Accident (1967)

JOSEPH LOSEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB United Kingdom, 1967. Royal Avenue Chelsea. Screenplay by Harold Pinter, based on the novel by Nicholas Mosley. Cinematography by Gerry Fisher. Produced by Joseph Losey, Norman Priggen. Music by John Dankworth. Production Design by Carmen Dillon. Costume Design by Beatrice Dawson. Film Editing by Reginald Beck. Cannes…

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

J.J. ABRAMS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2019.  Lucasfilm, Bad Robot, Walt Disney Pictures.  Story by Derek Connolly, Colin Trevorrow, Chris Terrio, J.J. Abrams, Screenplay by Chris Terrio, J.J. Abrams, based on characters created by George Lucas.  Cinematography by Dan Mindel.  Produced by J.J. Abrams, Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan.  Music by John Williams. …

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Lionheart (1987)

FRANKLIN J. SCHAFFNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   Hungary/USA, 1987.  Hungaro, Mafilm, TaliaFilm II Productions.  Story by Menno Meyjes, Screenplay by Menno Meyjes, Richard Outten.  Cinematography by Alec Mills.  Produced by Stanley O’Toole, Talia Shire.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Gil Parrondo.  Costume Design by Nanà Cecchi.  Film Editing by David Bretherton, Richard Haines. One of the least well known of the many medievalish-themed…

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Esther Kahn (2000)

ARNAUD DESPLECHIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  France/United Kingdom, 2000.  Arts Council of England, British Screen Productions, British Sky Broadcasting, France 2 Cinema, France 3 Cinema, Les Films Alain Sarde, Why Not Productions, Zephyr Films.  Screenplay by Emmanuel Bourdieu, Arnaud Desplechin, from a story by Arthur Symons.  Cinematography by Eric Gautier.  Produced by Chris Curling, Alain Sarde, Gregoire Sorlat.  Music by Howard…

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Anna And The King (1999)

ANDY TENNANT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1999.  Fox 2000 Pictures, Lawrence Bender Productions.  Screenplay by Steve Meerson, Peter Krikes, based on the diaries of Anna Leonowens.  Cinematography by Caleb Deschanel.  Produced by Lawrence Bender, Ed Elbert.  Music by George Fenton, Robert Kraft.  Production Design by Luciana Arrighi.  Costume Design by Jenny Beavan.  Film Editing by Roger Bondelli.  Academy Awards 1999.  Golden Globe Awards 1999.   So-so…

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The Servant (1963)

JOSEPH LOSEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1963.  Elstree Distributors, Springbok Productions.  Screenplay by Harold Pinter, based on the novel by Robin Maugham.  Cinematography by Douglas Slocombe. Produced by Joseph Losey, Norman Priggen.  Music by John Dankworth.  Production Design by Richard Macdonald.  Costume Design by Beatrice Dawson.  Film Editing by Reginald Mills.  New York Film Critics Awards 1964.  …

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A Passage To India (1984)

DAVID LEAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1984.  EMI Films, Home Box Office, Thorn EMI Screen Entertainment, New Gold Entertainment.  Screenplay by David Lean, based on the novel by E.M. Forster and the play by Santha Rama Rau.  Cinematography by Ernest Day.  Produced by John Brabourne, Richard B. Goodwin.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by John Box, Herbert Westbrook.  Costume Design…

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Sunday, Bloody Sunday (1971)

JOHN SCHLESINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1971.  Vectia, Vic Films Productions.  Screenplay by Penelope Gilliatt.  Cinematography by Billy Williams.   Produced by Joseph Janni.  Music by Ron Geesin.  Production Design by Luciana Arrighi.  Costume Design by Jocelyn Rickards.  Film Editing by Richard Marden.  Academy Awards 1971.Golden Globe Awards 1971.  New York Film Critics Awards 1971 Glenda Jackson and Peter Finch have nothing in…

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