The Ogre (1996)

VOLKER SCHLONDORFF Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 Original Title: Der Unhold Germany/France/United Kingdom, 1996.  Canal+, France 2 Cinema, Heritage Films, Recorded Picture Company, Renn Productions, Studio Babelsberg, Universum Film, Westdeutscher Rundfunk.  Screenplay by Jean-Claude Carriere, Volker Schlondorff, based on the novel by Michel Tournier.  Cinematography by Bruno de Keyzer.   Produced by Gebhard Henke, Ingrid…

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The Happy Prince (2018)

RUPERT EVERETT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   United Kingdom/Belgium/Italy/Germany, 2018.  Maze Pictures, Entre Chien et Loup, Palomar, Cine Plus Filmproduktion, Robert Fox Limited, BBC Films, Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Daryl Prince Productions, Heimatfilm, Raindog Films.  Screenplay by Rupert Everett.  Cinematography by John Conroy.  Produced by Sebastien Delloye, Philipp Kreuzer, Jörg Schulze.  Music by…

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A Little Chaos (2014)

ALAN RICKMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom, 2014.  BBC Films, The Bureau, K. JAM Media, Lionsgate, Lipsync Productions, Potboiler Productions.  Screenplay by Jeremy Brock, Alison Deegan, Alan Rickman.  Cinematography by Ellen Kuras.  Produced by Andrea Calderwood, Gail Egan, Bertrand Faivre.  Music by Peter Gregson.  Production Design by James Merifield.  Costume Design by Joan Bergin.  Film Editing by Nicolas Gaster.  Toronto International…

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Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990)

TOM STOPPARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1990.  Brandenberg, WNET Channel 13 New York.  Screenplay by Tom Stoppard, based on his play and The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Peter Biziou.  Produced by Emanuel Azenberg, Michael Brandman. Music by Stanley Myers.  Production Design by Vaughan Edwards.  Costume Design by Andreane Neofitou.  Film Editing by Nicolas Gaster. …

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The Invisible Woman (2013)

RALPH FIENNES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom, 2013.  BBC Films, Headline Pictures, Magnolia Mae Films, Taeoo Entertainment.  Screenplay by Abi Morgan, based on the novel by Claire Tomalin.  Cinematography by Rob Hardy.  Produced by Christian Baute, Carolyn Marks Blackwood, Stewart Mackinnon, Gabrielle Tana.  Music by Ilan Eshkeri.  Production Design by Maria Djurkovic.  Costume Design by Michael O’Connor.  Film Editing by Nicolas Gaster.  Academy Awards…

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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.   Like A Dry White Season,…

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Dust (2001)

MILCHO MANCHEVSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  United Kingdom/Germany/Italy/Republic of Macedonia, 2001.  Alta Films, British Screen Productions, British Sky Broadcasting, Fandango, Film Consortium, Film Council, Highlight Communications, History Dreams, Medusa Film, National Lottery, Shadow Films, South Fork Pictures, The Film Consortium, The Paranoid Celluloid Co. Ltd., ena Film GmbH.  Screenplay by Milcho Manchevski.  Cinematography by Barry Ackroyd.  Produced…

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Before The Rain (1994)

MILCHO MANCHEVSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  Republic of Macedonia/France/United Kingdom, 1994.  Aim, British Screen Productions, European Co-production Fund, Ministry of Culture for the Republic of Macedonia, Noe, PolyGram Audiovisuel, Vardar Film.  Screenplay by Milcho Manchevski.  Cinematography by Manuel Teran.  Produced by Judy Counihan, Cedomir Kolar, Sam Taylor, Cat Villiers.  Music by Dragan Dautovski, Zlatko Origjanski, Zoran Spasovski, Goran…

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Moon (2009)

DUNCAN JONES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom, 2009.  Liberty Films, Xingu Films, Limelight Fund, Lunar Industries, Independent.  Story by Duncan Jones, Screenplay by Nathan Parker.  Cinematography by Gary Shaw.  Produced by Stuart Fenegan, Trudie Styler.  Music by Clint Mansell.  Production Design by Tony Noble.  Costume Design by Jane Petrie.  Film Editing by Nicolas Gaster.  National Board of Review Awards 2009. Phoenix Film…

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Hyde Park On Hudson (2012)

ROGER MICHELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.    United Kingdom, 2012.  Daybreak Pictures, Film Four, Free Range Films, Media Pro Four, Media Pro One, Media Pro Three, Media Pro Two, Premiere Picture.  Screenplay by Richard Nelson.  Cinematography by Lol Crawley.  Produced by David Aukin, Kevin Loader, Roger Michell.  Music by Jeremy Sams.  Production Design by Simon Bowles.  Costume Design by Dinah Collin.  Film Editing…

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Enduring Love (2004)

ROGER MICHELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   United Kingdom, 2004.  Pathe Pictures International, UK Film Council, FilmFour, Inside Track Films, Free Range Films, Ingenious Film Partners, Ridgeway Productions.  Screenplay by Joe Penhall, based on the novel by Ian McEwan.  Cinematography by Haris Zambarloukos.  Produced by Kevin Loader.  Music by Jeremy Sams.  Production Design by John Paul Kelly.  Costume Design by Natalie Ward.  Film…

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The Mother (2003)

ROGER MICHELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   United Kingdom, 2003.  BBC Films, Free Range Films, Renaissance Films.  Screenplay by Hanif Kureishi.  Cinematography by Alwin H. Kuchler.  Produced by Kevin Loader.  Music by Jeremy Sams.  Production Design by Mark Tildesley.  Costume Design by Natalie Ward.  Film Editing by Nicolas Gaster.  European Film Awards 2003.  Toronto International Film Festival 2003. Another magnificent script from Hanif Kureishi…

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