The Company of Wolves (1984)

NEIL JORDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1984.  Incorporated Television Company, Palace Pictures.   Screenplay by Angela Carter, Neil Jordan, based on the story by Angela Carter, and the story Petit Chaperon Rouge by Charles Perrault.   Cinematography by Bryan Loftus.  Produced by Chris Brown, Stephen Woolley.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by…

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Sorry We Missed You (2019)

KEN LOACH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/France/Belgium, 2019.  Sixteen Films, BBC Films, BE TV, BFI Film Fund, Canal+, Casa Kafka Pictures Movie Tax Shelter Empowered by Belfius, Casa Kafka Pictures, Cine+, Cineart, France 2 Cinema, France Televisions, Le Pacte, Les Films Du Fleuve, Tax Shelter du Gouvernement Fédéral Belge, VOO, Why Not…

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Hero (1992)

STEPHEN FREARS Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5. Alternate Title: Accidental Hero USA, 1992.  Columbia Pictures.   Story by Laura Ziskin, Alvin Sargent, David Webb Peoples, Screenplay by David Webb Peoples.  Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton.   Produced by Laura Ziskin.  Music by George Fenton.   Production Design by Dennis Gassner.   Costume Design by Richard Hornung.   Film Editing by…

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Red Joan (2018)

TREVOR NUNN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  United Kingdom, 2018.  Trademark Films.  Screenplay by Lindsay Shapero.  Cinematography by Zac Nicholson.  Produced by David Parfitt.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Cristina Casali.  Costume Design by Charlotte Walter.  Film Editing by Kristina Hetherington.  Aging widow Joan Stanley (Judi Dench) is puttering about her London…

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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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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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. …

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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…

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The Lady In The Van (2015)

NICHOLAS HYTNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 2015.  BBC Films, TriStar Productions.  Screenplay by Alan Bennett, based on his memoir.  Cinematography by Andrew Dunn.  Produced by Nicholas Hytner, Damian Jones, Kevin Loader.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by John Beard.  Costume Design by Natalie Ward.  Film Editing by Tariq Anwar.  Golden Globe Awards 2015.  Toronto International Film Festival 2015. Having newly…

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Cry Freedom (1987)

RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  United Kingdom, 1987.  Universal Pictures, Marble Arch Productions.  Screenplay by John Briley, based on the books Biko and Asking For Trouble by Donald Woods.  Cinematography by Ronnie Taylor.  Produced by Richard Attenborough.  Music by George Fenton, Jonas Gwangwa.  Production Design by Stuart Craig.  Costume Design by John Mollo.  Film Editing by Lesley Walker.   Newspaper editor Donald…

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