Sideways (2004)

ALEXANDER PAYNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2004.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Michael London Productions, Sideways Productions Inc..  Screenplay by Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor, based on the novel by Rex Pickett.  Cinematography by Phedon Papamichael.  Produced by Michael London.  Music by Rolfe Kent.  Production Design by Jane Ann Stewart.  Costume Design by Wendy Chuck.  Film Editing by Kevin Tent.  Academy Awards 2004.  AFI Awards…

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Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)

MICHAEL MOORE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5. USA, 2004.  Fellowship Adventure Group, Dog Eat Dog Films.  Screenplay by Michael Moore.  Produced by Jim Czarnecki, Kathleen Glynn, Michael Moore.  Music by Jeff Gibbs.  Production Design by Dina Varano.  Film Editing by Kurt Engfehr, Woody Richman, Chris Seward.  Cannes Film Festival 2004.  Las Vegas Film Critics Awards 2004.  National Board of Review Awards 2004.  New York…

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Ray (2004)

TAYLOR HACKFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB USA, 2004.  Universal Pictures, Bristol Bay Productions, Anvil Films, Baldwin Entertainment Group.  Story by Taylor Hackford, James L. White, Screenplay by James L. White.  Cinematography by Pawel Edelman.  Produced by Howard Baldwin, Karen Elise Baldwin, Stuart Benjamin, Taylor Hackford.  Music by Craig Armstrong.  Production Design by Stephen Altman.  Costume Design by Sharen Davis.  Film Editing by Paul…

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Finding Neverland (2004)

MARC FORSTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/United Kingdom, 2004.   Miramax, FilmColony, Keylight Productions.   Screenplay by David Magee, based on the play The Man Who Was Peter Pan by Allan Knee.  Cinematography by Roberto Schaefer.   Produced by Nellie Bellflower, Richard N. Gladstein.   Music by Jan A.P. Kaczmarek.   Production Design by Gemma Jackson.   Costume Design by…

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The Story Of The Weeping Camel

BYAMBASUREN DAVAA, LUIGI FALORNI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Original title:  Die Geschichte vom Weinenden Kamel Germany, 2003.  Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München, Bayerischer Rundfunk, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Mongolkino.  Screenplay by Byambasuren Davaa, Batbayar Davgadorj, Luigi Falorni.  Cinematography by Luigi Falorni, Juliane Gregor.  Produced by Tobias Siebert.  Music by Marcel Leniz, Marc Riedinger, Choigiw Sangidorj.  Production Design by Mendbayar Pol.  Costume Design by…

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Born Into Brothels: Calcutta’s Red Light Kids

BBBBB (out of 5) Filmmaker Zana Briski originally travels to India to make a documentary about the women in Calcutta’s brothels but finds herself drawn to their charismatic, lovable children instead. Setting them up with cameras, she sends a group of children around the city to take pictures of the things they observe in their…

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Million Dollar Baby (2004)

CLINT EASTWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 2004.  Warner Bros., Lakeshore Entertainment, Malpaso Productions, Albert S. Ruddy Productions.   Screenplay by Paul Haggis, based on the story collection Rope Burns by F.X. Toole.  Cinematography by Tom Stern.  Produced by Clint Eastwood, Paul Haggis, Tom Rosenberg, Albert S. Ruddy.  Music by Clint Eastwood. Production Design by Henry Bumstead.  Costume Design by…

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The Aviator (2004)

MARTIN SCORSESE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA/Germany, 2004.  Forward Pass, Appian Way, Initial Entertainment Group, Warner Bros., Miramax.  Screenplay by John Logan.  Cinematography by Robert Richardson.  Produced by Sandy Climan, Matthias Deyle, Charles Evans Jr., Graham King, Michael Mann.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Dante Ferretti.  Costume Design by Sandy Powell.  Film Editing by Thelma Schoonmaker.  Academy Awards 2004.   AFI Awards 2004….

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