1917 (2019)

SAM MENDES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2019.  Amblin Partners, DreamWorks, Neal Street Productions, New Republic Pictures.  Screenplay by Sam Mendes, Krysty Wilson-Cairns.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Pippa Harris, Callum McDougall, Sam Mendes, Brian Oliver, Jayne-Ann Tenggren.  Music by  Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Dennis Gassner.  Costume Design by David…

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Cinderella (2015)

KENNETH BRANAGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   Allison Shearmur Productions, Beagle Pug Films, Genre Films, Walt Disney Pictures.  USA, 2015.  Screenplay by Chris Weitz.  Cinematography by Haris Zambarloukos.  Produced by David Barron, Simon Kinberg, Allison Shearmur.  Music by Patrick Doyle.  Production Design by Dante Ferretti.  Costume Design by Sandy Powell.  Film Editing by Martin Walsh.  Academy Awards 2015.  Las Vegas Film Critics Awards 2015.  Washington Film Critics Awards…

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The Invisible Woman (2013)

RALPH FIENNES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom, 2013.  BBC Films, Headline Pictures, Magnolia Mae Films, Taeoo Entertainment.  Screenplay by Abi Morgan, based on the novel by Claire Tomalin.  Cinematography by Rob Hardy.  Produced by Christian Baute, Carolyn Marks Blackwood, Stewart Mackinnon, Gabrielle Tana.  Music by Ilan Eshkeri.  Production Design by Maria Djurkovic.  Costume Design by Michael O’Connor.  Film Editing by Nicolas Gaster.  Academy Awards…

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Vanity Fair (2004)

MIRA NAIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2004.  Focus Features, Tempesta Films, Granada Film Productions, Inside Track Films, Mirabai Films, Cine Mosaic.  Screenplay by Matthew Faulk, Mark Skeet, Julian Fellowes, based on the novel by William Makepeace Thackeray.  Cinematography by Declan Quinn.  Produced by Janette Day, Lydia Dean Pilcher, Donna Gigliotti.  Music by Mychael Danna.  Production Design by…

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The Constant Gardener (2005)

FERNANDO MEIRELLES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/Germany, 2005.  Focus Features, UK Film Council, Potboiler Productions, Scion Films, Blue Sky Films, Epsilon Motion Pictures, Studio Babelsberg.  Screenplay by Jeffrey Caine, based on the novel by John Le Carre.  Cinematography by Cesar Charlone.  Produced by Simon Channing Williams. Music by Alberto Iglesias.  Production Design by Mark Tildesley.  Costume Design by Odile Dicks-Mireaux.  Film…

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Notting Hill (1999)

ROGER MICHELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   United Kingdom/USA, 1999.  Polygram Filmed Entertainment, Working Title Films, Bookshop Productions, Notting Hill Pictures.  Screenplay by Richard Curtis.  Cinematography by Michael Coulter.  Produced by Duncan Kenworthy.  Music by Trevor Jones.  Production Design by Stuart Craig.  Costume Design by Shuna Harwood.  Film Editing by Nick Moore.  Golden Globe Awards 1999 Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant shine in this fantastic romantic comedy that…

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The Duchess

BBB.5 (out of 5) An 18th century daughter of aristocracy (Keira Knightley) knows that the opportunity of a lifetime has fallen into her lap when the Baron Of Devonshire (Ralph Fiennes) expresses an interest in her as a wife. Assured that she is everything a woman of her class should be and more, he takes…

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Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World (2003)

PETER WEIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   USA, 2003.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Miramax, Universal Pictures, Samuel Goldwyn Films.  Screenplay by Peter Weir, John Collee, based on the novels by Patrick O’Brian.  Cinematography by Russell Boyd.  Produced by Samuel Goldwyn Jr., Duncan Henderson, Peter Weir.  Music by Iva Davies, Christopher Gordon, Richard Tognetti.  Production Design by William Sandell.  Costume Design by Wendy…

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