Mothering Sunday (2021)

EVA HUSSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 United Kingdom, 2021. British Film Institute, Film4, Lipsync Productions, Number 9 Films, ZDF/Arte. Screenplay by Alice Birch, Graham Swift. Cinematography by Jamie Ramsay. Produced by Elizabeth Karlsen, Stephen Woolley. Music by Morgan Kibby. Production Design by Helen Scott. Costume Design by Sandy Powell. Film Editing by Emilie…

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The Company of Wolves (1984)

NEIL JORDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1984.  Incorporated Television Company, Palace Pictures.   Screenplay by Angela Carter, Neil Jordan, based on the story by Angela Carter, and the story Petit Chaperon Rouge by Charles Perrault.   Cinematography by Bryan Loftus.  Produced by Chris Brown, Stephen Woolley.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by…

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Colette (2018)

WASH WESTMORELAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   United Kingdom/USA, 2018.  Number 9 Films, Killer Films, Bold Films, BFI Film Fund.  Story by Richard Glatzer, Screenplay by Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland, Rebecca Lenkiewicz.  Cinematography by Giles Nuttgens.  Produced by Elizabeth Karlsen, Pamela Koffler, Michel Litvak, Christine Vachon, Gary Michael Walters, Stephen Woolley.  Music by Thomas Adès.  Production Design by Michael Carlin.  Costume Design…

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Their Finest (2016)

LONE SCHERFIG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   United Kingdom/Sweden, 2016.  BBC Films, Welsh Government, Pinewood Pictures, Ingenious Media, HanWay Films, Wildgaze Films, Number 9 Films, Film i Vast, Filmgate Films, Ripken Productions.  Screenplay by Gaby Chiappe, based on the novel Their Finest Hour and a Half by Lissa Evans.  Cinematography by Sebastian Blenkov.  Produced by Finola Dwyer, Amanda Posey, Stephen Woolley.  Music…

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A Rage In Harlem (1991)

BILL DUKE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1991.  Palace Pictures, Miramax.  Screenplay by John Toles-Bey, Bobby Crawford, based on the novel by Chester Himes.  Cinematography by Toyomichi Kurita.  Produced by Kerry Rock, Stephen Woolley.  Music by Elmer Bernstein, Jeff Vincent.  Production Design by Steven Legler.  Costume Design by Nele Samples.  Film Editing by Curtiss Clayton.   A magnificent shoot-out in mid-fifties Mississippi ends with…

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Carol (2015)

TODD HAYNES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   United Kingdom/USA, 2015.  The Weinstein Company, Film4, Number 9 Films, StudioCanal, HanWay Films, Killer Films, Goldcrest Films International, Dirty Films, Infilm, Larkhard Films.  Screenplay by Phyllis Nagy, based on the novel The Price Of Salt by Patricia Highsmith.  Cinematography by Edward Lachman.  Produced by Elizabeth Karlsen, Tessa Ross, Christine Vachon, Stephen Woolley.  Music…

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Backbeat (1994)

IAIN SOFTLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/Germany, 1994.  Channel Four Films, Fortbeam, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Royal, Scala Productions, Wildgaze Films.  Screenplay by Iain Softley, Michael Thomas, Stephen Ward.  Cinematography by Ian Wilson.  Produced by Finola Dwyer, Stephen Woolley.  Music by Don Was.  Production Design by Joseph Bennett.  Costume Design by Sheena Napier.  Film Editing by Martin Walsh.   The early days of the…

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B. Monkey (1998)

MICHAEL RADFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1998.  Miramax, Scala Productions, Synchronistic Pictures.  Screenplay by Andrew Davies, Chloe King, Michael Radford, Michael Thomas.  Cinematography by Ashley Rowe.  Produced by Colin Vaines, Stephen Woolley.  Music by Luis Bacalov, Jennie Muskett.  Production Design by Sophie Becher.  Costume Design by Valentin Breton Des Loys.  Film Editing by Joelle Hache.  Oddball gangster flick stars an appealing cast…

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Absolute Beginners (1986)

JULIEN TEMPLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1986.  Goldcrest Films International, Palace Pictures, Virgin.  Screenplay by Richard Burridge, Don MacPherson, Christopher Wicking, developed by Michael Hamlyn, additional dialogue by Terry Johnson, based on the novel by Colin MacInnes. Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton.  Produced by Chris Brown, Stephen Woolley.  Music by Gil Evans.  Production Design by John Beard.  Costume Design…

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Breakfast On Pluto (2005)

NEIL JORDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Ireland/United Kingdom, 2005.  Pathé Pictures International, Bórd Scannán na hÉireann, Northern Ireland Film and Television Commission, Parallel Film Productions, Number 9 Films, Irish Film Board.  Screenplay by Neil Jordan, Pat McCabe, based on the book by Pat McCabe.  Cinematography by Declan Quinn.  Produced by Neil Jordan, Alan Moloney, Stephen Woolley.  Music by Anna Jordan.  Production…

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The Good Thief (2002)

NEIL JORDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  France/United Kingdom/Ireland/Canada, 2002.  Alliance Atlantis Communications, Double Down Productions Ltd., Metropolitan Films, TNVO.  Screenplay by Neil Jordan, based on the screenplay Bob Le Flambeur by Auguste Le Breton and Jean-Pierre Melville.   Cinematography by Chris Menges.  Produced by Seaton McLean, John Wells, Stephen Woolley.   Music by Elliot Goldenthal.    Production Design by Anthony…

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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.   Ralph Fiennes has a devastating hatred for a married…

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