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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Crooked House (2017)

GILLES PAQUET-BRENNER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB United Kingdom/USA, 2017. Fred Films, Stage 6 Films, Metro International Entertainment, Brilliant Films, Head Gear Films, Metrol Technology. Screenplay by Julian Fellowes, Tim Rose Price, Gilles Paquet-Brenner, based on the book by Agatha Christie. Cinematography by Sebastian Winterø. Produced by Joseph Abrams, James Spring, Sally Wood. Music…

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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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Jane Eyre (1996)

FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  France/Italy/United Kingdom/USA, 1996.  Cineritino S.r.L., Flach Film, Mediaset, Miramax, RCS Editori S.p.A., Rochester.  Screenplay by Hugh Whitemore, Franco Zeffirelli, based on the novel by Charlotte Bronte.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by Dyson Lovell.  Music by Claudio Capponi, Alessio Vlad.  Production Design by Roger Hall.  Costume Design by Jenny Beavan.  Film Editing by Richard Marden.   Strongly acted…

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The Young Victoria (2009)

JEAN-MARC VALLEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2009.  GK Films.  Screenplay by Julian Fellowes.  Cinematography by Hagen Bogdanski.  Produced by Sarah Ferguson, Tim Headington, Graham King, Martin Scorsese.  Music by Ilan Eshkeri.  Production Design by Patrice Vermette.  Costume Design by Sandy Powell.  Film Editing by Jill Bilcock, Matt Garner.   Having lost her father in infancy, princess Victoria grows up in a cage…

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Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

ROGER SPOTTISWOODE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1997.  Eon Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, United Artists.  Screenplay by Bruce Feirstein, based on characters created by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson.  Music by David Arnold.  Production Design by Allan Cameron.  Costume Design by Lindy Hemming.  Film Editing by Michel Arcand, Dominique Fortin.   The second Bond installment to feature the dapper…

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Vanity Fair (2004)

MIRA NAIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2004.  Focus Features, Tempesta Films, Granada Film Productions, Inside Track Films, Mirabai Films, Cine Mosaic.  Screenplay by Matthew Faulk, Mark Skeet, Julian Fellowes, based on the novel by William Makepeace Thackeray.  Cinematography by Declan Quinn.  Produced by Janette Day, Lydia Dean Pilcher, Donna Gigliotti.  Music by Mychael Danna.  Production Design by…

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Damage (1992)

LOUIS MALLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  Fatale United Kingdom/France, 1992.  Nouvelles Editions de Films, Skreba Films, StudioCanal, European Co-production Fund, Channel Four Films, Canal+.  Screenplay by David Hare, based on the novel by Josephine Hart.  Cinematography by Peter Biziou.  Produced by Louis Malle.  Music by Zbigniew Preisner.  Production Design by Brian Morris.  Costume Design by Milena Canonero.  Film Editing by John…

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Gosford Park (2001)

ROBERT ALTMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA/Italy, 2001.  USA Films, Capitol Films,  Film Council, Sandcastle 5 Productions, Chicagofilms, Medusa Film.  Idea by Robert Altman, Bob Balaban, Screenplay by Julian Fellowes.  Cinematography by Andrew Dunn.  Produced by Robert Altman, Bob Balaban, David Levy.  Music by Patrick Doyle.  Production Design by Stephen Altman.  Costume Design by Jenny Beavan.  Film Editing by Tim Squyres.   Robert Altman’s…

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The Tourist (2010)

FLORIAN HENCKEL VON DONNERSMARCK Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  USA/France, 2010.  GK Films, Spyglass Entertainment, Birnbaum/Barber, StudioCanal, Cineroma SRL, Peninsula Films, Italian Tax Credit, French Tax Credit.  Screenplay by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, Christopher McQuarrie, Julian Fellowes, based on the motion picture Anthony Zimmer by Jerome Salle. Cinematography by John Seale.  Produced by Gary Barber, Gary Barber,…

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Shadowlands (1993)

RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1993.  Price Entertainment, Spelling Films International, Shadowlands Productions.  Screenplay by William Nicholson, based on his play.  Cinematography by Roger Pratt.  Produced by Richard Attenborough, Brian Eastman.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Stuart Craig.  Costume Design by Penny Rose.  Film Editing by Lesley Walker.   After years of writing letters to author C.S. Lewis…

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Two Brothers (2004)

JEAN-JACQUES ANNAUD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Deux Freres France/United Kingdom, 2004.  Pathé, Pathé Renn Productions, Two Brothers Productions, TF1 Films Production, Canal+, Allied Filmmakers.  Scenario by Alain Godard, Jean-Jacques Annaud, original idea by Jean-Jacques Annaud, English dialogue by Julian Fellowes.  Cinematography by Jean-Marie Dreujou.  Produced by Jean-Jacques Annaud, Jake Eberts.  Music by Stephen Warbeck.  Production Design by Pierre Queffelean.  Costume…

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