Face (2009)

TSAI MING-LIANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Visage France/Taiwan/Belgium/The Netherlands, 2009.  JBA Production, Homegreen Films, Musée du Louvre Paris, Tarantula, Circe Films, Arte France Cinéma, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Government Information Office of the Republic of China, Nederlands Fonds voor de Film, Eurimages, Région Ile-de-France, Arte France, Tax Shelter ING Invest de Tax Shelter Productions,…

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I Don’t Want To Sleep Alone (2006)

TSAI MING-LIANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Hei Yan Quan Malaysia/China/Taiwan/France/Austria, 2006.  Centre National de la Cinématographie, Dama Orchestra Malaysia, EMI Music Taiwan, Government Information Office of the Republic of China, Homegreen Films, New Crowned Hope, Soudaine Compagnie.  Screenplay by Tsai Ming-liang.  Cinematography by Pen-jung Liao, Tsai Ming-liang.  Produced by Bruno Pesery, Vincent Wang.  Production Design by Siong-king Gan, Tien-chueh…

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Good Bye, Dragon Inn (2003)

TSAI MING-LIANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Bu San Taiwan, 2003.  Homegreen Films.  Screenplay by Tsai Ming-liang, Additional narrative by Sung Hsi.  Cinematography by Pen-jung Liao.  Produced by Hung-Chih Liang, Vincent Wang.  Production Design by Sheng-Chang Chen.  Film Editing by Sheng-Chang Chen.   Lesser effort by the great Tsai Ming-Liang, about the last night of a giant Taipei movie theatre that, in real…

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Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

ROGER SPOTTISWOODE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1997.  Eon Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, United Artists.  Screenplay by Bruce Feirstein, based on characters created by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson.  Music by David Arnold.  Production Design by Allan Cameron.  Costume Design by Lindy Hemming.  Film Editing by Michel Arcand, Dominique Fortin.   The second Bond installment to feature the dapper…

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Stray Dogs (2013)

TSAI MING-LIANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Jiao You France/Taiwan, 2013.  Homegreen Films, JBA Production.  Screenplay by Peng Fei Song, Ming-liang Tsai, Chen Yu Tung.  Cinematography by Pen-jung Liao, Qing Xin Lu, Woon-Chong Shong.  Produced by Kang-sheng Lee, Vincent Wang.  Production Design by Masa Liu, Ming-liang Tsai.  Costume Design by Chia Hui Wang.  Film Editing by Chen-Ching Lei.   Tsai Ming-Liang presents another…

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Spy Game (2001)

TONY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Germany/USA/Japan/France, 2001.  Universal Pictures, Beacon Communications, Beacon Pictures, Kalima Productions GmbH & Co. KG, Metropolitan Filmexport, Red Wagon Entertainment, Toho-Towa.  Story by Michael Frost Beckner, Screenplay by Michael Frost Beckner, David Arata.  Cinematography by Daniel Mindel.  Produced by Marc Abraham, Stephanie Antosca, Douglas Wick.  Music by Harry Gregson-Williams.  Production Design by Norris Spencer.  Costume Design by Louise…

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Shanghai Knights (2003)

DAVID DOBKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA/Hong Kong, 2003.  Touchstone Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment, Birnbaum / Barber Productions, Jackie Chan Films Limited, All Knight Productions.  Screenplay by Alfred Gough, Miles Millar, based on their characters. Cinematography by Adrian Biddle.  Produced by Gary Barber,Roger Birnbaum, Jonathan Glickman.   Music by Randy Edelman.  Production Design by Allan Cameron.  Costume Design by Anna…

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Chacun Son Cinema, ou Ce Petit Coup Au Coeur Quand La Lumiere S’Eteint et Que Le Film Commence (2007)

Theodoros Angelopoulos, Olivier Assayas, Bille August, Jane Campion, Youssef Chahine, Kaige Chen, Michael Cimino, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, David Cronenberg, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Manoel de Oliveira, Raymond Depardon, Atom Egoyan, Amos Gitai, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Hsiao-Hsien Hou, Aki Kaurismaki, Abbas Kiarostami, Takeshi Kitano, Andrey Konchalovskiy, Claude Lelouch, Ken Loach, David Lynch, Nanni Moretti, Roman Polanski,…

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