Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

NICHOLAS STOLLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2008.  Universal Pictures, Apatow Productions.  Screenplay by Jason Segel.  Cinematography by Russ T. Alsobrook.  Produced by Judd Apatow, Shauna Robertson.  Music by Lyle Workman.  Production Design by Jackson De Govia.  Costume Design by Leesa Evans.  Film Editing by William Kerr.  Online Film Critics Awards 2008.   Television music composer Jason Segel is so distraught over being dumped by…

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Tropic Thunder (2008)

BEN STILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom/Germany, 2008.  DreamWorks, Red Hour Films, Goldcrest Pictures, Internationale Filmproduktion Stella-del-Sud Second.  Story by Ben Stiller, Justin Theroux, Screenplay by Justin Theroux, Ben Stiller, Etan Cohen.  Cinematography by John Toll.  Produced by Stuart Cornfeld, Eric McLeod, Ben Stiller.  Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Jeff Mann.  Costume Design by Marlene Stewart.  Film Editing by Greg Hayden.  Academy…

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Doubt (2008)

JOHN PATRICK SHANLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2008.  Goodspeed Productions, Scott Rudin Productions.  Screenplay by John Patrick Shanley, based on his play.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Mark Roybal, Scott Rudin.  Music by Howard Shore. Production Design by David Gropman.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Dylan Tichenor.  Academy Awards 2008.  Golden Globe Awards 2008.  National Board of…

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The Counterfeiters (2007)

STEFAN RUZOWITZKY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  Original title:  Die Falscher Austria/Germany, 2007.  Magnolia Filmproduktion, Aichholzer Filmproduktion, Beta Cinema, Filmförderung Hamburg, Studio Babelsberg, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen.  Screenplay by Stefan Ruzowitzky, based on the book The Devil’s Workshop by Adolf Burger.  Cinematography by Benedict Neuenfels.  Produced by Josef Aichholzer, Nina Bohlmann, Babette Schroder.  Music by Marius Ruhland. Production Design by Isidor Wimmer.  Costume Design…

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Kung Fu Panda

JOHN STEVENSON, MARK OSBORNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2008.  DreamWorks Animation, Pacific Data Images.  Story by Ethan Reiff, Cyrus Voris, Screenplay by Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger.  Cinematography by Yong Duk Jhun.  Produced by Melissa Cobb.  Music by John Powell, Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Raymond Zibach.  Film Editing by Clare De Chenu.  Academy Awards 2008.  Golden Globe Awards 2008.  Online Film Critics Awards 2008.   Po…

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The Dark Knight (2008)

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   USA/United Kingdom, 2008.  Warner Bros., Legendary Entertainment, Syncopy, DC Comics.  Story by Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer, Screenplay by Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan, based on characters created by Bob Kane.  Cinematography by Wally Pfister.  Produced by Christopher Nolan, Lorne Orleans, Charles Roven, Emma Thomas.  Music by James Newton Howard, Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Nathan Crowley.  Costume…

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The Visitor (2007)

TOM McCARTHY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA, 2007.  Groundswell Productions, Next Wednesday Productions, Participant Media.  Screenplay by Tom McCarthy. Cinematography by Oliver Bokelberg.  Produced by Michael London, Mary Jane Skalski, John Woldenberg.  Music by Jan A.P. Kaczmarek.  Production Design by John Paino.  Costume Design by Melissa Toth.  Film Editing by Tom McArdle.  Academy Awards 2007.  Gotham Awards 2008.  Independent Spirit Awards 2008.  National…

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In Bruges (2008)

MARTIN McDONAGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2008.  Blueprint Pictures, Focus Features, Scion Films, Film4, Twins Financing.  Screenplay by Martin McDonagh.  Cinematography by Eigil Bryld.  Produced by Graham Broadbent, Peter Czernin.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by Michael Carlin.  Costume Design by Jany Temime.  Film Editing by Jon Gregory.  Academy Awards 2008….

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Man On Wire (2008)

JAMES MARSH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2008.  Discovery Films, BBC Storyville, UK Film Council, Wall to Wall, Red Box Films.  Based on the book To Reach The Clouds by Philippe Petit.  Cinematography by Igor Martinovic.  Produced by Simon Chin.  Music by Michael Nyman, J. Ralph.  Production Design by Sharon Lomofsky.  Costume Design by Kathryn Nixon.  Film Editing by Jinx Godfrey.  Academy…

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Australia (2008)

BAZ LUHRMANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  Australia/USA, 2008.  Twentieth Century Fox, Bazmark Films, ScreenWest, Dune Entertainment III, Ingenious Film Partners.  Story by Baz Luhrmann, Screenplay by Stuart Beattie, Baz Luhrmann, Ronald Harwood, Richard Flanagan.  Cinematography by Mandy Walker.  Produced by G. Mac Brown, Catherine Knapman, Baz Luhrmann.  Music by David Hirschfelder.  Production Design by Catherine Martin.  Costume Design by Catherine…

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Synecdoche, New York (2008)

CHARLIE KAUFMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2008.  Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Likely Story, Projective Testing Service, Russia.  Screenplay by Charlie Kaufman.  Cinematography by Frederick Elmes.  Produced by Anthony Bregman, Spike Jonze, Charlie Kaufman, Sidney Kimmel.  Music by Jon Brion.  Production Design by Mark Friedberg.  Costume Design by Melissa Toth.  Film Editing by Robert Frazen.  Cannes Film Festival 2008.  Gotham Awards 2008.  Independent Spirit Awards 2008. National…

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Bolt (2008)

BYRON HOWARD, CHRIS WILLIAMS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2008.  Walt Disney Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Dan Fogelman, Chris Williams, additional screenplay material by Byron Howard, Jared Stern.  Produced by Clark Spencer.  Music by John Powell.  Production Design by Paul A. Felix.  Film Editing by Tim Mertens.  Academy Awards 2008.  Golden Globe Awards 2008.  Online Film Critics Awards 2008….

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