The Happy Prince (2018)

RUPERT EVERETT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   United Kingdom/Belgium/Italy/Germany, 2018.  Maze Pictures, Entre Chien et Loup, Palomar, Cine Plus Filmproduktion, Robert Fox Limited, BBC Films, Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Daryl Prince Productions, Heimatfilm, Raindog Films.  Screenplay by Rupert Everett.  Cinematography by John Conroy.  Produced by Sebastien Delloye, Philipp Kreuzer, Jörg Schulze.  Music by…

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St. Trinian’s (2007)

OLIVER PARKER, BARNABY THOMPSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  United Kingdom, 2007.  Ealing Studios, Entertainment Film Distributors, Fragile Films, UK Film Council.  Screenplay by Piers Ashworth, Nick Moorcroft, additional material by Jamie Minoprio, Jonathan M. Stern, based on cartoons by Ronald Searle.  Cinematography by Gavin Finney.  Produced by Oliver Parker, Barnaby Thompson.  Music by Charlie Mole.  Production Design by Amanda McArthur.  Costume Design by…

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Hysteria (2011)

TANYA WEXLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/France/Germany/Luxembourg, 2011.  Informant Media, Forthcoming Productions, Beachfront Films, Chimera Films LLC, by alternative pictures, Delux Productions, Arte France Cinéma, Tatfilm, Silver Reel, Lankn Media, The UK Film & TV Production Company PLC, Film Fund Luxembourg, WDR / Arte, Canal+, CinéCinéma.  Story and Screenplay by Stephen Dyer, Jonah Lisa…

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Stardust (2007)

MATTHEW VAUGHN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   United Kingdom/USA, 2007.  Paramount Pictures, Marv Films, Vaughn Productions, Di Bonaventura Pictures, Ingenious Film Partners, Truenorth Productions.  Screenplay by Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn, based on the novel by Neil Gaiman.  Cinematography by Ben Davis.  Produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Michael Dreyer, Neil Gaiman, Matthew Vaughn.  Music by Ilan Eshkeri.  Production Design by Gavin Bocquet.  Costume Design by…

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The Comfort Of Strangers (1990)

PAUL SCHRADER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA/Italy/United Kingdom, 1990.  Erre Produzioni, Reteitalia, Sovereign Pictures, The Rank Organisation.  Screenplay by Harold Pinter.  Cinematography by Dante Spinotti.  Produced by Angelo Rizzoli Jr..  Music by Angelo Badalamenti.  Production Design by Gianni Quaranta.  Costume Design by Giorgio Armani.  Film Editing by Bill Pankow. British travellers in Italy Natasha Richardson and Rupert Everett become the unwitting houseguests of a…

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B. Monkey (1998)

MICHAEL RADFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1998.  Miramax, Scala Productions, Synchronistic Pictures.  Screenplay by Andrew Davies, Chloe King, Michael Radford, Michael Thomas.  Cinematography by Ashley Rowe.  Produced by Colin Vaines, Stephen Woolley.  Music by Luis Bacalov, Jennie Muskett.  Production Design by Sophie Becher.  Costume Design by Valentin Breton Des Loys.  Film Editing by Joelle Hache.   Oddball gangster flick stars an appealing cast…

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An Ideal Husband (1999)

OLIVER PARKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1999.  Arts Council of England, Canal+, Fragile Films, Icon Entertainment International, Icon Productions, Miramax, Pathé Pictures International.  Screenplay by Oliver Parker, based on the play by Oscar Wilde.  Cinematography by David Johnson.  Produced by Bruce Davey, Uri Fruchtmann, Barnaby Thompson.  Music by Charlie Mole.  Production Design by Michael Howells.  Costume Design by Caroline Harris.  Film…

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The Importance Of Being Earnest (2002)

OLIVER PARKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA/United Kingdom, 2002.  Miramax, Ealing Studios, Film Council, Newmarket Capital Group, Fragile Films.  Screenplay by Oliver Parker, based on the play by Oscar Wilde.  Cinematography by Tony Pierce-Roberts.  Produced by Barnaby Thompson.  Music by Charlie Mole.  Production Design by Luciana Arrighi.  Costume Design by Maurizio Millenoti.  Film Editing by Guy Bensley.   It is quite obvious from…

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The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002)

CATHY MALKASIAN, JEFF McGRATH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2002.  Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon Movies, Klasky-Csupo, Viacom Productions, Nickelodeon Studios.  Screenplay by Kate Boutilier, based on characters created by Arlene Klasky, Gabor Csupo, Steve Pepoon, David Silverman, Stephen Sustarsic.  Produced by Kyeung Seon Ahn, Chang Youl Choi, Hong Kyu Choi, Gabor Csupo, Arlene Klasky, Jin Ah No, Wook Song.  Music…

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Another Country (1984)

MAREK KANIEVSKA Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1984.  Goldcrest Films International, National Film Finance Corporation.  Screenplay by Julian Mitchell, based on his play.  Cinematography by Peter Biziou.  Produced by Alan Marshall.  Music by Michael Storey.  Production Design by Brian Morris.  Costume Design by Penny Rose.  Film Editing by Gerry Hambling.   Absorbing drama that looks into a fictionalized account of the…

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A Different Loyalty (2004)

MAREK KANIEVSKA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  Canada/United Kingdom/USA/Malta, 2004.  Lions Gate Films, Forum Films, Movision, fresh media.  Screenplay by Jim Piddock.  Cinematography by Jean Lepine.  Produced by Michael Cowan, Richard Lalonde, Jason Piette, Jan H. Vocke.  Music by Normand Corbeil.  Production Design by Anne Pritchard.  Costume Design by Francois Laplante.  Film Editing by Yvann Thibaudeau.   Marek Kanievska reunites with his Another Country…

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The Madness Of King George (1994)

NICHOLAS HYTNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1994.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company, Channel Four Films, Close Call Films.  Screenplay by Alan Bennett, based on his play.  Cinematography by Andrew Dunn. Produced by Stephen Evans, David Parfitt.  Music by Eliza Thompson.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Sue Honeybourne, Mark Thompson.  Film Editing by Tariq Anwar.   King George…

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