A Little Chaos (2014)

ALAN RICKMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom, 2014.  BBC Films, The Bureau, K. JAM Media, Lionsgate, Lipsync Productions, Potboiler Productions.  Screenplay by Jeremy Brock, Alison Deegan, Alan Rickman.  Cinematography by Ellen Kuras.  Produced by Andrea Calderwood, Gail Egan, Bertrand Faivre.  Music by Peter Gregson.  Production Design by James Merifield.  Costume Design by Joan Bergin.  Film Editing by Nicolas Gaster.  Toronto International…

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Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix (2007)

DAVID YATES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2007.  Warner Bros., Heyday Films, Cool Music.  Screenplay by Michael Goldenberg, based on the novel by J.K. Rowling.  Cinematography by Slawomir Idziak.  Produced by David Barron, David Heyman, Lorne Orleans.  Music by Nicholas Hooper.  Production Design by Stuart Craig.  Costume Design by Jany Temime.  Film Editing by Mark Day.   Year five and counting. Following the…

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Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince (2009)

DAVID YATES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2009.  Warner Bros., Heyday Films.  Screenplay by Steve Kloves, based on the novel by J.K. Rowling.  Cinematography by Bruno Delbonnel.  Produced by David Barron, David Heyman.  Music by Nicholas Hooper.  Production Design by Stuart Craig.  Costume Design by Jany Temime.  Film Editing by Mark Day.   Yet another academic year at the Hogwarts school as the…

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Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)

DAVID YATES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom, 2011.  Warner Bros., Heyday Films, Moving Picture Company. Screenplay by Steve Kloves, based on the novel by J.K. Rowling.  Cinematography by Eduardo Serra.  Produced by David Barron, David Heyman, J.K. Rowling.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Stuart Craig.  Costume Design by Jany Temime.  Film Editing by Mark Day.   Seven books, eight movies…

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Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)

DAVID YATES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2010.  Warner Bros., Heyday Films.  Screenplay by Steve Kloves, based on the novel by J.K. Rowling.  Cinematography by Eduardo Serra.  Produced by David Barron, David Heyman, J.K. Rowling.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Stuart Craig.  Costume Design by Jany Temime.  Film Editing by Mark Day.   Films that began as a series of imaginative…

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Perfume: The Story Of A Murderer (2006)

TOM TYKWER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Germany/France/Spain/USA, 2006.  Constantin Film, VIP 4 Medienfonds, Nouvelles Editions de Films, Castelao Producciones, Rising Star, Ikiru Films.  Screenplay by Andrew Birkin, Bernd Eichinger, Tom Tykwer, based on the novel Das Perfum by Patrick Suskind.  Cinematography by Frank Griebe.  Produced by Bernd Eichinger.  Music by Reinhold Heil, Johnny Klimek, Tom Tykwer. Production Design by Uli Hanisch.  Costume…

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Dogma (1999)

KEVIN SMITH Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1999.   View Askew Productions, STK.   Screenplay by Kevin Smith.   Cinematography by Robert D. Yeoman.   Produced by Scott Mosier.   Music by Howard Shore.   Production Design by Robert Holtzman.   Costume Design by Abigail Murray.  Film Editing by Scott Mosier, Kevin Smith.   Kevin Smith stepped into unnecessary controversy when he…

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Bob Roberts (1992)

TIM ROBBINS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 1992.  Miramax, Live Entertainment, Polygram Filmed Entertainment, The Rank Organisation, Working Title Films.  Screenplay by Tim Robbins.  Cinematography by Jean Lepine.  Produced by Forrest Murray.  Music by David Robbins.  Production Design by Richard Hoover.  Costume Design by Bridget Kelly.  Film Editing by Lisa Zeno Churgin.   Tim Robbins stars and directs for the first time in…

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Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves (1991)

KEVIN REYNOLDS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1991.  Warner Bros., Morgan Creek Entertainment.  Story by Pen Densham, Screenplay by Pen Densham, John Watson.  Cinematography by Douglas Milsome.  Produced by Pen Densham, Richard Barton Lewis, John Watson.  Music by Michael Kamen.  Production Design by John Graysmark.  Costume Design by John Bloomfield.  Film Editing by Peter Boyle.   Even the simplest of history buffs…

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The Winter Guest (1997)

ALAN RICKMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1997.  Capitol Films, Channel Four Films, Fine Line Features, Pressman-Lipper Productions, Scottish Arts Council Lottery Fund.  Screenplay by Sharman Macdonald, Alan Rickman, based on the play by Sharman Macdonald.  Cinematography by Seamus McGarvey.  Produced by Steve Clark-Hall, Ken Lipper, Edward R. Pressman.  Music by Michael Kamen.  Production Design by Robin Cameron…

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Galaxy Quest (1999)

DEAN PARISOT Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1999.  DreamWorks, Gran Via Productions.  Story by David Howard, Screenplay by David Howard, Robert Gordon.  Cinematography by Jerzy Zielinski.  Produced by Mark Johnson, Charles Newirth.  Music by David Newman. Production Design by Linda DeScenna.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Don Zimmerman.   Marvelous science-fiction comedy about a troupe of has-been actors who…

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The January Man (1989)

PAT O’CONNOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1989.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Star Partners II Ltd..   Screenplay by John Patrick Shanley.  Cinematography by Jerzy Zielinski.  Produced by Norman Jewison, Ezra Swerdlow.  Music by Marvin Hamlisch.  Production Design by Philip Rosenberg.  Costume Design by Ann Roth, Neil Spisak.  Film Editing by Lou Lombardo.   An all-star cast can’t save this incredibly dull mystery-comedy. Kevin Kline, who…

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