The Dig (2021)

SIMON STONE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB United Kingdom, 2021. Netflix, Magnolia Mae Films, Clerkenwell Films. Screenplay by Moira Buffini, based on the novel by John Preston. Cinematography by Mike Eley. Produced by Carolyn Marks Blackwood, Murray Ferguson, Gabrielle Tana, Ellie Wood. Music by Stefan Gregory. Production Design by Maria Djurkovic. Costume Design by…

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Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

ROB MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.   USA, 2018.  Lucamar Productions, Marc Platt Productions, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screen story by David Magee, Rob Marshall, John DeLuca, Screenplay by David Magee, based on the Mary Poppins stories by P.L. Travers.  Cinematography by Dion Beebe.  Produced by John DeLuca, Rob Marshall, Marc Platt.  Music by Marc Shaiman.   Production Design by John…

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A Handful Of Dust (1988)

CHARLES STURRIDGE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1988.  Handful of Dust, Stagescreen Productions, London Weekend Television.  Screenplay by Derek Granger, Charles Sturridge, Tim Sullivan, based on the novel by Evelyn Waugh.  Cinematography by Peter Hannan.  Produced by Derek Granger.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Eileen Diss, Chris Townsend.  Costume Design by Jane Robinson.  Film Editing by Peter Coulson.   The crumbling away…

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The Avengers (1998)

B (out of 5) Laughably lame action film based on the swinging sixties show has Ralph Fiennes and Uma Thurman, resting comfortably at the top of their sex appeal, as two supersleuths whose job it is to stop an evil villain (Sean Connery) bent on controlling the world’s weather. It’s about as lame as it…

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Scoop (2006)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   United Kingdom/USA, 2006.  BBC Films, Ingenious Film Partners, Phoenix Wiley, Jelly Roll Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Remi Adefarasin.  Produced by Letty Aronson, Gareth Wiley.  Production Design by Maria Djurkovic.  Costume Design by Jill Taylor.  Film Editing by Alisa Lepselter. A dead journalist (Ian McShane) on his way to the underworld is informed…

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