Kinetta (2005)

YORGOS LANTHIMOS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  Greece, 2005.  Haos Film, Modiano Inc., Top cut, STEFI Cine & TV Productions, Kino.  Screenplay by Yorgos Kakanakis, Yorgos Lanthimos.  Cinematography by Thimios Bakatakis.  Produced by Athina Rachel Tsangari.  Production Design by Anna Georgiadou.  Costume Design by Marie-Christine Polymenacou.  Film Editing by Yorgos Mavropsaridis.  Toronto International Film…

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Manderlay (2005)

LARS VON TRIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Denmark/Sweden/Netherlands/France/Germany/United Kingdom/Italy, 2005.  Zentropa Entertainments, Isabella Films B.V., Manderlay, Sigma Films, Memfis Film, Ognon Pictures, Pain Unlimited GmbH Filmproduktion, Edith Film Oy, Invicta Capital, Film i Vast, Danmarks Radio, Arte France Cinema, Sveriges Television, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, ARTE, Nederlandse Programma Stichting, YLE Co-Productions, Canal+, Canal Television AB, Degeto…

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Oliver Twist (2005)

ROMAN POLANSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/Czech Republic/France/Italy, 2005.  R.P. Productions, Runteam II Ltd., ETIC Films.  Screenplay by Ronald Harwood, based on the novel by Charles Dickens.  Cinematography by Pawel Edelman.  Produced by Robert Benmussa, Roman Polanski, Alain Sarde.  Music by Rachel Portman.  Production Design by Allan Starski.  Costume Design by Anna B. Sheppard.  Film Editing by Herve de Luze.  Toronto…

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Battle In Heaven (2005)

CARLOS REYGADAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Original title:  Batalla En El Cielo Mexico/Belgium/France/Germany/Netherlands, 2005.  Coproduction Office, No Dream Cinema, Mantarraya Producciones, Tarantula, Arte France Cinema, Universidad de Guadalajara, ZDF/Arte, Essential Filmproduktion GmbH, Mackey Co., Hubert Bals Fund, Fonds Sud, Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía, Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Lumière Productie.  Screenplay…

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The Masseur (2005)

BRILLANTE MENDOZA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  Masahista Philippines, 2005.  Gee Films International, Centerstage Productions.  Story by Brillante Mendoza, Boots Agbayani Pastor, Screenplay by Boots Agbayani Pastor, based on an original story by Ferdinand Lapuz.  Cinematography by Timmy Jimenez, Monchie Redoble.  Produced by Ihman Esturco.  Music by Jerrold Tarog.  Production Design by Benjamin Padero.  Film Editing by Herbert Navasca.  Toronto International Film…

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Mary (2005)

ABEL FERRARA Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  Italy/France/USA, 2005.  Wild Bunch, Associated Film, Central Films, De Nigris Productions, Surreel.  Screenplay by Abel Ferrara, Mario Isabella, Simone Lageoles, Scott Pardo.  Cinematography by Stefano Falivene.  Produced by Roberto De Nigris, Fernando Sulichin, David Hausen.  Music by Francis Kuipers.  Production Design by Frank DeCurtis.  Costume Design by Frank DeCurtis, Silvia Nebiolo.  Film Editing by Patrizio Marone,…

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The Shore (2005)

DIONYSIUS ZERVOS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2005.  Nile River Pictures Corporation, Ethos Cinema.  Screenplay by Dionysius Zervos.  Cinematography by Bud Gardner.  Produced by Nicole DeFalco, John Rainer Long, Joseph J. Talarico, Dionysius Zervos.  Music by Patrick De Caumette.  Production Design by Davida Roberts.  Costume Design by Maureen Conallen, Nicole Mayer.  Film Editing by Pete Mecchi.  Toronto International Film Festival 2005. This rip-off of Francois…

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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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The House Of Sand (2005)

ANDRUCHA WADDINGTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Original title:  Casa De Areia Brazil, 2005.  Columbia TriStar Filmes do Brasil, Conspiração Filmes, Globo Filmes, Lereby Productions, Quanta Centro de Produções Cinematográficas, Teleimage.  Story by Luiz Carlos Barreto, Elena Soarez, Andrucha Waddington, Screenplay by Elena Soarez.  Cinematography by Ricardo Della Rosa.  Produced by Pedro Buarque de Hollanda, Pedro Guimaraes, Leonardo Monteiro de Barros, Andrucha…

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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.  Independent Spirit Awards 2005.  Las Vegas Film Critics 2005.  National Board of Review Awards…

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One Last Thing… (2005)

ALEX STEYERMARK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2005.  2929 Productions, HDNet Films, Headquarters.  Screenplay by Barry Stringfellow.  Cinematography by Chris Norr.  Produced by Jason Kliot, Susan A. Stover, Joana Vicente.  Music by Anton Sanko.  Production Design by Stephen Beatrice.  Costume Design by Jill Newell.  Film Editing by Michael Berenbaum.  Toronto International Film Festival 2005.   Michael Angarano plays a sixteen year-old boy who is dying of cancer. A…

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Sisters (2005)

JULIA SOLOMONOFF Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Original title:  Hermanas Argentina/Brazil/Spain, 2005.  Cruzdelsur Zona Audiovisual, Tornasol Films, Patagonik Film Group, VideoFilmes.  Screenplay by Julia Solomonoff.  Cinematography by Ramiro Civita.  Produced by Mariela Besuievsky, Pablo Bossi, Florencia Enghel, Gerardo Herrero, Vanessa Ragone, Walter Salles, Ariel Saul, Carolina Urbieta.  Music by Jorge Drexler, Lucio Godoy.  Production Design by Noella Di Leo, Marina Di Paola.  Costume Design…

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