American Animals (2018)

BART LAYTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   United Kingdom/USA, 2018.  Film4, New Amsterdam Film Company, RAW.  Screenplay by Bart Layton.  Cinematography by Ole Bratt Birkeland.  Produced by Katherine Butler, Dimitri Doganis, Derrin Schlesinger, Mary Jane Skalski.  Music by Anne Nikitin.  Production Design by Scott Dougan.  Costume Design by Jenny Eagan.  Film Editing by Nick Fenton, Chris Gill, Julian Hart.  An attempt…

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Calvary (2014)

JOHN MICHAEL McDONAGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Ireland/United Kingdom, 2014.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Bórd Scannán na hÉireann, British Film Institute, Lipsync Productions, Reprisal Films, Octagon Films.  Screenplay by John Michael McDonagh.  Cinematography by Larry Smith.  Produced by Chris Clark, Flora Fernandez-Marengo, James Flynn.  Music by Patrick Cassidy.  Production Design by Mark Geraghty.  Costume Design by Eimer Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh.  Film Editing by Chris Gill.   John Michael…

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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)

JOHN MADDEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   United Kingdom, 2011.  Blueprint Pictures.  Screenplay by Ol Parker, based on the novel These Foolish Things by Deborah Moggach.  Cinematography by Ben Davis.  Produced by Graham Broadbent, Peter Czernin.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Alan MacDonald.  Costume Design by Louise Stjernsward.  Film Editing by Chris Gill.   A sterling cast more than makes up for…

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Brideshead Revisited (2008)

JULIAN JARROLD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 2008.  Ecosse Films, BBC Films, UK Film Council, 2 Entertain, Screen Yorkshire, Brideshead Films, HanWay Films, Mestiere Cinema, Zak Productions.  Screenplay by Andrew Davies, Jeremy Brock, based on the novel by Evelyn Waugh.  Cinematography by Jess Hall.  Produced by Robert Bernstein, Douglas Rae, Kevin Loader.  Music by Adrian Johnston.  Production Design by…

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28 Weeks Later (2007)

JUAN CARLOS FRESNADILLO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom/Spain, 2007.  Fox Atomic, DNA Films, UK Film Council, Figment Films, Sogecine, Koan Films.  Screenplay by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, Rowan Joffe, Enrique Lopez Lavigne, Jesus Olmo.  Cinematography by Enrique Chediak.  Produced by Enrique Lopez Lavigne, Andrew Macdonald, Allon Reich.  Music by John Murphy.  Production Design by Mark Tildesley.  Costume Design by Jane Petrie.  Film Editing…

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28 Days Later (2002)

DANNY BOYLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB United Kingdom, 2002.  DNA Films, British Film Council. Screenplay by Alex Garland.  Cinematography by Anthony Dod Mantle. Produced by Andrew Macdonald.  Music by John Murphy.  Production Design by Mark Tildesley. Costume Design by Rachael Fleming.  Film Editing by Chris Gill.   Danny Boyle directs this digitally filmed horror flick that manages to be more…

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Sunshine (2007)

DANNY BOYLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2007.  DNA Films, Ingenious Film Partners, Moving Picture Company, UK Film Council.  Screenplay by Alex Garland.  Cinematography by Alwin H. Kuchler. Produced by Andrew Macdonald.  Music by John Murphy.  Production Design by Mark Tildesley.  Costume Design by Suttirat Anne Larlarb.  Film Editing by Chris Gill. Although it sags somewhat in the middle and…

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