The Favourite (2018)

YORGOS LANTHIMOS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Ireland/United Kingdom/USA, 2018.  Element Pictures, Scarlet Films, Film4, Waypoint Entertainment.  Screenplay by Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara.  Cinematography by Robbie Ryan.   Produced by Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Yorgos Lanthimos, Lee Magiday.   Music by William Lyons, Johnnie Burn.  Production Design by Fiona Crombie.  Costume Design by Sandy Powell.  Film Editing by Yorgos Mavropsaridis.  Golden Globe Awards 2018….

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Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

KENNETH BRANAGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Twentieth Century Fox, Genre Films, Kinberg Genre, The Mark Gordon Company, Scott Free Productions, Latina Pictures, The Estate of Agatha Christie.  Malta/USA, 2017.  Screenplay by Michael Green, based on the novel by Agatha Christie.  Cinematography by Haris Zambarloukos.  Produced by Kenneth Branagh, Mark Gordon, Judy Hofflund, Simon Kinberg, Michael Schaefer, Ridley Scott.  Music by Patrick Doyle.  Production…

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The Lobster (2015)

YORGOS LANTHIMOS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Italy/United Kingdom/Greece/France/Netherlands/USA, 2015.  Film4, Irish Film Board, Eurimages, Nederlands Fonds voor de Film, Greek Film Center, British Film Institute, Canal+, Centre National du Cinema et de L’Image Animee, Cine+, Element Pictures, Faliro House Productions, Haut et Court, Institut Francais, L’Aide aux Cinemas du Monde, Lemming Film, Limp Films, Ministere des Affaires…

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Locke

BBB.5 (out of 5) An impressive experiment that pays off, this entire film takes place in the driver’s seat of a car, with the unsurprisingly charismatic Tom Hardy driving to London and leaving destruction in his wake.  En route to the hospital where his child is about to be born, we learn through phone conversations that…

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Hot Fuzz (2007)

EDGAR WRIGHT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/France, 2007.  StudioCanal, Working Title Films, Big Talk Productions, Ingenious Film Partners.  Screenplay by Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg.  Cinematography by Jess Hall.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Nira Park.  Music by David Arnold.  Production Design by Marcus Rowland.  Costume Design by Annie Hardinge.  Film Editing by Chris Dickens.   The makers of Shaun Of The Dead have returned with…

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The Iron Lady

BBB (out of 5) A slightly disoriented eighty year-old woman buys milk at a local supermarket and comes home to tell her husband, over breakfast, that the price has gone up and isn’t it appalling? When her housekeeper comes in to check on her, she finds a woman alone, talking to herself, a woman who…

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I Could Never Be Your Woman

B (out of 5) Just days before its intended theatrical release, this film by Amy Heckerling, whose ability to capture the humour and charms of youth in movies like Clueless and Fast Times At Ridgemont High, had its distribution cancelled and was sent straight to DVD.  Twenty minutes into it and you’re wondering why it…

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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 by…

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Tyrannosaur

BBBB (out of 5) Actor Paddy Considine (In America) makes his directorial debut with this powerful, devastating and ultimately beautiful tale of two tortured souls who find peace in each other’s company. Widower Peter Mullan is angry with the entire world, so much so that even his beloved dog is not free from suffering the…

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