Red Joan (2018)

TREVOR NUNN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  United Kingdom, 2018.  Trademark Films.  Screenplay by Lindsay Shapero.  Cinematography by Zac Nicholson.  Produced by David Parfitt.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Cristina Casali.  Costume Design by Charlotte Walter.  Film Editing by Kristina Hetherington.  Toronto International Film Festival 2018.  Aging widow Joan Stanley (Judi Dench) … More Red Joan (2018)

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Postcards From London (2018)

STEVE McLEAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  United Kingdom, 2018.  Diablo Films, BFI Film Fund, Creativity Capital.  Screenplay by Steve McLean.  Cinematography by Annika Summerson.  Produced by Soledad Gatti-Pascual.  Music by Julian Bayliss.  Production Design by Ollie Tiong.  Costume Design by Kate Forbes.  Film Editing by Stephen Boucher. Harris Dickinson, once again playing gay bait dipped in body oil, is a young man … More Postcards From London (2018)

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AKA

BBB.5 (out of 5) Director Duncan Roy fictionalizes his own wayward youth in this intelligent and affecting drama. Matthew Leitch is terrific as a teenager from dowdy Essex who escapes his father’s sexual abuse through fantasizing about being an aristocrat, a world he witnesses through his mother as she serves lunch daily to members of the … More AKA

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The Iron Lady

BBB (out of 5) A slightly disoriented eighty year-old woman buys milk at a local supermarket and comes home to tell her husband, over breakfast, that the price has gone up and isn’t it appalling? When her housekeeper comes in to check on her, she finds a woman alone, talking to herself, a woman who … More The Iron Lady

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Carrington

BBB (out of 5) Christopher Hampton writes and directs this examination of the lifelong friendship between painter Dora Carrington (Emma Thompson) and writer Lytton Strachey (Jonathan Pryce), the only man she ever truly loved. The two leads are stupendous in their performances, both of them completely breaking free of their accustomed film images and presenting … More Carrington

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Mary Reilly (1996)

STEPHEN FREARS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1996.  NFH Productions, TriStar Pictures.  Screenplay by Christopher Hampton, based on the novel by Valerie Martin.  Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot.  Produced by Norma Heyman, Nancy Graham Tanen, Ned Tanen.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Stuart Craig.  Costume Design by Consolata Boyle.  Film Editing by Lesley Walker.   Terrifying, moody thriller that tells the story of Dr. … More Mary Reilly (1996)

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Ginger & Rosa (2012)

SALLY POTTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/Denmark/ Canada/Croatia, 2012.  Adventure Pictures, BBC Films, British Film Institute, Det Danske Filminstitut, Media House Capital, Miso Film, Miso Films.  Screenplay by Sally Potter.  Cinematography by Robbie Ryan.  Produced by Andrew Litvin, Christopher Sheppard.  Production Design by Carlos Conti.  Costume Design by Holly Waddington.  Film Editing by Anders Refn.  Toronto International Film Festival 2012.   Sally Potter returns … More Ginger & Rosa (2012)

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