Dreams of a Life (2011)

CAROL MORLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   United Kingdom/Ireland, 2011.  Cannon and Morley Productions, Film4, Soho Moon Pictures, UK Film Council.  Screenplay by Carol Morley.  Cinematography by Mary Farbrother, Lynda Hall.  Produced by Cairo Cannon, James Mitchell.  Music by Barry Adamson.  Production Design by Chris Richmond.  Costume Design by Leonie Prendergast.  Film Editing by Chris Wyatt.   Authorities pounding on the door of Joyce Vincent’s flat…

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The Spirit of ’45 (2013)

KEN LOACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5. United Kingdom, 2013.  Fly Film Company, Sixteen Films, Film4, Channel Four, UK Film Council, EM Media, BFI Film Fund, Channel 4.  Screenplay by Ken Loach.  Produced by Rebecca O’Brien, Kate Ogborn, Lisa Marie Russo.  Music by George Fenton.  Film Editing by Jonathan Morris. This lyrical, robust documentary sees Ken Loach examining the spirit…

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Glorious 39 (2009)

STEPHEN POLIAKOFF Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom, 2009.  BBC Films, UK Film Council, Screen East Content Investment Fund, Quickfire Films, Talkback Thames, Magic Light Pictures.  Screenplay by Stephen Poliakoff.  Cinematography by Danny Cohen.  Produced by Martin Pope, Barney Reisz.  Music by Adrian Johnston.  Production Design by Mark Leese.  Costume Design by Annie Symons.  Film Editing by Jason Krasucki.  Toronto International Film…

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St. Trinian’s (2007)

OLIVER PARKER, BARNABY THOMPSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  United Kingdom, 2007.  Ealing Studios, Entertainment Film Distributors, Fragile Films, UK Film Council.  Screenplay by Piers Ashworth, Nick Moorcroft, additional material by Jamie Minoprio, Jonathan M. Stern, based on cartoons by Ronald Searle.  Cinematography by Gavin Finney.  Produced by Oliver Parker, Barnaby Thompson.  Music by Charlie Mole.  Production Design by Amanda McArthur.  Costume Design by…

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Under The Skin (2013)

JONATHAN GLAZER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 2013.  Film4, British Film Institute, Silver Reel, Creative Scotland, Sigma Films, FilmNation Entertainment, Nick Wechsler Productions, JW Films, Canal+, Scottish Screen, UK Film Council.  Screenplay by Walter Campbell, Jonathan Glazer, based on the novel by Michel Faber.  Cinematography by Daniel Landin.  Produced by Nick Wechsler, James Wilson.  Music by Mica Levi.  Production…

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Girl With A Pearl Earring (2003)

PETER WEBBER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/Luxembourg, 2003.  Archer Street Productions, Delux Productions, Pathé Pictures International, Film Fund Luxembourg, UK Film Council, Wild Bear Films. Screenplay by Olivia Hetreed, based on the novel by Tracy Chevalier.  Cinematography by Eduardo Serra.  Produced by Andy Paterson, Anand Tucker.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Ben Van Os.  Costume Design by Dien van…

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The Woman In Black (2012)

JAMES WATKINS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  United Kingdom/Canada/Sweden, 2012.  Cross Creek Pictures, Hammer Films, Alliance Films, UK Film Council, Talisman Productions, Exclusive Media Group, Film i Väst, Filmgate Films, Filmgate.  Screenplay by Jane Goldman, based on the novel by Susan Hill.  Cinematography by Tim Maurice-Jones.  Produced by Richard Jackson, Simon Oakes, Brian Oliver.  Music by Marco Beltrami.  Production Design by Kave…

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Nowhere Boy (2009)

SAM TAYLOR-JOHNSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/Canada, 2009.  Ecosse Films, Film4, UK Film Council, Aver Media, North West Vision, Lipsync Productions.  Screenplay by Matt Greenhalgh, based on the memoir of Julia Baird.  Cinematography by Seamus McGarvey.  Produced by Robert Bernstein, Kevin Loader, Douglas Rae.  Music by Alison Goldfrapp, Will Gregory.  Production Design by Alice Normington.  Costume Design by Julian Day.  Film Editing by Lisa…

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The Merchant Of Venice (2004)

MICHAEL RADFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/Italy/Luxembourg/United Kingdom, 2004.  Movision, Avenue Pictures, UK Film Council, Film Fund Luxembourg, Delux Productions, Immagine e Cinema, Dania Film, Istituto Luce, Navidi-Wilde Productions Ltd., 39 McLaren St. Sydney, Rough Diamond Productions, Spice Factory.  Screenplay by Michael Radford, based on the play by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Benoit Delhomme.  Produced by Cary Brokaw, Michael Cowan, Barry…

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We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011)

LYNNE RAMSAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   United Kingdom/USA, 2011.  BBC Films, UK Film Council, Footprint Investment Fund, Piccadilly Pictures, Lipsync Productions, Independent, Artina Films, Rockinghorse Films, Caemhan, Panaramic, Beryl Betty, Atlantic Swiss Productions.  Screenplay by Lynne Ramsay, Rory Kinnear, based on the novel by Lionel Shriver.  Cinematography by Seamus McGarvey.  Produced by Jennifer Fox, Luc Roeg, Robert Salerno.  Music by Jonny…

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The Woman In The Fifth (2011)

PAWEL PAWLIKOWSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  La Femme Du Veme France/Poland/United Kingdom, 2011.  Haut et Court, Film4, UK Film Council, SPI International, The Bureau, Canal+, Orange Cinema Series, Artificial Eye, Memento Films International, Coficup, Backup Films, Soficinéma 6, Polish Film Institute.  Screenplay by Pawel Pawlikowski, based on the novel by Douglas Kennedy.  Cinematography by Ryszard…

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My Summer Of Love (2004)

PAWEL PAWLIKOWSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 2004.  Apocalypso Pictures, The Film Consortium, BBC Films, Baker Street, Take Partnership, UK Film Council. Screenplay by Pawel Pawlikowski, collaborating writer Michael Wynne, based on the novel by Helen Cross.  Cinematography by Ryszard Lenczewski.  Produced by Chris Collins, Tanya Seghatchian.  Music by Alison Goldfrapp, Will Gregory.  Production Design by John Stevenson.  Costume Design by…

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