The Gates (2007)

ANTONIO FERRERA, ALBERT MAYSLES, DAVID MAYSLES, MATTHEW PRINZING Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2007.  Maysles Films.  Cinematography by Antonio Ferrara, Albert Maysles, Karola Ritter.  Produced by Antonio Ferrara, Maureen A. Ryan, Vladimir Yavachev.  Film Editing by Antonio Ferrara, Matthew Prinzing. Christo and Jeanne-Claude‘s completed projects always found their way to reality a long…

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Unrelated (2007)

JOANNA HOGG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom, 2007.  Raw Siena.   Screenplay by Joanna Hogg.   Cinematography by Oliver Curtis.   Produced by Barbara Stone.   Production Design by Stephane Collonge.   Costume Design by Stéphane Collonge.   Film Editing by Helle le Fevre.  Anna comes to a villa in Tuscany where her best friend Verena is summering…

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Cthluhu

DAN GILDARK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 2007.  Arkham Northwest Productions, Cascadia Film Collective.  Story by Grant Cogswell, Dan Gildark, Screenplay by Grant Cogswell,  additional dialogue by Douglas Light, additional story by Jason Cottle, based on the writings of H.P. Lovecraft.  Cinematography by Sean Kirby.  Produced by Jeffrey Brown, Alexis Ferris, Dan Gildark,…

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Georgia Rule (2007)

GARRY MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  USA, 2007.  Morgan Creek Entertainment, Trust Me.  Screenplay by Mark Andrus.   Cinematography by Karl Walter Lindenlaub.   Produced by David Robinson, James G. Robinson.   Music by John Debney.   Production Design by Albert Brenner.   Costume Design by Gary Jones.   Film Editing by Bruce Green, Tara Timpone. Rebellious and irreverent,…

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Water Lilies (2007)

CELINE SCIAMMA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: Naissance des pieuvres France, 2007.  Balthazar Productions, Canal+, La Région Île-de-France, Arte / Cofinova 3, Centre National du Cinema et de L’Image Animee.  Screenplay by Céline Sciamma. Cinematography by Crystel Fournier. Produced by Bénédicte Couvreur, Jerome Dopffer. Music by Jean-Baptiste de Laubier.  Production Design by…

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The Houseboy (2007)

SPENCER SCHILLY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB .    USA, 2007.  Big Critter Pictures.   Screenplay by Spencer Schilly.   Cinematography by Derek Curl.  Produced by Derek Curl.   Music by Kurt Gellersted.  Film Editing by Spencer Schilly.   Podcast: Bad Gay Movies. Ricky (Nick May) is the third in a cozy relationship that has been enjoying a menage…

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Martian Child (2007)

MENNO MEYJES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 2007.  New Line Cinema, Hannah Rachel Production Services, Meradin Zweite Productions.  Screenplay by Seth Bass, Jonathan Tolins, based on the novel by David Gerrold.  Cinematography by Robert D. Yeoman.  Produced by Ed Elbert, David Kirschner, Corey Sienaga.  Music by Aaron Zigman.  Production Design by Hugo Luczyc-Wyhowski. …

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The Banishment (2007)

ANDREY ZVYAGINTSEV Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Original title:  Izgnanie Russia, 2007.  Ren-TV.  Screenplay by Artyom Melkumyan, Oleg Negin, based on the novel The Laughing Matter by William Saroyan.  Cinematography by Mikhail Krichman.  Produced by Dmitry Lesnevsky.  Music by Andrey Dergachev, Arvo Part.  Production Design by Andrey Ponkratov.  Film Editing by Anna Mass.  Cannes Film…

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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…

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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…

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The Invasion (2007)

OLIVER HIRSCHBIEGEL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA/Australia, 2007.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Silver Pictures, Vertigo Entertainment.  Screenplay by David Kajganich, based on the novel Body Snatchers by Jack Finney.  Cinematography by Rainer Klausmann.  Produced by Joel Silver.  Music by John Ottman.  Production Design by Jack Fisk.  Costume Design by Jacqueline West.  Film Editing by Hans Funck, Joel Negron.   Fourth version of the…

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Alexandra (2007)

ALEXANDER SOKUROV Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Aleksandra Russia/France, 2007.  Proline Film, Rezo Productions, Russian Federation of Cinematography, Centre National De La Cinematographie.  Screenplay by Aleksandr Sokurov.  Cinematography by Aleksandr Burov.  Produced by Laurent Danielou, Andrey Sigle.  Music by Andrey Sigle.  Production Design by Dmitriy Malich.  Costume Design by Lidiya Kryukova.  Film Editing by Sergey Ivanov.  Cannes Film Festival 2007.  Toronto International…

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