The Company of Wolves (1984)

NEIL JORDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1984.  Incorporated Television Company, Palace Pictures.   Screenplay by Angela Carter, Neil Jordan, based on the story by Angela Carter, and the story Petit Chaperon Rouge by Charles Perrault.   Cinematography by Bryan Loftus.  Produced by Chris Brown, Stephen Woolley.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by…

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A Rage In Harlem (1991)

BILL DUKE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1991.  Palace Pictures, Miramax.  Screenplay by John Toles-Bey, Bobby Crawford, based on the novel by Chester Himes.  Cinematography by Toyomichi Kurita.  Produced by Kerry Rock, Stephen Woolley.  Music by Elmer Bernstein, Jeff Vincent.  Production Design by Steven Legler.  Costume Design by Nele Samples.  Film Editing by Curtiss Clayton.   A magnificent shoot-out in mid-fifties Mississippi ends with…

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Prospero’s Books (1991)

PETER GREENAWAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/Netherlands/France/Italy/Japan, 1991.  Allarts, Cinéa, Caméra One, Penta Film, Elsevier-Vendex Film Beheer, Channel 4 International, Vrijzinnig Protestantse Radio Omroep, Canal+, NHK, Pierson, Heldring & Pierson N.V., Palace Pictures.  Screenplay by Peter Greenaway, based on the play The Tempest by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Sacha Vierny.  Produced by Kees Kasander.  Music by…

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Absolute Beginners (1986)

JULIEN TEMPLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1986.  Goldcrest Films International, Palace Pictures, Virgin.  Screenplay by Richard Burridge, Don MacPherson, Christopher Wicking, developed by Michael Hamlyn, additional dialogue by Terry Johnson, based on the novel by Colin MacInnes. Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton.  Produced by Chris Brown, Stephen Woolley.  Music by Gil Evans.  Production Design by John Beard.  Costume Design…

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High Spirits (1988)

NEIL JORDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1988.  Vision PDG, Palace Pictures.  Screenplay by Neil Jordan.  Cinematography by Alex Thomson.Produced by David Saunders, Stephen Woolley.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Anton Furst.  Costume Design by Emma Porteous.  Film Editing by Michael Bradsell.   This film could definitely use more of what it exclaims in the title, but it does…

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The Crying Game (1992)

NEIL JORDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom/Japan, 1992.  Palace Pictures, Channel Four Films, Eurotrustees, Nippon Film Development and Finance, British Screen Productions.  Screenplay by Neil Jordan.  Cinematography by Ian Wilson.  Produced by Stephen Woolley.  Music by Anne Dudley.  Production Design by Jim Clay.  Costume Design by Sandy Powell.  Film Editing by Kant Pan.   An IRA ‘volunteer’ grows attached to the…

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