Pride & Prejudice (2005)

JOE WRIGHT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   United Kingdom, 2005.  Focus Features, Universal Pictures, StudioCanal, Working Title Films, Scion Films.  Screenplay by Deborah Moggach, based on the novel by Jane Austen.  Cinematography by Roman Osin.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner,Paul Webster.  Music by Dario Marianelli.  Production Design by Sarah Greenwood.  Costume Design by Jacqueline Durran.  Film Editing by Paul Tothill.   That fucking Jane Austen,…

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Transamerica (2005)

DUNCAN TUCKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB. USA, 2005.  Belladonna Productions.  Screenplay by Duncan Tucker.  Cinematography by Stephen Kazmierski.  Produced by Rene Bastian, Sebastian Dungan, Linda Moran.  Music by David Mansfield.  Production Design by Mark White.  Costume Design by Danny Glicker.  Film Editing by Pam Wise.   Felicity Huffman plays a pre-operative transsexual who learns a week before her operation that she has a teenaged…

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Darwin’s Nightmare (2004)

HUBERT SAUPER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Austria/Belgium/France/Canada/Finland/Sweden, 2004.  Mille et Une Productions, Coop99 Filmproduktion, Saga Film, Arte, Westdeutscher Rundfunk.  Screenplay by Hubert Sauper.  Cinematography by Hubert Sauper.  Produced by Barbara Albert, Martin Gschlacht, Edouard Mauriat, Hubert Sauper, Antonin Svoboda, Hubert Toint.   Production Design by Nick Flynn, Sandor Rieder.  Film Editing by Denise Vindevogel.   At some turns heartbreaking, at others terrifying,…

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Murderball (2005)

DANA ADAM SHAPIRO, HENRY ALEX RUBIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2005.  Paramount Pictures, MTV Films, Participant Media, A&E IndieFilms, EAT Films.  Cinematography by Henry Alex Rubin.  Produced by Jeffrey V. Mandel, Dana Adam Shapiro.  Music by Jamie Saft.  Film Editing by Conor O’Neill, Geoffrey Richman.   Excellent documentary about the US Paralympic team of rugby players, whose version…

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Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005)

MARC ROTHEMUND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Sophie Scholl – Die Letzten Tage Germany, 2005.  Broth Film, Goldkind Filmproduktion. Screenplay by Fred Breinersdorfer.  Cinematography by Martin Langer.  Produced by Fred Breinersdorfer, Sven Burgemeister, Christoph Muller, Marc Rothemund.  Music by Reinhold Heil, Johnny Klimek.  Production Design by Jana Karen.  Costume Design by Natascha Curtius-Noss.  Film Editing by Hans Funck.   The sad reality of the…

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Batman Begins (2005)

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 2005.  Warner Bros., Syncopy, DC Comics, Patalex III Productions Limited.  Story by David S. Goyer, Screenplay by Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer, based on characters created by Bob Kane.  Cinematography by Wally Pfister.  Produced by Larry J. Franco, Lorne Orleans, Charles Roven, Emma Thomas.  Music by James Newton Howard, Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by…

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Junebug (2005)

PHIL MORRISON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2005.  Junebug Movie, Epoch Films.  Screenplay by Angus MacLachlan.  Cinematography by Peter Donahue.  Produced by Mindy Goldberg, Mike S. Ryan.  Music by Yo La Tengo.  Production Design by David Doernberg.  Costume Design by Danielle Kays.  Film Editing by Joe Klotz.   Embeth Davidtz and Alessandro Nivola meet in her art gallery and after two weeks are married and visiting his home…

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Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)

HAYAO MIYAZAKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Original title:  Hauru No Ugoku Shiro Japan, 2004.  Buena Vista Home Entertainment, DENTSU Music And Entertainment, Mitsubishi, Nippon Television Network, Studio Ghibli, Tohokushinsha Film Corporation, Tokuma Shoten, d-rights.  Screenplay by Hayao Miyazaki, based on the novel by Diana Wynne Jones.  Cinematography by Atsushi Okui.  Produced by Rick Dempsey, Ned Lott, Toshio Suzuki.  Music by…

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Capote (2005)

BENNETT MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Canada/USA, 2005.  United Artists, Sony Pictures Classics, A-Line Pictures, Cooper’s Town Productions, Infinity Media, Eagle Vision.  Screenplay by Dan Futterman, based on the book by Gerald Clarke.  Cinematography by Adam Kimmel.  Produced by Caroline Baron, Michael Ohoven, William Vince.  Music by Mychael Danna.  Production Design by Jess Gonchor.  Costume Design by Kasia Walicka-Maimone.  Film Editing by…

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The Constant Gardener (2005)

FERNANDO MEIRELLES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/Germany, 2005.  Focus Features, UK Film Council, Potboiler Productions, Scion Films, Blue Sky Films, Epsilon Motion Pictures, Studio Babelsberg.  Screenplay by Jeffrey Caine, based on the novel by John Le Carre.  Cinematography by Cesar Charlone.  Produced by Simon Channing Williams. Music by Alberto Iglesias.  Production Design by Mark Tildesley.  Costume Design by Odile Dicks-Mireaux.  Film…

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The New World (2005)

TERRENCE MALICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2005.  New Line Cinema, Sunflower Productions, Sarah Green Film, First Foot Films, The Virginia Company LLC.  Screenplay by Terrence Malick.  Cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki.  Produced by Sarah Green.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Jack Fisk.  Costume Design by Jacqueline West.  Film Editing by Richard Chew, Hank Corwin, Saar Klein, Mark Yoshikawa.  …

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Walk The Line (2005)

JAMES MANGOLD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/Germany, 2005.  Fox 2000 Pictures, Tree Line Film, Konrad Pictures, Catfish Productions, Major Studio Partners, Mars Media Beteiligungs.  Screenplay by Gill Dennis, James Mangold, based on the books Man In Black by Johnny Cash, and Cash: The Autobiography by Johnny Cash and Patrick Carr.  Cinematography by Phedon Papamichael.  Produced by James…

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