White Oleander (2002)

PETER KOSMINSKY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA/Germany, 2002.  Warner Bros., Pandora Filmproduktion.  Screenplay by Mary Agnes Donoghue, based on the novel by Janet Fitch.  Cinematography by Elliot Davis.  Produced by Hunt Lowry, John Wells.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Donald Graham Burt.  Costume Design by Susie DeSanto.  Film Editing by Chris Ridsdale.  Screen Actors Guild Awards 2002.  Toronto International Film…

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8 Mile (2002)

CURTIS HANSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/Germany, 2002.  Imagine Entertainment, Mikona Productions GmbH & Co. KG.  Screenplay by Scott Silver.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Brian Grazer, Curtis Hanson, Jimmy Iovine.  Music by Carol Fenelon.  Production Design by Philip Messina.  Costume Design by Mark Bridges.  Film Editing by Craig Kitson, Jay Rabinowitz.  Academy Awards 2002.  European Film Awards 2002.  Golden Globe Awards 2002. …

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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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Hustle & Flow

CRAIG BREWER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   Terrence Howard is excellent as a Memphis pimp who wants to break into show business with his own brand of hip hop music. He teams up with an old high school friend (Anthony Anderson) and the two of them start to record tracks in a makeshift home studio, but…

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