Rocketman (2019)

DEXTER FLETCHER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA/Canada, 2019.  Marv Films, Marv Studios, New Republic Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Pixoloid Studios, Rocket Pictures.  Screenplay by Lee Hall.  Cinematography by George Richmond.  Produced by Adam Bohling, David Furnish, David Reid, Matthew Vaughn.  Music by Matthew Margeson.  Production Design by Peter Francis, Marcus Rowland.  Costume Design…

Rate this:

Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans (2009)

PATRICK TATOPOULOS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/New Zealand, 2009.  Sketch Films, Lakeshore Entertainment, Screen Gems, UW3 Film Productions.  Story by Len Wiseman, Robert Orr, Danny McBride, Screenplay by Danny McBride, Dirk Blackman, Howard McCain, based on characters created by Kevin Grevioux, Len Wiseman, Danny McBride.  Cinematography by Ross Emery.  Produced by Gary Lucchesi, Tom Rosenberg, Len Wiseman.  Music by Paul Haslinger.  Production…

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:

Twelfth Night (1996)

TREVOR NUNN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Alternate title:  Twelfth Night or What You Will United Kingdom/Ireland/USA, 1996.  Renaissance Films, BBC Films, Circus Films, Fine Line Features, Summit Entertainment.  Screenplay by Trevor Nunn, based on the play by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Clive Tickner.  Produced by Stephen Evans, David Parfitt.  Music by Shaun Davey.  Production Design by Sophie Becher.  Costume Design by…

Rate this:

The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

BRIAN HENSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1992.   Walt Disney Pictures, Jim Henson Productions.   Screenplay by Jerry Juhl, based on the novel by Charles Dickens.   Cinematography by John Fenner.   Produced by Martin G. Baker, Brian Henson.   Music by Miles Goodman.   Production Design by Val Strazovec.   Costume Design by Ann Hollowood, Polly Smith.   Film Editing…

Rate this:

The Mother (2003)

ROGER MICHELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   United Kingdom, 2003.  BBC Films, Free Range Films, Renaissance Films.  Screenplay by Hanif Kureishi.  Cinematography by Alwin H. Kuchler.  Produced by Kevin Loader.  Music by Jeremy Sams.  Production Design by Mark Tildesley.  Costume Design by Natalie Ward.  Film Editing by Nicolas Gaster.  European Film Awards 2003.  Toronto International Film Festival 2003. Another magnificent script from Hanif Kureishi…

Rate this:

Grave Indiscretion (1995)

JOHN-PAUL DAVIDSON Bil’s rating (out of  5):   B Alternate title:  Gentlemen Don’t Eat Poets, The Grotesque United Kingdom, 1995.  J&M Entertainment, Xingu Films.  Screenplay by Patrick McGrath, based on his novel The Grotesque.  Cinematography by Andrew Dunn.  Produced by Trudie Styler.  Music by Anne Dudley.  Production Design by Jan Roelfs, Michael Seirton.  Costume Design by Colleen Atwood.  Film Editing by Tariq Anwar, Tracey Wadmore-Smith.   Sting looks a…

Rate this:

Prick Up Your Ears (1987)

STEPHEN FREARS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   United Kingdom, 1987.  Zenith Entertainment, Civilhand, British Screen Productions, Film Four International.  Screenplay by Alan Bennett, based on the book by John Lahr.  Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton.  Produced by Andrew Brown.  Music by Stanley Myers.  Production Design by Hugo Luczyc-Wyhowski.  Costume Design by Bob Ringwood.  Film Editing by Mick Audsley.   Terrific drama about playwright Joe Orton,…

Rate this:

Memphis Belle (1990)

MICHAEL CATON-JONES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/Japan/USA, 1990.  Enigma Productions, Warner Bros., Fujisankei Communication Group, British Satellite Broadcasting, County Natwest Ventures.  Screenplay by Monte Merrick.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by David Puttnam, Catherine Wyler.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Stuart Craig.  Costume Design by Jane Robinson.  Film Editing by Jim Clark.   This enjoyable wartime melodrama centres around the…

Rate this:

Underworld: Evolution

BB (out of 5) Vampiress/action-babe Kate Beckinsale dons her faux Catwoman suit once again to go head to head with the criminal world of undead monsters in this unimaginative sequel to the fun original. She and vampire/lycan hybrid (Scott Speedman) are on the run from baddies of all sorts as they try to put an ancient blood…

Rate this:

Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels (1998)

GUY RITCHIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   United Kingdom, 1998.  Summit Entertainment, The Steve Tisch Company, SKA Films, HandMade Films, Polygram Filmed Entertainment.  Screenplay by Guy Ritchie.  Cinematography by Tim Maurice-Jones.  Produced by Matthew Vaughn.  Music by David A. Hughes, John Murphy.  Production Design by Iain Andrews, Eve Mavrakis.  Costume Design by Stephanie Collie.  Film Editing by Niven Howie.  Superbly fun heist film…

Rate this: