Downton Abbey: A New Era (2022)

SIMON CURTIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB United Kingdom/USA, 2022. Universal Pictures, Carnival Film & Television. Screenplay by Julian Fellowes. Cinematography by Andrew Dunn. Produced by Julian Fellowes, Gareth Neame, Liz Trubridge. Music by John Lunn. Production Design by Donal Woods. Costume Design by Maja Meschede, Anna Robbins. Film Editing by Adam Recht. By…

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Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (2020)

DAVID E. TALBERT Bil’s rating (out of 5): 0 USA, 2020. Golden Girl, Get Lifted Film Company, Brillstein Entertainment Partners. Screenplay by David E. Talbert. Cinematography by Remi Adefarasin. Produced by Kristin Burr, Mike Jackson, John Legend, David McIlvain, Lyn Sisson-Talbert, David E. Talbert. Music by John Debney, Michael Diskint. Production Design by Gavin Bocquet….

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Downton Abbey (2019)

MICHAEL ENGLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA/China, 2019.  Carnival Film & Television, Focus Features, Perfect World Pictures.  Screenplay by Julian Fellowes, based on his characters.  Cinematography by Ben Smithard.  Produced by Julian Fellowes, Gareth Neame, Liz Trubridge.  Music by John Lunn.  Production Design by Donal Woods.  Costume Design by Anna Mary Scott…

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Paddington 2 (2017)

PAUL KING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   United Kingdom/France/USA, 2017.  StudioCanal, Anton Capital Entertainment, Amazon Prime Instant Video, Canal+, Cine+, Heyday Films, Marmalade Films Ltd..  Screenplay by Paul King, Simon Farnaby, based on Paddington Bear created by Michael Bond.  Cinematography by Erik Wilson.  Produced by David Heyman.  Music by Dario Marianelli.  Production Design by Gary Williamson. Costume Design by Lindy Hemming.  Film…

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Paddington (2014)

PAUL KING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   United Kingdom/France, 2014.  StudioCanal, Anton Capital Entertainment, TF1 Films Production, Canal+, Cine+, TF1, Amazon Prime Instant Video, Heyday Films, The Weinstein Company.  Screen story by Hamish McColl, Paul King, Screenplay by Paul King, based on the character Paddington Bear by Michael Bond.  Cinematography by Erik Wilson.  Produced by David Heyman.  Music by Nick Urata.  Production…

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Glorious 39 (2009)

STEPHEN POLIAKOFF Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom, 2009.  BBC Films, UK Film Council, Screen East Content Investment Fund, Quickfire Films, Talkback Thames, Magic Light Pictures.  Screenplay by Stephen Poliakoff.  Cinematography by Danny Cohen.  Produced by Martin Pope, Barney Reisz.  Music by Adrian Johnston.  Production Design by Mark Leese.  Costume Design by Annie Symons.  Film Editing by Jason Krasucki.   A young boy…

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Muppets Most Wanted (2014)

JAMES BOBIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2014.  Walt Disney Pictures, Mandeville Films, Babieka, Cinema Vehicle Services, The Muppets Studio.  Screenplay by James Bobin, Nicholas Stoller, based on characters created by Jim Henson.  Cinematography by Don Burgess.  Produced by David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman.  Music by Christophe Beck.  Production Design by Eve Stewart.  Costume Design by Rahel Afiley.  Film Editing by James Thomas. …

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The Monuments Men (2014)

GEORGE CLOONEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/Germany, 2014.  Columbia Pictures, Fox 2000 Pictures, Smokehouse Pictures, Obelisk Productions, Studio Babelsberg.  Screenplay by George Clooney, Grant Heslov, based on the book by Robert M. Edsel, Bret Witter. Cinematography by Phedon Papamichael.  Produced by George Clooney, Grant Heslov.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by James D. Bissell.  Costume Design by Louise Frogley.  Film Editing…

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Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

ROGER SPOTTISWOODE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1997.  Eon Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, United Artists.  Screenplay by Bruce Feirstein, based on characters created by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson.  Music by David Arnold.  Production Design by Allan Cameron.  Costume Design by Lindy Hemming.  Film Editing by Michel Arcand, Dominique Fortin.   The second Bond installment to feature the dapper…

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Mansfield Park (1999)

PATRICIA ROZEMA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1999.  Arts Council of England, British Broadcasting Corporation, HAL Films, Miramax.  Screenplay by Patricia Rozema, based on the novel by Jane Austen.  Cinematography by Michael Coulter.  Produced by Sarah Curtis.  Music by Lesley Barber.  Production Design by Christopher Hobbs.  Costume Design by Andrea Galer.  Film Editing by Martin Walsh.   Patricia Rozema directs this adaptation of…

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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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Stage Beauty (2004)

RICHARD EYRE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   United Kingdom/USA/Germany, 2004.  Lions Gate Films, Qwerty Films, Tribeca Productions, N1 European Film Produktions GmbH & Co. KG, BBC Films.  Screenplay by Jeffrey Hatcher, based on his play Compleat Female Stage Beauty.  Cinematography by Andrew Dunn.  Produced by Robert De Niro, Hardy Justice, Jane Rosenthal.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Jim Clay.  Costume Design by…

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