Woman In Gold (2015)

SIMON CURTIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB United Kingdom, 2015. Origin Pictures, BBC Films. Screenplay by Alexi Kaye Campbell. Cinematography by Ross Emery. Produced by David M. Thompson, Kris Thykier. Music by Martin Phipps, Hans Zimmer. Production Design by Jim Clay. Costume Design by Beatrix Aruna Pasztor. Film Editing by Peter Lambert. A powerful…

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De-Lovely (2004)

IRWIN WINKLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2004.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Jay Cocks.  Cinematography by Tony Pierce-Roberts.  Produced by Rob Cowan, Charles Winkler, Irwin Winkler.  Production Design by Eve Stewart.  Costume Design by Janty Yates.  Film Editing by Julie Monroe.   It’s post-World War I, and debonair socialite Cole Porter (Kevin Kline) finds himself falling in love with a beautiful woman (Ashley Judd)…

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Yanks (1979)

JOHN SCHLESINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/West Germany/United Kingdom, 1979.  CIP Filmproduktion GmbH.  Story by Colin Welland, Screenplay by Colin Welland, Walter Bernstein.  Cinematography by Dick Bush.  Produced by Joseph Janni, Lester Persky.  Music by Richard Rodney Bennett.  Production Design by Brian Morris.  Costume Design by Shirley Russell.  Film Editing by Jim Clark.   ‘The Yanks are overpaid, oversexed and over here!’ were…

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Ragtime (1981)

MILOS FORMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1981.  Dino De Laurentiis Company, Sunley Productions Ltd..  Screenplay by Michael Weller, based on the novel by E.L. Doctorow.  Cinematography by Miroslav Ondricek.  Produced by Dino De Laurentiis.  Music by Randy Newman.  Production Design by John Graysmark.  Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone.  Film Editing by Anne V. Coates, Antony Gibbs, Stanley Warnow.   This Milos…

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Nasty Habits (1977)

MICHAEL LINDSAY-HOGG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1977.  Bowden Productions Limited.  Screenplay by Robert Enders, based on the novel The Abbess of Crewe by Muriel Spark.   Cinematography by Douglas Slocombe.  Produced by Robert Enders.  Music by John Cameron.  Production Design by Robert Jones.  Film Editing by Peter Tanner.   The makings of what should have been a winning classic somehow…

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The Tailor Of Panama (2001)

JOHN BOORMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA/Ireland, 2001.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Merlin Films.  Screenplay by Andrew Davies, John Le Carre, John Boorman, based on the novel by John le Carre.  Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot.  Produced by John Boorman.  Music by Shaun Davey.  Production Design by Derek Wallace.  Costume Design by Maeve Paterson.  Film Editing by Ron Davis.   Mind-numbing bore that hardly ever raises…

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Reds (1981)

WARREN BEATTY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  USA, 1981.  Barclays Mercantile Industrial Finance, JRS Productions.  Screenplay by Warren Beatty, Trevor Griffiths.  Cinematography by Vittorio Storaro.  Produced by Warren Beatty.  Music by Stephen Sondheim.  Production Design by Richard Sylbert.  Costume Design by Shirley Russell.  Film Editing by Dede Allen, Craig McKay.   Warren Beatty‘s best film as director is this thrilling epic based on the…

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A Bridge Too Far (1977)

RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA/United Kingdom, 1977.  Joseph E. Levine Productions.  Screenplay by William Goldman, based on the novel by Cornelius Ryan.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Unsworth.  Produced by Joseph E. Levine, Richard P. Levine.  Music by John Addison.  Production Design by Terence Marsh.  Costume Design by Anthony Mendleson.  Film Editing by Antony Gibbs. For a three-hour war film, it has…

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