Woman In Gold (2015)

SIMON CURTIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB United Kingdom, 2015. Origin Pictures, BBC Films. Screenplay by Alexi Kaye Campbell. Cinematography by Ross Emery. Produced by David M. Thompson, Kris Thykier. Music by Martin Phipps, Hans Zimmer. Production Design by Jim Clay. Costume Design by Beatrix Aruna Pasztor. Film Editing by Peter Lambert. A powerful…

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Red Joan (2018)

TREVOR NUNN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  United Kingdom, 2018.  Trademark Films.  Screenplay by Lindsay Shapero.  Cinematography by Zac Nicholson.  Produced by David Parfitt.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Cristina Casali.  Costume Design by Charlotte Walter.  Film Editing by Kristina Hetherington.  Aging widow Joan Stanley (Judi Dench) is puttering about her London…

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Speed Racer (2008)

LILLY WACHOWSKI, LANA WACHOWSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA/Australia/Germany, 2008.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Silver Pictures, Anarchos Productions, Velocity Productions, Studio Babelsberg.  Screenplay by Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski, based on the animated series by Tatsuo Yoshida.  Cinematography by David Tattersall.  Produced by Grant Hill, Joel Silver, Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski.  Music by Michael Giacchino.  Production Design by Owen…

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The Affair Of The Necklace (2001)

CHARLES SHYER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2001.  Alcon Entertainment.  Screenplay by John Sweet.  Cinematography by Ashley Rowe.  Produced by Broderick Johnson, Andrew A. Kosove, Redmond Morris, Charles Shyer.  Music by David Newman.  Production Design by Alex McDowell.  Costume Design by Milena Canonero.  Film Editing by David Moritz.   Hilary Swank‘s faultless performance in this sudsy costume melodrama almost convinces you to forgive all the…

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Imagine Me And You (2005)

OL PARKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom/Germany, 2005.  BBC Films, Cougar Films Ltd., Ealing Studios, Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Focus Features,  Fragile Films, Minotaur Film Partnership No. 3, RTL, X-Filme Creative Pool.  Screenplay by Ol Parker.  Cinematography by Ben Davis.  Produced by Sophie Balhetchet, Andro Steinborn, Barnaby Thompson.  Music by Alex Heffes.  Production Design by Eve Mavrakis.  Costume Design by Consolata…

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V For Vendetta (2006)

JAMES McTEIGUE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA/United Kingdom/Germany, 2006.  Warner Bros.,Virtual Studios, Silver Pictures, Anarchos Productions, Warner Bros., Studio Babelsberg, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, DC Comics.  Screenplay by Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, based on the graphic novel by Alan Moore, art by David Lloyd.  Cinematography by Adrian Biddle.  Produced by Grant Hill, Lorne Orleans, Joel Silver, Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski.  Music by Dario…

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A Merry War (1997)

ROBERT BIERMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.   Original title:  Keep The Aspidistra Flying United Kingdom, 1997.  Arts Council of England, BBC Films, Bonaparte Films, Overseas FilmGroup, Sentinel Films, UBA.  Screenplay by Alan Plater, based on the novel by George Orwell.  Cinematography by Giles Nuttgens.  Produced by Peter Shaw.  Music by Mike Batt.  Production Design by Sarah Greenwood.  Costume Design by James Keast.  Film…

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The Wings Of The Dove (1997)

IAIN SOFTLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA/United Kingdom, 1997.  Miramax, Renaissance Dove.  Screenplay by Hossein Amini, based on the novel by Henry James.  Cinematography by Eduardo Serra.  Produced by Stephen Evans, David Parfitt.  Music by Ed Shearmur.  Production Design by John Beard.  Costume Design by Sandy Powell.  Film Editing by Tariq Anwar.  Superior adaptation of the Henry James novel has Helena Bonham Carter encourage her…

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