Wetherby (1985)

DAVID HARE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  United Kingdom, 1985.  Film Four International, Greenpoint Films, Zenith Entertainment.  Screenplay by David Hare. Cinematography by Stuart Harris.   Produced by Simon Relph.  Music by Nick Bicât.  Production Design by Hayden Griffin.  Costume Design by Jane Greenwood, Lindy Hemming.  Film Editing by Chris Wimble.  Boston Film Critics Awards…

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Lionheart (1987)

FRANKLIN J. SCHAFFNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   Hungary/USA, 1987.  Hungaro, Mafilm, TaliaFilm II Productions.  Story by Menno Meyjes, Screenplay by Menno Meyjes, Richard Outten.  Cinematography by Alec Mills.  Produced by Stanley O’Toole, Talia Shire.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Gil Parrondo.  Costume Design by Nanà Cecchi.  Film Editing by David Bretherton, Richard Haines. One of the least well known of the many medievalish-themed…

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Jackie (2016)

PABLO LARRAIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Chile/France/USA, 2016.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, LD Entertainment, Wild Bunch, Protozoa Pictures, Fabula, Why Not Productions, Endemol Shine North America, Bliss Media, Jackie Productions.  Screenplay by Noah Oppenheim.  Cinematography by Stephane Fontaine.  Produced by Darren Aronofsky, Pascal Caucheteux, Scott Franklin, Ari Handel, Juan de Dios Larrain, Mickey Liddell.  Music by Mica Levi.  Production Design…

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W.E.

BB (out of 5) Everyone always talks about what Edward VIII gave up to marry Wallis Simpson, she tells us, but what about what she gave up to be with him? After deciding to marry the King of England, thereby forcing him to abdicate his throne for the twice-divorced American, Simpson no longer had her…

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Invictus (2009)

CLINT EASTWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2009.  Warner Bros., Spyglass Entertainment, Revelations Entertainment, Malpaso Productions, Liberty Pictures.  Screenplay by Anthony Peckham, based on the book Playing The Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation by John Carlin.  Cinematography by Tom Stern.  Produced by Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Lori McCreary, Mace Neufeld.  Music by Kyle…

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The House Of Mirth (2000)

TERENCE DAVIES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   United Kingdom/France/Germany/USA, 2000.  Three Rivers Production, Granada Film Productions, Arts Council of England, FilmFour, The Scottish Arts Council, Showtime Networks, The Glasgow Film Fund, Diaphana Films, Progres Film Distribution, Kinowelt Median, National Lottery.  Screenplay by Terence Davies, based on the novel by Edith Wharton.  Cinematography by Remi Adefarasin.  Produced by Olivia Stewart.  Music by Heather…

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