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The Bag Man (2014)

Duration 1h 48m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script David Grovic, Paul Conway (and an original screenplay “Motel” by James Russo) Additional Info Rebecca Da Costa is an almost unfeasibly tall Brazilian model. I thought she did OK. Director David Grovic Starring John Cusack, Rebecca Da Costa, Robert De Nero, Crispin … Continue reading

The Book of Eli (2010)

Duration 1h 58m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Gary Whitta Additional Info This movie’s production costs were $80 million and it grossed double that, so it probably made money. Director The Hughes Brothers Starring Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis, Ray Stevenson, Jennifer Beals, Francis de la Tour, Michael Gambon, … Continue reading

Beowulf (2007)

Duration 1h 55m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story Loosely based on the epic English poem. Writers/Script Neil Gaiman, Roger Avery Additional Info The poem itself hangs over English students like a threatening cloud, since it is written in Old English, but at some point they have to study it. The original manuscript, now in … Continue reading

Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

Duration 1h 51m Rating (UK) X Source of story Actual events in the the real life of these two people – slightly more than “inspired by real events”. Writers/Script David Newman, Robert Benton (and Robert Towne uncredited) Additional Info The production costs are estimated at $2,500,00 and the film grossed more than $50,000,000, a result … Continue reading

Behind Enemy Lines (2001)

Duration 1h 46m Rating (UK) 12 Source of story Loosely based on the experiences of US Air Force Captain Scott O’Grady who was shot down over Bosnia in 1995 Writers/Script David Veloz, Zak Penn (story by Jim and John Thomas) Additional Info Scott O’Grady sued the makers of the film saying that the portrayal of … Continue reading

The Brothers Bloom (2008)

Duration 1h 54m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Rian Johnson Additional Info The director has subsequently been employed to write and direct the latest trio of StarWars films. Director Rian Johnson Starring Rachel Weisz, Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo, Rinko Kikuchi, Robbie Coltrane, Maximilian Schell Elevator Pitch A couple of brothers … Continue reading

Belle (2013)

Duration 1h 40m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story This outing was inspired by a true story about which little is known, apart from the existance of   portrait of a mixed race young woman together with her cousin, commissioned by Lord Mansfield then Lord Chief Justice of England. Writers/Script Misan Sagay (after arbitration, since … Continue reading

Black Hawk Down (2001)

Duration 2h 24m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A 1999 book of the same name by Mark Bowden which followed a series of articles in the Philadelphia Enquirer. These in turn described the real events which took place in 1993 in Mogadishu. Writers/Script Ken Nolan Additional Info Although the UN forces in the area … Continue reading

Beyond the Reach (2014)

Duration 1h 31m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A book from 1972 Deathwatch by Robb White, who was sufficiently well known in America to be on “This is Your Life” in 1959. He died in 1990. Writers/Script Stephen Susco Additional Info The star of the show is probably the Mercedes G65 6X6 a very … Continue reading

BLACK PANTHER (2018)

Duration 2h 14m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The Marvel Comic character and stories, by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee Writers/Script Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole Additional Info Martin Freeman is probably best known for playing Dr Watson in the Sherlock series. Were there no Americans capable of playing the slightly inept CIA man? … Continue reading

Billy Elliot (2000)

Duration 1h 50m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Lee Hall Additional Info Nominated for multiple awards including Oscars and won some BAFTAs. The later stage musicals have all cost more to present than the film cost. Director Stephen Daldry Starring Jamie Bell, Jean Heywood, Gary Lewis, Julie Walters, Stephen Mangan, … Continue reading

The Bookshop (2017)

Duration 1h 50m Rating (UK) Yet to get international release. Source of story A 1978 book by Penelope Fitzgerald (died in 2000) Writers/Script Isabel Coixet Additional Info Obviously for tax reasons the interiors filmed in Barcelona and the exteriors in Northern Ireland. Director Isabel Coixet Starring Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy, Hunter Tremayne, Frances Barber, James … Continue reading

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