Pride & Prejudice (2005)

JOE WRIGHT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   United Kingdom, 2005.  Focus Features, Universal Pictures, StudioCanal, Working Title Films, Scion Films.  Screenplay by Deborah Moggach, based on the novel by Jane Austen.  Cinematography by Roman Osin.  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 2005.  Boston Film Critics…

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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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Robots (2005)

CARLOS SALDANHA, CHRIS WEDGE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2005.  Twentieth Century Fox Animation, Blue Sky Studios.  Story by Ron Mita, Jim McClain, David Lindsay-Abaire, Screenplay by David Lindsay-Abaire, Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel.  Produced by Jerry Davis, John C. Donkin, William Joyce, Lorne Orleans.  Music by John Powell.  Production Design by William Joyce.  Film Editing by John Carnochan. In 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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The Aristocrats (2005)

PAUL PROVENZA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2005.  Mighty Cheese Productions.  Produced by Peter Adam Golden.  Music by Gary Stockdale.  Film Editing by Emery Emery, Paul Provenza. New York Film Critics Awards 2005.  Online Film Critics Awards 2005.   Paul Provenza interviews dozens of comedians about a famous joke, loved among comedians, that provides a sort of jazzy…

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Oldboy (2003)

CHAN-WOOK PARK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  Original title:  Oldeuboi South Korea, 2003.  CJ Entertainment, Egg Films, Show East, CJ E&M Film Financing & Investment Entertainment & Comics, Moho Film, Stone Comics Entertainment.  Screenplay by Chan-wook Park, Chun-hyeong Lim, Jo-yun Hwang, Joon-hyung Lim, based on the story by Garon Tsuchiya, and the comic by Nobuaki Minegishi. Cinematography…

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Batman Begins (2005)

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 2005.  Warner Bros., Syncopy, DC Comics, Patalex III Productions Limited.  Story by David S. Goyer, Screenplay by Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer, based on characters created by Bob Kane.  Cinematography by Wally Pfister.  Produced by Larry J. Franco, Lorne Orleans, Charles Roven, Emma Thomas.  Music by James Newton Howard, Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by…

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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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Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)

HAYAO MIYAZAKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Original title:  Hauru No Ugoku Shiro Japan, 2004.  Buena Vista Home Entertainment, DENTSU Music And Entertainment, Mitsubishi, Nippon Television Network, Studio Ghibli, Tohokushinsha Film Corporation, Tokuma Shoten, d-rights.  Screenplay by Hayao Miyazaki, based on the novel by Diana Wynne Jones.  Cinematography by Atsushi Okui.  Produced by Rick Dempsey, Ned Lott, Toshio Suzuki.  Music by…

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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 Constant Gardener (2005)

FERNANDO MEIRELLES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/Germany, 2005.  Focus Features, UK Film Council, Potboiler Productions, Scion Films, Blue Sky Films, Epsilon Motion Pictures, Studio Babelsberg.  Screenplay by Jeffrey Caine, based on the novel by John Le Carre.  Cinematography by Cesar Charlone.  Produced by Simon Channing Williams. Music by Alberto Iglesias.  Production Design by Mark Tildesley.  Costume Design by Odile Dicks-Mireaux.  Film…

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