Annihilation (2018)

ALEX GARLAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2018.  DNA Films, Paramount Pictures,  Scott Rudin Productions, Skydance Media.  Screenplay by Alex Garland, based on the novel by Jeff VanderMeer.  Cinematography by Rob Hardy.  Produced by Eli Bush, Andrew Macdonald, Allon Reich, Scott Rudin.  Music by Geoff Barrow, Ben Salisbury.  Production Design by Mark Digby.  Costume Design by Sammy Sheldon.  Film Editing by Barney Pilling.   A … More Annihilation (2018)

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Quartet (2012)

BB.5 (out of 5) A retirement home for successful classical musicians is the setting for this comedy adapted from Ronald Harwood’s play, which also marks the directorial debut of actor Dustin Hoffman.  Maggie Smith plays a world-famous opera singer who has decided to enter her dotage, made worse when it turns out that her ex-husband (Tom … More Quartet (2012)

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The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

WES ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/Germany, 2014.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Indian Paintbrush, Studio Babelsberg, American Empirical Pictures, TSG Entertainment, Scott Rudin Productions.  Story by Wes Anderson, Hugo Guinness, Screenplay by Wes Anderson, inspired by the works of Stefan Zweig.  Cinematography by Robert D. Yeoman.  Produced by Wes Anderson, Jeremy Dawson, Steven Rales, Scott Rudin.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Adam … More The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

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Never Let Me Go

BBB (out of 5) A medical breakthrough mid-twentieth century has allowed scientists to clone human beings and raise them as bodies with organs available for harvesting. Growing up in special schools, these children are given a hollow education and a false sense of social construct before one of their teachers (Sally Hawkins) has an emotional … More Never Let Me Go

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Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day (2008)

BHARAT NALLURI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2008.  Focus Features, Kudos Productions Ltd., Keylight Productions, Twins Financing, Shine Pictures.  Screenplay by David Magee, Simon Beaufoy, based on the novel by Winifred Watson.  Cinematography by John de Borman.  Produced by Nellie Bellflower, Stephen Garrett.  Music by Paul Englishby.  Production Design by Sarah Greenwood.  Costume Design by Michael O’Connor.  Film Editing by Barney Pilling.   … More Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day (2008)

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An Education (2009)

LONE SCHERFIG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 2009.  BBC Films, Finola Dwyer Productions, Wildgaze Films, Endgame Entertainment, An Education Distribution.  Screenplay by Nick Hornby, based on the memoir by Lynn Barber.  Cinematography by John de Borman.  Produced by Finola Dwyer, Amanda Posey.  Music by Paul Englishby.  Production Design by Andrew McAlpine.  Costume Design by Odile Dicks-Mireaux.  Film Editing by Barney Pilling. Academy Awards … More An Education (2009)

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