High Hopes (1988)

MIKE LEIGH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1988.  British Screen Productions, Channel Four Films, Portman Productions.  Screenplay by Mike Leigh.  Cinematography by Roger Pratt. Produced by Simon Channing Williams, Victor Glynn. Music by Andrew Dickson. Production Design by Diana Charnley. Costume Design by Lindy Hemming. Film Editing by Jon Gregory. The success of…

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Inkheart (2008)

IAIN SOFTLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Germany/United Kingdom/USA, 2008.  New Line Cinema, Internationale Filmproduktion Blackbird Erste.  Screenplay by David Lindsay-Abaire, based on the novel by Cornelia Funke.  Cinematography by Roger Pratt.  Produced by Cornelia Funke, Diana Pokorny, Iain Softley.  Music by Javier Navarette.  Production Design by John Beard.  Costume Design by Verity Hawkes.  Film Editing by Martin Walsh.   It seems that there…

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Dorian Gray (2009)

OLIVER PARKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  United Kingdom, 2009.  Ealing Studios, Alliance Films, Fragile Films, UK Film Council, Aramid Entertainment Fund, Hindsight Media, Moving Picture Company.  Screenplay by Toby Finlay, based on the novel The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.  Cinematography by Roger Pratt.  Produced by Barnaby Thompson.  Music by Charlie Mole.  Production Design by John Beard.  Costume Design by…

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102 Dalmatians (2000)

KEVIN LIMA Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB USA/United Kingdom, 2000.  Cruella Productions, Kanzaman S.A.M., Walt Disney Pictures.  Story by Kristen Buckley, Brian Regan, Screenplay by Kristen Buckley, Brian Regan, Bob Tzudiker, Noni White, based on the novel The One Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith.  Cinematography by Adrian Biddle, Roger Pratt.  Produced by Edward S. Feldman.  Music by…

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The End Of The Affair (1999)

NEIL JORDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1999.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Neil Jordan, based on the novel by Graham Greene.Cinematography by Roger Pratt.  Produced by Neil Jordan, Stephen Woolley.   Music by Michael Nyman.   Production Design by Anthony Pratt.  Costume Design by Sandy Powell.  Film Editing by Tony Lawson.   Ralph Fiennes has a devastating hatred for a married…

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Mona Lisa (1986)

NEIL JORDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1986.  HandMade Films, Palace Production.  Screenplay by Neil Jordan, David Leland.  Cinematography by Roger Pratt.  Produced by Patrick Cassavetti, Stephen Woolley.   Music by Michael Kamen.  Production Design by Jamie Leonard.  Costume Design by Louise Frogley.  Film Editing by Lesley Walker.   Bob Hoskins is released from prison and goes back to work for his…

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The Meaning Of Life (1983)

TERRY JONES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1983.  Celandine Films, The Monty Python Partnership, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin.  Cinematography by Peter Hannan, Roger Pratt.  Produced by John Goldstone.  Music by John Du Prez.  Production Design by Harry Lange.  Costume Design by James Acheson.  Film Editing by Julian Doyle.   A collection…

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Troy (2004)

WOLFGANG PETERSEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/Malta/United Kingdom, 2004.  Warner Bros., Helena Productions, Latina Pictures, Radiant Productions, Plan B Entertainment, Nimar Studios.  Screenplay by David Benioff, based on the writings of Homer.  Cinematography by Roger Pratt.  Produced by Wolfgang Petersen, Diane Kruger, Colin Wilson.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Nigel Phelps.  Costume Design by Bob Ringwood.  Film Editing by Peter…

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Chocolat (2000)

LASSE HALLSTROM Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2000.  Miramax, David Brown Productions.  Screenplay by Robert Nelson Jacobs, based on the novel by Joanne Harris.  Cinematography by Roger Pratt.  Produced by David Brown, Kit Golden, Leslie Holleran.  Music by Rachel Portman.  Production Design by David Gropman.  Costume Design by Renee Ehrlich Kalfus.  Film Editing by Andrew Mondshein.   What threatens to be a…

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Twelve Monkeys (1995)

TERRY GILLIAM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1995.  Universal Pictures, Atlas Entertainment, Classico.  Screenplay by David Webb Peoples, Janet Peoples, based on the film La Jetee by Chris Marker.  Cinematography by Roger Pratt.  Produced by Charles Roven.  Music by Paul Buckmaster.  Production Design by Jeffrey Beecroft.  Costume Design by Julie Weiss.  Film Editing by Mick Audsley.   Based on Chris Marker’s terrifying experimental…

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The Fisher King (1991)

TERRY GILLIAM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1991.  TriStar Pictures, Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Richard LaGravenese.  Cinematography by Roger Pratt.  Produced by Debra Hill, Lynda Obst.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Mel Bourne.  Costume Design by Beatrix Aruna Pasztor.  Film Editing by Lesley Walker.   Jeff Bridges plays a talk radio host who is devastated when a listener misinterprets his advice…

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Brazil (1985)

TERRY GILLIAM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1985.  Embassy International Pictures.  Screenplay by Terry Gilliam, Tom Stoppard, Charles McKeown.  Cinematography by Roger Pratt.  Produced by Arnon Milchan.  Music by Michael Kamen.  Production Design by Norman Garwood.  Costume Design by James Acheson.  Film Editing by Julian Doyle.  Podcasts:  My Criterions.   Terry Gilliam’s impressive vision of a ‘retro-future’ has lost a little of its…

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