Death Watch (1980)

BERTRAND TAVERNIER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 Original Title: La Mort En Direct France/West Germany, 1980. Films A2, Gaumont International, Little Bear, Sara Films, Selta Films, Societe Francaise de Production, TV13 Filmproduktion. Screenplay by David Rayfiel, Bertrand Tavernier, Géza von Radványi, based on the novel by David Compton. Cinematography by Pierre-William Glenn. Produced by…

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Wolfwalkers (2020)

TOMM MOORE, ROSS STEWART Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Alternate Title: WolfWalkers Ireland/United Kingdom/Luxembourg/France, 2020. Apple Original Films, Cartoon Saloon, Mélusine Productions, Value&Power Culture Communications, Film Fund Luxembourg, Fís Éireann/Screen, Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Haut et Court, Canal+, Raidió Teilifís Éireann, Orange Cinema Series, Pôle Image Magelis, Folivari, Gkids, Crone Film International, Dentsu Entertainment…

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Song of the Sea (2014)

TOMM MOORE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Ireland/Denmark/Belgium/Luxembourg/France, 2014.  Backup Media, Big Farm, Cartoon Saloon, Digital Graphics, Magellan Films, Mélusine Productions, Noerlum Studios, Screen Ireland, Studio 352, Super Productions.  Story by Tomm Moore, Screenplay by Will Collins.   Produced by Claus Toksvig Kjaer, Tomm Moore, Ross Murray, Frederick Villumsen, Paul Young.  Music by Bruno Coulais.  Production…

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The Breadwinner (2017)

NORA TWOMEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Ireland/Canada/Luxembourg, 2017.  Aircraft Pictures, Cartoon Saloon, Mélusine Productions, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Gaia Entertainment, Gkids, Guru Animation Studio, Jolie Pas Productions.  Screen story by Deborah Ellis, Screenplay by Anita Doron, based on the book by Deborah Ellis.  Produced by Anthony Leo, Tomm Moore, Andrew Rosen, Paul Young.  Music by Jeff Danna, Mychael Danna.  Production…

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Central Intelligence (2016)

RAWSON MARSHALL THURBER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA, 2016.  New Line Cinema, Bluegrass Films, Perfect World Pictures,  Principato-Young Entertainment, Universal Pictures.  Story by Ike Barinholtz, David Stassen, Screenplay by Ike Barinholtz, David Stassen, Rawson Marshall Thurber.  Cinematography by Barry Peterson.  Produced by Peter Principato, Scott Stuber, Paul Young.  Music by Ludwig Göransson, Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Stephen J….

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A Cry In The Dark (1988)

FRED SCHEPISI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Alternate title:  Evil Angels Australia/USA, 1988.  Cannon Entertainment, Golan-Globus Productions, Cinema Verity, Evil Angels Films, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Robert Caswell, Fred Schepisi, based on the novel Evil Angels by John Bryson.  Cinematography by Ian Baker.  Produced by Verity Lambert.  Music by Bruce Smeaton.  Production Design by Wendy Dickson, George Liddle.  Costume Design by Bruce Finlayson.  Film Editing by…

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Margaret’s Museum (1995)

MORT RANSEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Canada/United Kingdom, 1995.  British Screen Productions, Ciné Télé Action, Glace Bay Pictures, Malofilm, National Film Board of Canada, Nova Scotia Film Development Corporation, Ranfilm, Skyline Films, Société de Développement des Entreprises Culturelles, Téléfilm Canada, imX Communications.  Screenplay by Gerald Wexler, Mort Ransen, based on the story The Glace Bay Miner’s…

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The Secret Of Kells (2009)

TOMM MOORE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  France/Belgium/Ireland, 2009.  Les Armateurs, Vivi Film, Cartoon Saloon, France 2 Cinéma, Euroimages Fund of the Council of Europe, EU Media Plus Program, MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Canal+, CinéCinéma, Conseil Général de la Charente, Conseil Régional de Poitou Charentes, Piste Rouge, Bórd Scannán na hÉireann, Broadcasting Commission…

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Mad Max (1979)

GEORGE MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Australia, 1979.  Kennedy Miller Productions, Crossroads, Mad Max Films.  Screenplay by James McClausland, George Miller. Cinematography by David Eggby.  Produced by Byron Kennedy.  Music by Brian May.  Production Design by Jon Dowding.  Costume Design by Clare Griffin.  Film Editing by Cliff Hayes, Tony Paterson. Mel Gibson‘s incredibly successful film career got launched with the release…

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Madame Sin

BBB (out of 5) Bette Davis has fun parading around as an Asian villainess in this enjoyable thriller. Robert Wagner plays a CIA agent who is ensnared by Davis’s Madame Sin, a sort of female Fu Manchu, who forces him to help her diabolical scheme. Resting in the confines of her grand Scottish castle, Madame…

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My Life So Far

HUGH HUDSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB. Sweet little film about a young Scottish boy growing up in his family castle with an assortment of wacky relatives. From his straight-laced inventor father (Colin Firth), to his loving mother (a very beautiful Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio), this young man is also surrounded by a free-spirited uncle…

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