The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017)

BHARAT NALLURI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Ireland/Canada, 2017.  Mazur/Kaplan Company, The Mob Film Company, Parallel Films, Rhombus Media.  Screenplay by Susan Coyne, based on the book by Les Standiford.  Cinematography by Ben Smithard.  Produced by Niv Fichman, Vadim Jean, Robert Mickelson, Susan Mullen, Ian Sharples.  Music by Mychael Danna.  Production Design by Paki Smith.  Costume Design by Leonie Prendergast.  Film Editing by Stephen…

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A Closed Book (2009)

RAOUL RUIZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB Alternate title:  Blind Revenge United Kingdom, 2009.  Eyeline Entertainment, Atlantic Film Distribution, Feature Productions, Centurion Entertainment.  Screenplay by Gilbert Adair.  Cinematography by Ricardo Aronovich.  Produced by Tom Kinninmont, Duncan Napier-Bell, Nicholas Napier-Bell, Tom Reeve, Romain Schroeder.  Music by Adrian Murray.  Production Design by Keith Slote.  Costume Design by Kate O’Farrell.  Film Editing by Sean Barton, Adrian Murray, Valeria Sarmiento.  …

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Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)

DAVID YATES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom, 2011.  Warner Bros., Heyday Films, Moving Picture Company. Screenplay by Steve Kloves, based on the novel by J.K. Rowling.  Cinematography by Eduardo Serra.  Produced by David Barron, David Heyman, J.K. Rowling.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Stuart Craig.  Costume Design by Jany Temime.  Film Editing by Mark Day.   Seven books, eight movies…

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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.  Not since…

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Yentl (1983)

BARBRA STREISAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1983.  Ladbroke, Barwood Films, United Artists.  Screenplay by Jack Rosenthal, Barbra Streisand, based on the story Yentl, The Yeshiva Boy by Isaac Bashevis Singer.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by Rusty Lemorande, Barbra Streisand.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Roy Walker.  Costume Design by Judy Moorcroft.  Film Editing by Terry Rawlings.   Barbra Streisand fans…

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Different For Girls (1996)

RICHARD SPENCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  United Kingdom/France, 1996.  British Broadcasting Corporation, CiBy 2000.  Screenplay by Tony Marchant. Cinematography by Sean Van Hales.  Produced by John Chapman.  Music by Stephen Warbeck.  Production Design by Grenville Horner.  Costume Design by Susannah Buxton.  Film Editing by David Gamble.   Motorcycle courier Paul Prentice (Rupert Graves) accidentally runs into his old friend Karl (Steven Mackintosh), the…

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James And The Giant Peach (1996)

HENRY SELICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1996.  Walt Disney Pictures, Allied Filmmakers, Skellington Productions Inc..  Screenplay by Karey Kirkpatrick, Jonathan Roberts, Steve Bloom, based on the book by Roald Dahl.  Cinematography by Pete Kozachik, Hiro Narita.  Produced by Tim Burton, Denise DiNovi.  Music by Randy Newman.  Production Design by Harley Jessup.  Costume Design by Julie Slinger.  Film Editing by Stan Webb. …

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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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Little Shop Of Horrors (1986)

FRANK OZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1986.  The Geffen Company.  Screenplay by Howard Ashman, based on his musical play, adapted from the 1960 film by Roger Corman, screenplay by Charles B. Griffith.  Cinematography by Robert Paynter.  Produced by David Geffen.  Music by Miles Goodman.  Production Design by Roy Walker.  Costume Design by Marit Allen.  Film Editing by John Jympson.   The…

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Babe: Pig In The City (1998)

GEORGE MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Australia, 1998.  Kennedy Miller Productions.  Screenplay by George Miller, Judy Morris, Mark Lamprell, based on characters created by Dick King-Smith.  Cinematography by Andrew Lesnie.  Produced by Bill Miller, George Miller, Doug Mitchell.  Music by Nigel Westlake. Production Design by Roger Ford.  Costume Design by Norma Moriceau.  Film Editing by Jay Friedkin, Margaret Sixel.   Weird sequel…

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Happy Feet (2006)

GEORGE MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Australia/USA, 2006.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Kennedy Miller Productions, Animal Logic, Kingdom Feature Productions.  Screenplay by George Miller, John Collee, Judy Morris, Warren Coleman.  Cinematography by David Peers.  Produced by Bill Miller, George Miller, Doug Mitchell.  Music by John Powell.  Production Design by Mark Sexton.  Film Editing by Christian Gazal, Margaret Sixel.   Cutting loose…

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William Shakespeare’s Romeo And Juliet (1996)

BAZ LUHRMANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1996.  Bazmark Films, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Baz Luhrmann, Craig Pearce, based on the play by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Donald McAlpine.  Produced by Baz Luhrmann, Gabriella Martinelli.  Music by Nellee Hooper.  Production Design by Catherine Martin.  Costume Design by Kym Barrett.  Film Editing by Jill Bilcock.  European Film Awards 1997.   Baz Luhrmann…

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