The Big Sleep (1978)

MICHAEL WINNER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 United Kingdom/USA, 1978. Winkast Film Productions, ITC Entertainment. Screenplay by Michael Winner, based on the novel by Raymond Chandler. Cinematography by Robert Paynter. Produced by Jerry Bick, Elliott Kastner, Michael Winner. Music by Jerry Fielding. Production Design by Harry Pottle. Costume Design by Ron Beck. Film Editing…

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The Death Of Stalin (2017)

ARMANDO IANNUCCI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   France/United Kingdom/Belgium/Canada, 2017.  Quad Productions, Main Journey, Gaumont, France 3 Cinéma, Panache Productions, Canal+, Cine+, France Télévisions, Title Media.  Screenplay by Armando Iannucci, David Schneider, Ian Martin, additional material by Peter Fellows, from a screenplay by Fabien Nury, based on the comic book by Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin.  Cinematography by…

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AKA (2002)

DUNCAN ROY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 2002.  Screenplay by Duncan Roy.  Cinematography by Steve Brooke Smith, Ingrid Domeij, Steve Smith, Scott Taylor, Claire Vinson.  Produced by Richard West. Music by Matt Rowe.  Production Design by Philip Robinson.  Costume Design by Digby Howard, Becky Seagar, Andrea Swales, David Thomas.  Film Editing by Victoria Boydell, Lawrence Catford, Jon Cross, Jackie…

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The Affair Of The Necklace (2001)

CHARLES SHYER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2001.  Alcon Entertainment.  Screenplay by John Sweet.  Cinematography by Ashley Rowe.  Produced by Broderick Johnson, Andrew A. Kosove, Redmond Morris, Charles Shyer.  Music by David Newman.  Production Design by Alex McDowell.  Costume Design by Milena Canonero.  Film Editing by David Moritz.  Academy Awards 2001.   Hilary Swank‘s faultless performance in this sudsy costume melodrama almost convinces you to forgive…

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Nicholas And Alexandra (1971)

FRANKLIN J. SCHAFFNER Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5.  United Kingdom, 1971.  Horizon Pictures.  Screenplay by James Goldman, additional dialogue by Edward Bond, based on the book by Robert K. Massie.  Cinematography by Freddie Young.  Produced by Sam Spiegel.  Music by Richard Rodney Bennett.  Production Design by John Box.  Costume Design by Yvonne Blake.  Film Editing by Ernest Walter.   If the real Romanovs were this boring…

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Saving Grace

BB.5 (out of 5) One-joke comedy that benefits from the brilliant performance by its beautiful star Brenda Blethyn.  She plays the widow of a seemingly rich man who after death leaves her without a penny in the bank and nothing to protect her from losing her beautiful country home. The solution is easy, of course:…

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