Bread And Roses (2000)

KEN LOACH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   United Kingdom/France/Germany/Spain/Italy/Switzerland, 2000.  Parallax Pictures, Alta Films, Alta Produccion, ARTE, BIM Distribuzione, Bac Films, British Screen Productions, British Sky Broadcasting, Cinart, Degeto Film, FilmFour, Filmcoopi Zürich, Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, La Sept-Arte, , Road Movies Filmproduktion, Tornasol Films, Westdeutscher Rundfunk.  Screenplay by Paul Laverty.  Cinematography by Barry Ackroyd.  Produced by Rebecca O’Brien.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Martin Johnson.  Costume…

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Shaun Of The Dead (2004)

EDGAR WRIGHT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   United Kingdom/France, 2004.  StudioCanal, Working Title Films, WT2 Productions, Big Talk Productions, Inside Track 2, FilmFour.  Screenplay by Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright.  Cinematography by David M. Dunlap.  Produced by Nira Park.  Music by Dan Mudford, Pete Woodhead.  Production Design by Marcus Rowland.  Costume Design by Annie Hardinge.  Film Editing by Chris Dickens.  This witty spoof on zombie horror classics deservedly…

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Dancer In The Dark (2000)

LARS VON TRIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  Denmark/Germany/The Netherlands/Italy/USA/United Kingdom/France/Sweden/Finland/Iceland/Norway, 2000.  Zentropa Entertainments, Trust Film Svenska, Film i Vast, Liberator Productions, Pain Unlimited GmbH Filmproduktion, Cinematograph A/S, What Else? B.V., Icelandic Film, Blind Spot Pictures Oy, France 3 Cinema,  Danmarks Radio, Arte France Cinema, SVT Drama, ARTE, Angel Films, Canal+, FilmFour, Fine Line…

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Street Musicians Of Bombay (1994)

RICHARD ROBBINS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1994.  Merchant Ivory Productions, FilmFour.  Cinematography by Jehangir Choudhary.  Produced by Wahid Chowhan.  Music by Ustad Sultan Khan, Richard Robbins.  Film Editing by Amit Bose.   Lovely documentary by Merchant Ivory’s composer Richard Robbins. Inspired by his own experience of waking up in Bombay to the sound of a beautiful melody being sung…

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East Is East (1999)

DAMIEN O’DONNELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom, 1999.  FilmFour, British Broadcasting Corporation, Assassin Films.  Screenplay by Ayub Khan-Din, based on his play.  Cinematography by Brian Tufano.  Produced by Leslee Udwin.  Music by Deborah Mollison.  Production Design by Tom Conroy.  Costume Design by Lorna Marie Mugan.  Film Editing by Michael Parker.   Twenty-five years after he moved from Pakistan to England and married the British…

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Deep Water (2006)

JERRY ROTHWELL, LOUISE OSMOND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom, 2006.  Pathé Pictures International, UK Film Council, FilmFour, APT Films, Stirfried Films, Darlow Smithson Productions.  Cinematography by Nina Kellgren.  Produced by Al Morrow, Jonny Persey, John Smithson.  Music by Harry Escott, Molly Nyman.  Production Design by Rupert Allan.  Film Editing by Ben Lester. London’s Sunday Times came up with a…

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Crush (2001)

JOHN McKAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom/Germany, 2001.  Film Council, FilmFour, Industry Entertainment, Pipedream Pictures, Senator Film Produktion.  Screenplay by John McKay.  Cinematography by Henry Braham.  Produced by Lee Thomas.  Music by Kevin Sargent.  Production Design by Amanda McArthur.  Costume Design by Jill Taylor.  Film Editing by Anne Sopel.   This enjoyable British romance has so much going for it and…

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Touching The Void (2003)

KEVIN MACDONALD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  United Kingdom, 2003.  FilmFour, UK Film Council, Darlow Smithson Productions, Channel 4 Television Corporation, Public Broadcasting Service, UK Film Council’s New Cinema Fun.  Screenplay by David Darlow, based on the book by Joe Simpson.  Cinematography by Mike Eley, Keith Partridge.  Produced by John Smithson.  Music by Alex Heffes.  Production Design by Patrick Bill.  Costume Design…

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Me And You And Everyone We Know (2005)

MIRANDA JULY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/United Kingdom, 2005.  IFC Films, FilmFour.  Screenplay by Miranda July.  Cinematography by Chuy Chavez.  Produced by Gina Kwon.  Music by Michael Andrews.  Production Design by Aran Mann.  Costume Design by Christie Wittenborn.  Film Editing by Andrew Dickler, Charles Ireland.   The secret longings of a very diverse group of people are the focus of this sometimes imaginative but…

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24 Hour Party People (2002)

MICHAEL WINTERBOTTOM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom, 2002.  Revolution Films, Baby Cow Films, The Film Consortium, Film Council, FilmFour, Wave Pictures.  Screenplay by Frank Cottrell Boyce.  Cinematography by Robby Muller.  Produced by Andrew Eaton.  Production Design by Mark Tildesley.  Costume Design by Steven Noble, Natalie Ward.  Film Editing by Trevor Waite.   The punk music scene’s emergence from Manchester in…

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Enduring Love (2004)

ROGER MICHELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   United Kingdom, 2004.  Pathe Pictures International, UK Film Council, FilmFour, Inside Track Films, Free Range Films, Ingenious Film Partners, Ridgeway Productions.  Screenplay by Joe Penhall, based on the novel by Ian McEwan.  Cinematography by Haris Zambarloukos.  Produced by Kevin Loader.  Music by Jeremy Sams.  Production Design by John Paul Kelly.  Costume Design by Natalie Ward.  Film…

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Venus (2006)

ROGER MICHELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   United Kingdom, 2006.  Miramax, FilmFour, UK Film Council, Free Range Films.  Screenplay by Hanif Kureishi.  Cinematography by Haris Zambarloukos.  Produced by Kevin Loader.  Music by David Arnold, Corinne Bailey Rae.  Production Design by Emma MacDevitt.  Costume Design by Natalie Ward.  Film Editing by Nicolas Gaster.   Screenwriter Hanif Kureishi (My Beautiful Laundrette, The Mother) continues his exploration of…

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