Carla’s Song (1996)

KEN LOACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/Spain/Germany, 1996.  Alta Films, Channel Four Films, Degeto Film, Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Institute of Culture, Parallax Pictures, Road Movies Dritte Produktionen, Television Espanola, The Glasgow Film Fund, Tornasol Films.  Screenplay by Paul Laverty.  Cinematography by Barry Ackroyd.  Produced by Sally Hibbin.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Martin Johnson.  Costume Design by Daphne Dare,…

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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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Billy Elliot (2000)

STEPHEN DALDRY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/France, 2000.  StudioCanal, Working Title Films, BBC Films, Arts Council of England, Tiger Aspect Productions, WT2 Productions.  Screenplay by Lee Hall.  Cinematography by Brian Tufano.  Produced by Greg Brenman, Jonathan Finn.  Music by Stephen Warbeck.  Production Design by Maria Djurkovic.  Costume Design by Stewart Meachem.  Film Editing by John Wilson.   Those who are expecting the…

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Yes (2004)

SALLY POTTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2004.  Adventure Pictures, GreeneStreet Films, Studio Fierberg, UK Film Council.  Screenplay by Sally Potter.  Cinematography by Aleksei Rodionov.  Produced by Andrew Fieberg, Christopher Sheppard.  Music by Sally Potter.  Production Design by Carlos Conti.  Costume Design by Jacqueline Durran.  Film Editing by Daniel Goddard.   Very few directors can pull off experimentation without being rankly pretentious…

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Gangs Of New York (2002)

MARTIN SCORSESE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/Italy, 2002.  Miramax, Initial Entertainment Group, Alberto Grimaldi Productions.  Story by Jay Cocks, Screenplay by Jay Cocks, Steven Zaillian, Kenneth Lonergan.  Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus.  Produced by Alberto Grimaldi, Harvey Weinstein.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Dante Ferretti.  Costume Design by Sandy Powell.  Film Editing by Thelma Schoonmaker.   Martin Scorsese’s dream project of the…

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Joyeux Noel (2005)

CHRISTIAN CARION Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  France/Germany/United Kingdom/Belgium/Romania, 2005.  Nord-Ouest Productions, Senator Film Produktion, The Bureau, Artémis Productions, Media Pro Pictures, TF1 Films Production, Les Productions de la Guéville, Canal+, CinéCinéma, Sat.1, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Eurimages, Région Nord-Pas-de-Calais, C.R.R.A.V, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Filmförderungsanstalt, Le Tax Shelter du Gouvernement Fédéral de Belgique, Soficinéma, Cofimage 16,…

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Shallow Grave (1994)

DANNY BOYLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  United Kingdom, 1994.  Channel Four Films, The Glasgow Film Fund, Figment Films.  Screenplay by John Hodge.  Cinematography by Brian Tufano. Produced by Andrew Macdonald.  Music by Simon Boswell.  Production Design by Kave Quinn.  Costume Design by Kate Carin.  Film Editing by Masahiro Hirakubo.   Three flatmates advertise for a fourth roommate and take on what they think…

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