Made Of Honor (2008)

PAUL WEILAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA/United Kingdom, 2008.  Columbia Pictures, Relativity Media, Original Film.  Story by Adam Sztykiel, Screenplay by Adam Sztykiel, Deborah Kaplan, Harry Elfont.  Cinematography by Tony Pierce-Roberts.  Produced by Neal H. Moritz.  Music by Rupert Gregson-Williams.  Production Design by Kalina Ivanov.  Costume Design by Penny Rose.  Film Editing by Richard Marks.   No one can feel cheated when they watch a…

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A Civil Action (1998)

STEVEN ZAILLIAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1998.  Touchstone Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Wildwood Enterprises, Scott Rudin Productions.  Screenplay by Steven Zaillian, based on the book by Jonathan Harr.  Cinematography by Conrad L. Hall.  Produced by Rachel Pfeffer, Robert Redford, Scott Rudin.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by David Gropman.  Costume Design by Shay Cunliffe.  Film Editing by Wayne Wahrman.  Academy Awards 1998.  Golden Globe…

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Avenue Montaigne (2006)

DANIELE THOMPSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Fauteuils D’Orchestre Alternate title:  Orchestra Seats France, 2006.  Thelma Films, StudioCanal, TF1 Films Production, Radis Films Productions, Canal+, CinéCinéma, Région Ile-de-France, Alizé Art Consulting, Nexus Factory.  Screenplay by Daniele Thompson, Christopher Thompson, dialogue by Daniele Thompson.  Cinematography by Jean-Marc Fabre.  Produced by Christine Gozlan.  Music by Nicola Piovani.  Production Design by Michele Abbe-Vannier.  Costume Design by Catherine…

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Charlie: The Life and Art Of Charles Chaplin (2003)

RICHARD SCHICKEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2003.  Lorac Productions.  Screenplay by Richard Schickel.  Cinematography by Thomas Albrecht, Kris Denton, Simon Fanthorpe, Rob Goldie, John Halliday, Ross Keith, Graham Smith.  Produced by Bryan McKenzie, Richard Schickel.  Film Editing by Bryan McKenzie.  Cannes Film Festival 2003.   Those disappointed in Richard Attenborough’s film Chaplin should definitely take a look at this excellent documentary,…

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Margaret (2011)

KENNETH LONERGAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2011.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Gilbert Films, Mirage Enterprises, Scott Rudin Productions.  Screenplay by Kenneth Lonergan.  Cinematography by Ryszard Lenczewski.  Produced by Gary Gilbert, Sydney Pollack, Scott Rudin.  Music by Nico Muhly.  Production Design by Dan Leigh.  Costume Design by Melissa Toth.  Film Editing by Mike Fay, Anne McCabe.  National Society of Film Critics…

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Sliding Doors

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Gwyneth Paltrow is excellent in this first-rate romantic comedy that turns hypothesis into master storytelling.  She plays a London businesswoman who gets fired from her boys-club-only job and heads straight home to seek comfort from her live-in aspiring novelist boyfriend (John Lynch). Unfortunately, as fast as she rushes to catch her subway…

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Breaking And Entering (2006)

ANTHONY MINGHELLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2006.   Miramax, Mirage Enterprises.   Screenplay by Anthony Minghella.   Cinematography by Benoit Delhomme.   Produced by Tim Bricknell, Anthony Minghella, Sydney Pollack.   Music by Karl Hyde, Rick Smith, Gabriel Yared.   Production Design by Alex McDowell.   Costume Design by Natalie Ward.   Film Editing by Lisa Gunning.   Toronto International…

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Cold Mountain (2003)

ANTHONY MINGHELLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 2003.   Miramax, Mirage Enterprises,  Bona Fide Productions, Castel Film Romania, Cattleya.   Screenplay by Anthony Minghella, based on the book by Charles Frazier.  Cinematography by John Seale.   Produced by Albert Berger, William Horberg, Sydney Pollack, Ron Yerxa.   Music by Gabriel Yared.   Production Design by Dante Ferretti.   Costume Design by Carlo…

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Changing Lanes (2002)

ROGER MICHELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 2002.  Paramount Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions.  Story by Chap Taylor, Screenplay by Chap Taylor, Michael Tolkin.  Cinematography by Salvatore Totino.  Produced by Scott Rudin.  Music by David Arnold.  Production Design by Kristi Zea.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Christopher Tellefsen. Compelling Hollywood thriller with Ben Affleck and Samuel L. Jackson as random…

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Presumed Innocent (1990)

ALAN J. PAKULA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1990.  Warner Bros., Mirage Enterprises.  Screenplay by Frank Pierson, Alan J. Pakula, based on the novel by Scott Turow.  Cinematography by Gordon Willis.  Produced by Sydney Pollack, Mark Rosenberg.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by George Jenkins.  Costume Design by John Boxer.  Film Editing by Evan A. Lottman.   Harrison Ford plays a well-respected…

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The Interpreter (2005)

SYDNEY POLLACK Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BB.5.  United Kingdom/USA/France, 2005.  Universal Pictures, Working Title Films, Misher Films, Mirage Enterprises, StudioCanal, Motion Picture JOTA Produktions.  Story by Martin Stellman, Brian Ward, Screenplay by Charles Randolph, Scott Frank, Steven Zaillian.  Cinematography by Darius Khondji.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Kevin Misher.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Jon…

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Random Hearts (1999)

SYDNEY POLLACK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1999.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Global Entertainment Productions GmbH & Company Medien KG, Mirage Enterprises, Rastar Pictures.  Screenplay by Kurt Luedtke, adaptation by Darryl Ponicsan, based on the novel by Warren Adler.  Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot.  Produced by Sydney Pollack, Marykay Powell.  Music by Dave Grusin.  Production Design by Barbara Ling.  Costume Design by Bernie Pollack.  Film…

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