Farewell, My Lovely (1975)

DICK RICHARDS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1975. EK, ITC Films. Screenplay by David Zelag Goodman, based on the novel by Raymond Chandler. Cinematography by John A. Alonzo. Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, George Pappas. Music by David Shire. Production Design by Dean Tavoularis. Costume Design by Sandy Berke Jordan, G. Tony Scarano. Film…

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The Little Stranger (2018)

LENNY ABRAHAMSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   Ireland/United Kingdom/France, 2018.  Potboiler Productions, lement Pictures, Anguille Productions,  Canal+, Film4, Ingenious Media, Irish Film Board, Pathe.  Screenplay by Lucinda Coxon, based on the novel by Sarah Waters.  Cinematography by Ole Bratt Birkeland.  Produced by Andrea Calderwood, Gail Egan, Ed Guiney.  Music by Stephen Rennicks.  Production Design by Simon Elliott.  Costume Design by Steven…

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45 Years (2015)

ANDREW HAIGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom, 2015.  BFI Film Fund, British Film Institute, The Bureau, Creative England, Film 4, The Match Factory, National Lottery through UK Film Council.  Screenplay by Andrew Haigh, based on the short story In Another Story by David Constantine.  Cinematography by Lol Crawley.  Produced by Tristan Goligher.  Production Design by Sarah Finlay.  Costume Design…

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The Mill And The Cross (2011)

LECH MAJEWSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Poland/Sweden, 2011.  Telewizja Polska, Bokomotiv Freddy Olsson Filmproduktion, Odeon, Arkana Film Studio, Silesia Film, 24 Media, Supra Film, Piramida Film.  Screenplay by Michael Francis Gibson, Lech Majewski.  Cinematography by Lech Majewski, Adam Sikora.  Produced by Lech Majewski.  Music by Lech Majewski, Jozef Skrzek.  Production Design by Marcel Slawsinki, Katarzyna Sobanska-Strzalkowska.  Costume Design by Dorota Roqueplo.  Film…

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Melancholia (2011)

LARS VON TRIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Denmark/Sweden/France/Germany, 2011.  Zentropa Entertainments, Memfis Film, Zentropa International Sweden, Slot Machine, Liberator Productions, Zentropa International Koln, Film i Vast, Danmarks Radio, Arte France Cinema, Sveriges Television, Canal+, Centre National du Cinema et de L’Image Animee, CineCinema, Edition Video, Nordisk Film Distribution, Det Danske Filminstitut, Eurimages, Nordisk Film &…

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The Eye Of The Storm (2011)

FRED SCHEPISI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Australia, 2011.  Paper Bark Films Pty. Ltd..  Screenplay by Judy Morris, based on the novel by Patricia White.  Cinematography by Ian Baker.  Produced by Gregory Read, Antony Waddington.  Music by Paul Grabowsky.  Production Design by Melinda Doring.  Costume Design by Alban Farrawell.  Film Editing by Kate Williams.  Toronto International Film Festival 2011.    Geoffrey Rush is an aging actor still…

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Never Let Me Go (2010)

MARK ROMANEK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2010.  DNA Films, Film4, Fox Searchlight Pictures.  Screenplay by Alex Garland, based on the novel by Kazuo Ishiguro.  Cinematography by Adam Kimmel.  Produced by Andrew Macdonald, Allon Reich.  Music by Rachel Portman.  Production Design by Mark Digby.  Costume Design by Rachael Fleming, Steven Noble.  Film Editing by Barney Pilling.  Independent Spirit Awards 2010.  Toronto International…

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Under The Sand (2000)

FRANCOIS OZON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   Original title:  Sous Le Sable France, 2000.  Fidélité Productions, Euro Space, Haut et Court, Arte France Cinema, Canal+.  Scenario and dialogue by Francois Ozon, collaboration with Emmanuele Bernheim, Marina de Van, Marcia Romano. Cinematography by Antoine Heberle, Jeanne Lapoirie.  Produced by Olivier Delbosc, Marc Missonnier.  Music by Philippe Rombi.  Costume Design by Pascaline…

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Swimming Pool (2003)

FRANCOIS OZON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   France/United Kingdom, 2003.  Fidélité Productions, France 2 Cinema, Gimages, FOZ, Headforce Ltd., Canal+.  Screenplay by Francois Ozon, Emmanuele Bernheim, English translations by Sionann O’Neill.  Cinematography by Yorick Le Saux.  Produced by Olivier Delbosc, Marc Missonnier.  Music by Philippe Rombi.  Production Design by Wouter Zoon.  Costume Design by Pascaline Chavanne.  Film Editing by Monica Coleman.  Cannes Film Festival 2003.  European…

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Angel (2007)

FRANCOIS OZON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   United Kingdom/Belgium/France, 2007.  Fidélité Productions, Poisson Rouge Pictures, SCOPE Invest, FOZ, Virtual Films, Wild Bunch, France 2 Cinema, Celluloid Dreams, Canal+, TPS Star, Soficinéma 3, Soficinema 2, Scope Pictures.  Screenplay by Francois Ozon, dialogue by Francois Ozon, Martin Crimp, based on the novel by Elizabeth Taylor.  Cinematography by Denis Lenoir.  Produced by Olivier Delbosc,…

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Signs And Wonders (2000)

JONATHAN NOSSITER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  France, 2000.  Goatworks Films, Ideefixe Productions, Industry Entertainment, MK2 Productions, Sunshine Amalgamedia.  Story by James Lasdun, Screenplay by James Lasdun, Jonathan Nossiter.  Cinematography by Giorgos Arvanitis.  Produced by Marin Karmitz.  Music by Adrian Utley.  Production Design by Anastasia Arseni, Daphni Kalogianni.  Costume Design by Kathryn Nixon.  Film Editing by Madeleine Gavin.  Berlin Film Festival 2000.  Toronto…

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Georgy Girl (1966)

SILVIO NARIZZANO Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1966.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Everglades Productions.  Screenplay by Margaret Forster, Peter Nichols, based on the novel by Margaret Forster.  Cinematography by Kenneth Higgins.  Produced by Robert A. Goldston, Otto Plaschkes.  Music by Alexander Faris.  Production Design by Tony Woollard.  Costume Design by Mary Quant.  Film Editing by John Bloom.   Bridget Jones fans will definitely…

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