Callas Forever (2002)

FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Italy/France/Spain/United Kingdom/Romania, 2002.  Cattleya, Medusa Film, Alquimia Cinema, Film and General Productions, Galfin, Media Pro Pictures, Babe Film, France 2 Cinéma, Canal+, Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali, Eurimages.  Original idea by Franco Zeffirelli, Scenario by Martin Sherman, Franco Zeffirelli.  Cinematography by Ennio Guarnieri.  Produced by Riccardo Tozzi, Giovannella Zannoni.  Music…

Rate this:

Alive And Kicking (1996)

NANCY MECKLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  Alternate title:  Indian Summer United Kingdom, 1996.  Channel Four Films, Martin Pope Productions.  Screenplay by Martin Sherman.  Cinematography by Chris Seager.  Produced by Martin Pope.  Music by Peter Salem.  Production Design by Cecilia Brereton.  Costume Design by Monica Howe.  Film Editing by Rodney Holland.   Vibrant, touching film about an emotionally unavailable, HIV-positive ballet dancer (Jason Flemyng) who…

Rate this:

Bent (1997)

SEAN MATHIAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/Japan, 1997.  Channel Four Films, NDF Inc., ASK Kodansha, Arts Council of England.  Screenplay by Martin Sherman, based on his play.  Cinematography by Giorgos Arvanitis.  Produced by Dixie Linder, Michael Solinger. Music by Philip Glass.  Production Design by Stephen Brimson Lewis.  Costume Design by Stewart Meachem.  Film Editing by Isabelle Lorente.   Spiritless adaptation of…

Rate this:

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

JOE JOHNSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2011.  Paramount Pictures, Marvel Entertainment, Marvel Studios.  Screenplay by Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, based on the comic books by Joe Simon, Jack Kirby.  Cinematography by Shelly Johnson.  Produced by Kevin Feige.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Rick Heinrichs.  Costume Design by Anna B. Sheppard.  Film Editing by Robert Dalva, Jeffrey Ford.   More superhero fun…

Rate this:

Wall Street (1987)

OLIVER STONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1987.  Twentieth Century Fox, American Entertainment Partners L.P., Amercent Films.  Screenplay by Stanley Weiser, Oliver Stone.  Cinematography by Robert Richardson.  Produced by Edward R. Pressman.  Music by Stewart Copeland.  Production Design by Stephen Hendrickson.  Costume Design by Ellen Mirojnick.  Film Editing by Claire Simpson.   If for nothing else, this film acts as an excellent time…

Rate this:

Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005)

STEPHEN FREARS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   United Kingdom, 2005.   Pathe Pictures, BBC Films, Future Films, Micro Fusion, The Weinstein Company, UK Film Council, Heyman-Hoskins Productions, Mrs. Henderson Productions Ltd., Pathe Pictures International.  Screenplay by Martin Sherman, idea by David Rose, Kathy Rose,based on the book by Sheila van Damm.  Cinematography by Andrew Dunn.  Produced by Norma Heyman.  Music by George…

Rate this: