Woman In Gold (2015)

SIMON CURTIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB United Kingdom, 2015. Origin Pictures, BBC Films. Screenplay by Alexi Kaye Campbell. Cinematography by Ross Emery. Produced by David M. Thompson, Kris Thykier. Music by Martin Phipps, Hans Zimmer. Production Design by Jim Clay. Costume Design by Beatrix Aruna Pasztor. Film Editing by Peter Lambert. A powerful…

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Speed Racer (2008)

LILLY WACHOWSKI, LANA WACHOWSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA/Australia/Germany, 2008.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Silver Pictures, Anarchos Productions, Velocity Productions, Studio Babelsberg.  Screenplay by Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski, based on the animated series by Tatsuo Yoshida.  Cinematography by David Tattersall.  Produced by Grant Hill, Joel Silver, Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski.  Music by Michael Giacchino.  Production Design by Owen…

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The Fifth Estate (2013)

BILL CONDON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA/India/Belgium, 2013.  DreamWorks, Reliance Entertainment, Participant Media, Anonymous Content, FBO, Umedia.  Screenplay by Josh Singer, based on the book Inside WikiLeaks: My Time With Julian Assange at the World’s Most Dangerous Website by Daniel Domscheit-Berg, David Leigh, Luke Harding.  Cinematography by Tobias A. Schliessler.  Produced by Steve Golin, Michael Sugar.  Music by Carter…

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Run Lola Run (1998)

TOM TYKWER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  Lola Rennt Germany, 1998.  X-Filme Creative Pool, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, ARTE.  Screenplay by Tom Tykwer.  Cinematography by Frank Griebe.  Produced by Stefan Arndt, Gebhard Henke, Andreas Schreitmuller.  Music by Reinhold Heil, Johnny Klimek, Tom Tykwer.  Production Design by Alexander Manasse.  Costume Design by Monika Jacobs.  Film Editing by Mathilde Bonnefoy.  Franka Potente is excellent as a flaming-red-haired moppet who…

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The Walker (2007)

PAUL SCHRADER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA/United Kingdom, 2007.  Kintop Pictures, Ingenious Film Partners, Isle of Man Film, Paul Schrader Productions, The Walk.  Screenplay by Paul Schrader.  Cinematography by Chris Seager.  Produced by Deepak Nayar.  Music by Anne Dudley.  Production Design by James Merifield.  Costume Design by Nic Ede.  Film Editing by Julian Rudd.   Woody Harrelson plays a southern aristocrat in Washington who…

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Munich (2005)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.   USA/Canada/France, 2005.  DreamWorks, Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, Barry Mendel Productions, Alliance Atlantis Communications, Peninsula Films.  Screenplay by Tony Kushner, Eric Roth, based on the book Vengeance: The True Story of an Israeli Counter-Terrorist Team by George Jonas.  Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Barry Mendel, Steven…

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The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)

ULI EDEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB. Original title:  Der Baader Meinhof Komplex Germany/France/Czech Republic, 2008.  Constantin Film, Nouvelles Editions de Films, G.T. Film Production, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Degeto Film, Dune Films, Norddeutscher Rundfunk, Westdeutscher Rundfunk.  Screenplay by Bernd Eichinger, collaboror Uli Edel, based on the book by Stefan Aust.  Cinematography by Rainer Klausmann.  Produced by Bernd Eichinger.  Music by Peter Hindertur,…

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Soul Kitchen (2009)

FATIH AKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Germany, 2009.  Centre National de la Cinématographie, Corazón International, Dorje Film, Norddeutscher Rundfunk, Pyramide Productions.  Screenplay by Fatih Akin,  Adam Bousdoukos.  Cinematography by Rainer Klausmann.  Produced by Fatih Akin, Ann-Kristin Homann, Klaus Maeck, Jeanette Wurl.  Production Design by Tamo Kunz.  Costume Design by Katrin Aschendorf.  Film Editing by Andrew Bird.   Zinos Kazatsakis is barely making ends…

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In July (2000)

FATIH AKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   Original title:  Im Juli Germany, 2000.  Argos Filmcilik Turizm, Quality Pictures, Wüste Film.  Screenplay by Fatih Akin.  Cinematography by Pierre Aim.  Produced by Stefan Schubert, Ralph Schwingel.  Music by Ulrich Kodjo Wendt.  Production Design by Jurgen Schnell.  Costume Design by Helen Achtermann.  Film Editing by Andrew Bird.   Irritating road movie about a buttoned-up Hamburg teacher who has…

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