Mister Johnson (1990)

BRUCE BERESFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1990. Avenue Pictures.  Screenplay by William Boyd, based on the novel by Joyce Cary.  Cinematography by Peter James. Produced by Michael Fitzgerald.  Music by Georges Delerue. Production Design by Herbert Pinter. Costume Design by Rosemary Burrows.  Film Editing by Humphrey Dixon. Bruce Beresford returns audiences to…

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Stepping Out (1991)

LEWIS GILBERT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.    USA, 1991.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Richard Harris, based on his play.  Cinematography by Alan Hume.  Produced by Lewis Gilbert.  Music by Peter Matz.  Production Design by Alicia Keywan.  Costume Design by Candy Paterson.  Film Editing by Humphrey Dixon.  Richard Harris’ community theatre favourite gets its shot at the big screen, and the results…

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Dancing At Lughnasa (1998)

PAT O’CONNOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Ireland/United Kingdom/USA, 1998.  Bórd Scannán na hÉireann, Capitol Films, Channel Four Films, Ferndale Films, Irish Film Board, Raidió Teilifís Éireann, Sony Pictures Classics.  Screenplay by Frank McGuinness, based on the play by Brian Friel.  Cinematography by Kenneth MacMillan.  Produced by Noel Pearson.  Music by Bill Whelan.  Production Design by Mark Geraghty.  Costume Design by Joan Bergin.  Film…

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Wimbledon (2004)

RICHARD LONCRAINE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  United Kingdom/France, 2004.  Universal Pictures, StudioCanal, Working Title Films, Inside Track Films, Firstep Productions.  Screenplay by Adam Brooks, Jennifer Flackett, Mark Levin.  Cinematography by Darius Khondji.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Liza Chasin, Eric Fellner, Mary Richards.  Music by John Colby, Ed Shearmur.  Production Design by Brian Morris.  Costume Design by Louise Stjernsward.  Film Editing by…

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Molly (1999)

JOHN DUIGAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1999.  Absolute Entertainment, Cockamamie, Heckerling-Caplan, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Dick Christie.  Cinematography by Gabriel Beristain.  Produced by William J. MacDonald.  Music by Trevor Jones.  Production Design by Sharon Seymour.  Costume Design by Carol Oditz.  Film Editing by Humphrey Dixon.   Elisabeth Shue‘s touching performance is the best reason to watch this average melodrama about a brother coming to grips with…

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Sirens (1993)

JOHN DUIGAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Australia/United Kingdom, 1993.  British Screen Finance Ltd., Samson Productions Pty. Ltd., Sarah Radclyffe Productions – Sirens Limited, WMG Film.  Screenplay by John Duigan.  Cinematography by Geoff Burton.  Produced by Sue Milliken.  Music by Rachel Portman.  Production Design by Roger Ford.  Costume Design by Tony Phillips, Terry Ryan.  Film Editing by Humphrey Dixon.   Based on a true…

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Heat And Dust (1983)

JAMES IVORY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1983.   Merchant Ivory Productions.   Screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, based on her novel.   Cinematography by Walter Lassally.   Produced by Ismail Merchant.   Music by Richard Robbins.   Production Design by Wilfred Shingleton.  Costume Design by Barbara Lane.   Film Editing by Humphrey Dixon.    Not only is it intoxicating…

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Quartet (1981)

JAMES IVORY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  United Kingdom/France, 1981.   Merchant Ivory Productions, Lyric International, National Film Trustee Company.   Screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, French dialogue by Michel Maingois, based on the novel by Jean Rhys.   Cinematography by Pierre Lhomme.   Produced by Jean-Pierre Mahot, Ismail Merchant.   Music by Richard Robbins.   Production Design by Jean-Jacques Caziot.   Costume Design…

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The Europeans (1979)

JAMES IVORY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.    United Kingdom, 1979.   Merchant Ivory Productions.   Screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, based on the novel by Henry James.   Cinematography by Larry Pizer.   Produced by Ismail Merchant.   Music by Richard Robbins.   Production Design by Jeremiah Rusconi.  Costume Design by Judy Moorcroft.   Film Editing by Humphrey Dixon.    Dry…

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Roseland (1977)

JAMES IVORY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1977.   Merchant Ivory Productions, Oregon Four.   Screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala.   Cinematography by Ernest Vincze.   Produced by Ismail Merchant.   Music by Michael Gibson.   Production Design by Jeremy Mitford.   Costume Design by Dianne Finn-Chapman.   Film Editing by Humphrey Dixon, Richard Schmiechen.    Three stories all take place…

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Autobiography Of A Princess (1975)

JAMES IVORY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 United Kingdom, 1975.   Merchant Ivory Productions.   Screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala.   Cinematography by Walter Lassally.   Produced by Ismail Merchant.   Music by Vic Flick.   Production Design by Jacqueline Charriot-Lodwidge.   Film Editing by Humphrey Dixon.    Charming mini-movie from the team of Merchant Ivory is only an hour long…

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Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990)

JAMES IVORY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1990.   Cineplex-Odeon Films, Miramax, Merchant Ivory Productions, RHI Entertainment.   Screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, based on the novels Mr. Bridge and Mrs. Bridge by Evan S. Connell.   Cinematography by Tony Pierce-Roberts.   Produced by Ismail Merchant.   Music by Richard Robbins.   Production Design by David Gropman.   Costume…

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