Belfast (2021)

KENNETH BRANAGH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 United Kingdom, 2021. TKBC. Screenplay by Kenneth Branagh. Cinematography by Haris Zambarloukos. Produced by Laura Berwick, Kenneth Branagh, Becca Kovacik, Tamar Thomas. Music by Van Morrison. Production Design by Jim Clay. Costume Design by Charlotte Walter. Film Editing by Úna Ní Dhonghaíle. Kenneth Branagh, long removed from…

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Woman In Gold (2015)

SIMON CURTIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB United Kingdom, 2015. Origin Pictures, BBC Films. Screenplay by Alexi Kaye Campbell. Cinematography by Ross Emery. Produced by David M. Thompson, Kris Thykier. Music by Martin Phipps, Hans Zimmer. Production Design by Jim Clay. Costume Design by Beatrix Aruna Pasztor. Film Editing by Peter Lambert. A powerful…

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War of The Buttons (1994)

JOHN ROBERTS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/France/Japan/USA, 1994.  Enigma Productions, Fujisankei Communication Group, Hugo Films, Les Productions de la Gueville, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Colin Welland, based on the film La Guerre Des Boutons by Yves Robert and the novel by Louis Pergaud.  Cinematography by Bruno de Keyzer.  Produced by David Puttnam. …

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The Brothers Bloom (2008)

RIAN JOHNSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.    USA, 2008.  Endgame Entertainment, Ram Bergman Productions, The Weinstein Company.  Screenplay by Rian Johnson.  Cinematography by Steve Yedlin.  Produced by Ram Bergman, James D. Stern.  Music by Nathan Johnson.  Production Design by Jim Clay.  Costume Design by Beatrix Aruna Pasztor.  Film Editing by Gabriel Wrye.   Imagine a movie in which every character, actor and…

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Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

KENNETH BRANAGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   Twentieth Century Fox, Genre Films, Kinberg Genre, The Mark Gordon Company, Scott Free Productions, Latina Pictures, The Estate of Agatha Christie.  Malta/USA, 2017.  Screenplay by Michael Green, based on the novel by Agatha Christie.  Cinematography by Haris Zambarloukos.  Produced by Kenneth Branagh, Mark Gordon, Judy Hofflund, Simon Kinberg, Michael Schaefer, Ridley Scott.  Music by Patrick…

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Circle Of Friends (1995)

PAT O’CONNOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   Ireland/USA/United Kingdom, 1995.  Price Entertainment, Lantana, Bórd Scannán na hÉireann, The Rank Organisation.  Screenplay by Andrew Davies, based on the novel by Maeve Binchy.  Cinematography by Kenneth MacMillan.  Produced by Frank Price, Arlene Sellers, Alex Winitsky.  Music by Michael Kamen.  Production Design by Jim Clay.  Costume Design by Anushia Nieradzik.  Film Editing by John Jympson.   Adorable romantic comedy…

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Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (2001)

JOHN MADDEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   United Kingdom/France/USA, 2001.  Universal Pictures, StudioCanal, Miramax, Working Title Films, Free Range Films, Canal+.  Screenplay by Shawn Slovo, based on the novel by Louis de Bernieres.  Cinematography by John Toll.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Mark Huffam, Kevin Loader.  Music by Stephen Warbeck.  Production Design by Jim Clay.  Costume Design by Alexandra Byrne.  Film Editing…

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About A Boy (2002)

CHRIS WEITZ, PAUL WEITZ Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA/France/Germany, 2002.  Universal Pictures, StudioCanal, Tribeca Productions, Working Title Films, Cinema Vehicle Services.  Screenplay by Peter Hedges, Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz, based on the novel by Nick Hornby.  Cinematography by Remi Adefarasin.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Robert De Niro, Brad Epstein, Eric Fellner, Jane Rosenthal.  Music by Badly Drawn Boy.  Production Design…

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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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Maybe Baby (2000)

HUGH LAURIE, BEN ELTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  United Kingdom, 2000.  Pandora Cinema, BBC Films.  Screenplay by Ben Elton, based on his novel Inconceivable.  Cinematography by Roger Lanser.  Produced by Phil McIntyre.  Music by Colin Towns.  Production Design by Jim Clay.  Costume Design by Anna B. Sheppard.  Film Editing by Peter Hollywood.   Hugh Laurie and Joely Richardson are a happily married couple who…

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Felicia’s Journey (1999)

ATOM EGOYAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Canada/United Kingdom, 1999.  Alliance Atlantis Communications, Icon Entertainment International, Icon Productions, Marquis Films Ltd., The Movie Network, Screenventures XLIII.  Screenplay by Atom Egoyan, based on the novel by William Trevor.  Cinematography by Paul Sarossy.  Produced by Bruce Davey.  Music by Mychael Danna.  Production Design by Jim Clay.  Costume Design by Sandy Powell.  Film Editing…

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A Kiss Before Dying (1991)

JAMES DEARDEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1991.  Universal Pictures, Initial Pictures, Kellgate Limited.  Screenplay by James Dearden, based on the novel by Ira Levin.  Cinematography by Mike Southon.  Produced by Robert Lawrence.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Jim Clay.  Costume Design by Marit Allen.  Film Editing by Michael Bradsell.   Sometimes Ira Levin novels make terrific films (Rosemary’s Baby),…

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