Madagascar Skin (1995)

CHRIS NEWBY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB United Kingdom, 1995. British Film Institute, Channel Four Films, Dan Films. Screenplay by Chris Newby. Cinematography by Oliver Curtis. Produced by Julie Baines. Production Design by Paul Cross. Costume Design by Annie Symons. Film Editing by Chris Newby, Annabel Ware. The unpleasant trappings of this tale of…

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Miss Sloane (2016)

JOHN MADDEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   France/USA, 2016.  Transfilm, Archery Pictures, Canal+ Distribution, Cine+, FilmNation Entertainment, France 2 Cinema, France Télévisions Distribution.  Screenplay by Jonathan Perera.  Cinematography by Sebastian Blenkov.  Produced by Ben Browning, Kris Thykier, Ariel Zeitoun.  Music by Max Richter.  Production Design by Matthew Davies.  Costume Design by Georgina Yarhi.  Film Editing by Alexander Berner.  Golden Globe Awards 2016.  Washington Film Critics Awards 2016. Political…

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Fugitive Pieces (2007)

JEREMY PODESWA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Canada/Greece, 2007.  Cinegram, Serendipity Point Films, Strada Films, The Harold Greenberg Fund.  Screenplay by Jeremy Podeswa, based on the novel by Anne Michaels.  Cinematography by Gregory Middleton.  Produced by Robert Lantos.  Music by Nikos Kypourgos.  Production Design by Matthew Davies.  Costume Design by Anne Dixon.  Film Editing by Wiebke von Carolsfeld.   Jakob, the sole survivor of a Jewish…

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Take This Waltz (2011)

SARAH POLLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  Canada/Spain/Japan, 2011.  Joe’s Daughter, Astral Media, The Harold Greenberg Fund.  Screenplay by Sarah Polley.  Cinematography by Luc Montpellier. Produced by Susan Cavan, Sarah Polley.  Music by Jonathan Goldsmith.  Production Design by Matthew Davies.  Costume Design by Lea Carlson.  Film Editing by Christopher Donaldson.   Sarah Polley follows her heartbreaking and deep Away From Her with…

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Saint Ralph (2004)

MICHAEL McGOWAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Canada, 2004.  Alliance Atlantis Communications, Amaze Film + Television, Running Miracles Productions.  Screenplay by Michael McGowan. Cinematography by Rene Ohashi.  Produced by Teza Lawrence, Andrea Mann, Seaton McLean, Michael Souther.  Music by Andrew Lockington.  Production Design by Matthew Davies.  Costume Design by Anne Dixon.  Film Editing by Susan Maggi.   Adorable tale of determination set in…

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Blindness (2008)

FERNANDO MEIRELLES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Canada/Brazil/Japan, 2008.  Rhombus Media, O2 Filmes, Bee Vine Pictures, Alliance, Ancine, Asmik Ace Entertainment, BNDES, Cinema Investment, Corus Entertainment, Fox Filmes do Brasil, GAGA, Movie Central Network, Téléfilm Canada.  Screenplay by Don McKellar, based on the novel Ensaio Sobre A Cegueira by Jose Saramago.  Cinematography by Cesar Charlone.  Produced by Andrea Barata Ribeiro, Niv…

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The Saddest Music In The World (2003)

GUY MADDIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  Canada, 2003.   Rhombus Media, Buffalo Gal Pictures, Ego Film Arts, Bravo! Television, Movie Central, Corus, Téléfilm Canada, The Movie Network, Super Écran, Manitoba Film & Sound, Astral Media, Manitoba Film and Video Production Tax Credit, Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, Ontario Film and Television Tax…

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