The Dig (2021)

SIMON STONE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB United Kingdom, 2021. Netflix, Magnolia Mae Films, Clerkenwell Films. Screenplay by Moira Buffini, based on the novel by John Preston. Cinematography by Mike Eley. Produced by Carolyn Marks Blackwood, Murray Ferguson, Gabrielle Tana, Ellie Wood. Music by Stefan Gregory. Production Design by Maria Djurkovic. Costume Design by…

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The Snowman (2017)

TOMAS ALFREDSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5.  United Kingdom/USA/China/Sweden, 2017.  Universal Pictures, Another Park Film, Perfect World Pictures, Working Title Films.  Screenplay by Peter Straughan, Hossein Amini, Søren Sveistrup, based on the novel by Jo Nesbø.  Cinematography by Dion Beebe.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Piodor Gustafsson, Robyn Slovo.  Music by Marco Beltrami. …

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Gold (2016)

STEPHEN GAGHAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2016.  Black Bear Pictures, Boies / Schiller Film Group, Hwy61, Living Films.  Screenplay by Patrick Massett, John Zinman.  Cinematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by Patrick Massett, Matthew McConaughey, Michael Nozik, Teddy Schwarzman, John Zinman.  Music by Daniel Pemberton.  Production Design by Maria Djurkovic.  Costume Design by Danny Glicker.  Film Editing by Douglas Crise, Rick Grayson.  Golden Globe…

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A Bigger Splash (2015)

LUCA GUADAGNINO Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.   Italy/France, 2015.  Frenesy Film Company, Cota Film, StudioCanal, Ministero per I Beni e le Attivita Culturali, Regione Siciliana, Sicilia Film Commission, Sensi Contemporanei Cinema e Audiovisivo.  Screenplay by David Kajganich, based on the story by Alain Page.  Cinematography by Yorick Le Saux.  Produced by Michael Costigan, Luca Guadagnino.  Production Design by Maria…

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The Imitation Game (2014)

MORTEN TYLDUM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2014.  Black Bear Pictures, Bristol Automotive. Screenplay by Graham Moore, based on the book by Andrew Hodges.  Cinematography by Oscar Faura.  Produced by Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky, Teddy Schwarzman.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Maria Djurkovic.  Costume Design by Sammy Sheldon.  Film Editing by William Goldenberg.  Academy Awards 2014. American Film Institute 2014.   Dorian…

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The Young Poisoner’s Handbook (1995)

BENJAMIN ROSS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  United Kingdom/Germany/France, 1995.  Bavaria Film and Television Fund, British Screen Productions, Eurimages, Haut et Court, Kinowelt Filmproduktion, Mass Productions, Pandora Cinema.  Screenplay by Jeff Rawle, Benjamin Ross.  Cinematography by Hubert Taczanowski.  Produced by Sam Taylor.  Music by Rob Lane, Frank Strobel.  Production Design by Maria Djurkovic.  Costume Design by Stewart Meachem.  Film Editing by Anne Sopel.   True story…

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The Invisible Woman (2013)

RALPH FIENNES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom, 2013.  BBC Films, Headline Pictures, Magnolia Mae Films, Taeoo Entertainment.  Screenplay by Abi Morgan, based on the novel by Claire Tomalin.  Cinematography by Rob Hardy.  Produced by Christian Baute, Carolyn Marks Blackwood, Stewart Mackinnon, Gabrielle Tana.  Music by Ilan Eshkeri.  Production Design by Maria Djurkovic.  Costume Design by Michael O’Connor.  Film Editing by Nicolas Gaster.  Academy Awards…

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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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Mamma Mia! (2008)

PHYLLIDA LLOYD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/USA/Germany, 2008.  Universal Pictures, Relativity Media, Littlestar, Playtone, Internationale Filmproduktion Richter.  Screenplay by Catherine Johnson, based on her musical book.  Cinematography by Haris Zambarloukos.  Produced by Judy Craymer, Gary Goetzman.  Music by Benny Anderson, Bjorn Ulvaeus.  Production Design by Maria Djurkovic.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Lesley Walker.  Golden Globe Awards 2008.  …

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Sylvia (2003)

CHRISTINE JEFFS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  United Kingdom, 2003.  BBC Films, British Film Council, Capitol Films, Focus Features, Ruby Films.  Screenplay by John Brownlow.Cinematography by John Toon.  Produced by Alison Owen.  Music by Gabriel Yared.  Production Design by Maria Djurkovic.  Costume Design by Sandy Powell.  Film Editing by Tariq Anwar.   A sad waste of a great opportunity: Gwyneth Paltrow‘s beautiful work…

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Sliding Doors (1998)

PETER HOWITT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1998.  Intermedia Films, Mirage Enterprises, Miramax, Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Peter Howitt.  Cinematography by Remi Adefarasin.  Produced by Philippa Braithwaite, William Horberg, Sydney Pollack.  Music by David Hirschfelder.  Production Design by Maria Djurkovic.  Costume Design by Jill Taylor.  Film Editing by John Smith.     Gwyneth Paltrow is excellent in this first-rate romantic comedy that turns…

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Wilde (1997)

BRIAN GILBERT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/Germany/Japan, 1997.  Samuelson Productions, Dove International, NDF International, Pony Canyon, Pandora Films, Capitol Films, BBC Films, The Greenlight Fund.  Screenplay by Julian Mitchell, based on the book by Richard Ellmann.  Cinematography by Martin Fuhrer.  Produced by Marc Samuelson, Peter Samuelson.  Music by Debbie Wiseman.  Production Design by Maria Djurkovic.  Costume Design by Nic Ede.  Film Editing…

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