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.  Toronto International Film Festival 2018.  Aging widow Joan Stanley (Judi Dench) … More Red Joan (2018)

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018)

MIKE NEWELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  United Kingdom/France/USA, 2018.  Amazon Prime Video, Blueprint Pictures, Canal+, Cine@, Mazur/Kaplan Company, StudioCanal.  Screenplay by Don Roos, Kevin Hood, Thomas Bezucha, based on the novel by Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows.  Cinematography by Zac Nicholson.  Produced by Graham Broadbent, Peter Czernin, Mitchell Kaplan, Paula Mazur.  Music by Alexandra Harwood.  Production Design by James Merifield.  Costume … More The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018)

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Pride

BBBB (out of 5) Gay and lesbian activists in 1984 London take to the streets on Pride Day despite the head-shaking and catcalling from observers, soon joined by young George MacKay as a twenty year-old kid who is just coming into an understand of his own sexuality.  Within minutes he finds himself thrust into the centre … More Pride

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A Mighty Heart (2007)

MICHAEL WINTERBOTTOM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2007.  Paramount Vantage, Plan B Entertainment, Revolution Films.  Screenplay by John Orloff, based on the book by Marianne Pearl.  Cinematography by Marcel Zyskind.  Produced by Andrew Eaton, Dede Gardner, Brad Pitt.  Music by Harry Escott, Molly Nyman.  Production Design by Mark Digby.  Costume Design by Charlotte Walter.  Film Editing by Peter Christelis.  Golden Globe Awards 2007.  Independent … More A Mighty Heart (2007)

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Tristram Shandy: A Cock And Bull Story (2005)

MICHAEL WINTERBOTTOM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 2005.  BBC Films, Baby Cow Productions, EM Media, East Midlands Media Initiative, Revolution Films, Scion Films.  Screenplay by Frank Cottrell Boyce, based on the novel The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne.  Cinematography by Marcel Zyskind.  Produced by Andrew Eaton.  Music by Edward Nogria.  Production Design by John … More Tristram Shandy: A Cock And Bull Story (2005)

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I Capture The Castle

BBBB (out of 5) Lovely coming-of-age drama stars a wonderful Romola Garai as a girl growing up in a drafty, corroding castle with her blocked writer father (Bill Nighy), dangerously bohemian stepmother (Tara Fitzgerald) and superbly oddball siblings. When two immensely rich American brothers arrive in their community and set up shop in a nearby … More I Capture The Castle

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Easy Virtue

BB (out of 5) Brash, modern America meets reserved, stately England in a culture-clash comedy adapted from the play of the same name by Noel Coward. Young and princely Ben Barnes finally returns to the aristocratic homestead of his birth to the delight of his overly involved mother (Kristin Scott Thomas), two quirky sisters and … More Easy Virtue

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