Death Watch (1980)

BERTRAND TAVERNIER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 Original Title: La Mort En Direct France/West Germany, 1980. Films A2, Gaumont International, Little Bear, Sara Films, Selta Films, Societe Francaise de Production, TV13 Filmproduktion. Screenplay by David Rayfiel, Bertrand Tavernier, Géza von Radványi, based on the novel by David Compton. Cinematography by Pierre-William Glenn. Produced by…

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All Is True (2018)

KENNETH BRANAGH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  United Kingdom, 2018.  TKBC.  Screenplay by Ben Elton.   Cinematography by Zac Nicholson. Produced by Kenneth Branagh, Ted Gagliano, Tamar Thomas.  Music by Patrick Doyle.  Production Design by James Merifield.  Costume Design by Michael O’Connor.  Film Editing by Úna Ní Dhonghaíle. Following the burning down of the Globe…

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Local Hero (1983)

BILL FORSYTH Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1983.  Enigma Productions, Goldcrest Films International.  Screenplay by Bill Forsyth.  Cinematography by Chris Menges.  Produced by David Puttnam.  Music by Mark Knopfler.  Production Design by Roger Murray-Leach.  Costume Design by Pip Newbery, Penny Rose.  Film Editing by Michael Bradsell.  National Board of Review Awards 1983.  New York Film Critics Awards 1983.   American oil company…

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Ladies In Lavender

BBB.5 (out of 5) Spinster sisters Maggie Smith and Judi Dench live an idyllic existence on the coast of Cornwall while the rest of the world is preparing for war. One day a body washes up on the shore outside their home and, lo and behold, he is still alive. The young man (Daniel Bruhl)…

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Love’s Labour’s Lost (2000)

KENNETH BRANAGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  France/United Kingdom/Canada, 2000.  Pathé Pictures International, Intermedia Films, Arts Council of England, StudioCanal, Miramax, Shakespeare Film Company.  Screenplay by Kenneth Branagh, based on the play by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Alex Thomson.  Produced by David Barron, Kenneth Branagh.  Music by Patrick Doyle.  Production Design by Tim Harvey.  Costume Design by Anna Buruma.  Film Editing by Dan Farrell, Neil…

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A Midwinter’s Tale (1995)

KENNETH BRANAGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Alternate title:  In The Bleak Midwinter Castle Rock Entertainment, Midwinter Films.  United Kingdom, 1995.  Screenplay by Kenneth Branagh.  Cinematography by Roger Lanser.  Produced by David Barron.  Music by Jimmy Yuill.  Production Design by Tim Harvey.  Costume Design by Caroline Harris.  Film Editing by Neil Farrell.  Toronto International Film Festival 1995. Hilarious comedy from Kenneth Branagh about a group of…

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Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1994)

KENNETH BRANAGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  TriStar Pictures, Japan Satellite Broadcasting, IndieProd Company Productions, American Zoetrope.  United Kingdom/Japan/USA, 1994.  Screenplay by Steph Lady, Frank Darabont, based on the novel by Mary Shelley.  Cinematography by Roger Pratt.  Produced by Francis Ford Coppola, James V. Hart, John Veitch.  Music by Patrick Doyle.  Production Design by Tim Harvey.  Costume Design by James Acheson.  Film Editing by…

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Much Ado About Nothing (1993)

KENNETH BRANAGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Renaissance Films, American Playhouse Theatrical Films, BBC Films.  United Kingdom/USA, 1993.  Screenplay by Kenneth Branagh, based on the play by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Roger Lanser.  Produced by Kenneth Branagh, Stephen Evans, David Parfitt.  Music by Patrick Doyle.  Production Design by Tim Harvey.  Costume Design by Phyllis Dalton.  Film Editing by Andrew Marcus.  Cannes Film Festival 1993.  Golden…

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Henry V (1989)

KENNETH BRANAGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Renaissance Films, British Broadcasting Corporation, Curzon Film Distributors.  United Kingdom, 1989.  Screenplay by Kenneth Branagh, based on the play by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Kenneth MacMillan.  Produced by Bruce Sharman.  Music by Patrick Doyle.  Production Design by Tim Harvey.  Costume Design by Phyllis Dalton.  Film Editing by Michael Bradsell.  Academy Awards 1989.  National Board Of Review Awards…

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