Postcards From London (2018)

STEVE McLEAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  United Kingdom, 2018.  Diablo Films, BFI Film Fund, Creativity Capital.  Screenplay by Steve McLean.  Cinematography by Annika Summerson.  Produced by Soledad Gatti-Pascual.  Music by Julian Bayliss.  Production Design by Ollie Tiong.  Costume Design by Kate Forbes.  Film Editing by Stephen Boucher. Harris Dickinson, once again playing gay bait dipped in body oil, is a young man…

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Career Girls (1997)

MIKE LEIGH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  United Kingdom/France, 1997.  Channel Four Films, Thin Man Films, Matrix Films, Channel 4 Television Corporation.  Screenplay by Mike Leigh.   Cinematography by Dick Pope.  Produced by Simon Channing Williams.  Music by Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Tony Remy.  Production Design by Eve Stewart.  Film Editing by Robin Sales. Mike Leigh scores a rare misfire with this drab story…

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The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1927.  Gainsborough Pictures, Carlyle Blackwell Productions.  Screenplay by Eliot Stannard, from the novel and play by Marie Belloc Lowndes.  Cinematography by Gaetano di Ventimiglia.  Produced by Michael Balcon, Carlyle Blackwell.  Production Design by C. Wilfred Arnold, Bertram Evans.  Film Editing by Ivor Montagu. This early classic by Alfred Hitchcock shows the master…

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)

DAVID YATES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2018.  Heyday Films, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by J.K. Rowling, based on her characters.  Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot.  Produced by David Heyman, Steve Kloves, J.K. Rowling, Lionel Wigram.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Stuart Craig.  Costume Design by Colleen Atwood.  Film Editing by Mark Day. The nefarious Grindelwald (Johnny Depp as Annie…

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Widows (2018)

STEVE McQUEEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2018.  Regency Enterprises, See-Saw Films, Film4, New Regency Pictures.  Screenplay by Gillian Flynn, Steve McQueen, based on the miniseries by Lynda La Plante.  Cinematography by Sean Bobbitt.  Produced by Iain Canning, Steve McQueen, Arnon Milchan, Emile Sherman.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Adam Stockhausen.  Costume Design by Jenny Eagan.  Film Editing by…

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Carry On Doctor (1967)

GERALD THOMAS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1967.  The Rank Organisation.  Screenplay by Talbot Rothwell.  Cinematography by Alan Hume.  Produced by Peter Rogers.  Music by Eric Rogers.  Production Design by Cedric Dawe.  Costume Design by Yvonne Caffin.  Film Editing by Alfred Roome.   Halfway through the lengthy career of the Carry On films, they’re still winning at the box office and, in this case,…

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A Private War (2018)

MATTHEW HEINEMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2018.  Acacia Filmed Entertainment, Savvy Media Holdings, Thunder Road Pictures, Denver and Delilah Productions, Kamala Films.  Screenplay by Arash Amel, based on the Vanity Fair article “Marie Colvin’s Private War” by Marie Brenner.  Cinematography by Robert Richardson.  Produced by Matthew George, Matthew Heineman, Basil Iwanyk, Marissa McMahon, Charlize Theron.  Music by…

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The Favourite (2018)

YORGOS LANTHIMOS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Ireland/United Kingdom/USA, 2018.  Element Pictures, Scarlet Films, Film4, Waypoint Entertainment.  Screenplay by Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara.  Cinematography by Robbie Ryan.   Produced by Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Yorgos Lanthimos, Lee Magiday.   Music by William Lyons, Johnnie Burn.  Production Design by Fiona Crombie.  Costume Design by Sandy Powell.  Film Editing by Yorgos Mavropsaridis.  Golden Globe Awards 2018….

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At Eternity’s Gate (2018)

JULIAN SCHNABEL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Switzerland/United Kingdom/France/USA, 2018.  Iconoclast, Riverstone Pictures, SPK Pictures.  Screenplay by Jean-Claude Carrière, Louise Kugelberg, Julian Schnabel.  Cinematography by Benoit Delhomme.  Produced by Jon Kilik.  Music by Tatiana Lisovkaia.  Production Design by Stéphane Cressend.  Costume Design by Cecile Vatelot.  Film Editing by Louise Kugelberg, Julian Schnabel.  Golden Globe Awards 2018. It seems incredible after almost forty films have…

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Bohemian Rhapsody

BRYAN SINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2018.  GK Films, New Regency Pictures, Queen Films Ltd., Regency Enterprises, Tribeca Productions.  Story by Anthony McCarten, Peter Morgan, Screenplay by Anthony McCarten.   Cinematography by Newton Thomas Sigel.  Produced by Jim Beach, Robert De Niro, Graham King.  Music by John Ottman.  Production Design by Aaron Haye.  Costume Design by Julian Day.  Film Editing…

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Little Dieter Needs To Fly (1997)

WERNER HERZOG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB. Germany/United Kingdom/France, 1997.  Werner Herzog Filmproduktion, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, ZDF Enterprises, British Broadcasting Corporation, Arte, Media Ventures, Outpost Studios.  Screenplay by Werner Herzog.  Cinematography by Peter Zeitlinger.  Produced by Lucki Stipetic.  Film Editing by Joe Bini, Glen Scantlebury, Rainer Standke.   Werner Herzog investigates the life of Dieter Dengler, shot down over Laos…

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Outlaw King (2018)

DAVID MACKENZIE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2018.    Sigma Films, Anonymous Content, Clockwork Sessions.  Screenplay by Bathsheba Doran, David Mackenzie, James MacInnes, additional writing by David Harrower, Mark Bomback.  Cinematography by Barry Ackroyd.  Produced by Gillian Berrie.  Music by Barry Burns, Tony Doogan, Greg Lawson, Raymond MacDonald, David Mackenzie, Lucie Treacher.  Production Design by Donald Graham Burt.  Costume…

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