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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Manolete (2008)

MENNO MEYJES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Alternate title:  Blood & Passion, A Matador’s Mistress, The Passion Within Spain/United Kingdom/France/USA/Germany, 2008.  Iberoamericana Films Producción, Future Films, Manolete Productions, Quinta Communications, Pierce/Williams Entertainment, e-m-s new media, Trivisión S.L., Televisión Española, Canal+ España, Ministerio de Cultura, Ciudad de la Luz.  Screenplay by Menno Meyjes.  Cinematography by Robert D. Yeoman.  Produced by Andrés Vicente…

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Young Adam (2003)

DAVID MACKENZIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  United Kingdom/France, 2003.  Recorded Picture Company, Scottish Screen, Film Council, Future Films, HanWay Films, Sigma Films, StudioCanal, Sveno Media, Young Adam Productions.  Screenplay by David Mackenzie, based on the novel by Alexander Trocchi.  Cinematography by Giles Nuttgens.  Produced by Jeremy Thomas.  Music by David Byrne.  Production Design by Laurence Dorman.  Costume Design by Jacqueline…

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Ladies In Lavender

BBB.5 (out of 5) Spinster sisters Maggie Smith and Judi Dench live an idyllic existence on the coast of Cornwall while the rest of the world is preparing for war. One day a body washes up on the shore outside their home and, lo and behold, he is still alive. The young man (Daniel Bruhl)…

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The Queen (2006)

STEPHEN FREARS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   United Kingdom/France/Italy, 2006.  Pathe Pictures International, Granada Film Productions, Pathé Renn Productions, BIM Distribuzione, France 3 Cinema, Canal+, Future Films, Scott Rudin Productions.  Screenplay by Peter Morgan.  Cinematography by Affonso Beato.  Produced by Andy Harries, Christine Langan, Tracey Seaward.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Alan MacDonald. Costume Design by Consolata Boyle.  Film Editing by Lucia…

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Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005)

STEPHEN FREARS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   United Kingdom, 2005.   Pathe Pictures, BBC Films, Future Films, Micro Fusion, The Weinstein Company, UK Film Council, Heyman-Hoskins Productions, Mrs. Henderson Productions Ltd., Pathe Pictures International.  Screenplay by Martin Sherman, idea by David Rose, Kathy Rose,based on the book by Sheila van Damm.  Cinematography by Andrew Dunn.  Produced by Norma Heyman.  Music by George…

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Bend It Like Beckham (2002)

GURINDER CHADHA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/Germany/USA, 2002.  Kintop Pictures, Film Council, Filmförderung Hamburg, British Sky Broadcasting, British Screen Productions, Helkon Media, The Works, Scion Films, Bend It Films, Roc Media, Road Movies Filmproduktion, Future Films.  Screenplay by Paul Mayeda Berges, Gurinder Chadha, Guljit Bindra.  Cinematography by Lin Jong.  Produced by Gurinder Chadha, Deepak Nayar.  Music by…

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Transsiberian

BRAD ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Spain/Germany/United Kingdom/Lithuania, 2008.  Filmax International, Canal+ España, Filmax Group, Castelao Producciones, Universum Film, Telecinco Cinema, Future Films, Lietuvos Kinostudija, Scout Productions, Lithuanian Film Studio.  Screenplay by Brad Anderson, Will Conroy.  Cinematography by Xavi Gimenez.  Produced by Julio Fernandez.  Music by Alfonso de Vilallonga.  Production Design by Alain Bainee.  Costume Design by Thomas Olah.  Film Editing by…

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