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 Design…

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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 Jonathan…

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I, Daniel Blake (2016)

KEN LOACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/France/Belgium, 2016.  Sixteen Films, Why Not Productions, Wild Bunch, British Film Institute, BBC Films, Les Films Du Fleuve, France 2 Cinema, Canal+, France Televisions, Le Pacte, Cineart, Cine+, VOO, BeTV.  Screenplay by Paul Laverty.  Cinematography by Robbie Ryan.  Produced by Rebecca O’Brien.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Fergus Clegg, Linda Wilson.  Costume Design by Jo…

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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, Lena…

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The Angels’ Share (2012)

KEN LOACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/France/Belgium/Italy, 2012.  Entertainment One, Sixteen Films, Why Not Productions, Wild Bunch, British Film Institute, Les Films Du Fleuve, Urania Pictures S.r.l..  Screenplay by Paul Laverty.  Cinematography by Robbie Ryan.  Produced by Rebecca O’Brien.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Fergus Clegg.  Costume Design by Carole K. Millar.  Film Editing by Jonathan Morris.  Cannes Film Festival 2012.   A…

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The Spirit of ’45 (2013)

KEN LOACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom, 2013.  Fly Film Company, Sixteen Films, Film4, Channel Four, UK Film Council, EM Media, BFI Film Fund, Channel 4.  Screenplay by Ken Loach.  Produced by Rebecca O’Brien, Kate Ogborn, Lisa Marie Russo.  Music by George Fenton.  Film Editing by Jonathan Morris.   This lyrical, robust documentary sees Ken Loach examining the spirit of…

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The Lady In The Van

BBBB (out of 5) Having newly found his footing as a playwright on the London stage, Alan Bennett (portrayed with effortless delight by Alex Jennings) moves into a fashionable house in Camden and immediately discovers once of its dubious charms: an elderly, not perpetually stable woman (Maggie Smith) who is rank in odor and often in…

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Cry Freedom

BBB (out of 5) Newspaper editor Donald Woods (Kevin Kline) considers himself a liberal with a fair and unbiased opinion about racial inequality in his native South Africa, viewing a freedom fighter like Steve Biko (Denzel Washington) as a reckless activist for an otherwise worthy cause. An article about Biko in Woods’ newspaper is seen as incendiary…

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Sweet Sixteen (2002)

KEN LOACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/Germany/Spain, 2002.  Alta Films, British Broadcasting Corporation, Road Movies Filmproduktion, Scottish Screen, Sixteen Films, Tornasol Films.  Screenplay by Paul Laverty.  Cinematography by Barry Ackroyd.  Produced by Rebecca O’Brien.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Martin Johnson.  Costume Design by Carole K. Millar.  Film Editing by Jonathan Morris.  Cannes Film Festival 2002.  Toronto International Film Festival 2002.   Just shy of…

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Looking For Eric (2009)

KEN LOACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/France/Italy/Belgium/Spain, 2009.  Sixteen Films, Film Four, Canto Bros., Wild Bunch, France 2 Cinema, Why Not Productions, BIM Distribuzione, Tornasol Films, Les Films Du Fleuve, Radio Television Belge Francophone.  Screenplay by Paul Laverty.  Cinematography by Barry Ackroyd.  Produced by Rebecca O’Brien.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Fergus Clegg.  Costume Design by Sarah Ryan.  Film Editing by Jonathan…

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Last Holiday

BBB (out of 5) Queen Latifah‘s charms can be blamed for the enjoyment here, for while this feelgood comedy by Wayne Wang has most of its cliches telegraphed to the audience by megaphone, the star’s constant classy and unsentimental attitude are well in its favour. She plays a timid department store employee who dreams of…

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Hitch

BBB.5 (out of 5) Will Smith plays a velvety-smooth romance consultant who helps less confident males date the women they dream of. He puts these men in situations where they can finally get noticed by the ladies they don’t have the guts to go after, teaches them how to behave, and before they know it, these…

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