Downton Abbey: A New Era (2022)

SIMON CURTIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB United Kingdom/USA, 2022. Universal Pictures, Carnival Film & Television. Screenplay by Julian Fellowes. Cinematography by Andrew Dunn. Produced by Julian Fellowes, Gareth Neame, Liz Trubridge. Music by John Lunn. Production Design by Donal Woods. Costume Design by Maja Meschede, Anna Robbins. Film Editing by Adam Recht. By…

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Colette (2018)

WASH WESTMORELAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   United Kingdom/USA, 2018.  Number 9 Films, Killer Films, Bold Films, BFI Film Fund.  Story by Richard Glatzer, Screenplay by Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland, Rebecca Lenkiewicz.  Cinematography by Giles Nuttgens.  Produced by Elizabeth Karlsen, Pamela Koffler, Michel Litvak, Christine Vachon, Gary Michael Walters, Stephen Woolley.  Music by Thomas Adès.  Production Design by Michael Carlin.  Costume Design…

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Tomb Raider (2018)

ROAR UTHAUG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   United Kingdom/USA, 2018.  GK Films, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Square Enix, Warner Bros..  Story by Evan Daugherty, Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Screenplay by Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Alastair Siddons.  Cinematography by George Richmond.  Produced by Graham King.  Music by Junkie XL.  Production Design by Gary Freeman.  Costume Design by Colleen Atwood.  Film Editing by Stuart Baird, Tom Harrison-Read, Michael Tronick. Despite being heiress…

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The Square (2017)

RUBEN OSTLUND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   Sweden/Germany/France/Denmark, 2017.  Plattform Produktion, Arte France Cinema, Coproduction Office, Det Danske Filminstitut, Essential Filmproduktion GmbH, Film i Vast, Imperative Entertainment, Minorordningen, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Sveriges Television, Swedish Film Institute, Yle to 1 Finland, ZDF/Arte.  Screenplay by Ruben Ostlund.  Cinematography by Fredrik Wenzel.  Produced by Philippe Bober, Erik Hemmendorff.  Music by Rasmus…

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The Awakening (2011)

NICK MURPHY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5. United Kingdom, 2011.  StudioCanal, BBC Films, Creative Scotland, Lipsync Productions, Origin Pictures, Eagle Pictures.  Screenplay by Stephen Volk, Nick Murphy.  Cinematography by Eduard Grau.  Produced by Sarah Curtis, Julia Stannard, David M. Thompson.  Music by Daniel Pemberton.  Production Design by Jon Henson.  Costume Design by Caroline Harris.  Film Editing by Victoria Boydell.   With so many dead…

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Genius (2016)

MICHAEL GRANDAGE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2016.  Desert Wolf Productions, Michael Grandage Company, Riverstone Pictures, Ingenious, Pinewood Pictures, Reliance Entertainment Productions 8.  Screenplay by John Logan, based on the book by A. Scott Berg.  Cinematography by Ben Davis.  Produced by James Bierman, Michael Grandage, John Logan.  Music by Adam Cork.  Production Design by Mark Digby.  Costume Design by Jane Petrie.  Film…

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Finding Dory (2016)

ANDREW STANTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2016.  Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Andrew Stanton, Victoria Strouse, additional material by Bob Peterson, Angus MacLane, from a story by Andrew Stanton.  Cinematography by Jeremy Lasky.  Produced by Lindsey Collins.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Steve Pilcher.  Film Editing by Axel Geddes.  Pixar returns to one of…

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Pride (2014)

MATTHEW WARCHUS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 2014.  Pathe, BBC Films, Proud Films, British Film Institute, Canal+, Cine+, Calamity Films.  Screenplay by Stephen Beresford.  Cinematography by Tat Radcliffe. Produced by David Livingstone.  Music by Christopher Nightingale.  Production Design by Simon Bowles.  Costume Design by Charlotte Walter.  Film Editing by Melanie Oliver.   Gay and lesbian activists in 1984 London take to the…

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28 Days (2000)

BETTY THOMAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2000.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Tall Trees Productions.  Screenplay by Susannah Grant.  Cinematography by Declan Quinn.  Produced by Jenno Topping.  Music by Richard Gibbs.  Production Design by Marcia Hinds.  Costume Design by Ellen Lutter.  Film Editing by Peter Teschner.   Sandra Bullock is great in this enjoyable but odd comedy about a young woman who is sentenced to twenty-eight…

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Spice World (1997)

BOB SPIERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  United Kingdom, 1997.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Spice Productions, Fragile Films, Icon Entertainment International, Polygram Filmed Entertainment.  Screenplay by Kim Fuller, Jamie Curtis, from an idea by Kim Fuller, Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton, Melanie Chisholm, Geri Halliwell, Victoria Beckham.  Cinematography by Clive Tickner. Produced by Uri Fruchtmann, Mark L. Rosen, Barnaby Thompson. …

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300 (2006)

ZACK SNYDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5 USA, 2006.  Warner Bros., Legendary Entertainment, Virtual Studios, Hollywood Gang Productions, Atmosphere Entertainment MM, Nimar Studios.  Screenplay by Zack Snyder, Kurt Johnstad, Michael Gordon, based on the graphic novel by Frank Miller, Lynn Varley.  Cinematography by Larry Fong.  Produced by Mark Canton, Bernie Goldmann, Gianni Nunnari, Jeffrey Silver.  Music by Tyler Bates.  Production Design…

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The Forgotten (2004)

JOSEPH RUBEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 2004.  Revolution Studios, Jinks/Cohen Company, Visual Arts Entertainment.  Screenplay by Gerald Di Pego.  Cinematography by Anastas N. Michos.  Produced by Bruce Cohen, Dan Jinks, Joe Roth.  Music by James Horner. Production Design by Bill Groom.  Costume Design by Cindy Evans.  Film Editing by Richard Francis-Bruce.   Julianne Moore plays a devoted mother who is still grieving for the…

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