Shadow Dancer (2012)

JAMES MARSH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom/Ireland, 2012.  BBC Films, Element Pictures, Irish Film Board, Lipsync Productions, UKFS, Unanimous Pictures.  Screenplay by Tom Bradby, based on his novel. Cinematography by Rob Hardy.  Produced by Chris Coen, Ed Guiney, Andrew Lowe.  Music by Dickon Hinchliffe.  Production Design by Jon Henson.  Costume Design by Lorna Marie Mugan.  Film Editing by Jinx Godfrey. Following…

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Tristram Shandy: A Cock And Bull Story (2005)

MICHAEL WINTERBOTTOM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 2005.  BBC Films, Baby Cow Productions, EM Media, East Midlands Media Initiative, Revolution Films, Scion Films.  Screenplay by Frank Cottrell Boyce, based on the novel The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne.  Cinematography by Marcel Zyskind.  Produced by Andrew Eaton.  Music by Edward Nogria.  Production Design by John…

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Hellcab (1997)

MARY CYBULSKI, JOHN TINTORI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5 Alternate title:  Chicago Cab USA, 1997.  Child’s Will Productions, GFT Entertainment, New Crime Productions.  Screenplay by Will Kern, based on his play.  Cinematography by Hubert Taczanowski.  Produced by Suzanne De Walt, Paul Dillon.  Music by Page Hamilton.  Production Design by Maria Nay.  Costume Design by Carolyn Greco.  Film Editing by Mary Cybulski, John Tintori.   A…

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The Mighty (1998)

PETER CHELSOM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1998.  Chaos Productions, Jane Startz Productions, Miramax, Scholastic Productions.  Screenplay by Charles Leavitt, based on the novel Freak The Mighty by Rodman Philbrick.  Cinematography by John de Borman.  Produced by Simon Fields, Jane Startz.  Music by Trevor Jones.  Production Design by Caroline Hanania.  Costume Design by Marie-Sylvie Deveau.  Film Editing by Martin Walsh.   Touching, heartfelt…

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The House Of Mirth (2000)

TERENCE DAVIES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   United Kingdom/France/Germany/USA, 2000.  Three Rivers Production, Granada Film Productions, Arts Council of England, FilmFour, The Scottish Arts Council, Showtime Networks, The Glasgow Film Fund, Diaphana Films, Progres Film Distribution, Kinowelt Median, National Lottery.  Screenplay by Terence Davies, based on the novel by Edith Wharton.  Cinematography by Remi Adefarasin.  Produced by Olivia Stewart.  Music by Heather…

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Playing By Heart (1998)

WILLARD CARROLL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1998.  Hyperion Pictures, Intermedia, Miramax, Morpheus.  Screenplay by Willard Carroll.  Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.  Produced by Willard Carroll, Meg Lieberman, Thomas L. Wilhite.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Missy Stewart.  Costume Design by April Ferry.  Film Editing by Pietro Scalia.   Three women all have relationship troubles and are currently trying to work them…

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The X-Files (1998)

ROB BOWMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1998.  Twentieth Century Fox, Ten Thirteen Productions.  Story by Chris Carter, Frank Spotniz, Screenplay by Chris Carter.  Cinematography by Ward Russell.  Produced by Chris Carter, Daniel Sackheim.  Music by Mark Snow.  Production Design by Christopher Nowak.  Costume Design by Marlene Stewart.  Film Editing by Stephen Mark.   Big-screen adaptation of the popular television show has…

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The Last King Of Scotland (2006)

KEVIN MACDONALD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  United Kingdom, 2006.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, DNA Films, FilmFour, UK Film Council, Scottish Screen, Cowboy Films, Slate Films, Tatfilm.  Screenplay by Peter Morgan, Jeremy Brock, based on the novel by Giles Foden.  Cinematography by Anthony Dod Mantle.  Produced by Lisa Bryer, Andrea Calderwood, Charles Steel.  Music by Alex Heffes.  Production Design by Michael…

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