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.  Academy Awards 2007.  Golden Globe Awards 2007.  Las Vegas Film…

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The Simpsons Movie (2007)

DAVID SILVERMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2007.  Twentieth Century Fox, Gracie Films, The Curiosity Company, Twentieth Century Fox Animation.  Screenplay by James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Al Jean, Ian Maxtone-Graham, George Meyer, David Mirkin, Mike Reiss, Mike Scully, Matt Selman, John Swartzwelder, Jon Vitti, consultant writers Joel H. Cohen, John Frink, Tim Long, Michael Price,…

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Hairspray (2007)

ADAM SHANKMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2007.  New Line Cinema, Ingenious Film Partners, Zadan / Meron Productions, Offspring Entertainment.  Screenplay by Leslie Dixon, based on the musical play by Mark O’Donnell, Thomas Meehan and the 1988 screenplay by John Waters.  Cinematography by Bojan Bazelli.  Produced by Neil Meron, Craig Zadan.  Music by Marc Shaiman.  Production Design by David…

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Juno (2007)

JASON REITMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/Canada, 2007.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Mandate Pictures, Mr. Mudd.  Screenplay by Diablo Cody.  Cinematography by Eric Steelberg. Produced by Lianne Halfon, John Malkovich, Mason Novick, Russell Smith.  Music by Mateo Messina.  Production Design by Steve Saklad.  Costume Design by Monique Prudhomme.  Film Editing by Dana E. Glauberman.  Academy Awards 2007.  American Film Institute 2007.  Golden Globe Awards 2007.  Independent…

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Away From Her (2006)

SARAH POLLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Canada, 2006.  Foundry Films, Capri Releasing, HanWay Films, Echo Lake Entertainment, Telefilm Canada, Canadian Television Fund, The Movie Network, Super Ecran, Astral Media, Ontario Media Development Corporation, Movie Central, Corus, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit, The Film Farm, Hollydan Works, Pulling Focus Pictures.  Screenplay by Sarah…

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Into The Wild

SEAN PENN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2007.  Paramount Vantage, Art Linson Productions, Into the Wild, River Road Entertainment.  Screenplay by Sean Penn, based on the book by Jon Krakauer.  Cinematography by Eric Gautier.  Produced by Art Linson, Sean Penn, Bill Pohlad.  Music by Michael Brook, Kaki King, Eddie Vedder.  Production Design by Derek R. Hill.  Costume Design by Mary Claire…

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4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days (2007)

CRISTIAN MUNGIU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Original title:  4 Luni, 3 Saptamani si 2 Zile Romania, 2007.  Mobra Films, Centrul National al Cinematografiei, Mindshare Media, McCann-Erickson, Televiziunea Romana, Saga Film, The Hubert Bals Fund of the Rotterdam Festival.  Screenplay by Cristian Mungiu, script consultant Razvan Radulescu.  Cinematography by Oleg Mutu.  Produced by Cristian Mungiu, Oleg Mutu.  Production Design by Mihaela Poenaru.  Costume Design…

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Enchanted (2007)

KEVIN LIMA Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2007.  Walt Disney Pictures, Josephson Entertainment, Andalasia Productions, Right Coast Productions.  Screenplay by Bill Kelly.  Cinematography by Don Burgess.  Produced by Barry Josephson, Barry Sonnenfeld.  Music by Alan Menken.  Production Design by Stuart Wurtzel.  Costume Design by Mona May.  Film Editing by Gregory Perler, Stephen A. Rotter.  Academy Awards 2007.  Golden Globe Awards 2007.  Phoenix Film Critics…

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Across The Universe (2007)

JULIE TAYMOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2007.  Revolution Studios, Gross Entertainment, Team Todd, Sound Film.  Story by Julie Taymor, Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais, Screenplay by Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais.  Cinematography by Bruno Delbonnel.  Produced by Matthew Gross, Jennifer Todd, Suzanne Todd.  Music by Elliot Goldenthal.  Production Design by Mark Friedberg.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Francoise…

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Elizabeth: The Golden Age

BBB.5 (out of 5) Since we last saw her on the big screen nine years ago, Elizabeth has become a beloved and impressive ruler of the great nation of England, keeping the peace between conflicting factions of Protestant and Catholic and increasing the impossibly burdened coffers of the treasury by improving British trade. Her commitment…

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Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

BBBB (out of 5) Towards the end of his life, singer Dewey Cox (John C. Reilly) is about to go on stage and perform his last big song but finds he needs to take a moment. Cox, we find out from his long time collaborator, can’t go on without thinking about his entire life first….

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The Brave One (2007)

NEIL JORDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA/Australia, 2007.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Silver Pictures.  Story by Roderick Taylor, Bruce A. Taylor, Screenplay by Roderick Taylor, Bruce A. Taylor, Cynthia Mort.Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot.  Produced by Susan Downey, Joel Silver.  Music by Dario Marianelli.  Production Design by Kristi Zea.  Costume Design by Catherine Marie Thomas.  Film Editing by Tony…

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