The Card Counter (2021)

PAUL SCHRADER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB United Kingdom/China/USA, 2021. Focus Features, LB Entertainment, Astrakan Film AB, Bona Film Group, Convergent Media, Enriched Media Group, HanWay Films, One Two Twenty Entertainment, Redline Entertainment. Screenplay by Paul Schrader. Cinematography by Alexander Dynan. Produced by Lauren Mann, Braxton Pope, David M. Wulf. Music by Robert Levon…

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Pinocchio (2019)

MATTEO GARRONE Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5 Italy/France/United Kingdom, 2019. Archimede, Rai Cinema, Le Pacte, Recorded Picture Company, Leone Film Group, BPER Banca, Canal+, Ciné+, Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo, Regione Lazio, Apulia Film Commission, Regione Toscana, Fonds Eurimages du Conseil de l’Europe, HanWay Films, Lazio Cinema International, Regione…

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A Prayer Before Dawn (2017)

JEAN-STEPHANE SAUVAIRE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   United Kingdom/France/China/Cambodia/USA, 2017.  Senorita Films, Indochina Productions, HanWay Films, Canal+, Cine@, Meridian Entertainment, Symbolic Exchange, Hurricane Films.  Screenplay by Jonathan Hirschbein, Nick Saltrese.  Cinematography by David Ungaro.  Produced by Roy Boulter, Rita Dagher, Sol Papadopoulos, Nicholas Simon.  Music by Nicolas Becker.  Production Design by Lek Chaiyan Chunsuttiwat.  Costume Design by Lupt Utama.  Film Editing by…

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Mary Shelley (2017)

HAIFAA AL-MANSOUR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 2017.  Gidden Media, HanWay Films, Head Gear Films, Juliette Films, Metrol Technology, Parallel Films, Sobini Films.  Screenplay by Emma Jensen, additional writing by Haifaa Al-Mansour.  Cinematography by David Ungaro.  Produced by Amy Baer, Ruth Coady, Alan Moloney.  Music by Amelia Warner.  Production Design by Paki Smith.  Costume Design by Caroline Koener.  Film Editing by Alex…

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Their Finest (2016)

LONE SCHERFIG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   United Kingdom/Sweden, 2016.  BBC Films, Welsh Government, Pinewood Pictures, Ingenious Media, HanWay Films, Wildgaze Films, Number 9 Films, Film i Vast, Filmgate Films, Ripken Productions.  Screenplay by Gaby Chiappe, based on the novel Their Finest Hour and a Half by Lissa Evans.  Cinematography by Sebastian Blenkov.  Produced by Finola Dwyer, Amanda Posey, Stephen Woolley.  Music…

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Tale Of Tales (2015)

MATTEO GARRONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  Il Racconto Dei Racconti Italy/France/United Kingdom, 2015.  Archimede, Le Pacte, Rai Cinema, HanWay Films, Recorded Picture Company, Ministero per I Beni e le Attivita Culturali,Fonds Eurimages du Conseil de l’Europe, Apulia Film Commission, Regione Lazio, Gamenet, Banca Popolare di Vicenza, Morato Pane & Idee, Amer, New Sparta Films.  Screenplay…

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High-Rise (2015)

BEN WHEATLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   Alternate title:  High Rise United Kingdom/Belgium, 2015.  HanWay Films, Film4, British Film Institute, Recorded Picture Company, Northern Ireland Screen, Ingenious Media, Scope Pictures, S Films, Backwell Productions.  Screenplay by Amy Jump, based on the novel by J.G. Ballard.  Cinematography by Laurie Rose.  Produced by Jeremy Thomas.  Music by Clint Mansell.  Production Design by Mark Tildesley.  Costume Design by Odile Dicks-Mireaux.  Film Editing by Amy…

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Carol (2015)

TODD HAYNES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   United Kingdom/USA, 2015.  The Weinstein Company, Film4, Number 9 Films, StudioCanal, HanWay Films, Killer Films, Goldcrest Films International, Dirty Films, Infilm, Larkhard Films.  Screenplay by Phyllis Nagy, based on the novel The Price Of Salt by Patricia Highsmith.  Cinematography by Edward Lachman.  Produced by Elizabeth Karlsen, Tessa Ross, Christine Vachon, Stephen Woolley.  Music…

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Brooklyn (2015)

JOHN CROWLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  Ireland/United Kingdom/Canada, 2015.  Wildgaze Films, BBC Films, Parallel Film Productions, BAI, BFI Film Fund, Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Bun and Ham Productions, Crédit d’Impôt Cinéma et Télévision, Finola Dwyer Productions, The Government of Ireland, HanWay Films, Ingenious Productions, Irish Film Board, Item 7, MEDIA Programme of the European…

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The Riot Club (2014)

LONE SCHERFIG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 2014.  Film4, HanWay Films, British Film Institute, Universal Pictures International, Pinewood Pictures, Blueprint Pictures.  Screenplay by Laura Wade, based on her play.  Cinematography by Sebastian Blenkov.  Produced by Graham Broadbent, Peter Czernin.  Music by Kasper Winding.  Production Design by Alice Normington.  Costume Design by Steven Noble.  Film Editing by Jake Roberts.  Toronto International Film Festival 2014 Attending…

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The Guest (2014)

ADAM WINGARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2014.  HanWay Films, Snoot Entertainment.  Screenplay by Simon Barrett.  Cinematography by Robby Baumgartner. Produced by Keith Calder, Jessica Wu.  Music by Steve Moore.  Production Design by Thomas S. Hammock.  Costume Design by Kathleen Detoro.  Film Editing by Adam Wingard.  Independent Spirit Awards 2014.  Toronto International Film Festival 2014.   Sharply handsome Dan Stevens shows up at the home of his…

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Black Death (2010)

CHRISTOPHER SMITH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Germany/United Kingdom, 2010.  Egoli Tossell Film, HanWay Films, Zephyr Films, Ecosse Films, The Post Republic.  Screenplay by Dario Poloni. Cinematography by Sebastian Edschmid.  Produced by Robert Bernstein, Jens Meurer, Douglas Rae, Phil Robertson.  Music by Christian Henson.  Production Design by John Frankish.  Costume Design by Petra Wellenstein.  Film Editing by Stuart Gazzard.   14th century Europe…

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