De-Lovely (2004)

IRWIN WINKLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2004.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Jay Cocks.  Cinematography by Tony Pierce-Roberts.  Produced by Rob Cowan, Charles Winkler, Irwin Winkler.  Production Design by Eve Stewart.  Costume Design by Janty Yates.  Film Editing by Julie Monroe.  Golden Globe Awards 2004.   It’s post-World War I, and debonair socialite Cole Porter (Kevin Kline) finds himself falling in love with a beautiful…

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Being Julia (2004)

ISTVAN SZABO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Canada/USA/Hungary/United Kingdom, 2004.  Serendipity Point Films, First Choice Films, Hogarth Productions, Myriad Pictures.  Screenplay by Ronald Harwood, based on the novel Theatre by W. Somerset Maugham.  Cinematography by Lajos Koltai.  Produced by Robert Lantos.  Music by Mychael Danna.  Production Design by Luciana Arrighi.  Costume Design by John Bloomfield.  Film Editing by Susan Shipton.  Academy Awards 2004.  Golden Globe…

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Alfie (2004)

CHARLES SHYER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2004.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Elaine Pope, Charles Shyer, based on the earlier screenplay and play by Bill Naughton.  Cinematography by Ashley Rowe.  Produced by Elaine Pope, Charles Shyer.  Music by Mick Jagger, John Powell, David A. Stewart.  Production Design by Sophie Becher.  Costume Design by Beatrix Aruna Pasztor.  Film Editing by Padraic McKinley.  Golden Globe Awards…

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The Phantom Of The Opera (2004)

JOEL SCHUMACHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2004.  Warner Bros., Odyssey Entertainment, Really Useful Films, Scion Films.  Screenplay by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Joel Schumacher, based on the musical book by Andrew Lloyd Webber and the novel Le Fantome de L’Opera by Gaston Leroux.  Cinematography by John Mathieson.  Produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber.  Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Richard Stilgoe.  Production…

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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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Collateral (2004)

MICHAEL MANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2004.  Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks, Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation, Edge City.  Screenplay by Stuart Beattie.  Cinematography by Dion Beebe, Paul Cameron.  Produced by Michael Mann, Julie Richardson.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by David Wasco.  Costume Design by Jeffrey Kurland.  Film Editing by Jim Miller, Paul Rubell.  Academy Awards 2004.  AFI Awards 2004.    Golden…

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Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason (2004)

BEEBAN KIDRON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  United Kingdom/France/Germany/Ireland/USA, 2004.  Universal Pictures, StudioCanal, Miramax, Working Title Films, Atlantic Television.  Screenplay by Andrew Davies, Helen Fielding, Richard Curtis, Adam Brooks, based on the novel by Helen Fielding.  Cinematography by Adrian Biddle.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Jonathan Cavendish, Eric Fellner, Oswald Wolkenstein.  Music by Harry Gregson-Williams, Stuart Roslyn.  Production Design by Gemma Jackson.  Costume…

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Ray

BBBB (out of 5) On the cusp of a terrific career in music, pianist Ray Charles Robinson, later to be known only by his first and middle name, defines a style of performance that incorporates jazz, swing and gospel to an effect that some call sacrilegious but everyone else finds irresistible. He also discovers a…

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Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004)

MICHEL GONDRY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2004.  Focus Features, Anonymous Content, This Is That Productions.  Story by Charlie Kaufman, Michel Gondry, Pierre Bismuth, Screenplay by Charlie Kaufman. Cinematography by Ellen Kuras.  Produced by Anthony Bregman, Steve Golin.  Music by Jon Brion.  Production Design by Dan Leigh.  Costume Design by Melissa Toth.  Film Editing by Valdis Oskarsdottir.  Academy Awards 2004.   AFI Awards 2004….

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Birth (2004)

JONATHAN GLAZER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA/Germany, 2004.  New Line Cinema, Fine Line Features, Lou Yi Inc., Academy Films, March Entertainment.  Screenplay by Jean-Claude Carriere, Milo Addica, Jonathan Glazer. Cinematography by Harris Savides.  Produced by Lizie Gower, Nick Morris, Jean-Louis Piel.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Kevin Thompson.  Costume Design by John Dunn.  Film Editing by Sam Sneade, Clas…

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Hotel Rwanda

BBBB (out of 5) In 1994 Rwanda, Paul Rusesabagina (Don Cheadle) goes about his business managing the four-star Hotel Milles Collines and tries to ignore the growing unrest between the Tutsi and Hutu tribes of his country. Signs of serious trouble keep showing up that he tries to be optimistic about until a full-out genocide…

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The Polar Express (2004)

ROBERT ZEMECKIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2004.  Castle Rock Entertainment, Shangri-La Entertainment, Playtone, ImageMovers, Golden Mean, Universal CGI, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Robert Zemeckis, William Broyles Jr., based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg.  Cinematography by Don Burgess, Robert Presley.  Produced by Gary Goetzman, Steven Tyler, William Teitler, Robert Zemeckis.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Rick…

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