Spencer (2021)

PABLO LARRAIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 Germany/Chile/United Kingdom/USA, 2021. Komplizen Film, Fabula, Shoebox Films, FilmNation Entertainment. Screenplay by Steven Knight. Cinematography by Claire Mathon. Produced by Maren Ade, Jonas Dornbach, Janine Jackowski, Pablo Larraín, Juan de Dios Larrain, Paul Webster. Music by Jonny Greenwood. Production Design by Guy Hendrix Dyas. Costume Design by…

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)

MICHAEL DOUGHERTY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA/Japan, 2019.  Warner Bros., Legendary Entertainment, Toho Company, Wanda Qingdao Studios. Story by Max Borenstein, Michael Dougherty, Zach Shields, Screenplay by Michael Dougherty, Zach Shields.  Cinematography by Lawrence Sher.  Produced by Alex Garcia, Jon Jashni, Mary Parent, Brian Rogers, Thomas Tull.  Music by Bear McCreary.  Production Design…

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Paddington 2 (2017)

PAUL KING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   United Kingdom/France/USA, 2017.  StudioCanal, Anton Capital Entertainment, Amazon Prime Instant Video, Canal+, Cine+, Heyday Films, Marmalade Films Ltd..  Screenplay by Paul King, Simon Farnaby, based on Paddington Bear created by Michael Bond.  Cinematography by Erik Wilson.  Produced by David Heyman.  Music by Dario Marianelli.  Production Design by Gary Williamson. Costume Design by Lindy Hemming.  Film…

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The Shape Of Water (2017)

GUILLERMO DEL TORO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   Canada/USA, 2017.  Bull Productions, Double Dare You, Fox Searchlight Pictures.  Story by Guillermo del Toro, Screenplay by Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor.  Cinematography by Dan Laustsen.  Produced by J. Miles Dale, Guillermo del Toro.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.   Production Design by Paul D. Austerberry.  Costume Design by Luis Sequeira.  Film Editing by Sidney Wolinsky.  Academy…

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Paddington (2014)

PAUL KING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   United Kingdom/France, 2014.  StudioCanal, Anton Capital Entertainment, TF1 Films Production, Canal+, Cine+, TF1, Amazon Prime Instant Video, Heyday Films, The Weinstein Company.  Screen story by Hamish McColl, Paul King, Screenplay by Paul King, based on the character Paddington Bear by Michael Bond.  Cinematography by Erik Wilson.  Produced by David Heyman.  Music by Nick Urata.  Production…

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Godzilla (2014)

GARETH EDWARDS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA/Japan, 2014.  Warner Bros., Legendary Entertainment, Disruption Entertainment, Dune Entertainment, Toho Company.  Story by David Callaham, Screenplay by Max Borenstein.  Cinematography by Seamus McGarvey.  Produced by Jon Jashni, Mary Parent, Brian Rogers, Thomas Tull.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Owen Paterson.  Costume Design by Sharen Davis.  Film Editing by Bob Ducsay. With the disappointment…

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Never Let Me Go (2010)

MARK ROMANEK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2010.  DNA Films, Film4, Fox Searchlight Pictures.  Screenplay by Alex Garland, based on the novel by Kazuo Ishiguro.  Cinematography by Adam Kimmel.  Produced by Andrew Macdonald, Allon Reich.  Music by Rachel Portman.  Production Design by Mark Digby.  Costume Design by Rachael Fleming, Steven Noble.  Film Editing by Barney Pilling.  Independent Spirit Awards 2010.  Toronto International…

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Blue Jasmine (2013)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 2013.  Gravier Productions, Perdido Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Javier Aguirresarobe.  Produced by Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum, Edward Walson.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Suzy Benzinger.  Film Editing by Alisa Lepselter.  Academy Awards 2013.  Boston Film Critics Awards 2013. Dorian Awards 2013.   Golden Globe Awards 2013.  Screen Actors Guild Awards 2013 Cate…

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Jane Eyre (2011)

CARY JOJI FUKUNAGA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 2011.  Focus Features, BBC Films, Ruby Films, Lipsync Productions.  Screenplay by Moir Buffini, based on the novel by Charlotte Bronte.  Cinematography by Adriano Goldman.  Produced by Alison Owen, Paul Trijbits.  Music by Dario Marianelli.  Production Design by Will Hughes-Jones.  Costume Design by Michael O’Connor.  Film Editing by Melanie Oliver.  Academy Awards 2011.  Dorian Awards 2011….

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The Painted Veil (2006)

JOHN CURRAN Bil’s rating (out of  5):  BBBB.5.  China/USA/Canada, 2006.  WIP, Stratus Film Co., Bob Yari Productions, Class 5 Films, The Colleton Company, Dragon Studios, Emotion Pictures, The Mark Gordon Company, Warner China Film HG Corporation.  Screenplay by Ron Nyswaner, based on the novel by W. Somerset Maugham.  Cinematography by Stuart Dryburgh.  Produced by Sara Colleton, Jean-Francois Fonlupt, Edward Norton, Naomi…

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Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)

MIKE LEIGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom, 2008.  Film4, Ingenious Film Partners, Special Treats Production Company, Summit Entertainment, Thin Man Films, UK Film Council.  Screenplay by Mike Leigh. Cinematography by Dick Pope.  Produced by Simon Channing Williams.  Music by Gary Yershon.  Production Design by Mark Tildesley.  Costume Design by Jacqueline Durran.  Film Editing by Jim Clark.   Mike Leigh strikes gold…

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Vera Drake (2004)

MIKE LEIGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom/France/New Zealand, 2004.   Les Films Alain Sarde, Film Council, Inside Track Productions, Thin Man Films, Film Council Premiere Fund, Ingenious Film Partners, Inside Track 1, National Lottery through UK Film Council, Untitled 03.   Screenplay by Mike Leigh.   Cinematography by Dick Pope.   Produced by Simon Channing Williams, Alain…

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