Madagascar Skin (1995)

CHRIS NEWBY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB United Kingdom, 1995. British Film Institute, Channel Four Films, Dan Films. Screenplay by Chris Newby. Cinematography by Oliver Curtis. Produced by Julie Baines. Production Design by Paul Cross. Costume Design by Annie Symons. Film Editing by Chris Newby, Annabel Ware. The unpleasant trappings of this tale of…

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Mothering Sunday (2021)

EVA HUSSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 United Kingdom, 2021. British Film Institute, Film4, Lipsync Productions, Number 9 Films, ZDF/Arte. Screenplay by Alice Birch, Graham Swift. Cinematography by Jamie Ramsay. Produced by Elizabeth Karlsen, Stephen Woolley. Music by Morgan Kibby. Production Design by Helen Scott. Costume Design by Sandy Powell. Film Editing by Emilie…

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Benediction (2021)

TERENCE DAVIES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB United Kingdom/USA, 2021. EMU Films, BBC Films, British Film Institute, M.Y.R.A. Entertainment, Lipsync Productions, Creative England. Screenplay by Terence Davies. Cinematography by Nicola Daley. Produced by Michael Elliott. Music by Ed Bailie, Abi Leland. Production Design by Andy Harris. Costume Design by Annie Symons. Film Editing by…

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Strip Jack Naked (1991)

RON PECK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Alternate title: Strip Jack Naked: Nighthawks II United Kingdom, 1991.  British Film Institute, Channel 4 Television Corporation. Screenplay by Ron Peck, Paul Hallam. Cinematography by Christopher Hughes, Ron Peck. Produced by Paul Hallam, Ron Peck. Music by Adrian James Carbutt, David Graham Ellis. Film Editing by Adrian…

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Supernova (2020)

HARRY MACQUEEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB United Kingdom, 2020. BBC Films, British Film Institute, Quiddity Films, The Bureau. Screenplay by Harry Macqueen. Cinematography by Dick Pope. Produced by Tristan Goligher, Emily Morgan. Music by Keaton Henson. Production Design by Sarah Finley. Costume Design by Matthew Price. Film Editing by Chris Wyatt. We’re immediately…

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Little Joe (2019)

JESSICA HAUSNER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Austria/United Kingdom/Germany/France, 2019.  Coop99 Filmproduktion, The Bureau, Essential Filmproduktion GmbH, Arte Deutschland TV, Bayerischer Rundfunk, British Broadcasting Corporation, British Film Institute, Coproduction Office, Eurimages, Film Industry Support Austria, Filmfonds Wien, Filmstandort Austria, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Société Parisienne de Production, Osterreichischer Rundfunk, Österreichisches Filminstitut.  Screenplay by Géraldine Bajard, Jessica…

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Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988)

TERENCE DAVIES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.   United Kingdom/West Germany, 1988.  British Film Institute, Channel Four Films, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen.  Screenplay by Terence Davies.  Cinematography by William Diver, Patrick Duval.  Produced by Jennifer Howarth.  Production Design by Jocelyn James, Miki Van Zwanenberg.  Costume Design by Monica Howe.  Film Editing by William Diver. Terence Davies follows three celebrated shorts that touched on his memories…

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God’s Own Country (2017)

FRANCIS LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   United Kingdom, 2017.  British Film Institute, Creative England, Met Film Production, Shudder Films, Inflammable Films, Magic Bear Productions.  Screenplay by Francis Lee. Cinematography by Joshua James Richards.  Produced by Manon Ardisson, Jack Tarling.  Music by Dustin O’Halloran, Adam Wiltzie.  Production Design by Stephane Collonge.  Costume Design by Sian Jenkins.  Film Editing by Chris Wyatt.  …

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Jimmy’s Hall (2014)

KEN LOACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   United Kingdom/Ireland/France, 2014.  Sixteen Films, Element Pictures, Why Not Productions, Wild Bunch, British Film Institute, Film4, Irish Film Board.  Screenplay by Paul Laverty, based on the play by Donal O’Kelly.  Cinematography by Robbie Ryan.  Produced by Rebecca O’Brien.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Fergus Clegg.  Costume Design by Eimer Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh.  Film Editing by…

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I, Daniel Blake (2016)

KEN LOACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   United Kingdom/France/Belgium, 2016.  Sixteen Films, Why Not Productions, Wild Bunch, British Film Institute, BBC Films, Les Films Du Fleuve, France 2 Cinema, Canal+, France Televisions, Le Pacte, Cineart, Cine+, VOO, BeTV.  Screenplay by Paul Laverty.  Cinematography by Robbie Ryan.  Produced by Rebecca O’Brien.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Fergus Clegg, Linda Wilson.  Costume Design by…

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American Honey (2016)

ANDREA ARNOLD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2016.  Parts and Labor, British Film Institute, Film4, ManDown Pictures, Maven Pictures, Protagonist Pictures, Pulse Films.  Screenplay by Andrea Arnold.  Cinematography by Robbie Ryan.  Produced by Thomas Benski, Lars Knudsen, Lucas Ochoa, Pouya Shahbazian, Jay Van Hoy, Alice Weinberg.  Music by Earworm Music.  Production Design by Kelly McGehee.  Costume Design by…

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The Angels’ Share (2012)

KEN LOACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   United Kingdom/France/Belgium/Italy, 2012.  Entertainment One, Sixteen Films, Why Not Productions, Wild Bunch, British Film Institute, Les Films Du Fleuve, Urania Pictures S.r.l..  Screenplay by Paul Laverty.  Cinematography by Robbie Ryan.  Produced by Rebecca O’Brien.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Fergus Clegg.  Costume Design by Carole K. Millar.  Film Editing by Jonathan Morris.   A group of…

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