Water Lilies (2007)

CELINE SCIAMMA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: Naissance des pieuvres France, 2007.  Balthazar Productions, Canal+, La Région Île-de-France, Arte / Cofinova 3, Centre National du Cinema et de L’Image Animee.  Screenplay by Céline Sciamma. Cinematography by Crystel Fournier. Produced by Bénédicte Couvreur, Jerome Dopffer. Music by Jean-Baptiste de Laubier.  Production Design by…

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The Banishment (2007)

ANDREY ZVYAGINTSEV Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Original title:  Izgnanie Russia, 2007.  Ren-TV.  Screenplay by Artyom Melkumyan, Oleg Negin, based on the novel The Laughing Matter by William Saroyan.  Cinematography by Mikhail Krichman.  Produced by Dmitry Lesnevsky.  Music by Andrey Dergachev, Arvo Part.  Production Design by Andrey Ponkratov.  Film Editing by Anna Mass.  Cannes Film…

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Alexandra (2007)

ALEXANDER SOKUROV Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Aleksandra Russia/France, 2007.  Proline Film, Rezo Productions, Russian Federation of Cinematography, Centre National De La Cinematographie.  Screenplay by Aleksandr Sokurov.  Cinematography by Aleksandr Burov.  Produced by Laurent Danielou, Andrey Sigle.  Music by Andrey Sigle.  Production Design by Dmitriy Malich.  Costume Design by Lidiya Kryukova.  Film Editing by Sergey Ivanov.  Cannes Film Festival 2007.  Toronto International…

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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.  Golden Globe Awards 2007.  Las Vegas Film…

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The Jane Austen Book Club (2007)

ROBIN SWICORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2007.  Mockingbird Pictures, John Calley Productions.  Screenplay by Robin Swicord, based on the book by Karen Joy Fowler.  Cinematography by John Toon.  Produced by John Calley, Julie Lynn, Diana Napper.  Music by Aaron Zigman.  Production Design by Rusty Smith.  Costume Design by Johnetta Boone.  Film Editing by Maryann Brandon.  Toronto International Film Festival 2007.   Six-time wife Kathy Baker attends…

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Shake Hands With The Devil (2007)

ROGER SPOTTISWOODE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Canada, 2007.  Barna-Alper Productions, Halifax Film Company, Seville Productions.  Screenplay by Michael Donovan, based on the book by Romeo Dallaire.  Cinematography by Miroslaw Baszak.  Produced by Laszlo Barna, Michael Donovan.  Music by David Hirschfelder.  Production Design by Lindsey Hermer-Bell.  Costume Design by Joyce Schure.  Film Editing by Michel Arcand.  Toronto International Film Festival 2007. United Nations Lt. General Romeo Dallaire…

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Vexille (2007)

FUMIHIKO SORI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Bekushiru: 2077 Nihon Sakoku Japan, 2007.  Avex Entertainment, CCRE, Oxybot, Shochiku Company, Shogakukan Production, Shogakukan, Tokyo Broadcasting System, Yahoo Japan.  Screenplay by Haruka Handa, Fumihiko Sori.  Produced by Justin Cook, Toshiaki Nakazawa, Ichiro Takase, Yumiko Yoshihara.  Music by Paul Oakenfold.  Production Design by Toru Hishiyama.  Film Editing by Fumihiko Sori.  Toronto International Film Festival…

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Intimate Enemies (2007)

FLORENT EMILIO SIRI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5. Original title:  L’Ennemi Intime France/Morocco, 2007.  Les Films du Kiosque, SND Films, France 2 Cinéma, Canal+, CinéCinéma, Cofimage 18, Banque Populaire Images 7, Uni Etoile 4, Agora Films.  Screenplay by Patrick Rotman, adaptation by Florent-Emilio Siri, Patrick Rotman.  Cinematography by Giovanni Fiore Coltellacci.  Produced by François Kraus, Denis Pineau-Valencienne.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design…

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Import/Export (2007)

ULRICH SEIDL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Austria/France/Germany, 2007.  Ulrich Seidl Film Produktion GmbH, Coproduction Office, Essential Filmproduktion GmbH, Pronto Film, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Osterreichischer Rundfunk.  Screenplay by Urlich Seidl, Veronika Franz.  Cinematography by Edward Lachman, Wolfgang Thaler.  Produced by Ulrich Seidl, Lucki Stipetic.  Music by Roman Gottwald.  Production Design by Andreas Donhauser, Renate Martin.  Costume Design by Silvia Pernegger.  Film Editing by Christof…

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Run Fatboy Run (2007)

DAVID SCHWIMMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  United Kingdom, 2007.  Beech Hill Films, Entertainment Films, Material Entertainment.  Story by Michael Ian Black, Screenplay by Michael Ian Black, Simon Pegg.  Cinematography by Richard Greatrex.  Produced by Sarah Curtis, Robert Jones.  Music by Alex Wurman.  Production Design by Sophie Becher.  Costume Design by Annie Hardinge.  Film Editing by Michael Parker.  Toronto International Film Festival 2007.   N’er-do-weller Simon Pegg left…

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The Walker (2007)

PAUL SCHRADER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA/United Kingdom, 2007.  Kintop Pictures, Ingenious Film Partners, Isle of Man Film, Paul Schrader Productions, The Walk.  Screenplay by Paul Schrader.  Cinematography by Chris Seager.  Produced by Deepak Nayar.  Music by Anne Dudley.  Production Design by James Merifield.  Costume Design by Nic Ede.  Film Editing by Julian Rudd.  Toronto International Film Festival 2007.  Woody Harrelson plays a southern aristocrat…

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The World Unseen (2007)

SHAMIM SARIF Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  South Africa/United Kingdom, 2007.  Enlightenment Productions, DO Productions.  Screenplay by Shamim Sarif, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Michael Downie.  Produced by Hanan Kattan.  Music by Richard Blackford.  Production Design by Tanya Van Tonder.  Costume Design by Danielle Knox.  Film Editing by David Martin.  Toronto International Film Festival 2007.   It’s completely understandable if you want to run for the…

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