Blithe Spirit (2020)

EDWARD HALL Bil’s rating (out of 5): B United Kingdom, 2020. Fred Films, Powderkeg Pictures, Align, British Lion Films, IPG Media Pty, StudioCanal UK. Screenplay by Nick Moorcroft, Meg Leonard, Piers Ashworth, based on the play by Noel Coward. Cinematography by Ed Wild. Produced by Hilary Bevan Jones, Meg Leonard, Martin Metz, Nick Moorcroft, Toni…

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Stan & Ollie (2018)

JON S. BAIRD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/Canada/USA, 2018.  Entertainment One, BBC Films, Baby Cow Films, Fable Pictures, Laurel and Hardy Feature Productions, Sonesta Films.  Screenplay by Jeff Pope. Cinematography by Laurie Rose.  Produced by Faye Ward.  Music by Rolfe Kent.  Production Design by John Paul Kelly.  Costume Design by Guy Speranza. …

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Bridget Jones’s Baby (2016)

SHARON MAGUIRE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Ireland/United Kingdom/France/USA, 2016.  Miramax, Perfect World Pictures, StudioCanal, Universal Pictures, Working Title Films.  Screenplay by Helen Fielding, Dan Mazer, Emma Thompson, based on characters created by Helen Fielding.  Cinematography by Andrew Dunn.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward.  Music by Craig Armstrong.  Production Design by John Paul Kelly.  Costume Design by Steven Noble.  Film Editing…

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The Theory Of Everything (2014)

JAMES MARSH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 2014.  Working Title Films, Dentsu Motion Pictures, Fuji Television Network.  Screenplay by Anthony McCarten, based on the book Travelling To Infinity: My Life With Stephen by Jane Hawking.  Cinematography by Benoit Delhomme.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Lisa Bruce, Eric Fellner, Anthony McCarten.  Music by Johann Johannsson.  Production Design by John Paul Kelly.  Costume Design by Steven Noble.  Film…

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Tristram Shandy: A Cock And Bull Story (2005)

MICHAEL WINTERBOTTOM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 2005.  BBC Films, Baby Cow Productions, EM Media, East Midlands Media Initiative, Revolution Films, Scion Films.  Screenplay by Frank Cottrell Boyce, based on the novel The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne.  Cinematography by Marcel Zyskind.  Produced by Andrew Eaton.  Music by Edward Nogria.  Production Design by John…

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Bloody Sunday (2002)

PAUL GREENGRASS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/Ireland, 2002.  Bórd Scannán na hÉireann, Granada Television, Hell’s Kitchen Films, Irish Film Board, Portman Entertainment Group.  Screenplay by Paul Greengrass.  Cinematography by Ivan Strasburg.  Produced by Mark Redhead.  Music by Dominic Muldowney.  Production Design by John Paul Kelly.  Costume Design by Dinah Collin.  Film Editing by Clare Douglas.  Independent Spirit Awards 2002.  National…

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Enduring Love (2004)

ROGER MICHELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   United Kingdom, 2004.  Pathe Pictures International, UK Film Council, FilmFour, Inside Track Films, Free Range Films, Ingenious Film Partners, Ridgeway Productions.  Screenplay by Joe Penhall, based on the novel by Ian McEwan.  Cinematography by Haris Zambarloukos.  Produced by Kevin Loader.  Music by Jeremy Sams.  Production Design by John Paul Kelly.  Costume Design by Natalie Ward.  Film…

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I Capture The Castle

BBBB (out of 5) Lovely coming-of-age drama stars a wonderful Romola Garai as a girl growing up in a drafty, corroding castle with her blocked writer father (Bill Nighy), dangerously bohemian stepmother (Tara Fitzgerald) and superbly oddball siblings. When two immensely rich American brothers arrive in their community and set up shop in a nearby…

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The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)

JUSTIN CHADWICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2008.  Columbia Pictures, Focus Features, BBC Films, Relativity Media, Ruby Films, Scott Rudin Productions.  Screenplay by Peter Morgan, based on the novel by Philippa Gregory.  Cinematography by Kieran McGuigan.  Produced by Alison Owen.  Music by Paul Cantelon.  Production Design by John Paul Kelly.  Costume Design by Sandy Powell.  Film Editing by Paul Knight, Carol Littleton.  …

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Under The Skin (1997)

CARINE ADLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   Samantha Morton and Claire Rushbrook are as opposite as sisters can be in this drama about family grief. When their mother dies and leaves them virtually alone, the two women react in their own ways to the emptiness that they find themselves with; Rushbrook taking refuge in her middle-class…

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