Queen Of Katwe (2016)

MIRA NAIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2016.  ESPN Films, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by William Wheeler, based on the ESPN Magazine article and book by Tim Crothers.  Cinematography by Sean Bobbitt. Produced by John B. Carls, Lydia Dean Pilcher.  Music by Alex Heffes.  Production Design by Stephanie Carroll.  Costume Design by Mobolaji Dawodu.  Film Editing by Barry Alexander Brown.  Toronto International…

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The Perez Family (1995)

MIRA NAIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1995.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company.  Screenplay by Robin Swicord, based on the novel by Christine Bell.  Cinematography by Stuart Dryburgh.  Produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher, Michael Nozik.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Mark Friedberg.  Costume Design by Eduardo Castro.  Film Editing by Robert Estrin, Greg Finton. A Cuban family is trying to…

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The Namesake (2006)

MIRA NAIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  India/USA, 2006.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Cine Mosaic, Entertainment Farm, Mirabai Films, UTV Motion Pictures.  Screenplay by Sooni Taraporevala, based on the novel by Jhumpa Lahiri.  Cinematography by Frederick Elmes.  Produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher, Mira Nair.  Music by Nitin Sawhney.  Production Design by Stephanie Carroll.  Costume Design by Arjun Bhasin.  Film Editing by Allyson C. Johnson.  Independent Spirit Awards 2007.  National…

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Amelia (2009)

MIRA NAIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2009.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Avalon Pictures, AE Electra Productions.  Screenplay by Ronald Bass, Anna Hamilton Phelan, based on the books East To The Dawn: The Life of Amelia Earhart by Susan Butler and The Sound of Wings: The Life of Amelia Earhart by Mary S. Lovell.  Cinematography by Stuart Dryburgh.  Produced…

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Kama Sutra: A Tale Of Love (1996)

MIRA NAIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  United Kingdom/India/USA/Germany/Japan, 1996.  NDF International, Pony Canyon, Pandora Filmproduktion, Channel Four Films, Mirabai Films.  Screenplay by Helena Kriel, Mira Nair, based on the story Hand Me Downs by Wajida Tabassuh.  Cinematography by Declan Quinn.  Produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher, Mira Nair.  Music by Mychael Danna.  Production Design by Mark Friedberg.  Costume Design by Eduardo Castro.  Film…

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So Far From India (1983)

MIRA NAIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5. USA, 1983.  Cinematography by Mitch Epstein.  Film Editing by Ann Schaetzel. Mira Nair interviews a New York friend, like herself originally from India, and presents an examination on the life of an immigrant in America. Ashok Seth works a subway newstand after having left his homeland some years earlier. His…

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Vanity Fair (2004)

MIRA NAIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2004.  Focus Features, Tempesta Films, Granada Film Productions, Inside Track Films, Mirabai Films, Cine Mosaic.  Screenplay by Matthew Faulk, Mark Skeet, Julian Fellowes, based on the novel by William Makepeace Thackeray.  Cinematography by Declan Quinn.  Produced by Janette Day, Lydia Dean Pilcher, Donna Gigliotti.  Music by Mychael Danna.  Production Design by…

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Monsoon Wedding (2001)

MIRA NAIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  India/USA/Italy/Germany/France, 2001.  IFC Productions, Mirabai Films, Pandora Filmproduktion, Paradis Films, Mirabai Films Delhi.  Screenplay by Sabrina Dhawan.  Cinematography by Declan Quinn.  Produced by Caroline Baron, Mira Nair.  Music by Mychael Danna.  Production Design by Stephanie Carroll.  Costume Design by Arjun Bhasin.  Film Editing by Allyson C. Johnson.  European Film Awards 2001.  Golden Globe Awards…

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