Beaufort (2007)

JOSEPH CEDAR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5. Israel, 2007.  United King Films, Metro Communications, Movie Plus, The Yehoshua Rabinowits Foundation, Cinema Project, Keshet Broadcasting, Yes-DBD Satellite Services, CDI, Cinema Factory Production Ltd., Cinema Industry Association in Israel.  Screenplay by Joseph Cedar, based on the novel Im Yesh Gan Eden by Ron Lesham.  Cinematography by Ofer Inov, Asaf Sudri.  Produced by David…

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Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End (2007)

GORE VERBINSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2007.  Walt Disney Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Second Mate Productions.  Screenplay by Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, based on characters created by Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Stuart Beattie, Jay Wolpert.  Cinematography by Dariusz Wolski.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Rick Heinrichs.  Costume Design by Penny Rose.  Film Editing by Stephen E. Rivkin,…

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Atonement (2007)

JOE WRIGHT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   United Kingdom/France, 2007.  Universal Pictures, StudioCanal, Relativity Media, Working Title Films.  Screenplay by Christopher Hampton, based on the novel Ian McEwan.  Cinematography by Seamus McGarvey.  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.   A classic example of a film…

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August Rush (2007)

KIRSTEN SHERIDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2007.  Warner Bros., Southpaw Entertainment, CJ Entertainment.  Story by Paul Castro, Nick Castle, Screenplay by Nick Castle, James V. Hart.  Cinematography by John Mathieson.  Produced by Richard Baron Lewis.  Music by Mark Mancina.  Production Design by Michael Shaw.  Costume Design by Frank L. Fleming.  Film Editing by William Steinkamp.   Painfully melodramatic bullshit about a little…

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The Counterfeiters (2007)

STEFAN RUZOWITZKY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  Original title:  Die Falscher Austria/Germany, 2007.  Magnolia Filmproduktion, Aichholzer Filmproduktion, Beta Cinema, Filmförderung Hamburg, Studio Babelsberg, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen.  Screenplay by Stefan Ruzowitzky, based on the book The Devil’s Workshop by Adolf Burger.  Cinematography by Benedict Neuenfels.  Produced by Josef Aichholzer, Nina Bohlmann, Babette Schroder.  Music by Marius Ruhland. Production Design by Isidor Wimmer.  Costume Design…

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Operation Homecoming: Writing The Wartime Experience (2007)

RICHARD ROBBINS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2007.  The Documentary Group.  Screenplay by Colby Buzzell, Edward Parker Gyokeres, Sangjoon Han, Ed Hrivnak, Jack Lewis, John McCary, Denis Prior, Michael Strobl, Brian Turner.  Cinematography by Jason Ellson.  Produced by Richard Robbins.  Music by Ben Decter.  Production Design by Regina O’Brien.  Costume Design by Jeannine West.  Film Editing by Gillian McCarthy.   The power of literature to…

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Norbit (2007)

BRIAN ROBBINS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0.  USA, 2007.  DreamWorks, Davis Entertainment, Tollin/Robbins Productions.  Story by Eddie Murphy, Charles Q. Murphy, Screenplay by Eddie Murphy, Charles Q. Murphy, Jay Scherick, David Ronn.  Cinematography by Clark Mathis. Produced by John Davis, Eddie Murphy.  Music by David Newman.  Production Design by Clay A. Griffith.  Costume Design by Molly Maginnis.  Film Editing by Ned Bastille.  …

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Juno (2007)

JASON REITMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/Canada, 2007.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Mandate Pictures, Mr. Mudd.  Screenplay by Diablo Cody.  Cinematography by Eric Steelberg. Produced by Lianne Halfon, John Malkovich, Mason Novick, Russell Smith.  Music by Mateo Messina.  Production Design by Steve Saklad.  Costume Design by Monique Prudhomme.  Film Editing by Dana E. Glauberman.   Sixteen year-old wiseass Juno (Ellen Page) has curiousity-driven…

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Away From Her (2006)

SARAH POLLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Canada, 2006.  Foundry Films, Capri Releasing, HanWay Films, Echo Lake Entertainment, Telefilm Canada, Canadian Television Fund, The Movie Network, Super Ecran, Astral Media, Ontario Media Development Corporation, Movie Central, Corus, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit, The Film Farm, Hollydan Works, Pulling Focus Pictures.  Screenplay by Sarah…

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Into The Wild (2007)

SEAN PENN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2007.  Paramount Vantage, Art Linson Productions, Into the Wild, River Road Entertainment.  Screenplay by Sean Penn, based on the book by Jon Krakauer.  Cinematography by Eric Gautier.  Produced by Art Linson, Sean Penn, Bill Pohlad.  Music by Michael Brook, Kaki King, Eddie Vedder.  Production Design by Derek R. Hill.  Costume Design by Mary Claire…

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Sicko (2007)

MICHAEL MOORE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2007.  Dog Eat Dog Films, The Weinstein Company.  Screenplay by Michael Moore.  Cinematography by Andrew Black.  Produced by Michael Moore, Meghan O’Hara, Susannah Price.  Music by Erin O’Hara.  Film Editing by Geoffrey Richman, Chris Seward, Dan Swietlik.   Documentarian and loveable rabble-rouser Michael Moore delves into the All American Dream once again for this wholly…

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12 (2007)

NIKITA MIKHALKOV Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5 Russia, 2007.  Federal Agency for Culture and Cinematography, Studio Trite, Three T Productions.  Screenplay by Nikita Mikhalkov, Aleksandr Novototskiy-Vlasov, Vladimir Moiseenko.  Cinematography by Vladislav Opelyants. Produced by Leonid Vereshchagin.  Music by Eduard Artemev.  Production Design by Viktor Petrov.  Costume Design by Natalya Dzyubenko.  Film Editing by Enzo Meniconi, Andrey Zaytsev.   A marvelous experience even if you are…

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