2046 (2004)

WONG KAR WAI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  China/France/Germany/Hong Kong, 2004.  Jet Tone Films, Shanghai Film Group, Orly Films, Paradis Films, Classic, Precious Yield, Arte France Cinéma, France 3 Cinéma, ZDF/Arte.  Screenplay by Wong Kar Wai.  Cinematography by Christopher Doyle, Pung-leung Kwan.  Produced by Kar-Wai Wong.  Music by Shigeru Umebayashi.  Production Design by William Chang.  Costume Design by William Chang.  Film Editing by William Chang.  Cannes…

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Transamerica (2005)

DUNCAN TUCKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB. USA, 2005.  Belladonna Productions.  Screenplay by Duncan Tucker.  Cinematography by Stephen Kazmierski.  Produced by Rene Bastian, Sebastian Dungan, Linda Moran.  Music by David Mansfield.  Production Design by Mark White.  Costume Design by Danny Glicker.  Film Editing by Pam Wise.  Academy Awards 2005.  Golden Globe Awards 2005. Screen Actors Guild Awards 2005.   Toronto International Film Festival 2005.   Felicity Huffman plays a…

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Murderball (2005)

DANA ADAM SHAPIRO, HENRY ALEX RUBIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2005.  Paramount Pictures, MTV Films, Participant Media, A&E IndieFilms, EAT Films.  Cinematography by Henry Alex Rubin.  Produced by Jeffrey V. Mandel, Dana Adam Shapiro.  Music by Jamie Saft.  Film Editing by Conor O’Neill, Geoffrey Richman.  Academy Awards 2005.  Boston Film Critics Awards 2005.  National Board of Review Awards 2005. …

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Junebug (2005)

PHIL MORRISON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2005.  Junebug Movie, Epoch Films.  Screenplay by Angus MacLachlan.  Cinematography by Peter Donahue.  Produced by Mindy Goldberg, Mike S. Ryan.  Music by Yo La Tengo.  Production Design by David Doernberg.  Costume Design by Danielle Kays.  Film Editing by Joe Klotz.  Academy Awards 2005.  Screen Actors Guild Awards 2005.   Embeth Davidtz and Alessandro Nivola meet in her art gallery and after…

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Capote (2005)

BENNETT MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Canada/USA, 2005.  United Artists, Sony Pictures Classics, A-Line Pictures, Cooper’s Town Productions, Infinity Media, Eagle Vision.  Screenplay by Dan Futterman, based on the book by Gerald Clarke.  Cinematography by Adam Kimmel.  Produced by Caroline Baron, Michael Ohoven, William Vince.  Music by Mychael Danna.  Production Design by Jess Gonchor.  Costume Design by Kasia Walicka-Maimone.  Film Editing by…

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The New World (2005)

TERRENCE MALICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2005.  New Line Cinema, Sunflower Productions, Sarah Green Film, First Foot Films, The Virginia Company LLC.  Screenplay by Terrence Malick.  Cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki.  Produced by Sarah Green.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Jack Fisk.  Costume Design by Jacqueline West.  Film Editing by Richard Chew, Hank Corwin, Saar Klein, Mark Yoshikawa.  Academy…

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Walk The Line (2005)

JAMES MANGOLD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/Germany, 2005.  Fox 2000 Pictures, Tree Line Film, Konrad Pictures, Catfish Productions, Major Studio Partners, Mars Media Beteiligungs.  Screenplay by Gill Dennis, James Mangold, based on the books Man In Black by Johnny Cash, and Cash: The Autobiography by Johnny Cash and Patrick Carr.  Cinematography by Phedon Papamichael.  Produced by James…

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March Of The Penguins (2005)

LUC JACQUET Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 Original title:  La Marche de l’Empereur France, 2005.  National Geographic Films, Bonne Pioche, Wild Bunch, Alliance de Production Cinematographique, Buena Vista International Film Production France, Canal+, L’Institut Polare Français Paul-Émile Victor.  Scenario by Luc Jacquet, Adaptation by Luc Jacquet, Michel Fessler, US edited version narration by Jordan Roberts.  Cinematography by Laurent…

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Breakfast On Pluto (2005)

NEIL JORDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Ireland/United Kingdom, 2005.  Pathé Pictures International, Bórd Scannán na hÉireann, Northern Ireland Film and Television Commission, Parallel Film Productions, Number 9 Films, Irish Film Board.  Screenplay by Neil Jordan, Pat McCabe, based on the book by Pat McCabe.  Cinematography by Declan Quinn.  Produced by Neil Jordan, Alan Moloney, Stephen Woolley.  Music by Anna Jordan.  Production…

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Downfall (2004)

OLIVER HIRSCHBIEGEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Der Untergang Germany/Italy/Austria, 2004.  Constantin Film, Norddeutscher Rundfunk, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Degeto Film, Osterreichischer Rundfunk, EOS Entertainment, Rai Cinema.  Screenplay by Bernd Eichinger, based on the book Der Untergang: Hitler und das Ende des Dritten Reiches by Joachim Fest, and the book Bis Zur Letzten Stunde by Traudl…

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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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Crash (2004)

PAUL HAGGIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/Germany, 2004.  Bob Yari Productions, DEJ Productions, Blackfriars Bridge Films, Harris Company, ApolloProScreen Filmproduktion, Bull’s Eye Entertainment, Incognito Pictures.  Story by Paul Haggis, Screenplay by Paul Haggis, Robert Moresco.  Cinematography by James M. Muro.  Produced by Don Cheadle, Paul Haggis, Mark R. Harris, Robert Moresco, Cathy Schulman, Bob Yari.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production…

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