The Favourite (2018)

YORGOS LANTHIMOS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Ireland/United Kingdom/USA, 2018.  Element Pictures, Scarlet Films, Film4, Waypoint Entertainment.  Screenplay by Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara.  Cinematography by Robbie Ryan.   Produced by Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Yorgos Lanthimos, Lee Magiday.   Music by William Lyons, Johnnie Burn.  Production Design by Fiona Crombie.  Costume Design by Sandy Powell.  Film Editing by Yorgos Mavropsaridis.  Academy Awards 2018.  … More The Favourite (2018)

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Christopher Robin (2018)

MARC FORSTER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2018.  2DUX², Walt Disney Pictures.  Story by Greg Brooker, Mark Steven Johnson, Screenplay by Alex Ross Perry, Tom McCarthy, Allison Schroeder, based on characters created by A.A. Milne and Ernest Shepard.  Cinematography by Matthias Koenigswieser.  Produced by Kristin Burr, Brigham Taylor.  Music by Jon Brion, Geoff Zanelli.  Production Design by Jennifer Williams.  Costume Design … More Christopher Robin (2018)

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Our Kind Of Traitor

BBB.5 (out of 5) An English professor (Ewan McGregor) and his lawyer wife (Naomie Harris) are on vacation in Morocco trying to restore the lost passion in their marriage when a late night at a bar puts our hero in the way of a charismatic and shady Russian (Stellan Skarsgård).  They’re friends only briefly before Skarsgard … More Our Kind Of Traitor

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Bright Young Things

BBB (out of 5) Delightful adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s Vile Bodies, and a promising directorial debut by actor Stephen Fry. Stephen Campbell Moore is wonderful as a London journalist and impoverished aristocrat who travels the 1930s party circuit with his posh girlfriend (Emily Mortimer), hoping to marry her as soon as he has enough money. The … More Bright Young Things

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Birthday Girl

BBB (out of 5) Nicole Kidman is marvelous in this odd little tale about a straight-laced bank employee (Ben Chaplin) who sends out for a Russian mail-order bride and gets a lot more than he bargained for. Initially deciding to return the lady home when it turns out that she speaks not a word of … More Birthday Girl

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