The Homecoming (1973)

PETER HALL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB United Kingdom/USA, 1973. Cinévision Ltée, The American Film Theatre. Screenplay by Harold Pinter, based on his play. Cinematography by David Watkin. Produced by Ely A. Landau. Production Design by John Bury. Costume Design by Joan Bridge, Elizabeth Haffenden. Film Editing by Rex Pyke. The Royal Shakespeare Company…

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Accident (1967)

JOSEPH LOSEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB United Kingdom, 1967. Royal Avenue Chelsea. Screenplay by Harold Pinter, based on the novel by Nicholas Mosley. Cinematography by Gerry Fisher. Produced by Joseph Losey, Norman Priggen. Music by John Dankworth. Production Design by Carmen Dillon. Costume Design by Beatrice Dawson. Film Editing by Reginald Beck. Cannes…

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Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

ROGER SPOTTISWOODE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1997.  Eon Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, United Artists.  Screenplay by Bruce Feirstein, based on characters created by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson.  Music by David Arnold.  Production Design by Allan Cameron.  Costume Design by Lindy Hemming.  Film Editing by Michel Arcand, Dominique Fortin.  Golden Globe Awards 1997. The second Bond installment to…

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Watership Down (1978)

MARTIN ROSEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1978.  Nepenthe Productions, Watership Productions.  Screenplay by Martin Rosen, based on the novel by Richard Adams.  Produced by Martin Rosen.  Music by Angela Morley.  Film Editing by Terry Rawlings.   This animated film is about a small group of rabbits who have been told by their seer that their warren is…

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Mona Lisa Smile (2003)

MIKE NEWELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 2003.   Revolution Studios, Red Om Films.   Screenplay by Lawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthal.   Cinematography by Anastas N. Michos.   Produced by Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Paul Schiff, Deborah Schindler.   Music by Rachel Portman.   Production Design by Jane Musky.   Costume Design by Michael Dennison.   Film Editing by Mick Audsley.   Golden Globe Awards…

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Elizabeth

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Stunning costume drama concentrates on the period between Elizabeth I’s youthful coronation and her decision to become the untouchable Virgin Queen who led England to world superpower status.  Cate Blanchett flawlessly navigates the character from her shaky days as a torn woman pulled in so many personal and political directions to…

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