Mothering Sunday (2021)

EVA HUSSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 United Kingdom, 2021. British Film Institute, Film4, Lipsync Productions, Number 9 Films, ZDF/Arte. Screenplay by Alice Birch, Graham Swift. Cinematography by Jamie Ramsay. Produced by Elizabeth Karlsen, Stephen Woolley. Music by Morgan Kibby. Production Design by Helen Scott. Costume Design by Sandy Powell. Film Editing by Emilie…

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The Father (2020)

FLORIAN ZELLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB United Kingdom/France, 2020. Trademark Films, Cine@, AG Studios NYC, Embankment Films, F Comme Film, Film4, Viewfinder. Screenplay by Christopher Hampton, Florian Zeller, based on his play. Cinematography by Ben Smithard. Produced by Philippe Carcassonne, Simon Friend, Jean-Louis Livi, David Parfitt, Christophe Spadone. Music by Ludovico Einaudi. Production…

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Peterloo (2018)

MIKE LEIGH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB United Kingdom, 2018. BFI Film Fund, Film4, Thin Man Films. Screenplay by Mike Leigh. Cinematography by Dick Pope. Produced by Georgina Lowe. Music by Gary Yershon. Production Design by Suzie Davies. Costume Design by Jacqueline Durran. Film Editing by Jon Gregory. Mike Leigh began with grimy, brilliant…

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Cold War (2018)

PAWEL PAWLIKOWSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   Original title:  Zimna wojna Poland/United Kingdom/France, 2018.  Opus Film, Apocalypso Pictures, MK2 Productions, Arte France, BFI Film Fund, Canal+ Polska, Cinestaan Film Company, City of Lodz, City of Warsaw, EC1 Lódz – Miasto Kultury, Eurimages, Film4, Kino Swiat, MEDIA Programme of the European Union, MK2 Films, Maziowiecki Fundusz Filmowy, Mazovia…

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American Animals (2018)

BART LAYTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   United Kingdom/USA, 2018.  Film4, New Amsterdam Film Company, RAW.  Screenplay by Bart Layton.  Cinematography by Ole Bratt Birkeland.  Produced by Katherine Butler, Dimitri Doganis, Derrin Schlesinger, Mary Jane Skalski.  Music by Anne Nikitin.  Production Design by Scott Dougan.  Costume Design by Jenny Eagan.  Film Editing by Nick Fenton, Chris Gill, Julian Hart.  An attempt…

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Widows (2018)

STEVE McQUEEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   United Kingdom/USA, 2018.  Regency Enterprises, See-Saw Films, Film4, New Regency Pictures.  Screenplay by Gillian Flynn, Steve McQueen, based on the miniseries by Lynda La Plante.  Cinematography by Sean Bobbitt.  Produced by Iain Canning, Steve McQueen, Arnon Milchan, Emile Sherman.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Adam Stockhausen.  Costume Design by Jenny Eagan.  Film Editing…

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The Favourite (2018)

YORGOS LANTHIMOS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   Ireland/United Kingdom/USA, 2018.  Element Pictures, Scarlet Films, Film4, Waypoint Entertainment.  Screenplay by Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara.  Cinematography by Robbie Ryan.   Produced by Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Yorgos Lanthimos, Lee Magiday.   Music by William Lyons, Johnnie Burn.  Production Design by Fiona Crombie.  Costume Design by Sandy Powell.  Film Editing by Yorgos Mavropsaridis.   In the…

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The Little Stranger (2018)

LENNY ABRAHAMSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   Ireland/United Kingdom/France, 2018.  Potboiler Productions, lement Pictures, Anguille Productions,  Canal+, Film4, Ingenious Media, Irish Film Board, Pathe.  Screenplay by Lucinda Coxon, based on the novel by Sarah Waters.  Cinematography by Ole Bratt Birkeland.  Produced by Andrea Calderwood, Gail Egan, Ed Guiney.  Music by Stephen Rennicks.  Production Design by Simon Elliott.  Costume Design by Steven…

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You Were Never Really Here (2017)

LYNNE RAMSAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   United Kingdom/France/USA, 2017.  Why Not Productions, Film4, British Film Institute Production Board.  Screenplay by Lynne Ramsay, based on the book by Jonathan Ames.  Cinematography by Thomas Townend.  Produced by Rosa Attab, Pascal Caucheteux, Rebecca O’Brien, Lynne Ramsay, James Wilson.  usic by Jonny Greenwood.  Production Design by Tim Grimes.  Costume Design by Malgosia Turzanska.  Film Editing by…

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The Killing Of A Sacred Deer (2017)

YORGOS LANTHIMOS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   United Kingdom/Ireland/USA, 2017.  Element Pictures, A24, Film4.  Screenplay by Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou.  Cinematography by Thimios Bakatakis.  Produced by Ed Guiney, Yorgos Lanthimos, Andrew Lowe.  Music by Sarah Giles, Nick Payne.  Production Design by Jade Healy.  Costume Design by Nancy Steiner.  Film Editing by Yorgos Mavropsaridis.  Cannes Film Festival 2017. European Film Awards 2017.  Toronto International Film Festival 2017. …

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Jimmy’s Hall (2014)

KEN LOACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   United Kingdom/Ireland/France, 2014.  Sixteen Films, Element Pictures, Why Not Productions, Wild Bunch, British Film Institute, Film4, Irish Film Board.  Screenplay by Paul Laverty, based on the play by Donal O’Kelly.  Cinematography by Robbie Ryan.  Produced by Rebecca O’Brien.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Fergus Clegg.  Costume Design by Eimer Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh.  Film Editing by…

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Dreams of a Life (2011)

CAROL MORLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   United Kingdom/Ireland, 2011.  Cannon and Morley Productions, Film4, Soho Moon Pictures, UK Film Council.  Screenplay by Carol Morley.  Cinematography by Mary Farbrother, Lynda Hall.  Produced by Cairo Cannon, James Mitchell.  Music by Barry Adamson.  Production Design by Chris Richmond.  Costume Design by Leonie Prendergast.  Film Editing by Chris Wyatt.   Authorities pounding on the door of Joyce Vincent’s flat…

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