Bohemian Rhapsody

BRYAN SINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2018.  GK Films, New Regency Pictures, Queen Films Ltd., Regency Enterprises, Tribeca Productions.  Story by Anthony McCarten, Peter Morgan, Screenplay by Anthony McCarten.   Cinematography by Newton Thomas Sigel.  Produced by Jim Beach, Robert De Niro, Graham King.  Music by John Ottman.  Production Design by Aaron Haye.  Costume Design by Julian Day.  Film Editing…

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Almanac of Fall (Öszi almanach) (1984)

BELA TARR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Hungary, 1984.  Screenplay by Béla Tarr.  Cinematography by Buda Gulyás, Sándor Kardos, Ferenc Pap.  Music by Mihály Vig.  Production Design by Ágnes Hranitzky, Gyula Pauer.  Costume Design by Gyula Pauer.  Film Editing by Ágnes Hranitzky.   Bela Tarr takes us inside a magnificent but crumbling apartment and examines the intimate lives of the characters who…

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Outlaw King (2018)

DAVID MACKENZIE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2018.    Sigma Films, Anonymous Content, Clockwork Sessions.  Screenplay by Bathsheba Doran, David Mackenzie, James MacInnes, additional writing by David Harrower, Mark Bomback.  Cinematography by Barry Ackroyd.  Produced by Gillian Berrie.  Music by Barry Burns, Tony Doogan, Greg Lawson, Raymond MacDonald, David Mackenzie, Lucie Treacher.  Production Design by Donald Graham Burt.  Costume…

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Transit (2018)

CHRISTIAN PETZOLD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Germany/France, 2018.  Schramm Film, Neon Productions, Arte France Cinéma, ZDF/Arte, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Beauftragter der Bundesregierung für Angelegenheiten der Kultur und der Medien, Filmförderungsanstalt, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Région Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur.  Screenplay by Christian Petzold, based on the novel by Anna Seghers.  Cinematography by Hans Fromm.  Produced by Antonin Dedet, Florian Koerner…

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Beautiful Boy (2018)

FELIX VAN GROENINGEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2018.  Amazon Studios, Big Indie Pictures, Plan B Entertainment.  Screenplay by Luke Davies, Felix van Groeningen, based on the book Beautiful Boy by David Sheff and Tweak by Nic Sheff.  Cinematography by Ruben Impens.  Produced by Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Brad Pitt.  Music by Gabe Hilfer.  Production Design by Ethan Tobman.   Costume Design…

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Stepping Out (1991)

LEWIS GILBERT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   USA, 1991.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Richard Harris, based on his play.  Cinematography by Alan Hume.  Produced by Lewis Gilbert.  Music by Peter Matz.  Production Design by Alicia Keywan.  Costume Design by Candy Paterson.  Film Editing by Humphrey Dixon.  Richard Harris’ community theatre favourite gets its shot at the big screen, and the results are…

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Bye Bye Braverman (1968)

SIDNEY LUMET Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1968.  Warner Brothers/Seven Arts.  Screenplay by Herbert Sargent, based on the novel To An Early Grave by Wallace Markfield.  Cinematography by Boris Kaufman.   Produced by Sidney Lumet.  Music by Peter Matz.  Production Design by Ben Kasazkow.  Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone.  Film Editing by Gerald B. Greenberg.  George Segal is fighting with wife…

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018)

MIKE NEWELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  United Kingdom/France/USA, 2018.  Amazon Prime Video, Blueprint Pictures, Canal+, Cine@, Mazur/Kaplan Company, StudioCanal.  Screenplay by Don Roos, Kevin Hood, Thomas Bezucha, based on the novel by Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows.  Cinematography by Zac Nicholson.  Produced by Graham Broadbent, Peter Czernin, Mitchell Kaplan, Paula Mazur.  Music by Alexandra Harwood.  Production Design by James Merifield.  Costume…

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Bread And Roses (2000)

KEN LOACH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  United Kingdom/France/Germany/Spain/Italy/Switzerland, 2000.  Parallax Pictures, Alta Films, Alta Produccion, ARTE, BIM Distribuzione, Bac Films, British Screen Productions, British Sky Broadcasting, Cinart, Degeto Film, FilmFour, Filmcoopi Zürich, Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, La Sept-Arte, , Road Movies Filmproduktion, Tornasol Films, Westdeutscher Rundfunk.  Screenplay by Paul Laverty.  Cinematography by Barry Ackroyd.  Produced by Rebecca O’Brien.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Martin Johnson.  Costume Design…

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American Translation (2011)

PASCAL ARNOLD, JEAN-MARC BARR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  France, 2011.  Toloda.  Screenplay by Lucy Allwood, Pascal Arnold.  Cinematography by Jean-Marc Barr, Chris Keohane.  Produced by Pascal Arnold, Jean-Marc Barr, Teddy Vermeulin.  Production Design by Benoît Tetelin.  Costume Design by Mimi Lempicka.  Film Editing by Jean-Marc Barr, Teddy Vermeulin.  Lizzie Brocheré plays a young woman who is sitting at her restaurant table being…

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Address Unknown (Suchwiin bulmyeong) (2001)

KI-DUK KIM Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  South Korea, 2001.  Kim Ki-Duk Film, LJ Film, Prime Entertainment.  Screenplay by Ki-duk Kim.  Cinematography by Jeong-min Seo.  Produced by Seung-jae Lee.  Music by Ho-jun Park.  Production Design by Ki-duk Kim.  Film Editing by Sung-Won Hahm.  Toronto International Film Festival 2001. Denizens of a barren rural landscape live in a holding pattern in the decades since…

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Brick By Brick: A Civil Rights Story (2007)

BILL KAVANAGH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2007.  Kavanagh Productions.  Cinematography by Peter Stein.  Produced by Bill Kavanagh.  Music by Miki Navazlo.  Film Editing by Sylke Fröchtenigt. Segregation is not just a problem in the southern United States, as this key example of a controversial housing project in the state of New York makes clear.  Decades after neighbourhoods had…

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