The Dig (2021)

SIMON STONE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB United Kingdom, 2021. Netflix, Magnolia Mae Films, Clerkenwell Films. Screenplay by Moira Buffini, based on the novel by John Preston. Cinematography by Mike Eley. Produced by Carolyn Marks Blackwood, Murray Ferguson, Gabrielle Tana, Ellie Wood. Music by Stefan Gregory. Production Design by Maria Djurkovic. Costume Design by…

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Peterloo (2018)

MIKE LEIGH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB United Kingdom, 2018. BFI Film Fund, Film4, Thin Man Films. Screenplay by Mike Leigh. Cinematography by Dick Pope. Produced by Georgina Lowe. Music by Gary Yershon. Production Design by Suzie Davies. Costume Design by Jacqueline Durran. Film Editing by Jon Gregory. Mike Leigh began with grimy, brilliant…

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The Life And Death Of Peter Sellers (2004)

STEPHEN HOPKINS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2004.  HBO Films, BBC Films, The De Mann Entertainment Company, Company Pictures.  Screenplay by Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, based on the book by Roger Lewis.  Cinematography by Peter Levy.  Produced by Simon Bosanquet.  Music by Richard Hartley.  Production Design by Norman Garwood.  Costume Design by Jill Taylor.  Film Editing by John Smith.  Cannes Film…

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Me And Orson Welles (2008)

RICHARD LINKLATER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA/Isle Of Man, 2008.  CinemaNX, Isle of Man Film, Framestore, Hart-Lunsford Pictures, Detour Filmproduction.  Screenplay by Holly Gent Palmo, Vincent Palmo Jr., based on the novel by Robert Kaplow.  Cinematography by Dick Pope.  Produced by Ann Carli, Richard Linklater, Marc Samuelson.  Music by Michael J. McEvoy.  Production Design by Laurence Dorman.  Costume Design by…

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The Libertine

BBBB (out of 5) Exciting drama based on the play by Stephen Jeffreys (who also wrote the witty screenplay) about the real-life Earl Of Rochester (aka John Wilton) who was famed for his sharp-tongued appreciation of high life. Johnny Depp is astounding as the Earl, a man who was the constant vexation of King Charles…

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Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire (2005)

MIKE NEWELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2005.  Warner Bros., Heyday Films, Patalex IV Productions Limited.  Screenplay by Steve Kloves, based on the novel by J.K. Rowling.  Cinematography by Roger Pratt.  Produced by David Heyman.  Music by Patrick Doyle.  Production Design by Stuart Craig.  Costume Design by Jany Temime.  Film Editing by Mick Audsley.  Academy Awards 2005.  Las Vegas Film Critics 2005.   Harry’s fourth year…

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All Or Nothing (2002)

MIKE LEIGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/France, 2002.  Les Films Alain Sarde, Thin Man Films.  Screenplay by Mike Leigh.  Cinematography by Dick Pope.  Produced by Simon Channing Williams, Alain Sarde.  Music by Andrew Dickson.  Production Design by Eve Stewart.  Costume Design by Jacqueline Durran.  Film Editing by Lesley Walker.  Cannes Film Festival 2002.  European Film Awards 2002.  Toronto International Film Festival 2002….

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