The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

GABRIELE MUCCINO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2006.  Columbia Pictures, Relativity Media, Overbrook Entertainment, Escape Artists.  Screenplay by Steve Conrad.  Cinematography by Phedon Papamichael.  Produced by Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, James Lassiter, Will Smith, Steve Tisch.  Music by Andrea Guerra.  Production Design by J. Michael Riva.  Costume Design by Sharen Davis.  Film Editing…

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Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006)

GORE VERBINSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2006.  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, Craig Wood.  Academy…

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Blood Diamond (2006)

EDWARD ZWICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/Germany, 2006.  Warner Bros., Virtual Studios, Spring Creek Productions, The Bedford Falls Company, Initial Entertainment Group, Liberty Pictures, Lonely Film Productions GmbH & Co. KG..  Story by Charles Leavitt, C. Gaby Mitchell, Screenplay by Charles Leavitt.  Cinematography by Eduardo Serra.  Produced by Gillian Gorfil,Marshall Herskovitz, Graham King, Paula Weinstein, Edward Zwick.  Music by James…

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Thank You For Smoking (2005)

JASON REITMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 2005.  Room 9 Entertainment, TYFS Productions LLC, ContentFilm, Major Studio Partners.  Screenplay by Jason Reitman, based on the novel by Christopher Buckley.  Cinematography by Jim Whitaker.  Produced by David O. Sacks.  Music by Rolfe Kent.  Production Design by Steve Saklad.  Costume Design by Danny Glicker.  Film Editing by Dana E. Glauberman.  Golden Globe Awards 2005. Independent Spirit Awards…

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Miss Potter (2006)

CHRIS NOONAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2006.  Phoenix Pictures, UK Film Council, Grosvenor Park Media, BBC Films, Isle of Man Film.  Screenplay by Richard Maltby Jr..  Cinematography by Andrew Dunn.  Produced by David Kirschner, Mike Medavoy, Arnold Messer, Corey Sienaga, David Thwaites.  Music by Nigel Westlake.  Production Design by Martin Childs.  Costume Design by Anthony Powell.  Film Editing by Robin…

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Running With Scissors

RYAN MURPHY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2006.  Plan B Entertainment.  Screenplay by Ryan Murphy, based on the book Running With Scissors: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs. Cinematography by Christopher Baffa.  Produced by Dede Gardner, Brad Grey, Ryan Murphy, Brad Pitt.  Music by James S. Levine.  Production Design by Richard Sherman.  Costume Design by Lou Eyrich.  Film Editing by Byron Smith.  Golden Globe…

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Happy Feet (2006)

GEORGE MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Australia/USA, 2006.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Kennedy Miller Productions, Animal Logic, Kingdom Feature Productions.  Screenplay by George Miller, John Collee, Judy Morris, Warren Coleman.  Cinematography by David Peers.  Produced by Bill Miller, George Miller, Doug Mitchell.  Music by John Powell.  Production Design by Mark Sexton.  Film Editing by Christian Gazal, Margaret Sixel.  Academy Awards…

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Monster House

GIL KENAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2006.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Relativity Media, ImageMovers, Amblin Entertainment, Sony Pictures Animation.  Story by Dan Harmon, Rob Schrab, Screenplay by Dan Harmon, Rob Schrab, Pamela Pettler.  Cinematography by Xavier Grobet.  Produced by Jack Rapke, Steve Starkey.  Music by Douglas Pipes. Production Design by Ed Verreaux.  Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film Editing by Fabienne…

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Kinky Boots

BBB.5 (out of 5) Joel Edgerton has been raised by his father to revere the family business: they are the owners of a shoe factory that produces England’s best-made men’s Oxfords. When Senior dies, Junior (Edgerton) is taken away from his life of pursuing his dreams in the world of business and placed at the helm…

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Babel (2006)

ALEJANDRO GONZALEZ INARRITU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  France/USA/Mexico, 2006.  Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Anonymous Content, Zeta Film, Central Films, Media Rights Capital.  Story by Guillermo Arriaga, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Screenplay by Guillermo Arriaga.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Steve Golin, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Jon Kilik.  Music by Gustavo Santaolalla.  Production Design by Brigitte Broch.  Costume Design by Gabriela Diaque, Miwako Kobayashi,…

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The Da Vinci Code (2006)

RON HOWARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2006.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Imagine Entertainment, Skylark Productions, Government of Malta.  Screenplay by Akiva Goldsman, based on the novel by Dan Brown.  Cinematography by Salvatore Totino.  Produced by John Calley, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Allan Cameron.  Costume Design by Daniel Orlandi.  Film Editing by Daniel P. Hanley,…

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Venus (2006)

ROGER MICHELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   United Kingdom, 2006.  Miramax, FilmFour, UK Film Council, Free Range Films.  Screenplay by Hanif Kureishi.  Cinematography by Haris Zambarloukos.  Produced by Kevin Loader.  Music by David Arnold, Corinne Bailey Rae.  Production Design by Emma MacDevitt.  Costume Design by Natalie Ward.  Film Editing by Nicolas Gaster.  Academy Awards 2006.  Golden Globe Awards 2006.  National Society Of Film Critics Awards 2006.  …

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