The One And Only Ivan (2020)

THEA SHARROCK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 2020. Allison Shearmur Productions, Digital Makeup Group, Jolie Pas Productions, Walt Disney Pictures. Screenplay by Mike White, based on the book by Katherine Applegate. Cinematography by Florian Ballhaus. Produced by Angelina Jolie, Allison Shearmur, Brigham Taylor. Music by Craig Armstrong. Production Design by Molly Hughes. Costume…

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Official Secrets (2019)

GAVIN HOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2019.  Classified Films, Clear Pictures Entertainment, Screen Yorkshire, The Gordon Company.  Screenplay by Gregory Bernstein, Sara Bernstein, Gavin Hood, based on the book The Spy Who Tried To Stop A War: Katharine Gun and the Secret Plot to Sanction the Iraq Invasion by Marcia Mitchell, Thomas Mitchell. …

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Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)

RIDLEY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   United Kingdom/USA/Spain, 2014.  Chernin Entertainment, Scott Free Productions, Babieka, Volcano Films.  Screenplay by Adam Cooper, Bill Collage, Jeffrey Caine, Steven Zaillian. Cinematography by Dariusz Wolski.  Produced by Mark Albela, Peter Chernin, Mohamed El Raie, Mark Huffam, Denise O’Dell, Michael Schaefer, Ridley Scott, Jenno Topping.  Music by Alberto Iglesias.  Production Design by Arthur Max.  Costume…

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Kama Sutra: A Tale Of Love (1996)

MIRA NAIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  United Kingdom/India/USA/Germany/Japan, 1996.  NDF International, Pony Canyon, Pandora Filmproduktion, Channel Four Films, Mirabai Films.  Screenplay by Helena Kriel, Mira Nair, based on the story Hand Me Downs by Wajida Tabassuh.  Cinematography by Declan Quinn.  Produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher, Mira Nair.  Music by Mychael Danna.  Production Design by Mark Friedberg.  Costume Design by Eduardo Castro.  Film…

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Bride & Prejudice (2004)

GURINDER CHADHA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2004.  Pathé Pictures International, UK Film Council, Kintop Pictures, Bend It Films, Inside Track Films, Media.  Screenplay by Paul Mayeda Berges, Gurinder Chadha, based on the novel Pride And Prejudice by Jane Austen.  Cinematography by Santosh Sivan.  Produced by Gurinder Chadha, Deepak Nayar.  Music by Anu Malik, Craig Pruess.  Production Design by…

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Basic Instinct 2 (2006)

MICHAEL CATON-JONES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  Germany/United Kingdom/USA/Spain, 2006.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, C-2 Pictures, Intermedia Films, IMF Internationale Medien und Film GmbH & Co. 2. Produktions KG, Kanzaman, Grosvenor Park Media.  Screenplay by Leora Barish, Henry Bean, based on characters created by Joe Eszterhas.  Cinematography by Gyula Pados.  Produced by Joel B. Michaels, Andrew G. Vajna.  Music by John Murphy.  Production…

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