Rebecca (2020)

BEN WHEATLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2020.  Netflix, Working Title Films.   Screenplay by Jane Goldman, Joe Shrapnel, Anna Waterhouse, based on the novel by Daphne Du Maurier.   Cinematography by Laurie Rose.   Produced by Raphael Benoliel, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Nira Park.   Music by Clint Mansell.  Production Design by Sarah Greenwood.   Costume…

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Darkest Hour (2017)

JOE WRIGHT Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5. Working Title Films.  United Kingdom, 2017.  Screenplay by Anthony McCarten.  Cinematography by Bruno Delbonnel.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Lisa Bruce, Eric Fellner, Anthony McCarten, Douglas Urbanski.  Music by Dario Marianelli.  Production Design by Sarah Greenwood.  Costume Design by Jacqueline Durran.  Film Editing by Valerio Bonelli.  Academy Awards 2017.  Golden Globe Awards 2017. Screen Actors Guild Awards 2017.  Toronto International Film…

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Beauty And The Beast (2017)

BILL CONDON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.   USA, 2017.  Mandeville Films, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Stephen Chbosky, Evan Spiliotopoulos, based on the story by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, and the 1991 screenplay by Linda Woolverton.  Cinematography by Tobias A. Schliessler.  Produced by David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman.  Music by Alan Menken.  Production Design by Sarah Greenwood.  Costume Design by Jacqueline Durran.  Film Editing…

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Our Kind Of Traitor (2016)

SUSANNA WHITE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/France, 2016.  StudioCanal, Film4, Anton Capital Entertainment, Amazon Prime Instant Video, The Ink Factory, Potboiler Productions.  Screenplay by Hossein Amini, based on the novel by John Le Carre.  Cinematography by Anthony Dod Mantle.  Produced by Simon Cornwell, Stephen Cornwell, Gail Egan.  Music by Marcelo Zarvos.  Production Design by Sarah Greenwood.  Costume Design by Julian…

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Hanna (2011)

JOE WRIGHT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA/United Kingdom/Germany, 2011.  Focus Features, Holleran Company, Sechzehnte Babelsberg Film, Neunte Babelsberg Film, Studio Babelsberg.  Story by Seth Lochhead, Screenplay by Seth Lochhead, David Farr.  Cinematography by Alwin H. Kuchler.  Produced by Marty Adelstein, Leslie Holleran, Scott Nemes.  Music by Tom Rowlands, Ed Simons.  Production Design by Sarah Greenwood.  Costume Design by Lucie Bates.  Film Editing by Paul Tothill. …

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Pride & Prejudice (2005)

JOE WRIGHT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   United Kingdom, 2005.  Focus Features, Universal Pictures, StudioCanal, Working Title Films, Scion Films.  Screenplay by Deborah Moggach, based on the novel by Jane Austen.  Cinematography by Roman Osin.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner,Paul Webster.  Music by Dario Marianelli.  Production Design by Sarah Greenwood.  Costume Design by Jacqueline Durran.  Film Editing by Paul Tothill.  Academy Awards 2005.  Boston Film Critics…

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Atonement (2007)

JOE WRIGHT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   United Kingdom/France, 2007.  Universal Pictures, StudioCanal, Relativity Media, Working Title Films.  Screenplay by Christopher Hampton, based on the novel Ian McEwan.  Cinematography by Seamus McGarvey.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Paul Webster.  Music by Dario Marianelli.  Production Design by Sarah Greenwood.  Costume Design by Jacqueline Durran.  Film Editing by Paul Tothill.  Academy Awards 2007.  European Film Awards 2008.  Golden…

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Anna Karenina (2012)

JOE WRIGHT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   United Kingdom, 2012.  Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Working Title Films.  Screenplay by Tom Stoppard, based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy.  Cinematography by Seamus McGarvey.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner.  Music by Dario Marianelli.  Production Design by Sarah Greenwood.  Costume Design by Jacqueline Durran.  Film Editing by Melanie Oliver.  Academy Awards 2012. European Film Awards 2013.  Golden Globe Awards 2012. …

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Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day (2008)

BHARAT NALLURI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2008.  Focus Features, Kudos Productions Ltd., Keylight Productions, Twins Financing, Shine Pictures.  Screenplay by David Magee, Simon Beaufoy, based on the novel by Winifred Watson.  Cinematography by John de Borman.  Produced by Nellie Bellflower, Stephen Garrett.  Music by Paul Englishby.  Production Design by Sarah Greenwood.  Costume Design by Michael O’Connor.  Film Editing by Barney…

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This Year’s Love (1999)

DAVID KANE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom, 1999.  Entertainment Film Distributors, Kismet Film Company.  Screenplay by David Kane.  Cinematography by Robert Alazraki.  Produced by Michele Camarda, Simon Scotland.  Music by Simon Boswell.  Production Design by Sarah Greenwood.  Costume Design by Jill Taylor.  Film Editing by Sean Barton.  Toronto International Film Festival 1999.   Dull retread of multi-casted romances about a bunch of British singletons…

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The Governess

BBBB (out of 5) Sumptuous period piece by first-time director Sandra Goldbacher, about a young Jewish girl (Minnie Driver) in 19th-century England who chooses to take on a job as a governess for a Christian family.  Her desire is to avoid an arranged marriage that is suggested to her when her father dies and leaves…

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A Merry War

BBB.5 (out of 5) Original title:  Keep The Aspidistra Flying George Orwell’s classic novel Keep The Aspidistra Flying has been transformed into this enjoyable period romp, one that stars Richard E. Grant as an advertising copywriter who decides to quit his comfortable job and try out life as a penniless poet. His artist girlfriend (Helena Bonham Carter)…

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