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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The Company of Wolves (1984)

NEIL JORDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1984.  Incorporated Television Company, Palace Pictures.   Screenplay by Angela Carter, Neil Jordan, based on the story by Angela Carter, and the story Petit Chaperon Rouge by Charles Perrault.   Cinematography by Bryan Loftus.  Produced by Chris Brown, Stephen Woolley.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by…

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The Good Liar (2019)

BILL CONDON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.    USA, 2019.  Bron Studios, Creative Wealth Media Finance, New Line Cinema.  Screenplay by Jeffrey Hatcher, based on the novel by Nicholas Searle.  Cinematography by Tobias A. Schliessler.  Produced by Bill Condon, Greg Yolen.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by John Stevenson.  Costume Design by Keith…

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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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Flash Gordon (1980)

MIKE HODGES Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1980.  Starling Films, Famous Films.  Screenplay by Lorenzo Semple Jr., adaptation by Michael Allin, based on the characters created by Alex Raymond. Cinematography by Gilbert Taylor.  Produced by Dino De Laurentiis.  Music by Howard Blake, Queen.  Production Design by Danilo Donati.  Costume Design by Danilo Donati.  Film Editing by Malcolm Cooke. The…

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The Oxford Murders (2008)

ALEX DE LA IGLESIA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  Spain/United Kingdom/France, 2008.  Canal+ España, Canal+, Eurimages, HBC, ICO, La Fabrique de Films, Oxford Crimes, Telecinco Cinema, Tornasol Films, Universal, Warner Bros.. Screenplay by Alex de la Iglesia, Jorge Guerricaechevarria, based on the novel Crimenes Imperceptibles by Guillermo Martinez.  Cinematography by Kiko de la Rica.  Produced by Alvaro Augustin,…

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A Month In The Country (1987)

PAT O’CONNOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5 United Kingdom, 1987.  Channel Four Films, Euston Films, PfH Ltd..  Screenplay by Simon Gray, based on the novel by J.L. Carr.  Cinematography by Kenneth MacMillan.  Produced by Kenith Trodd.  Music by Howard Blake.  Production Design by Leo Austin.  Costume Design by Judy Moorcroft.  Film Editing by John Victor-Smith.   This mild British drama features powerful acting and…

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The Advocate (1993)

LESLIE MEGAHEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  Alternate title:  The Hour Of The Pig France/United Kingdom, 1993.  BBC Films, CiBy 2000, British Screen Finance Ltd., European Co-production Fund.  Screenplay by Leslie Megahey.  Cinematography by John Hooper.  Produced by David M. Thompson.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Bruce Macadie.  Costume Design by Anne Buruma.  Film Editing by Isabelle Dedieu.   In the Middle…

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102 Dalmatians (2000)

KEVIN LIMA Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB USA/United Kingdom, 2000.  Cruella Productions, Kanzaman S.A.M., Walt Disney Pictures.  Story by Kristen Buckley, Brian Regan, Screenplay by Kristen Buckley, Brian Regan, Bob Tzudiker, Noni White, based on the novel The One Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith.  Cinematography by Adrian Biddle, Roger Pratt.  Produced by Edward S. Feldman.  Music by…

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Richard III (1995)

RICHARD LONCRAINE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1995.  Mayfair Entertainment International, British Screen Productions, Bayly/Paré Productions, United Artists Pictures, First Look International.  Screenplay by Ian McKellen, Richard Loncraine, based on the play by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Peter Biziou.  Produced by Stephen Bayly.  Music by Trevor Jones.  Production Design by Tony Burrough.  Costume Design by Shuna Harwood.  Film Editing by…

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The Golden Compass (2007)

CHRIS WEITZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/United Kingdom, 2007.  New Line Cinema, Ingenious Film Partners, Scholastic Productions, Depth of Field.  Screenplay by Chris Weitz, based on the novel Northern Lights by Philip Pullman.  Cinematography by Henry Braham.  Produced by Bill Carraro, Deborah Forte.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Dennis Gassner.  Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film Editing by Anne V….

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The Madness Of King George (1994)

NICHOLAS HYTNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1994.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company, Channel Four Films, Close Call Films.  Screenplay by Alan Bennett, based on his play.  Cinematography by Andrew Dunn. Produced by Stephen Evans, David Parfitt.  Music by Eliza Thompson.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Sue Honeybourne, Mark Thompson.  Film Editing by Tariq Anwar.   King George…

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