Cold War (Zimna wojna) (2018)

PAWEL PAWLIKOWSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Poland/United Kingdom/France, 2018.  Opus Film, Apocalypso Pictures, MK2 Productions, Arte France, BFI Film Fund, Canal+ Polska, Cinestaan Film Company, City of Lodz, City of Warsaw, EC1 Lódz – Miasto Kultury, Eurimages, Film4, Kino Swiat, MEDIA Programme of the European Union, MK2 Films, Maziowiecki Fundusz Filmowy, Mazovia Region, Mazovia Warsaw Film Fund,…

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Postcards From London (2018)

STEVE McLEAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  United Kingdom, 2018.  Diablo Films, BFI Film Fund, Creativity Capital.  Screenplay by Steve McLean.  Cinematography by Annika Summerson.  Produced by Soledad Gatti-Pascual.  Music by Julian Bayliss.  Production Design by Ollie Tiong.  Costume Design by Kate Forbes.  Film Editing by Stephen Boucher. Harris Dickinson, once again playing gay bait dipped in body oil, is a young man…

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Colette (2018)

WASH WESTMORELAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2018.  Number 9 Films, Killer Films, Bold Films, BFI Film Fund.  Story by Richard Glatzer, Screenplay by Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland, Rebecca Lenkiewicz.  Cinematography by Giles Nuttgens.  Produced by Elizabeth Karlsen, Pamela Koffler, Michel Litvak, Christine Vachon, Gary Michael Walters, Stephen Woolley.  Music by Thomas Adès.  Production Design by Michael Carlin.  Costume Design by…

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The Spirit of ’45 (2013)

KEN LOACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom, 2013.  Fly Film Company, Sixteen Films, Film4, Channel Four, UK Film Council, EM Media, BFI Film Fund, Channel 4.  Screenplay by Ken Loach.  Produced by Rebecca O’Brien, Kate Ogborn, Lisa Marie Russo.  Music by George Fenton.  Film Editing by Jonathan Morris.   This lyrical, robust documentary sees Ken Loach examining the spirit of…

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Brooklyn

BBB.5 (out of 5) Colm Toibin’s novel is adapted by Nick Hornby with pleasing results, starring Saoirse Ronan as the determined young woman who emigrates from Ireland to America in 1952 and does not allow herself to get swallowed up by the gigantic world she encounters. Encouraged to go by her loving older sister and sponsored…

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45 Years

BBBBB (out of 5) Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay have been happily married for, as the title suggests, forty-five years, and living in their idyllic Norfolk home, where the exciting part of the day is taking their dog for a walk across the gorgeous empty fields that make up the breathtaking landscape.  Coming up in a few…

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