Downhill (2020)

NAT FAXON, JIM RASH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA, 2020. Filmhaus Films, Likely Story, Searchlight Pictures. Screenplay by Jesse Armstrong, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash, based on the motion picture Force Majeure by Ruben Ostlund. Cinematography by Danny Cohen. Produced by Stefanie Azpiazu, Anthony Bregman, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Wolfgang Ramml. Music by Volker Bertelmann. Production…

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Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020)

DAVID DOBKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 2020.  European Broadcasting Union, Gary Sanchez Productions, Gloria Sanchez Productions, Netflix, Truenorth Productions.  Screenplay by Will Ferrell, Andrew Steele. Cinematography by Danny Cohen. Produced by Jessica Elbaum, Eitan Evan, Will Ferrell, Chris Henchy.  Music by Atli Orvarsson.  Production Design by Paul Inglis. Costume Design by Anna…

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Victoria and Abdul (2017)

STEPHEN FREARS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   United Kingdom/USA, 2017.   BBC Films, Cross Street Films, Perfect World Pictures, Working Title Films.   Screenplay by Lee Hall, based on the book by Shrabani Basu.  Cinematography by Danny Cohen.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Beeban Kidron, Tracey Seaward.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Alan MacDonald.  Costume Design by Consolata Boyle.  Film Editing…

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The Program (2015)

STEPHEN FREARS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/France, 2015.  Anton Capital Entertainment, StudioCanal, Working Title Films.  Screenplay by John Hodge, based on the book by David Walsh.  Cinematography by Danny Cohen.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Tracey Seaward, Kate Solomon.  Music by Alex Heffes.  Production Design by Alan MacDonald.  Costume Design by Jane Petrie.  Film Editing by Valerio Bonelli.  Toronto International…

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The Danish Girl (2015)

TOM HOOPER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/Germany/USA, 2015.  Working Title Films, Pretty Pictures, ReVision Pictures, Senator Global Productions, Copenhagen Film Fund, Artemis Productions, Shelter Prod, Taxshelter. be, Le Tax Shelter du Gouvernement Federal de Belgique.  Screenplay by Lucinda Coxon, based on the novel by David Ebershoff.  Cinematography by Danny Cohen.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner,…

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Room (2015)

LENNY ABRAHAMSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Ireland/Canada, 2015.  Element Pictures, Film 4, FilmNation Entertainment, Irish Film Board, No Trace Camping, Ontario Media Development Corporation, Telefilm Canada.  Screenplay by Emma Donoghue, based on her novel.  Cinematography by Danny Cohen.  Produced by David Gross, Ed Guiney.  Music by Stephen Rennicks.  Production Design by Ethan Tobman.  Costume Design by Lea Carlson.  Film Editing…

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Glorious 39 (2009)

STEPHEN POLIAKOFF Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom, 2009.  BBC Films, UK Film Council, Screen East Content Investment Fund, Quickfire Films, Talkback Thames, Magic Light Pictures.  Screenplay by Stephen Poliakoff.  Cinematography by Danny Cohen.  Produced by Martin Pope, Barney Reisz.  Music by Adrian Johnston.  Production Design by Mark Leese.  Costume Design by Annie Symons.  Film Editing by Jason Krasucki.  Toronto International Film…

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Only Human

DOMINIC HARARI, TERESA PELEGRI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   Original title:  Seres Queridos A young Jewish girl returns home to Spain and brings her Palestinian fiancé to meet her family. His fears that they won’t accept him become impressively heightened when a minor kitchen mishap results in a terrifying accident that threatens not only his welcome…

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The King’s Speech (2010)

TOM HOOPER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom/Australia, 2010.  See-Saw Films, The Weinstein Company, UK Film Council, Momentum Pictures, Aegis Film Fund, Molinare Investment, FilmNation Entertainment, Bedlam Productions.  Screenplay by David Seidler.  Cinematography by Danny Cohen.  Produced by Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Eve Stewart.  Costume Design by Jenny Beavan.  Film Editing by Tariq…

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Les Miserables (2012)

TOM HOOPER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 2012.  Working Title Films, Cameron Mackintosh Ltd., Universal Pictures, Relativity Media.  Screenplay by William Nicholson, Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schonberg, Herbert Kretzmer, based on the stage musical by Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schonberg, from the novel by Victor Hugo.  Cinematography by Danny Cohen.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward, Cameron Mackintosh.  Production Design…

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