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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Saint Ralph (2004)

MICHAEL McGOWAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Canada, 2004.  Alliance Atlantis Communications, Amaze Film + Television, Running Miracles Productions.  Screenplay by Michael McGowan. Cinematography by Rene Ohashi.  Produced by Teza Lawrence, Andrea Mann, Seaton McLean, Michael Souther.  Music by Andrew Lockington.  Production Design by Matthew Davies.  Costume Design by Anne Dixon.  Film Editing by Susan Maggi.   Adorable tale of determination set in…

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The Shipping News (2001)

LASSE HALLSTROM Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA/Canada, 2001.  Miramax.  Screenplay by Robert Nelson Jacobs, based on the novel by Annie Proulx.  Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton. Produced by Linda Goldstein Knowlton, Leslie Holleran, Irwin Winkler.  Music by Christopher Young.  Production Design by David Gropman.  Costume Design by Renee Ehrlich Kalfus.  Film Editing by Andrew Mondshein.   Disappointing adaptation of E. Annie Proulx’s Pulitzer Prize-winning…

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The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)

NORMAN JEWISON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1968.  The Mirisch Corporation, Simkoe, Solar Productions.  Screenplay by Alan Trustman.  Cinematography by Haskell Wexler.  Produced by Norman Jewison.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Robert F. Boyle.  Costume Design by Theadora Van Runkle.  Film Editing by Hal Ashby, Byron ‘Buzz’ Brandt, Ralph E. Winters.   Steve McQueen plays a business tycoon who is so…

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