Heaven (2002)

TOM TYKWER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Germany/Italy/USA/France/United Kingdom, 2002.  Miramax, X-Filme Creative Pool, Mirage Enterprises, Noé Productions.  Screenplay by Krzysztof Kieslowski, Krzysztof Piesiewicz. Cinematography by Frank Griebe.  Produced by Stefan Arndt, Frederique Dumas-Zajdela, William Horberg, Maria Kopf, Anthony Minghella.  Production Design by Uli Hanisch.  Costume Design by Monika Jacobs.  Film Editing by Mathilde Bonnefoy.   When celebrated filmmaker Krzysztof Kieslowski passed away…

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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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Catch A Fire (2006)

PHILLIP NOYCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  France/United Kingdom/South Africa/USA, 2006.  Focus Features, StudioCanal, Working Title Films, Mirage Enterprises.  Screenplay by Shawn Slovo.  Cinematography by Ron Fortunato, Garry Phillips.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Anthony Minghella, Robyn Slovo.  Music by Philip Miller.  Production Design by Johnny Breedt.  Costume Design by Reza Levy.  Film Editing by Jill Bilcock.   “Your father is the reason…

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Nine (2009)

ROB MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA/Italy, 2009.  The Weinstein Company, Relativity Media, Marc Platt Productions, Lucamar Productions, Jac Film and Television, Guido Contini Films.  Screenplay by Michael Tolkin, Anthony Minghella, based on the Broadway musical by Arthur Kopit, Maury Yeston, Mario Fratti.  Cinematography by Dion Beebe.  Produced by John DeLuca, Rob Marshall, Marc Platt, Harvey…

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Breaking And Entering (2006)

ANTHONY MINGHELLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2006.   Miramax, Mirage Enterprises.   Screenplay by Anthony Minghella.   Cinematography by Benoit Delhomme.   Produced by Tim Bricknell, Anthony Minghella, Sydney Pollack.   Music by Karl Hyde, Rick Smith, Gabriel Yared.   Production Design by Alex McDowell.   Costume Design by Natalie Ward.   Film Editing by Lisa Gunning.    Jude…

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Truly, Madly, Deeply (1990)

ANTHONY MINGHELLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1990.   British Broadcasting Corporation, Lionheart, Winston.   Screenplay by Anthony Minghella.   Cinematography by Remi Adefarasin.   Produced by Robert Cooper.   Music by Barrington Pheloung.   Production Design by Barbara Gosnold.   Costume Design by James Keast.   Film Editing by John Stothart.   Wonderful film that comes off as the British…

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Cold Mountain (2003)

ANTHONY MINGHELLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 2003.   Miramax, Mirage Enterprises,  Bona Fide Productions, Castel Film Romania, Cattleya.   Screenplay by Anthony Minghella, based on the book by Charles Frazier.  Cinematography by John Seale.   Produced by Albert Berger, William Horberg, Sydney Pollack, Ron Yerxa.   Music by Gabriel Yared.   Production Design by Dante Ferretti.   Costume Design by Carlo…

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The Reader (2008)

STEPHEN DALDRY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA/Germany, 2008.  The Weinstein Company, Mirage Enterprises, Studio Babelsberg, Filmforderungsanstalt, Deutscher Filmforderfonds, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Mitteldeutsche Medienforderung, Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen.  Screenplay by David Hare, based on the book Der Vorleser by Bernhard Schlink.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins, Chris Menges.  Produced by Donna Gigliotti, Anthony Minghella, Redmond Morris, Sydney Pollack.  Music by Nico Muhly.  Production Design by Brigitte Broch.  Costume…

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The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

ANTHONY MINGHELLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  USA, 1999.   Miramax, Paramount Pictures, Mirage Enterprises, Timnick Films.   Screenplay by Anthony Minghella, based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith.   Cinematography by John Seale.   Produced by William Horberg, Tom Sternberg.   Music by Gabriel Yared.   Production Design by Roy Walker.   Costume Design by Gary Jones, Ann Roth.   Film Editing by…

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The English Patient (1996)

ANTHONY MINGHELLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 1996.   Miramax.   Screenplay by Anthony Minghella, based on the novel by Michael Ondaatje.   Cinematography by John Seale.   Produced by Saul Zaentz.   Music by Gabriel Yared.   Production Design by Stuart Craig.   Costume Design by Ann Roth.   Film Editing by Walter Murch.    Gorgeous and intelligent adaptation…

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