Kuki Gallmann.  Cinematography by Bernard Lutic.  Produced by Stanley R. Jaffe, Allyn Stewart.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Andrew Sanders.  Costume Design by Shirley Russell.  Film Editing by Scott Thomas.   This is an unfortunate waste of good talent. Kim…

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Indochine (1992)

REGIS WARGNIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  France, 1992.  Paradis Films, La Générale d’Images, Bac Films, Orly Films, Ciné Cinq, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Club des Investissments, Canal+, Sofica Sofinergie, Sofinergie 2, Investimage 3, Cofimage.  Screenplay by Erik Orsenna, Louis Gardel, Catherine Cohen, Regis Wargnier.  Cinematography by Francois Catonne.  Produced by Eric Heumann, Jean Labadie.  Music by Patrick Doyle.  Production…

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Queen Margot (1994)

PATRICE CHEREAU Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB Original title:  La Reine Margot France/Italy/Germany, 1994.  Renn Productions, France 2 Cinéma, D.A. Films, N.E.F. Filmproduktion und Vertriebs, Degeto Film, Arbeitsgemeinschaft der öffentlich-rechtlichen Rundfunkanstalten der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, WMG Film, RCS Films & TV, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Canal+, Miramax, Eurimages.  Screenplay by Daniele Thompson, Patrice Chereau, dialogue by Daniele…

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Time Regained (1999)

RAOUL RUIZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   Original title:  Le temps retrouvé, d’après l’oeuvre de Marcel Proust France/Italy/Portugal, 1999.  Gemini Films, France 2 Cinéma, Les Films du Lendemain, Blu Cinematografica, Madragoa Filmes, Eurimages, Canal+, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Procirep.  Screenplay by Raoul Ruiz, Gilles Taurand, based on the novel by Marcel Proust.  Cinematography by Ricardo Aronovich.  Produced by Philippe Saal.  Music…

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