Blithe Spirit (2020)

EDWARD HALL Bil’s rating (out of 5): B United Kingdom, 2020. Fred Films, Powderkeg Pictures, Align, British Lion Films, IPG Media Pty, StudioCanal UK. Screenplay by Nick Moorcroft, Meg Leonard, Piers Ashworth, based on the play by Noel Coward. Cinematography by Ed Wild. Produced by Hilary Bevan Jones, Meg Leonard, Martin Metz, Nick Moorcroft, Toni…

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The Affair Of The Necklace (2001)

CHARLES SHYER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2001.  Alcon Entertainment.  Screenplay by John Sweet.  Cinematography by Ashley Rowe.  Produced by Broderick Johnson, Andrew A. Kosove, Redmond Morris, Charles Shyer.  Music by David Newman.  Production Design by Alex McDowell.  Costume Design by Milena Canonero.  Film Editing by David Moritz.  Academy Awards 2001.   Hilary Swank‘s faultless performance in this sudsy costume melodrama almost convinces you to forgive…

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The Young Poisoner’s Handbook (1995)

BENJAMIN ROSS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  United Kingdom/Germany/France, 1995.  Bavaria Film and Television Fund, British Screen Productions, Eurimages, Haut et Court, Kinowelt Filmproduktion, Mass Productions, Pandora Cinema.  Screenplay by Jeff Rawle, Benjamin Ross.  Cinematography by Hubert Taczanowski.  Produced by Sam Taylor.  Music by Rob Lane, Frank Strobel.  Production Design by Maria Djurkovic.  Costume Design by Stewart Meachem.  Film Editing by Anne Sopel.  Toronto International Film…

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Captain America: The First Avenger

JOE JOHNSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   More superhero fun from the Marvel universe, this time with the added charm of wide-eyed nostalgia for a bygone era. Scrawny, undersized Chris Evans (made diminutive thanks to some very impressive visual effects) is tired of losing fights and women to bigger, stronger men and, despite constant rejection,…

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I Could Never Be Your Woman (2007)

AMY HECKERLING Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  USA, 2007.  Bauer Martinez Studios, Templar Films Unlimited, Formula Films, Lucky 7 Productions LLC, Eclipse Catering, I Could Never Ltd..  Screenplay by Amy Heckerling.  Cinematography by Brian Tufano.  Produced by Cerise Hallam Larkin, Alan Latham, Philippe Martinez.  Music by Mike Hedges.  Production Design by Jon Henson.  Costume Design by Shay Cunliffe.  Film Editing by Kate Coggins.  …

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Four Weddings And A Funeral (1994)

MIKE NEWELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  United Kingdom, 1994.   Polygram Filmed Entertainment, Channel Four Films, Working Title Films.   Screenplay by Richard Curtis.   Cinematography by Michael Coulter.   Produced by Duncan Kenworthy.   Music by Richard Rodney Bennett.   Production Design by Maggie Gray.   Costume Design by Lindy Hemming.   Film Editing by Jon Gregory.   Academy Awards 1994.   Golden…

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Goldeneye (1995)

MARTIN CAMPBELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1995.  Eon Productions, United Artists.  Story by Michael France, Screenplay by Jeffrey Caine, Bruce Feirstein, based on characters created by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by Phil Meheux.  Produced by Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson.  Music by Eric Serra.  Production Design by Peter Lamont.  Costume Design by Lindy Hemming.  Film Editing by Terry Rawlings. James Bond…

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Match Point (2005)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   United Kingdom/Luxembourg, 2005.  BBC Films, Thema Production, Jada Productions, Kudu Films.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Remi Adefarasin.  Produced by Letty Aronson, Lucy Darwin, Gareth Wiley.  Production Design by Jim Clay.  Costume Design by Jill Taylor.  Film Editing by Alisa Lepselter.  Academy Awards 2005.  Golden Globe Awards 2005.  National Board of Review Awards 2005. …

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