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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Son of the Pink Panther (1993)

BLAKE EDWARDS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.   Italy/USA, 1993.  Filmauro, International Traders, United Artists.  Story by Blake Edwards, Screenplay by Blake Edwards, Madeline Sunshine, Steven Sunshine, based on characters created by Maurice Richlin, Blake Edwards.  Cinematography by Dick Bush.  Produced by Tony Adams, Friend Michael Wells.  Music by Henry Mancini.  Production Design by Peter Mullins.  Costume Design by Annie Crawford.   Film…

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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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Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015)

JOSS WHEDON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2015.  Marvel Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Joss Whedon, based on the Marvel Comics by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby.  Cinematography by Ben Davis.  Produced by Kevin Feige.  Music by Danny Elfman, Brian Tyler.  Production Design by Charles Wood.  Costume Design by Alexandra Byrne.  Film Editing by Jeffrey Ford, Lisa Lassek. The superhero variety bag is back,…

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The Saint (1997)

PHILLIP NOYCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1997.  Paramount Pictures, Rysher Entertainment, Mace Neufeld Productions, Robert Evans Company.  Story by Jonathan Hensleigh, Screenplay by Jonathan Hensleigh, Wesley Strick, based on characters created by Leslie Charteris.  Cinematography by Phil Meheux.  Produced by David Brown, Robert Evans, William J. MacDonald, Mace Neufeld.  Music by Graeme Revell.  Production Design by Joseph C. Nemec III.  Costume Design…

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The Life And Death Of Peter Sellers (2004)

STEPHEN HOPKINS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2004.  HBO Films, BBC Films, The De Mann Entertainment Company, Company Pictures.  Screenplay by Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, based on the book by Roger Lewis.  Cinematography by Peter Levy.  Produced by Simon Bosanquet.  Music by Richard Hartley.  Production Design by Norman Garwood.  Costume Design by Jill Taylor.  Film Editing by John Smith.   Geoffrey…

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Notting Hill (1999)

ROGER MICHELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   United Kingdom/USA, 1999.  Polygram Filmed Entertainment, Working Title Films, Bookshop Productions, Notting Hill Pictures.  Screenplay by Richard Curtis.  Cinematography by Michael Coulter.  Produced by Duncan Kenworthy.  Music by Trevor Jones.  Production Design by Stuart Craig.  Costume Design by Shuna Harwood.  Film Editing by Nick Moore.   Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant shine in this fantastic romantic comedy that is peppered with…

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Mary Reilly (1996)

STEPHEN FREARS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1996.  NFH Productions, TriStar Pictures.  Screenplay by Christopher Hampton, based on the novel by Valerie Martin.  Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot.  Produced by Norma Heyman, Nancy Graham Tanen, Ned Tanen.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Stuart Craig.  Costume Design by Consolata Boyle.  Film Editing by Lesley Walker. Terrifying, moody thriller that tells the story of…

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Taking Woodstock (2009)

ANG LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):BB.5.  USA, 2009.  Focus Features.  Screenplay by James Schamus, based on the book by Elliot Tiber, Tom Monte.  Cinematography by Eric Gautier.  Produced by Celia D. Costas, Ang Lee.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by David Gropman.  Costume Design by Joseph G. Aulisi.  Film Editing by Tim Squyres.   We’ve all heard about the eternally famous, historically…

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