Paddington 2 (2017)

PAUL KING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   United Kingdom/France/USA, 2017.  StudioCanal, Anton Capital Entertainment, Amazon Prime Instant Video, Canal+, Cine+, Heyday Films, Marmalade Films Ltd..  Screenplay by Paul King, Simon Farnaby, based on Paddington Bear created by Michael Bond.  Cinematography by Erik Wilson.  Produced by David Heyman.  Music by Dario Marianelli.  Production Design by Gary Williamson. Costume Design by Lindy Hemming.  Film…

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American Dreamer (1984)

RICK ROSENTHAL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1984.  CBS Theatrical Films.  Story by Ann Biderman, Screenplay by David Greenwalt, Jim Kouf.  Cinematography by Jan de Bont, Giuseppe Rotunno.  Produced by Doug Chapin.  Music by Lewis Furey.  Production Design by Brian Eatwell.  Costume Design by Michael Kaplan.  Film Editing by Anne Goursaud. Made at the height of the popularity of eighties concept comedies,…

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A Closed Book (2009)

RAOUL RUIZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   Alternate title:  Blind Revenge United Kingdom, 2009.  Eyeline Entertainment, Atlantic Film Distribution, Feature Productions, Centurion Entertainment.  Screenplay by Gilbert Adair.  Cinematography by Ricardo Aronovich.  Produced by Tom Kinninmont, Duncan Napier-Bell, Nicholas Napier-Bell, Tom Reeve, Romain Schroeder.  Music by Adrian Murray.  Production Design by Keith Slote.  Costume Design by Kate O’Farrell.  Film Editing by Sean Barton, Adrian Murray, Valeria Sarmiento.  …

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The Tempest (2010)

JULIE TAYMOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 2010.  Miramax, TalkStory Productions, Artemis Films, Mumbai Mantra Media, Prologue Films, Chartoff Hendee Productions, Chartoff Productions, Touchstone Pictures. Screenplay by Julie Taymor, based on the play by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Stuart Dryburgh.  Produced by Robert Chartoff, Lynne Hendee, Jason K. Lau, Julia Taylor-Stanley, Julie Taymor.  Music by Elliot Goldenthal.  Production Design…

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Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (1983)

NAGISA OSHIMA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/Japan, 1983.  National Film Trustee Company, Cineventure Productions London, Recorded Picture Company, Oshima Productions, TV Asahi, Broadbank Investments, Antares-Nova, Jeremy Thomas Productions.  Screenplay by Nagisa Oshima, Paul Mayersberg, based on the novel The Seed and the Sower by Laurens Van der Post.  Cinematography by Toichiro Narushima.  Produced by Jeremy Thomas.  Music by…

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The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.    USA/United Kingdom, 2012.  Warner Bros., Legendary Entertainment, DC Entertainment, Syncopy, DC Comics.  Story by David S. Goyer, Christopher Nolan, Screenplay by Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan, based on characters created by Bob Kane.  Cinematography by Wally Pfister.  Produced by Christopher Nolan, Charles Roven, Emma Thomas.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Nathan Crowley, Kevin Kavanaugh.  Costume…

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Derailed (2005)

MIKAEL HAFSTROM Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 2005.  Di Bonaventura Pictures, Miramax, Patalex V Productions Limited.  Screenplay by Stuart Beattie, based on the novel by James Siegel.  Cinematography by Peter Biziou.  Produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura.  Music by Ed Shearmur.  Production Design by Andrew Laws.  Costume Design by Natalie Ward.  Film Editing by Peter Boyle.   As fun as it is to see Jennifer…

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Shirley Valentine (1989)

LEWIS GILBERT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1989.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Willy Russell, based on his play.  Cinematography by Alan Hume.  Produced by Lewis Gilbert.  Music by Willy Russell.  Production Design by John Stoll.  Costume Design by Candy Paterson.  Film Editing by Lesley Walker.   Shirley Valentine (Pauline Collins) is a bored British housewife whose husband has the excitement level…

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Beyond Therapy (1987)

ROBERT ALTMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1987.  New World Pictures, A Roger Berlind Production, Sandcastle 5 Productions.  Screenplay by Christopher Durang, Robert Altman, based on the play by Christopher Durang.  Cinematography by Pierre Mignot.  Produced by Steven Haft.  Music by Gabriel Yared.  Production Design by Stephen Altman.  Costume Design by John Hay.  Film Editing by Jennifer Auge.   Odd adaptation…

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