Queen Of Katwe (2016)

MIRA NAIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2016.  ESPN Films, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by William Wheeler, based on the ESPN Magazine article and book by Tim Crothers.  Cinematography by Sean Bobbitt. Produced by John B. Carls, Lydia Dean Pilcher.  Music by Alex Heffes.  Production Design by Stephanie Carroll.  Costume Design by Mobolaji Dawodu.  Film Editing by Barry Alexander Brown.  Toronto International…

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Cutie And The Boxer (2013)

ZACHARY HEINZERLING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2013.  Little Magic Films, Cine Mosaic, Ex Lion Tamer.  Screenplay by Zachary Heinzerling.  Cinematography by Zachary Heinzerling.  Produced by Patrick Burns, Lydia Dean Pilcher, Zachary Heinzerling, Sierra Pettengill.  Music by Yasuaki Shimizu.  Film Editing by David Teague.  Academy Awards 2013. Ushio Shinohara has enjoyed decades as a well respected painter and sculptor in New York,…

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Chinese Box (1997)

WAYNE WANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  France/Japan/USA, 1997.  Canal+, NDF International, Pony Canyon, WW Productions Inc..  Story by Jean-Claude Carriere, Paul Theroux, Wayne Wang, Screenplay by Jean-Claude Carriere, Larry Gross.  Cinematography by Vilko Filac.  Produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher, Jean-Louis Piel, Wayne Wang.  Music by Graeme Revell.  Production Design by Chris Wong.  Costume Design by Shirley Chan.  Film Editing by Christopher Tellefsen.  Toronto International Film Festival 1997. …

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Cradle Will Rock (1999)

TIM ROBBINS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1999.  Cradle Productions Inc., Havoc, Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by Tim Robbins.  Cinematography by Jean-Yves Escoffier.  Produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher, Jon Kilik, Tim Robbins.  Music by David Robbins.  Production Design by Richard Hoover.  Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film Editing by Geraldine Peroni.  Cannes Film Festival 1999.  National Board of Review Awards 1999.  Online Film…

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The Perez Family (1995)

MIRA NAIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1995.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company.  Screenplay by Robin Swicord, based on the novel by Christine Bell.  Cinematography by Stuart Dryburgh.  Produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher, Michael Nozik.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Mark Friedberg.  Costume Design by Eduardo Castro.  Film Editing by Robert Estrin, Greg Finton. A Cuban family is trying to…

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The Namesake (2006)

MIRA NAIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  India/USA, 2006.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Cine Mosaic, Entertainment Farm, Mirabai Films, UTV Motion Pictures.  Screenplay by Sooni Taraporevala, based on the novel by Jhumpa Lahiri.  Cinematography by Frederick Elmes.  Produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher, Mira Nair.  Music by Nitin Sawhney.  Production Design by Stephanie Carroll.  Costume Design by Arjun Bhasin.  Film Editing by Allyson C. Johnson.  Independent Spirit Awards 2007.  National…

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Amelia (2009)

MIRA NAIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2009.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Avalon Pictures, AE Electra Productions.  Screenplay by Ronald Bass, Anna Hamilton Phelan, based on the books East To The Dawn: The Life of Amelia Earhart by Susan Butler and The Sound of Wings: The Life of Amelia Earhart by Mary S. Lovell.  Cinematography by Stuart Dryburgh.  Produced…

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Kama Sutra: A Tale Of Love (1996)

MIRA NAIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  United Kingdom/India/USA/Germany/Japan, 1996.  NDF International, Pony Canyon, Pandora Filmproduktion, Channel Four Films, Mirabai Films.  Screenplay by Helena Kriel, Mira Nair, based on the story Hand Me Downs by Wajida Tabassuh.  Cinematography by Declan Quinn.  Produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher, Mira Nair.  Music by Mychael Danna.  Production Design by Mark Friedberg.  Costume Design by Eduardo Castro.  Film…

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Vanity Fair (2004)

MIRA NAIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2004.  Focus Features, Tempesta Films, Granada Film Productions, Inside Track Films, Mirabai Films, Cine Mosaic.  Screenplay by Matthew Faulk, Mark Skeet, Julian Fellowes, based on the novel by William Makepeace Thackeray.  Cinematography by Declan Quinn.  Produced by Janette Day, Lydia Dean Pilcher, Donna Gigliotti.  Music by Mychael Danna.  Production Design by…

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The Darjeeling Limited (2007)

WES ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 2007.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Collage Cinemagraphique, American Empirical Pictures, Dune Entertainment.  Screenplay by Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman.  Cinematography by Robert D. Yeoman.  Produced by Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola, Lydia Dean Pilcher, Scott Rudin.  Production Design by Mark Friedberg.  Costume Design by Milena Canonero.  Film Editing by Andrew Weisblum.  Venice Film Festival 2007. There’s a…

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