Brick By Brick: A Civil Rights Story (2007)

BILL KAVANAGH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2007.  Kavanagh Productions.  Cinematography by Peter Stein.  Produced by Bill Kavanagh.  Music by Miki Navazlo.  Film Editing by Sylke Fröchtenigt. Segregation is not just a problem in the southern United States, as this key example of a controversial housing project in the state of New York makes clear.  Decades after neighbourhoods had … More Brick By Brick: A Civil Rights Story (2007)

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Girl 27 (2007)

DAVID STENN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2007.  TLR Productions.  Screenplay by David Stenn.   Cinematography by Peter B. Good.   Produced by David Stenn.   Music by Hal Lindes.   Production Design by Shawn Berry.    Film Editing by Tessa Davis.   In the days when all of Hollywood was run by a handful of studios that operated as kingdoms of entertainment, MGM … More Girl 27 (2007)

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The Invasion

BBB.5 (out of 5) Fourth version of the classic Jack Finney novel, this time with Nicole Kidman as a doctor who becomes aware that there are visitors who blending in a bit too easily. She’s a psychiatrist whose patient (Veronica Cartwright, who also appears in the Philip Kaufman version) insists that her husband is not the … More The Invasion

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St. Trinian’s

B (out of 5) Ronald Searle’s darkly funny comic panels, which inspired a slew of films in the sixties, have been resurrected in the form of this empty comedy. It is set at a girls’ boarding school beleaguered by bad management and even worse students, where young Talulah Riley is taken to live by her irresponsible … More St. Trinian’s

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Beaufort

BBB.5 (out of 5) Israeli soldiers are stationed at a centuries-old fort during the Lebanon war just before the country’s withdrawal from the territory.  The varied group of young men, whose personalities clash more often than cleave, see little action but plenty of friction as conflict wanes but danger still abounds.  The objective is to abandon … More Beaufort

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Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix (2007)

DAVID YATES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2007.  Warner Bros., Heyday Films, Cool Music.  Screenplay by Michael Goldenberg, based on the novel by J.K. Rowling.  Cinematography by Slawomir Idziak.  Produced by David Barron, David Heyman, Lorne Orleans.  Music by Nicholas Hooper.  Production Design by Stuart Craig.  Costume Design by Jany Temime.  Film Editing by Mark Day.  Year five and counting. Following the … More Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix (2007)

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