Judas And the Black Messiah (2021)

SHAKA KING Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 2021. Bron Studios, Bron Creative, MACRO, Participant, Proximity. Story by Will Berson, Shaka King, Kenneth Lucas, Keith Lucas, Screenplay by Will Berson, Shaka King. Cinematography by Sean Bobbitt. Produced by Charles D. King, Ryan Coogler, Shaka King. Music by Craig Harris, Mark Isham. Production Design by…

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Widows (2018)

STEVE McQUEEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   United Kingdom/USA, 2018.  Regency Enterprises, See-Saw Films, Film4, New Regency Pictures.  Screenplay by Gillian Flynn, Steve McQueen, based on the miniseries by Lynda La Plante.  Cinematography by Sean Bobbitt.  Produced by Iain Canning, Steve McQueen, Arnon Milchan, Emile Sherman.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Adam Stockhausen.  Costume Design by Jenny Eagan.  Film Editing…

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Queen Of Katwe (2016)

MIRA NAIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2016.  ESPN Films, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by William Wheeler, based on the ESPN Magazine article and book by Tim Crothers.  Cinematography by Sean Bobbitt. Produced by John B. Carls, Lydia Dean Pilcher.  Music by Alex Heffes.  Production Design by Stephanie Carroll.  Costume Design by Mobolaji Dawodu.  Film Editing by Barry Alexander Brown.  Toronto International…

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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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12 Years A Slave (2013)

STEVE McQUEEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2013.  Regency Enterprises, River Road Entertainment, Plan B Entertainment, New Regency Pictures, Film4, Summit Entertainment.  Screenplay by John Ridley, based on the book Twelve Years A Slave by Solomon Northup.  Cinematography by Sean Bobbitt.  Produced by Dede Gardner, Anthony Katagas, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen, Arnon Milchan, Brad Pitt,Bill Pohlad.  Music…

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Lawless Heart (2001)

TOM HUNSINGER, NEIL HUNTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/France, 2001.  Overseas FilmGroup, Isle of Man Film Commission, Film Council, October Productions, British Screen Productions, British Sky Broadcasting, MP Productions, Martin Pope Productions, Isle of Man Film.  Screenplay by Neil Hunter, Tom Hunsinger.  Cinematography by Sean Bobbitt.  Produced by Martin Pope.  Music by Adrian Johnston.  Production Design by Lynne Whiteread.  Costume…

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Wonderland (1999)

MICHAEL WINTERBOTTOM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1999.  British Broadcasting Corporation, Kismet Film Company, Polygram Filmed Entertainment, Revolution Films, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Laurence Corlat.  Cinematography by Sean Bobbitt.  Produced by David M. Thompson, Stewart Till.  Music by Michael Nyman.  Production Design by Mark Tildesley.  Costume Design by Natalie Ward.  Film Editing by Trevor Waite.  Cannes Film Festival 1999.  Toronto International Film…

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Byzantium (2012)

NEIL JORDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  United Kingdom/USA/Ireland, 2012.  Demarest Films, Lipsync Productions, Number 9 Films, Parallel Film Productions, WestEnd Films.  Screenplay by Moira Buffini, based on her play A Vampire Story.  Cinematography by Sean Bobbitt.  Produced by Sam Englebardt, William D. Johnson, Elizabeth Karlsen, Alan Moloney, Stephen Woolley.  Music by Javier Navarrete.  Production Design by Simon Elliott.  Costume Design by Consolata Boyle.  Film…

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Shame (2011)

STEVE McQUEEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  United Kingdom, 2011.  See-Saw Films, Film4, UK Film Council, Lipsync Productions, Alliance Films, HanWay Films.  Screenplay by Steve McQueen, Abi Morgan.  Cinematography by Sean Bobbitt.  Produced by Iain Canning, Emile Sherman.  Music by Harry Escott.  Production Design by Judy Becker.  Costume Design by David C. Robinson.  Film Editing by Joe Walker.  Dorian Awards 2011.  Golden Globe Awards…

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Hunger (2008)

STEVE McQUEEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/Ireland, 2008.  Film4, Channel Four Film, Northern Ireland Screen, Broadcasting Commission of Ireland,  Wales Creative IP Fund, Blast! Films, Sound & Vision Broadcasting Funding Scheme.   Screenplay by Enda Walsh, Steve McQueen.  Cinematography by Sean Bobbitt.  Produced by Robin Gutch, Laura Hastings-Smith.  Music by Leo Abrahams, David Holmes.  Production Design by Tom…

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The Place Beyond The Pines

BB.5 (out of 5) This three-tiered epic saga begins with a circus stuntman (Ryan Gosling) rekindling an affair with a diner waitress (Eva Mendes) and discovering that she had his baby since they last saw each other.  Inspired to want to make a nuclear family out of the three of them, he begins robbing banks…

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