Peterloo (2018)

MIKE LEIGH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB United Kingdom, 2018. BFI Film Fund, Film4, Thin Man Films. Screenplay by Mike Leigh. Cinematography by Dick Pope. Produced by Georgina Lowe. Music by Gary Yershon. Production Design by Suzie Davies. Costume Design by Jacqueline Durran. Film Editing by Jon Gregory. Mike Leigh began with grimy, brilliant…

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The Nest (2020)

SEAN DURKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/Canada, 2020.  Element Pictures, BBC Films, Elevation Pictures, FilmNation Entertainment.  Screenplay by Sean Durkin.  Cinematography by Matyas Erdely.  Produced by Rose Garnett, Ed Guiney, Amy Jackson, Andrew Lowe, Christina Piovesan, Derrin Schlesinger.   Music by Lucy Bright.  Production Design by James Price.  Costume Design by Matthew Price. …

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The Good Liar (2019)

BILL CONDON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.    USA, 2019.  Bron Studios, Creative Wealth Media Finance, New Line Cinema.  Screenplay by Jeffrey Hatcher, based on the novel by Nicholas Searle.  Cinematography by Tobias A. Schliessler.  Produced by Bill Condon, Greg Yolen.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by John Stevenson.  Costume Design by Keith…

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Mr. Holmes (2015)

BILL CONDON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2015.  Miramax, Roadside Attractions, BBC Films, FilmNation Entertainment, Archer Gray, See-Saw Films, Twenty First City.  Screen story by Mitch Cullin, Screenplay by Jeffrey Hatcher, based on the novel A Slight Trick of the Mind by Mitch Cullin, from characters created by Arthur Conan Doyle.  Cinematography by Tobias A. Schliessler.  Produced by Iain…

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The Fifth Estate (2013)

BILL CONDON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA/India/Belgium, 2013.  DreamWorks, Reliance Entertainment, Participant Media, Anonymous Content, FBO, Umedia.  Screenplay by Josh Singer, based on the book Inside WikiLeaks: My Time With Julian Assange at the World’s Most Dangerous Website by Daniel Domscheit-Berg, David Leigh, Luke Harding.  Cinematography by Tobias A. Schliessler.  Produced by Steve Golin, Michael Sugar.  Music by Carter…

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Mr. Turner (2014)

MIKE LEIGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom/France/Germany, 2014.  Film4, Focus Features International, France 3 Cinema, Lipsync Productions, Thin Man Films, Untitled 13, Xofa Productions.  Screenplay by Mike Leigh.  Cinematography by Dick Pope.  Produced by Georgina Lowe.  Music by Gary Yershon.  Production Design by Suzie Davies.  Costume Design by Jacqueline Durran.  Film Editing by Jon Gregory. Academy Awards 2014.  Cannes Film Festival 2014….

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Being Julia (2004)

ISTVAN SZABO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Canada/USA/Hungary/United Kingdom, 2004.  Serendipity Point Films, First Choice Films, Hogarth Productions, Myriad Pictures.  Screenplay by Ronald Harwood, based on the novel Theatre by W. Somerset Maugham.  Cinematography by Lajos Koltai.  Produced by Robert Lantos.  Music by Mychael Danna.  Production Design by Luciana Arrighi.  Costume Design by John Bloomfield.  Film Editing by Susan Shipton.  Academy Awards 2004.  European…

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Immortal Beloved (1994)

BERNARD ROSE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1994.  Icon Entertainment International, Icon Productions, Majestic Films International.  Screenplay by Bernard Rose.  Cinematography by Peter Suschitzky.  Produced by Bruce Davey.   Production Design by Jiri Hlupy.  Costume Design by Maurizio Millenotti.  Film Editing by Dan Rae.   When Ludwig van Beethoven died, he left an important piece of music behind him…

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An Ideal Husband (1999)

OLIVER PARKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1999.  Arts Council of England, Canal+, Fragile Films, Icon Entertainment International, Icon Productions, Miramax, Pathé Pictures International.  Screenplay by Oliver Parker, based on the play by Oscar Wilde.  Cinematography by David Johnson.  Produced by Bruce Davey, Uri Fruchtmann, Barnaby Thompson.  Music by Charlie Mole.  Production Design by Michael Howells.  Costume Design by Caroline Harris.  Film…

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Dorian Gray (2009)

OLIVER PARKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  United Kingdom, 2009.  Ealing Studios, Alliance Films, Fragile Films, UK Film Council, Aramid Entertainment Fund, Hindsight Media, Moving Picture Company.  Screenplay by Toby Finlay, based on the novel The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.  Cinematography by Roger Pratt.  Produced by Barnaby Thompson.  Music by Charlie Mole.  Production Design by John Beard.  Costume Design by…

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Lolita (1997)

ADRIAN LYNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/France, 1997.  Guild, Lolita Productions, Pathé.  Screenplay by Stephen Schiff, based on the novel Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov.  Cinematography by Howard Atherton.  Produced by Mario Kassar, Joel B. Michaels.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Jon Hutman.  Costume Design by Judianna Makovsky.  Film Editing by David Brenner, Julie Monroe.  National Board of Review Awards 1998.   Vladimir…

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The Iron Lady (2011)

PHYLLIDA LLOYD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  United Kingdom/France, 2011.  Pathe, Film4, UK Film Council, The Weinstein Company, Yuk Films, Canal+, CineCinema, Goldcrest Pictures, DJ Films, Media Rights Capital.  Screenplay by Abi Morgan.  Cinematography by Elliot Davis.  Produced by Damian Jones.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Simon Elliott.  Costume Design by Consolata Boyle.  Film Editing by Justine Wright.  Academy Awards 2011.  Dorian Awards 2011.  Golden…

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