Wetherby (1985)

DAVID HARE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  United Kingdom, 1985.  Film Four International, Greenpoint Films, Zenith Entertainment.  Screenplay by David Hare. Cinematography by Stuart Harris.   Produced by Simon Relph.  Music by Nick Bicât.  Production Design by Hayden Griffin.  Costume Design by Jane Greenwood, Lindy Hemming.  Film Editing by Chris Wimble.  Boston Film Critics Awards…

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The White Crow (2018)

RALPH FIENNES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  United Kingdom/France/Serbia, 2018.  BBC Films, Magnolia Mae Films, Metalwork Pictures, Montebello Productions, Work in Progress.  Screenplay by David Hare, inspired by the book Rudolf Nureyev: The Life by Julie Kavanagh.  Cinematography by Mike Eley.  Produced by Carolyn Marks Blackwood, Ralph Fiennes, François Ivernel, Andrew Levitas, Gabrielle Tana.  Music…

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Plenty (1985)

FRED SCHEPISI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   United Kingdom/USA, 1985.  Pressman Productions, RKO Pictures.  Screenplay by David Hare, based on his play.  Cinematography by Ian Baker.  Produced by Joseph Papp, Edward R. Pressman.  Music by Bruce Smeaton.  Production Design by Richard Macdonald. Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film Editing by Peter Honess.  New York Film Critics Awards 1985.   Meryl Streep‘s riveting performance…

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Damage (1992)

LOUIS MALLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  Fatale United Kingdom/France, 1992.  Nouvelles Editions de Films, Skreba Films, StudioCanal, European Co-production Fund, Channel Four Films, Canal+.  Screenplay by David Hare, based on the novel by Josephine Hart.  Cinematography by Peter Biziou.  Produced by Louis Malle.  Music by Zbigniew Preisner.  Production Design by Brian Morris.  Costume Design by Milena Canonero.  Film Editing by John…

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The Reader

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Ralph Fiennes is recently divorced and having trouble relating to his daughter; when he finally reflects on the reasons for his emotional disconnect, he flashes back to when he was fifteen (and played by David Kross), growing up in 1950s Germany, and the love affair he had one summer with an…

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The Hours

BBBBB (out of 5) The feat of simply deciding to turn Michael Cunningham’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel into a film is reason enough to praise this effort, which could not have been a small challenge to make so well. Just how much of a risk did producer Scott Rudin take in selecting Stephen Daldry, director of…

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