Spencer (2021)

PABLO LARRAIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 Germany/Chile/United Kingdom/USA, 2021. Komplizen Film, Fabula, Shoebox Films, FilmNation Entertainment. Screenplay by Steven Knight. Cinematography by Claire Mathon. Produced by Maren Ade, Jonas Dornbach, Janine Jackowski, Pablo Larraín, Juan de Dios Larrain, Paul Webster. Music by Jonny Greenwood. Production Design by Guy Hendrix Dyas. Costume Design by…

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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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Pride & Prejudice (2005)

JOE WRIGHT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   United Kingdom, 2005.  Focus Features, Universal Pictures, StudioCanal, Working Title Films, Scion Films.  Screenplay by Deborah Moggach, based on the novel by Jane Austen.  Cinematography by Roman Osin.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner,Paul Webster.  Music by Dario Marianelli.  Production Design by Sarah Greenwood.  Costume Design by Jacqueline Durran.  Film Editing by Paul Tothill.   That fucking Jane Austen,…

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Atonement (2007)

JOE WRIGHT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   United Kingdom/France, 2007.  Universal Pictures, StudioCanal, Relativity Media, Working Title Films.  Screenplay by Christopher Hampton, based on the novel Ian McEwan.  Cinematography by Seamus McGarvey.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Paul Webster.  Music by Dario Marianelli.  Production Design by Sarah Greenwood.  Costume Design by Jacqueline Durran.  Film Editing by Paul Tothill.   A classic example of a film…

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The Tall Guy (1989)

MEL SMITH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1989.  London Weekend Television, Virgin Vision, Working Title Films.  Screenplay by Richard Curtis.  Cinematography by Adrian Biddle.  Produced by Paul Webster.  Music by Peter Brewis.  Production Design by Grant Hicks.  Costume Design by Denise Simmons.  Film Editing by Dan Rae.   Hilarious comedy makes up for its lack of strong plot with some very funny…

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The Pallbearer (1996)

MATT REEVES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1996.  Miramax, The Chess Club.  Screenplay by Jason Katims, Matt Reeves.  Cinematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by J.J. Abrams, Paul Webster.  Music by Stewart Copeland.  Production Design by Robin Standefer.  Costume Design by Donna Zakowska.  Film Editing by Stan Salfas. David Schwimmer plays a lazy dope who finds out from surprise visitor Barbara Hershey that his best…

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Salmon Fishing In The Yemen (2011)

LASSE HALLSTROM Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 2011.  UK Film Council, BBC Films, CBS Films, Lionsgate, Kudos Film and Television, Davis Films, Shine Pictures.  Screenplay by Simon Beaufoy, based on the novel by Paul Torday.  Cinematography by Terry Stacey. Produced by Paul Webster.  Music by Dario Marianelli.  Production Design by Michael Carlin.  Costume Design by Julian Day.  Film Editing by…

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Romeo Is Bleeding (1993)

PETER MEDAK Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1993.  Polygram Filmed Entertainment, Working Title Films, Hilary Henkin.  Screenplay by Hilary Henkin.  Cinematography by Dariusz Wolski.  Produced by Hilary Henkin, Paul Webster.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Stuart Wurtzel.  Costume Design by Aude Bronson-Howard.  Film Editing by Walter Murch.   Unattractively violent film has a crooked cop (Gary Oldman) meet his match in…

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Eastern Promises (2007)

DAVID CRONENBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  United Kingdom/Canada/USA, 2007.  Kudos Film and Television, BBC Films, Serendipity Point Films, Corus Entertainment, Scion Films, Shine Pictures, Astral Media, Telefilm Canada, Focus Features.  Screenplay by Steven Knight. Cinematography by Peter Suschitzky.  Produced by Robert Lantos, Paul Webster.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Carol Spier.  Costume Design by Denise Cronenberg.  Film Editing by…

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The Yards (1999)

JAMES GRAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.   USA, 1999.  Miramax, Industry Entertainment.  Screenplay by James Gray, Matt Reeves.  Cinematography by Harris Savides.  Produced by Kerry Orent, Paul Webster, Nick Wechsler.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Kevin Thompson.  Costume Design by Michael Clancy.  Film Editing by Jeffrey Ford.   James Gray’s career is marked by films that are rich with atmosphere and…

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Little Odessa (1994)

JAMES GRAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.    USA, 1994.  Fine Line Features, Live Entertainment, New Line Cinema.  Screenplay by James Gray.  Cinematography by Tom Richmond.  Produced by Paul Webster.  Music by Dana Sano.  Production Design by Kevin Thompson.  Costume Design by Michael Clancy.  Film Editing by Dorian Harris.   Deeply felt gangster drama chronicles the destruction of an entire family thanks to one…

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