St. Trinian’s (2007)

OLIVER PARKER, BARNABY THOMPSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  United Kingdom, 2007.  Ealing Studios, Entertainment Film Distributors, Fragile Films, UK Film Council.  Screenplay by Piers Ashworth, Nick Moorcroft, additional material by Jamie Minoprio, Jonathan M. Stern, based on cartoons by Ronald Searle.  Cinematography by Gavin Finney.  Produced by Oliver Parker, Barnaby Thompson.  Music by Charlie Mole.  Production Design by Amanda McArthur.  Costume Design by…

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Before I Go To Sleep (2014)

ROWAN JOFFE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  United Kingdom/France/Sweden, 2014.  Scott Free Productions, Millennium Films, Film i Vast, Filmgate Films, StudioCanal.  Screenplay by Rowan Joffe, based on the novel by S.J. Watson.  Cinematography by Ben Davis.  Produced by Mark Gill, Avi Lerner, Liza Marshall, Matthew O’Toole.  Music by Ed Shearmur.  Production Design by Kave Quinn.  Costume Design by Michele Clapton.  Film Editing by Melanie Oliver.  …

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Magic In The Moonlight (2014)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 2014.  Gravier Productions, Dippermouth Productions, Perdido Productions, Ske-Dat-De-Dat Productions, Cinéfrance 1888.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Darius Khondji.  Produced by Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum, Edward Walson.  Production Design by Anne Seibel.  Costume Design by Sonia Grande.  Film Editing by Alisa Lepselter. Woody Allen has such a good time lazing in the bright sunshine of…

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Girl With A Pearl Earring (2003)

PETER WEBBER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/Luxembourg, 2003.  Archer Street Productions, Delux Productions, Pathé Pictures International, Film Fund Luxembourg, UK Film Council, Wild Bear Films. Screenplay by Olivia Hetreed, based on the novel by Tracy Chevalier.  Cinematography by Eduardo Serra.  Produced by Andy Paterson, Anand Tucker.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Ben Van Os.  Costume Design by Dien van…

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The Importance Of Being Earnest (2002)

OLIVER PARKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA/United Kingdom, 2002.  Miramax, Ealing Studios, Film Council, Newmarket Capital Group, Fragile Films.  Screenplay by Oliver Parker, based on the play by Oscar Wilde.  Cinematography by Tony Pierce-Roberts.  Produced by Barnaby Thompson.  Music by Charlie Mole.  Production Design by Luciana Arrighi.  Costume Design by Maurizio Millenoti.  Film Editing by Guy Bensley.   It is quite obvious from…

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Dorian Gray (2009)

OLIVER PARKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  United Kingdom, 2009.  Ealing Studios, Alliance Films, Fragile Films, UK Film Council, Aramid Entertainment Fund, Hindsight Media, Moving Picture Company.  Screenplay by Toby Finlay, based on the novel The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.  Cinematography by Roger Pratt.  Produced by Barnaby Thompson.  Music by Charlie Mole.  Production Design by John Beard.  Costume Design by…

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A Month In The Country (1987)

PAT O’CONNOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5 United Kingdom, 1987.  Channel Four Films, Euston Films, PfH Ltd..  Screenplay by Simon Gray, based on the novel by J.L. Carr.  Cinematography by Kenneth MacMillan.  Produced by Kenith Trodd.  Music by Howard Blake.  Production Design by Leo Austin.  Costume Design by Judy Moorcroft.  Film Editing by John Victor-Smith.   This mild British drama features powerful acting and…

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Circle Of Friends (1995)

PAT O’CONNOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   Ireland/USA/United Kingdom, 1995.  Price Entertainment, Lantana, Bórd Scannán na hÉireann, The Rank Organisation.  Screenplay by Andrew Davies, based on the novel by Maeve Binchy.  Cinematography by Kenneth MacMillan.  Produced by Frank Price, Arlene Sellers, Alex Winitsky.  Music by Michael Kamen.  Production Design by Jim Clay.  Costume Design by Anushia Nieradzik.  Film Editing by John Jympson.   Adorable romantic comedy…

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A Thousand Acres (1997)

JOCELYN MOORHOUSE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB USA, 1997.  Touchstone Pictures, Propaganda Films, Via Rosa Productions, Prairie Films, Beacon Pictures.  Screenplay by Laura Jones, based on the novel by Jane Smiley. Cinematography by Tak Fujimoto.  Produced by Marc Abraham, Lynn Arost, Steve Golin, Kate Guinzburg, Sigurjon Sighvatsson.  Music by Richard Hartley.  Production Design by Dan Davis.  Costume Design by Ruth…

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The Advocate (1993)

LESLIE MEGAHEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  Alternate title:  The Hour Of The Pig France/United Kingdom, 1993.  BBC Films, CiBy 2000, British Screen Finance Ltd., European Co-production Fund.  Screenplay by Leslie Megahey.  Cinematography by John Hooper.  Produced by David M. Thompson.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Bruce Macadie.  Costume Design by Anne Buruma.  Film Editing by Isabelle Dedieu.   In the Middle…

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Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001)

SHARON MAGUIRE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/France, 2001.  Miramax, Universal Pictures, StudioCanal, Working Title Films, Little Bird.  Screenplay by Helen Fielding, Andrew Davies, Richard Curtis, based on the novel by Helen Fielding.  Cinematography by Stuart Dryburgh.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Jonathan Cavendish, Eric Fellner.  Music by Patrick Doyle.  Production Design by Gemma Jackson.  Costume Design by Rachael Fleming.  Film Editing by…

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Mamma Mia! (2008)

PHYLLIDA LLOYD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/USA/Germany, 2008.  Universal Pictures, Relativity Media, Littlestar, Playtone, Internationale Filmproduktion Richter.  Screenplay by Catherine Johnson, based on her musical book.  Cinematography by Haris Zambarloukos.  Produced by Judy Craymer, Gary Goetzman.  Music by Benny Anderson, Bjorn Ulvaeus.  Production Design by Maria Djurkovic.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Lesley Walker.   The stage show…

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