Hysteria (2011)

TANYA WEXLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/France/Germany/Luxembourg, 2011.  Informant Media, Forthcoming Productions, Beachfront Films, Chimera Films LLC, by alternative pictures, Delux Productions, Arte France Cinéma, Tatfilm, Silver Reel, Lankn Media, The UK Film & TV Production Company PLC, Film Fund Luxembourg, WDR / Arte, Canal+, CinéCinéma.  Story and Screenplay by Stephen Dyer, Jonah Lisa…

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The Walker (2007)

PAUL SCHRADER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA/United Kingdom, 2007.  Kintop Pictures, Ingenious Film Partners, Isle of Man Film, Paul Schrader Productions, The Walk.  Screenplay by Paul Schrader.  Cinematography by Chris Seager.  Produced by Deepak Nayar.  Music by Anne Dudley.  Production Design by James Merifield.  Costume Design by Nic Ede.  Film Editing by Julian Rudd.  Toronto International Film Festival 2007. Woody Harrelson plays a southern aristocrat…

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A World Apart (1988)

CHRIS MENGES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/Zimbabwe, 1988.  Atlantic Entertainment Group, British Screen Productions, Channel Four Films, Hippo Films Zimbabwe, Working Title Films, World Apart.  Screenplay by Shawn Slovo.  Cinematography by Peter Biziou.  Produced by Sarah Radclyffe.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Brian Morris.  Costume Design by Nic Ede.  Film Editing by Nicolas Gaster.  Cannes Film Festival 1988.  Independent Spirit Awards…

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Nanny McPhee

BB.5 (out of 5) Adaptation of the children’s book that sees a new kind of Mary Poppins appearing to help raise spoiled brats everywhere. In a household turned upside-down by seven unruly children, a hideously ugly but magically-gifted nanny (Emma Thompson, who also wrote the screenplay) shows up to teach the tykes something about respect….

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Me And Orson Welles (2008)

RICHARD LINKLATER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA/Isle Of Man, 2008.  CinemaNX, Isle of Man Film, Framestore, Hart-Lunsford Pictures, Detour Filmproduction.  Screenplay by Holly Gent Palmo, Vincent Palmo Jr., based on the novel by Robert Kaplow.  Cinematography by Dick Pope.  Produced by Ann Carli, Richard Linklater, Marc Samuelson.  Music by Michael J. McEvoy.  Production Design by Laurence Dorman.  Costume Design by…

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Wilde

BRIAN GILBERT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/Germany/Japan, 1997.  Samuelson Productions, Dove International, NDF International, Pony Canyon, Pandora Films, Capitol Films, BBC Films, The Greenlight Fund.  Screenplay by Julian Mitchell, based on the book by Richard Ellmann.  Cinematography by Martin Fuhrer.  Produced by Marc Samuelson, Peter Samuelson.  Music by Debbie Wiseman.  Production Design by Maria Djurkovic.  Costume Design by Nic Ede.  Film Editing…

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Not Without My Daughter

BRIAN GILBERT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1991.  Pathé Entertainment, Ufland.  Screenplay by David W. Rintels, based on the book by Betty Mahmoody and William Hoffer.  Cinematography by Peter Hannan.  Produced by Harry J. Ufland, Mary Jane Ufland.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Anthony Pratt.  Costume Design by Nic Ede.  Film Editing by Ofer Bedarshi, Terry Rawlings.   This terrifying drama would be a…

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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…

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The Tempest (1979)

DEREK JARMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  United Kingdom, 1979.  Boyd’s Company.  Screenplay by Derek Jarman, based on the play by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Peter Middleton.  Produced by Guy Ford, Mordecai Shreiber.  Music by Brian Hodgson, John Lewis.  Production Design by Yolanda Sonnabend.  Costume Design by Nic Ede.  Film Editing by Lesley Walker.   Confusing and unenjoyable adaptation of Shakespeare’s play by experimental filmmaker…

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