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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The English Teacher (2013)

CRAIG ZISK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2013.  Artina Films, Mirabelle Pictures Productions, Mirabelle Pictures, Procinvest Sas.  Screenplay by Dan Chariton, Stacy Chariton.  Cinematography by Vanja Cernjul.  Produced by Naomi Despres, Ben LeClair, Robert Salerno.  Music by Rob Simonsen.  Production Design by Michael Shaw.  Costume Design by Emma Potter.  Film Editing by Myron I. Kerstein. Julianne Moore lives an ideal existence as an English…

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Jane Eyre (1996)

FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  France/Italy/United Kingdom/USA, 1996.  Cineritino S.r.L., Flach Film, Mediaset, Miramax, RCS Editori S.p.A., Rochester.  Screenplay by Hugh Whitemore, Franco Zeffirelli, based on the novel by Charlotte Bronte.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by Dyson Lovell.  Music by Claudio Capponi, Alessio Vlad.  Production Design by Roger Hall.  Costume Design by Jenny Beavan.  Film Editing by Richard Marden.   Strongly acted…

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Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix (2007)

DAVID YATES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2007.  Warner Bros., Heyday Films, Cool Music.  Screenplay by Michael Goldenberg, based on the novel by J.K. Rowling.  Cinematography by Slawomir Idziak.  Produced by David Barron, David Heyman, Lorne Orleans.  Music by Nicholas Hooper.  Production Design by Stuart Craig.  Costume Design by Jany Temime.  Film Editing by Mark Day.   Year five and counting. Following the…

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Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)

DAVID YATES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2010.  Warner Bros., Heyday Films.  Screenplay by Steve Kloves, based on the novel by J.K. Rowling.  Cinematography by Eduardo Serra.  Produced by David Barron, David Heyman, J.K. Rowling.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Stuart Craig.  Costume Design by Jany Temime.  Film Editing by Mark Day.   Films that began as a series of imaginative…

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My Left Foot (1989)

JIM SHERIDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Ireland/United Kingdom, 1989.  Ferndale Films, Granada Television, Raidió Teilifís Éireann.  Screenplay by Shane Connaughton, Jim Sheridan, based on the book by Christy Brown.  Cinematography by Jack Conroy.  Produced by Noel Pearson.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by Austen Spriggs.  Costume Design by Joan Bergin.  Film Editing by J. Patrick Duffner.   Growing up in dire circumstances…

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Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina (1997)

BERNARD ROSE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.  USA, 1997.  Icon Entertainment International, Icon Productions, Studio Trite, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Bernard Rose, based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy.  Cinematography by Daryn Okada.  Produced by Bruce Davey.    Music by John Stronach,Georg Solti.    Production Design by John Myhre.   Costume Design by Maurizio Millenotti.    Film Editing by Victor Du…

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The Triumph Of Love (2001)

CLARE PEPLOE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Italy/United Kingdom, 2001.  Fiction Films, Recorded Picture Company, Medusa Film, Navert Film, Odeon Film.  Screenplay by Clare Peploe, Marilyn Goldin, Bernardo Bertolucci, based on the play Le Triomphe de l’Amour by Marivaux. Cinematography by Fabio Cianchetti.  Produced by Bernardo Bertolucci.  Music by Jason Osborn.  Production Design by Ben Van Os.  Costume Design by Metka…

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Dorian Gray (2009)

OLIVER PARKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  United Kingdom, 2009.  Ealing Studios, Alliance Films, Fragile Films, UK Film Council, Aramid Entertainment Fund, Hindsight Media, Moving Picture Company.  Screenplay by Toby Finlay, based on the novel The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.  Cinematography by Roger Pratt.  Produced by Barnaby Thompson.  Music by Charlie Mole.  Production Design by John Beard.  Costume Design by…

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The Tree Of Life (2011)

TERRENCE MALICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 2011.  Cottonwood Pictures, River Road Entertainment, Brace Cove Productions, Plan B Entertainment.  Screenplay by Terrence Malick.  Cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki.  Produced by Nigel Ashcroft, Greg Eliason, Dede Gardner, Sarah Green, Grant Hill, Brad Pitt, Bill Pohlad.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Jack Fisk.  Costume Design by Jacqueline West.  Film Editing by Hank…

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The Butcher Boy (1997)

NEIL JORDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  Ireland/USA, 1997.  Geffen Pictures.Screenplay by Neil Jordan, Pat McCabe, based on the novel by Pat McCabe.  Cinematography by Adrian Biddle.Produced by Redmond Morris, Stephen Woolley.  Music by Elliot Goldenthal.  Production Design by Anthony Pratt.  Costume Design by Sandy Powell.  Film Editing by Tony Lawson.   Unappealing drama from Neil Jordan about a ruthlessly militant boy (an…

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Fracture (2007)

GREGORY HOBLIT Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA/Germany, 2007.  New Line Cinema, Castle Rock Entertainment, Weinstock Productions, M7 Filmproduktion.  Story by Daniel Pyne, Screenplay by Daniel Pyne, Glenn Gers.  Cinematography by Kramer Morgenthau.  Produced by Charles Weinstock.  Music by Jeff Danna, Mychael Danna.  Production Design by Paul Eads.  Costume Design by Elisabetta Beraldo.  Film Editing by David Rosenbloom.   Selling your soul for cash…

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