My Salinger Year (2020)

PHILIPPE FALARDEAU Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Canada/Ireland, 2020. micro_scope, Parallel Film Productions. Screenplay by Philippe Falardeau, based on the book by Joanna Smith Rakoff. Cinematography by Sara Mishara. Produced by Luc Dery, Kim McCraw. Music by Martin Leon. Production Design by Elise de Blois. Costume Design by Patricia McNeil. Film Editing by Frédérique…

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French Exit (2020)

AZAZEL JACOBS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 Canada/Ireland/United Kingdom, 2020. Blinder Films, Elevation Pictures, Rocket Science, Saalgo Productions, Screen Siren Pictures, Terminal City Pictures, Telefilm Canada. Screenplay by Patrick DeWitt, based on his book. Cinematography by Tobias Datum. Produced by Trish Dolman, Olivier Glaas, Christine Haebler, Katie Holly, Christina Piovesan, Noah Segal, Mal Ward….

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A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (2019)

WILL BECHER, RICHARD PHELAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB United Kingdom/France/Belgium/USA/China/Australia/Japan/Finland/Germany/Ireland, 2019. Aardman Animations, Amazon Prime Video, Anton, Bona Film Group, MEDIA Programme of the European Union, StudioCanal International, StudioCanal. Screenplay by Mark Burton, Jon Brown, based on an idea by Richard Starzak and characters created by Nick Park. Cinematography by Charles Copping. Produced…

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Wolfwalkers (2020)

TOMM MOORE, ROSS STEWART Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Alternate Title: WolfWalkers Ireland/United Kingdom/Luxembourg/France, 2020. Apple Original Films, Cartoon Saloon, Mélusine Productions, Value&Power Culture Communications, Film Fund Luxembourg, Fís Éireann/Screen, Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Haut et Court, Canal+, Raidió Teilifís Éireann, Orange Cinema Series, Pôle Image Magelis, Folivari, Gkids, Crone Film International, Dentsu Entertainment…

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Papi Chulo (2018)

JOHN BUTLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Ireland/United Kingdom, 2018.  Treasure Entertainment, Metrol Technology, Head Gear Films.  Screenplay by John Butler.  Cinematography by Cathal Watters.  Produced by Rebecca O’Flanagan, Robert Walpole.  Music by John McPhillips.  Production Design by Susannah Honey.  Costume Design by Joanna David.  Film Editing by John O’Connor. A California weather reporter…

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Song of the Sea (2014)

TOMM MOORE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Ireland/Denmark/Belgium/Luxembourg/France, 2014.  Backup Media, Big Farm, Cartoon Saloon, Digital Graphics, Magellan Films, Mélusine Productions, Noerlum Studios, Screen Ireland, Studio 352, Super Productions.  Story by Tomm Moore, Screenplay by Will Collins.   Produced by Claus Toksvig Kjaer, Tomm Moore, Ross Murray, Frederick Villumsen, Paul Young.  Music by Bruno Coulais.  Production…

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Greta (2018)

NEIL JORDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Ireland/USA, 2018.  Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Lawrence Bender Productions, Little Wave Productions.  Story by Ray Wright, Screenplay by Ray Wright, Neil Jordan.  Cinematography by Seamus McGarvey.  Produced by Lawrence Bender, James Flynn, Sidney Kimmel, John Penotti.  Music by Javier Navarrete.  Production Design by Anna Rackard.  Film Editing by Nick Emerson.  Chloë Grace Moretz plays a lonely…

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The Favourite (2018)

YORGOS LANTHIMOS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   Ireland/United Kingdom/USA, 2018.  Element Pictures, Scarlet Films, Film4, Waypoint Entertainment.  Screenplay by Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara.  Cinematography by Robbie Ryan.   Produced by Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Yorgos Lanthimos, Lee Magiday.   Music by William Lyons, Johnnie Burn.  Production Design by Fiona Crombie.  Costume Design by Sandy Powell.  Film Editing by Yorgos Mavropsaridis.   In the…

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The Little Stranger (2018)

LENNY ABRAHAMSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   Ireland/United Kingdom/France, 2018.  Potboiler Productions, lement Pictures, Anguille Productions,  Canal+, Film4, Ingenious Media, Irish Film Board, Pathe.  Screenplay by Lucinda Coxon, based on the novel by Sarah Waters.  Cinematography by Ole Bratt Birkeland.  Produced by Andrea Calderwood, Gail Egan, Ed Guiney.  Music by Stephen Rennicks.  Production Design by Simon Elliott.  Costume Design by Steven…

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The Breadwinner (2017)

NORA TWOMEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Ireland/Canada/Luxembourg, 2017.  Aircraft Pictures, Cartoon Saloon, Mélusine Productions, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Gaia Entertainment, Gkids, Guru Animation Studio, Jolie Pas Productions.  Screen story by Deborah Ellis, Screenplay by Anita Doron, based on the book by Deborah Ellis.  Produced by Anthony Leo, Tomm Moore, Andrew Rosen, Paul Young.  Music by Jeff Danna, Mychael Danna.  Production…

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The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017)

BHARAT NALLURI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Ireland/Canada, 2017.  Mazur/Kaplan Company, The Mob Film Company, Parallel Films, Rhombus Media.  Screenplay by Susan Coyne, based on the book by Les Standiford.  Cinematography by Ben Smithard.  Produced by Niv Fichman, Vadim Jean, Robert Mickelson, Susan Mullen, Ian Sharples.  Music by Mychael Danna.  Production Design by Paki Smith.  Costume Design by Leonie Prendergast.  Film Editing by Stephen…

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Strangerland (2015)

KIM FARRANT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   Ireland/Australia, 2015.  Worldview Entertainment, Fastnet Films, Dragonfly Pictures.  Story by Fiona Seres, Screenplay by Michael Kinirons, Fiona Seres.  Cinematography by P.J. Dillon.  Produced by Macdara Kelleher, Naomi Wenck.  Music by Keefus Ciancia.  Production Design by Melinda Doring.  Costume Design by Emily Seresin.  Film Editing by Veronika Jenet A pharmacist (Joseph Fiennes) has moved his family to…

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