The Banishment (2007)

ANDREY ZVYAGINTSEV Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Original title:  Izgnanie Russia, 2007.  Ren-TV.  Screenplay by Artyom Melkumyan, Oleg Negin, based on the novel The Laughing Matter by William Saroyan.  Cinematography by Mikhail Krichman.  Produced by Dmitry Lesnevsky.  Music by Andrey Dergachev, Arvo Part.  Production Design by Andrey Ponkratov.  Film Editing by Anna Mass.    European…

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War Photographer (2001)

CHRISTIAN FREI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Switzerland, 2001.  Christian Frei Filmproductions, Schweizer Fernsehen, Suissimage, Swiss National Television.  Cinematography by Peter Indergand, James Nachtwey.  Produced by Christian Frei.  Music by David Darling, Eleni Karaindrou,  Arvo Part.  Film Editing by Christian Frei.   Famed photographer James Nachtwey, whose honest artistic records of worldwide atrocities have been eye-openers to people everywhere, is the subject…

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Gerry (2002)

GUS VAN SANT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2002.  Epsilon Motion Pictures, My Cactus, Tango Films.  Screenplay by Casey Affleck, Matt Damon, Gus Van Sant.  Cinematography by Harris Savides.  Produced by Dany Wolf.  Music by Arvo Part.  Film Editing by Casey Affleck, Matt Damon, Gus Van Sant.   Two average guys (provided you think that white, inarticulate twenty-something guys are average,…

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