Atonement (2007)

JOE WRIGHT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   United Kingdom/France, 2007.  Universal Pictures, StudioCanal, Relativity Media, Working Title Films.  Screenplay by Christopher Hampton, based on the novel Ian McEwan.  Cinematography by Seamus McGarvey.  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 2007.  European Film Awards 2008.  Golden…

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The Simpsons Movie (2007)

DAVID SILVERMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2007.  Twentieth Century Fox, Gracie Films, The Curiosity Company, Twentieth Century Fox Animation.  Screenplay by James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Al Jean, Ian Maxtone-Graham, George Meyer, David Mirkin, Mike Reiss, Mike Scully, Matt Selman, John Swartzwelder, Jon Vitti, consultant writers Joel H. Cohen, John Frink, Tim Long, Michael Price,…

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Hairspray (2007)

ADAM SHANKMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2007.  New Line Cinema, Ingenious Film Partners, Zadan / Meron Productions, Offspring Entertainment.  Screenplay by Leslie Dixon, based on the musical play by Mark O’Donnell, Thomas Meehan and the 1988 screenplay by John Waters.  Cinematography by Bojan Bazelli.  Produced by Neil Meron, Craig Zadan.  Music by Marc Shaiman.  Production Design by David…

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Juno (2007)

JASON REITMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/Canada, 2007.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Mandate Pictures, Mr. Mudd.  Screenplay by Diablo Cody.  Cinematography by Eric Steelberg. Produced by Lianne Halfon, John Malkovich, Mason Novick, Russell Smith.  Music by Mateo Messina.  Production Design by Steve Saklad.  Costume Design by Monique Prudhomme.  Film Editing by Dana E. Glauberman.  Academy Awards 2007.  American Film Institute 2007.  Golden Globe Awards 2007. …

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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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Into The Wild (2007)

SEAN PENN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2007.  Paramount Vantage, Art Linson Productions, Into the Wild, River Road Entertainment.  Screenplay by Sean Penn, based on the book by Jon Krakauer.  Cinematography by Eric Gautier.  Produced by Art Linson, Sean Penn, Bill Pohlad.  Music by Michael Brook, Kaki King, Eddie Vedder.  Production Design by Derek R. Hill.  Costume Design by Mary Claire…

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Sicko (2007)

MICHAEL MOORE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2007.  Dog Eat Dog Films, The Weinstein Company.  Screenplay by Michael Moore.  Cinematography by Andrew Black.  Produced by Michael Moore, Meghan O’Hara, Susannah Price.  Music by Erin O’Hara.  Film Editing by Geoffrey Richman, Chris Seward, Dan Swietlik.  Academy Awards 2007.  Las Vegas Film Critics Awards 2007. National Society of Film Critics Awards 2007.  Online Film Critics…

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Paprika (2006)

SATOSHI KON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Japan, 2006.  Madhouse, Sony Pictures Entertainment.  Screenplay by Seishi Minakami, Satoshi Kon, based on the novel by Yasutaka Tsutsui.  Cinematography by Michiya Katou.  Produced by Jungo Maruta, Masao Takiyama.  Music by Susumu Hirasawa.  Production Design by Nobutaka Ike.  Film Editing by Takeshi Seyama.  Venice Film Festival 2006 A company that specializes in experimental science nearly…

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The Savages (2007)

TAMARA JENKINS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2007.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Lone Star Film Group, This Is That Productions, Ad Hominem Enterprises, Cooper’s Town Productions, Savage Productions.  Screenplay by Tamara Jenkins.  Cinematography by W. Mott Hupfel III.Produced by Anne Carey, Ted Hope, Eric Westheimer.  Music by Stephen Trask.  Production Design by Jane Ann Stewart.  Costume Design by David C. Robinson.  Film…

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A Mighty Heart (2007)

MICHAEL WINTERBOTTOM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2007.  Paramount Vantage, Plan B Entertainment, Revolution Films.  Screenplay by John Orloff, based on the book by Marianne Pearl.  Cinematography by Marcel Zyskind.  Produced by Andrew Eaton, Dede Gardner, Brad Pitt.  Music by Harry Escott, Molly Nyman.  Production Design by Mark Digby.  Costume Design by Charlotte Walter.  Film Editing by Peter Christelis.  Golden Globe Awards 2007.  Screen…

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Into Great Silence

BBB (out of 5) Original title:  Die Grosse Stille Probing, purely observant look into the world of monastic life. This gorgeously filmed but difficult to watch documentary goes into the world of the Grande Chartreuse, a reclusive monastery that has kept its traditions alive since the 12th century. We see the monks as they live in…

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The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

PAUL GREENGRASS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/Germany, 2007.  Universal Pictures, Motion Picture BETA Produktionsgesellschaft, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, Ludlum Entertainment, KanZaman Services, Peninsula Films, Studio Babelsberg.  Screen Story by Tony Gilroy, Screenplay by Tony Gilroy, Scott Z. Burns, George Nolfi, based on the novel by Robert Ludlum.  Cinematography by Oliver Wood.  Produced by Patrick Crowley, Frank Marshall, Paul Sandberg.  Music…

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