Tony Manero (2008)

PABLO LARRAIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Chile/Brazil, 2008.  Fabula Productions, Fabula, Latina Estudio Prodigital, Latina Estudio.  Screenplay by Alfredo Castro, Mateo Iribarren, Pablo Larraín.  Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong.  Produced by Juan de Dios Larrain.  Music by Juan Cristóbal Meza.  Production Design by Polin Garbizu.   Costume Design by Muriel Parra.  Film Editing by Anrea…

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You Don’t Mess With The Zohan (2008)

DENNIS DUGAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 2008.  Columbia Pictures, Relativity Media, Happy Madison Productions, FortyFour Studios.  Screenplay by Adam Sandler, Robert Smigel, Judd Apatow.  Cinematography by Michael Barrett.  Produced by Jack Giarraputo, Adam Sandler.  Music by Rupert Gregson-Williams.  Production Design by Perry Andelin Blake.  Costume Design by Ellen Lutter.  Film Editing by…

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Delta (2008)

KORNEL MUNDRUCZO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Hungary/Germany, 2008.  Proton Cinema, Essential Filmproduktion GmbH, Filmpartners, ZDF/Arte, Motion Picture Public Foundation of Hungary, Ministry of Education and Culture, TV2, Budapest Film, Mitteldeutsche Medienforderung, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg.  Screenplay by Yvette Biro, Kornél Mundruczó.  Cinematography by Matyas Erdely.  Produced by Philippe Bober, Viktória Petrányi.  Music by Félix Lajkó. …

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Lorna’s Silence (2008)

JEAN-PIERRE DARDENNE, LUC DARDENNE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Original title:  Le silence de Lorna Belgium/France/Italy/Germany, 2008.  Les Films Du Fleuve, Archipel 35, Lucky Red, Radio Television Belge Francophone, Arte France Cinema, WDR / Arte, Gemini Film, Mogador Film, Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Télédistributeurs Wallons, Eurimages, Canal+, CineCinema, Centre…

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Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (2008)

ALEX GIBNEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2008.  BBC Storyville, Diverse Productions, HDNet Films, Jigsaw Productions, Phantom Films.  Screenplay by Alex Gibney, based on the writings of Hunter S. Thompson.  Cinematography by Maryse Alberti.  Produced by Graydon Carter, Lisa Cohen, Alison Ellwood, Alex Gibney, Jason Kliot, Eva Orner, Joana Vicente.  Music by David…

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Dog Tags (2008)

DAMION DIETZ Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  USA, 2008.  New Media Entertainment LLC.  Screenplay by Damion Dietz.  Cinematography by Terence Pratt.  Produced by Damion Dietz, Stephanie Kirchen.  Music by Jeffery Alan Jones.  Production Design by Kathleen Finch.  Costume Design by Cynthia Salazar.  Film Editing by Denise Howard.   Podcast: Bad Gay Movies. Two strangers are…

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The Brothers Bloom (2008)

RIAN JOHNSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.    USA, 2008.  Endgame Entertainment, Ram Bergman Productions, The Weinstein Company.  Screenplay by Rian Johnson.  Cinematography by Steve Yedlin.  Produced by Ram Bergman, James D. Stern.  Music by Nathan Johnson.  Production Design by Jim Clay.  Costume Design by Beatrix Aruna Pasztor.  Film Editing by Gabriel Wrye.  Toronto International Film Festival 2008. Imagine a movie in which…

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Frontier of Dawn (2008)

PHILIPPE GARREL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   Original title:  La Frontiere de l’Aube France, 2008.  Cofinova 4, Rectangle Productions, StudioUrania.  Screenplay by Philippe Garrel, Marc Cholodenko, Arlette Langmann.  Cinematography by William Lubtchansky.  Produced by Edouard Weil.  Music by Jean-Claude Vannier.  Production Design by Sophie Quiedeville.  Costume Design by Justine Pearce.  Film Editing by Yann Dedet.  Cannes Film Festival 2008. Louis Garrel plays a photographer who…

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Below Sea Level (2008)

GIANFRANCO ROSI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA/Italy, 2008.  21 One Productions.  Cinematography by Gianfranco Rosi.  Produced by Gianfranco Rosi.  Film Editing by Jacopo Quadri.   Approximately two hundred miles outside of Los Angeles is a barren landscape where people have to come to live a lawless existence, sleeping in their cars or trailers and eking out an existence for…

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Speed Racer (2008)

LILLY WACHOWSKI, LANA WACHOWSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA/Australia/Germany, 2008.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Silver Pictures, Anarchos Productions, Velocity Productions, Studio Babelsberg.  Screenplay by Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski, based on the animated series by Tatsuo Yoshida.  Cinematography by David Tattersall.  Produced by Grant Hill, Joel Silver, Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski.  Music by Michael Giacchino.  Production Design by Owen…

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Of Time And The City (2008)

TERENCE DAVIES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   United Kingdom, 2008.  Screenplay by Terence Davies.  Cinematography by Tim Pollard.  Produced by Roy Boulter, Sol Papadopoulos.  Music by Ian Neil.  Film Editing by Liza Ryan-Carter.  Academy Awards 2008.  New York Film Critics 2009.  Toronto International Film Festival 2008.  Terence Davies’ fictional films have often had a deep, resonant preoccupation with his beloved birthplace of…

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Little Ashes (2008)

PAUL MORRISON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/Spain, 2008.  APT Films, Aria Films, Factotum Barcelona S.L., Met Film Production, Met Film.  Screenplay by Philippa Goslett.  Cinematography by Adam Suschitzky.  Produced by Carlo Dusi, Jonny Persey, Jaume Vilalta.  Music by Miguel Mera.  Production Design by Pere Francesc.  Costume Design by Antonio Belart.  Film Editing by Rachel Tunnard. Best buddies Luis Bunuel and…

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