DNA (2020)

MAIWENN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 Original Title: ADN France/Algeria, 2020. Why Not Productions, Arte France Cinema. Screenplay by Mathieu Demy, Maïwenn. Cinematography by Sylvestre Dedise. Produced by Pascal Caucheteux, Olivier Pere. Music by Stephen Warbeck. Film Editing by Laure Gardette. Maiwenn‘s fifth directorial effort sees her dipping into aspects of her own real…

Rate this:

The Children Act (2017)

RICHARD EYRE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   United Kingdom, 2017.  Toledo Productions, BBC Films, FilmNation Entertainment.  Screenplay by Ian McEwan, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Andrew Dunn.  Produced by Duncan Kenworthy.  Music by Stephen Warbeck.  Production Design by Peter Francis.  Costume Design by Tessa Phillips.  Film Editing by Dan Farrell.  Toronto International Film Festival 2017. Emma Thompson plays a judge whose cases mostly involve…

Rate this:

Mon Roi (2015)

MAIWENN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  France, 2015.  Les Productions du Trésor, StudioCanal, France 2 Cinema, Les Films de Batna, Arches Films, 120 Films, Canal+, Cine+, France Televisions, Cofinova 10, La Banque Postale Image 8, Cinémage 9, Palatine Étoile 12, Region Ile-de-France.  Screenplay by Etienne Comar, Maiwenn.  Cinematography by Claire Mathon.  Produced by Alain Attal.  Music by Stephen Warbeck.  Production…

Rate this:

Mystery Men (1999)

KINKA USHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1999.  Universal Pictures, Golar Productions, Dark Horse Entertainment.  Written by Neil Cuthbert, based on characters created by Bob Burden.  Cinematography by Stephen H. Burum.  Produced by Lawrence Gordon, Lloyd Levin, Mike Richardson.  Music by Stephen Warbeck.  Production Design by Kirk M. Petruccelli.  Costume Design by Marilyn Vance.  Film Editing by Conrad Buff IV.   A group of bumbling…

Rate this:

Different For Girls (1996)

RICHARD SPENCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  United Kingdom/France, 1996.  British Broadcasting Corporation, CiBy 2000.  Screenplay by Tony Marchant. Cinematography by Sean Van Hales.  Produced by John Chapman.  Music by Stephen Warbeck.  Production Design by Grenville Horner.  Costume Design by Susannah Buxton.  Film Editing by David Gamble.   Motorcycle courier Paul Prentice (Rupert Graves) accidentally runs into his old friend Karl (Steven Mackintosh), the…

Rate this:

My Son The Fanatic (1997)

UDAYAN PRASAD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom/France, 1997.  Arts Council of England, BBC Films, British Broadcasting Corporation, Canal+, Image International, UGC DA International, Zephyr Films.  Screenplay by Hanif Kureishi, based on his short story.  Cinematography by Alan Almond.  Produced by Chris Curling.  Music by Stephen Warbeck.  Production Design by Grenville Horner.  Costume Design by Mary-Jane Reyner.  Film Editing by David Gamble.  …

Rate this:

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (2001)

JOHN MADDEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   United Kingdom/France/USA, 2001.  Universal Pictures, StudioCanal, Miramax, Working Title Films, Free Range Films, Canal+.  Screenplay by Shawn Slovo, based on the novel by Louis de Bernieres.  Cinematography by John Toll.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Mark Huffam, Kevin Loader.  Music by Stephen Warbeck.  Production Design by Jim Clay.  Costume Design by Alexandra Byrne.  Film Editing…

Rate this:

Mrs. Brown (1997)

JOHN MADDEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   United Kingdom/Ireland/USA, 1997.  BBC Scotland, Ecosse Films, Irish Screen, WGBH.  Screenplay by Jeremy Brock.  Cinematography by Richard Greatrex.  Produced by Sarah Curtis.  Music by Stephen Warbeck.  Production Design by Martin Childs.  Costume Design by Deirdre Clancy.  Film Editing by Robin Sales.   The beautifully languid performances by Judi Dench and Billy Connolly are the main reason to watch this touching…

Rate this:

Proof (2005)

JOHN MADDEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2005.  Miramax, Endgame Entertainment, Hart-Sharp Entertainment, Inside Track 1.  Screenplay by David Auburn, Rebecca Miller, based on the play by David Auburn.  Cinematography by Alwin H. Kuchler.  Produced by Robert Kessel, Alison Owen,Jeffrey Sharp.  Music by Stephen Warbeck.  Production Design by Alice Normington.  Costume Design by Jill Taylor.  Film Editing by Mick Audsley.  Golden Globe Awards 2005.  Toronto…

Rate this:

Polisse (2011)

MAIWENN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  France, 2011.  Les Productions du Trésor, Arte France Cinéma, Mars Films, Chaocorp, Shortcom, Canal+, CinéCinéma, Arte France, Cofinova 7, Sofica Manon, Soficinéma 7, Wild Bunch.  Screenplay by Maiwenn, Emmanuelle Bercot.  Cinematography by Pierre Aim.  Produced by Alain Attal.  Music by Stephen Warbeck.  Production Design by Nicolas de Boiscuille.  Costume Design by Marite Coutard, Hyat Luszpinski.  Film…

Rate this:

Quills (2000)

PHILIP KAUFMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA/Germany/United Kingdom, 2000.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Industry Entertainment, Walrus & Associates, Hollywood Partners.  Screenplay by Doug Wright, based on his play.  Cinematography by Rogier Stoffers.  Produced by Julia Chasman, Peter Kaufman, Nick Wechsler.  Music by Stephen Warbeck.  Production Design by Martin Childs.  Costume Design by Jacqueline West.  Film Editing by Peter Boyle.  Academy Awards 2000.  Golden Globe Awards 2000.  Screen…

Rate this:

The Other Man (2008)

RICHARD EYRE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.   USA/United Kingdom, 2008.  Rainmark Films.  Screenplay by Richard Eyre, Charles Wood, based on the short story by Bernhard Schlink.  Cinematography by Haris Zambarloukos.  Produced by Frank Doelger, Michael Dreyer, Tracey Scoffield.  Music by Stephen Warbeck.  Production Design by Gemma Jackson.  Costume Design by Consolata Boyle, Phoebe De Gaye.  Film Editing by Tariq Anwar.  Toronto International Film Festival…

Rate this: