The Big Sleep (1978)

MICHAEL WINNER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 United Kingdom/USA, 1978. Winkast Film Productions, ITC Entertainment. Screenplay by Michael Winner, based on the novel by Raymond Chandler. Cinematography by Robert Paynter. Produced by Jerry Bick, Elliott Kastner, Michael Winner. Music by Jerry Fielding. Production Design by Harry Pottle. Costume Design by Ron Beck. Film Editing…

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Blue (1993)

DEREK JARMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1993.  Channel 4, Arts Council of Great Britain, Opal Records, BBC Radio 3, Basilisk Communications, Uplink.  Directed by Derek Jarman.  Screenplay by Derek Jarman.  Produced by Takashi Asai, James Mackay.  Music by Simon Fisher-Turner.   Nearing the end of his life and losing his eyesight, filmmaker Derek Jarman made his last work…

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Derek (2008)

ISAAC JULIEN, BERNARD ROSE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.    United Kingdom, 2008.  Normal Films.  Screenplay by Tilda Swinton.  Cinematography by Nina Kellgren.  Produced by Colin MacCabe, Eliza Mellor.  Music by Simon Fisher-Turner.  Film Editing by Adam Finch.   The life and career of visionary British filmmaker Derek Jarman are analysed in this short but compact documentary, narrated by Tilda Swinton from…

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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.  Academy Awards 1999.  Golden Globe Awards 1999. Screen Actors…

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Croupier (1998)

MIKE HODGES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  France/United Kingdom/Germany/Ireland, 1998.  ARTE, Channel Four Films, La Sept-Arte, Little Bird, Tatfilm, Westdeutscher Rundfunk. Screenplay by Paul Mayersberg.  Cinematography by Michael Garfath.  Produced by Jonathan Cavendish.  Music by Simon Fisher-Turner.  Production Design by Jon Bunker.  Costume Design by Caroline Harris.  Film Editing by Les Healey.    Stardom for Clive Owen came about thanks to this…

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Caravaggio (1986)

DEREK JARMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1986.  British Film Institute, Channel Four Television.  Story by Nicholas Ward Jackson, Screenplay by Derek Jarman. Cinematography by Gabriel Beristain.  Produced by Sarah Radclyffe.  Music by Simon Fisher-Turner.  Production Design by Christopher Hobbs.  Costume Design by Sandy Powell.  Film Editing by George Akers.   One of Derek Jarman’s most enjoyable films is this deeply emotional,…

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The Last Of England (1988)

DEREK JARMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  United Kingdom/West Germany, 1988.  Anglo International Films, Tartan Films, British Screen Productions, Channel Four Films, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen.  Screenplay by Derek Jarman.  Cinematography by Richard Heslop, Christopher Hughes, Derek Jarman, Cerith Wyn Evans.  Produced by Don Boyd, James Mackay.  Music by Simon Fisher-Turner.  Production Design by Christopher Hobbs.  Costume Design by Sandy Powell.  Film Editing by Peter…

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Edward II (1991)

DEREK JARMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom, 1991.  British Screen Productions, BBC Films, Working Title Films, Uplink.  Screenplay by Derek Jarman, Stephen McBride, Ken Butler, based on the play by Christopher Marlowe.  Cinematography by Ian Wilson.  Produced by Steve Clark-Hall, Antony Root.  Music by Simon Fisher-Turner.  Production Design by Christopher Hobbs.  Costume Design by Sandy Powell.  Film Editing by George Akers.   Unique visual…

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The Garden (1990)

DEREK JARMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  United Kingdom/Germany, 1990.  Basilisk Communications, Channel 4, British Screen Productions, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Uplink, Sohbi Kikaku, Space Shower TV.  Cinematography by Christopher Hughes.  Produced by James Mackay.  Music by Simon Fisher-Turner.  Production Design by Derek Brown, Christopher Hobbs.  Costume Design by Annie Symons.  Film Editing by Peter Cartwright.   This confusing film is strictly for diehard fans…

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Loaded (1994)

ANNA CAMPION Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  New Zealand/United Kingdom, 1994.  British Film Institute, British Screen Productions, Geißendörfer Film- und Fernsehproduktion, Miramax, Movie Partners, New Zealand Film Commission, Strawberry Vale.  Screenplay by Anna Campion.  Cinematography by Alan Almond.  Produced by David Hazlett, Caroline Hewitt, Bridget Ikin, John Maynard.  Music by Simon Fisher-Turner.  Production Design by Alistair Kay.  Costume Design by Stewart…

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