Eternals (2021)

CHLOE ZHAO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB United Kingdom/USA, 2021. Marvel Studios, TSG Entertainment. Screen story by Ryan Firpo, Kaz Firpo, Screenplay by Chloé Zhao, Patrick Burleigh, Ryan Firpo, Kaz Firpo, based on the Marvel comics by Jack Kirby. Cinematography by Ben Davis. Produced by Kevin Feige, Nate Moore. Music by Ramin Djawadi. Production…

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Cats (2019)

TOM HOOPER Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2019.  Working Title Films, Amblin Entertainment, Perfect World Pictures, Monumental Pictures, The Really Useful Group.  Screenplay by Lee Hall, Tom Hooper, based on the musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and the poetry collection Old Possum’s Books Of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot.  Cinematography by Christopher…

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Career Girls (1997)

MIKE LEIGH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.   United Kingdom/France, 1997.  Channel Four Films, Thin Man Films, Matrix Films, Channel 4 Television Corporation.  Screenplay by Mike Leigh.   Cinematography by Dick Pope.  Produced by Simon Channing Williams.  Music by Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Tony Remy.  Production Design by Eve Stewart.  Film Editing by Robin Sales.  European Film Awards 1997.   Mike Leigh scores a rare…

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Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool (2017)

PAUL McGUIGAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   United Kingdom, 2017.  Eon Productions, Synchronistic Pictures.  Screenplay by Matt Greenhalgh, based on the memoir by Peter Turner.  Cinematography by Urszula Pontikos.  Produced by Barbara Broccoli, Colin Vaines.  Music by J. Ralph.  Production Design by Eve Stewart.  Costume Design by Annie Crawford.  Film Editing by Nick Emerson.   While appearing on stage in 1981 Liverpool, actor…

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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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Muppets Most Wanted (2014)

JAMES BOBIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2014.  Walt Disney Pictures, Mandeville Films, Babieka, Cinema Vehicle Services, The Muppets Studio.  Screenplay by James Bobin, Nicholas Stoller, based on characters created by Jim Henson.  Cinematography by Don Burgess.  Produced by David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman.  Music by Christophe Beck.  Production Design by Eve Stewart.  Costume Design by Rahel Afiley.  Film Editing by James Thomas. …

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De-Lovely (2004)

IRWIN WINKLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2004.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Jay Cocks.  Cinematography by Tony Pierce-Roberts.  Produced by Rob Cowan, Charles Winkler, Irwin Winkler.  Production Design by Eve Stewart.  Costume Design by Janty Yates.  Film Editing by Julie Monroe.   It’s post-World War I, and debonair socialite Cole Porter (Kevin Kline) finds himself falling in love with a beautiful woman (Ashley Judd)…

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Fifty Dead Men Walking (2008)

KARI SKOGLAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  United Kingdom/Canada, 2008.  Handmade International, Future Films, Brightlight Pictures, Future Films Production Services, Altitude Entertainment, SBK Pictures, Skogland Films, Téléfilm Canada, Northern Ireland Screen, Grove Media Finance, Horizon Media Fund, Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit.  Screenplay by Kari Skogland, based on the book by Martin McGartland, Nicholas Davies.  Cinematography…

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The Good Night (2007)

JAKE PALTROW Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA/United Kingdom/Germany, 2007.  Good Night Productions, Inferno Distribution, Destination Films, Grosvenor Park Media, MHF Zweite Academy Film, Tempesta Films.  Screenplay by Jake Paltrow.  Cinematography by Giles Nuttgens.  Produced by Donna Gigliotti, Bill Johnson.  Music by Alec Puro.  Production Design by Eve Stewart.  Costume Design by Verity Hawkes.  Film Editing by Rick Lawley.   Abysmal attempt at…

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Nicholas Nickleby (2002)

DOUGLAS McGRATH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   United Kingdom/USA, 2002.  United Artists Film Corporation, Hart-Sharp Entertainment, Potboiler Productions.  Screenplay by Douglas McGrath, based on the novel by Charles Dickens.  Cinematography by Dick Pope.  Produced by Simon Channing Williams, John Hart, Jeffrey Sharp.  Music by Rachel Portman.  Production Design by Eve Stewart.  Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film Editing by Lesley Walker.   After the…

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Becoming Jane (2007)

JULIAN JARROLD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  United Kingdom, 2007.  HanWay Films, UK Film Council, Bórd Scannán na hÉireann, Ecosse Films, Blueprint Pictures, Scion Films, Octagon Films, 2 Entertain, BBC Films, Irish Film Industry, National Lottery through UK Film Council, Irish Film Board.  Screenplay by Kevin Hood, Sarah Williams, based on the letters of Jane Austen.  Cinematography by…

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The Hole (2001)

NICK HAMM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom, 2001.  Canal+, Cowboy Films, Film Council, Granada Film Productions, Impact Pictures, Pathé Pictures International.  Screenplay by Ben Court, Caroline Ip, based on the novel After The Hole by Guy Burt.  Cinematography by Denis Crossan.  Produced by Jeremy Bolt, Lisa Bryer, Pippa Cross.  Music by Clint Mansell.  Production Design by Eve Stewart.  Costume Design…

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