Mothering Sunday (2021)

EVA HUSSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 United Kingdom, 2021. British Film Institute, Film4, Lipsync Productions, Number 9 Films, ZDF/Arte. Screenplay by Alice Birch, Graham Swift. Cinematography by Jamie Ramsay. Produced by Elizabeth Karlsen, Stephen Woolley. Music by Morgan Kibby. Production Design by Helen Scott. Costume Design by Sandy Powell. Film Editing by Emilie…

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The Electrical Life Of Louis Wain (2021)

WILL SHARPE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 United Kingdom, 2021. Amazon Studios, Film 4, Shoebox Films, StudioCanal, SunnyMarch. Story by Simon Stephenson, Screenplay by Simon Stephenson, Will Sharpe. Cinematography by Erik Wilson. Produced by Adam Ackland, Ed Clarke, Leah Clarke, Guy Heeley. Music by Arthur Sharpe. Production Design by Suzie Davies. Costume Design by…

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The Mitchells Vs. The Machines (2021)

MICHAEL RIANDA, JEFF ROWE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 United States/Canada/Hong Kong, 2021. Sony Pictures Animation, Lord Miller, Columbia Pictures, One Cool Film Production. Screenplay by Michael Rianda, Jeff Rowe, story consultant Alex Hirsch. Produced by Kurt Albrecht, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller. Music by Mark Mothersbaugh. Production Design by Lindsey Olivares. Film Editing by…

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The Father (2020)

FLORIAN ZELLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB United Kingdom/France, 2020. Trademark Films, Cine@, AG Studios NYC, Embankment Films, F Comme Film, Film4, Viewfinder. Screenplay by Christopher Hampton, Florian Zeller, based on his play. Cinematography by Ben Smithard. Produced by Philippe Carcassonne, Simon Friend, Jean-Louis Livi, David Parfitt, Christophe Spadone. Music by Ludovico Einaudi. Production…

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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.   In the…

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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…

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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…

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Locke (2013)

STEVEN KNIGHT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2013.    IM Global, Shoebox Films.  Screenplay by Steven Knight.  Cinematography by Haris Zambarloukos.  Produced by Guy Heeley, Paul Webster.  Music by Dickon Hinchliffe.  Costume Design by Nigel Egerton.  Film Editing by Justine Wright.  European Film Awards 2014.   An impressive experiment that pays off, this entire film takes place in the driver’s seat of…

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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…

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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.   A slightly disoriented eighty year-old…

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I Could Never Be Your Woman (2007)

AMY HECKERLING Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  USA, 2007.  Bauer Martinez Studios, Templar Films Unlimited, Formula Films, Lucky 7 Productions LLC, Eclipse Catering, I Could Never Ltd..  Screenplay by Amy Heckerling.  Cinematography by Brian Tufano.  Produced by Cerise Hallam Larkin, Alan Latham, Philippe Martinez.  Music by Mike Hedges.  Production Design by Jon Henson.  Costume Design by Shay Cunliffe.  Film Editing by Kate Coggins.  …

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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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