Tony Manero (2008)

PABLO LARRAIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Chile/Brazil, 2008.  Fabula Productions, Fabula, Latina Estudio Prodigital, Latina Estudio.  Screenplay by Alfredo Castro, Mateo Iribarren, Pablo Larraín.  Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong.  Produced by Juan de Dios Larrain.  Music by Juan Cristóbal Meza.  Production Design by Polin Garbizu.   Costume Design by Muriel Parra.  Film Editing by Anrea…

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Delta (2008)

KORNEL MUNDRUCZO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Hungary/Germany, 2008.  Proton Cinema, Essential Filmproduktion GmbH, Filmpartners, ZDF/Arte, Motion Picture Public Foundation of Hungary, Ministry of Education and Culture, TV2, Budapest Film, Mitteldeutsche Medienforderung, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg.  Screenplay by Yvette Biro, Kornél Mundruczó.  Cinematography by Matyas Erdely.  Produced by Philippe Bober, Viktória Petrányi.  Music by Félix Lajkó. …

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Lorna’s Silence (2008)

JEAN-PIERRE DARDENNE, LUC DARDENNE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Original title:  Le silence de Lorna Belgium/France/Italy/Germany, 2008.  Les Films Du Fleuve, Archipel 35, Lucky Red, Radio Television Belge Francophone, Arte France Cinema, WDR / Arte, Gemini Film, Mogador Film, Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Télédistributeurs Wallons, Eurimages, Canal+, CineCinema, Centre…

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The Brothers Bloom (2008)

RIAN JOHNSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.    USA, 2008.  Endgame Entertainment, Ram Bergman Productions, The Weinstein Company.  Screenplay by Rian Johnson.  Cinematography by Steve Yedlin.  Produced by Ram Bergman, James D. Stern.  Music by Nathan Johnson.  Production Design by Jim Clay.  Costume Design by Beatrix Aruna Pasztor.  Film Editing by Gabriel Wrye.  Toronto International Film Festival 2008. Imagine a movie in which…

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Of Time And The City (2008)

TERENCE DAVIES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   United Kingdom, 2008.  Screenplay by Terence Davies.  Cinematography by Tim Pollard.  Produced by Roy Boulter, Sol Papadopoulos.  Music by Ian Neil.  Film Editing by Liza Ryan-Carter.  Academy Awards 2008.  New York Film Critics 2009.  Toronto International Film Festival 2008.  Terence Davies’ fictional films have often had a deep, resonant preoccupation with his beloved birthplace of…

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24 City (2008)

ZHANGKE JIA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Er Shi Si Cheng Ji China/Hong Kong/Japan, 2008.  Bandai Visual Company, Bitters End, China Resources, Office Kitano, Shanghai Film Group, Xstream Pictures.  Screenplay by Zhangke Jia, Yongming Zhai.  Cinematography by Yu Wang, Nelson Lik-wai Yu.  Produced by Shozo Ichiyama, Zhangke Jia, Hong Wang.  Music by Yoshihiro Hanno, Giong Lim.  Production Design by Qiang Liu.  Film…

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Three Monkeys (2008)

NURI BILGE CEYLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  Uc Maymun Turkey/France/Italy, 2008.  Zeynofilm, NBC Film, Pyramide Productions, BIM Distribuzione, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Conseil de l’Europe, Imaj Sound Post Production, Imaj, Ministry of Culture and Tourism.  Screenplay by Ebru Ceylan, Ercan Kesal, Nuri Bilge Ceylan.  Cinematography by Gokhan Tiryaki.  Produced by Zeynep Ozbatur Atakan.  Production Design by Ebru…

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Valentino: The Last Emperor

MATT TYRNAUER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2008.  Acolyte Films.  Cinematography by Tom Hurwitz.  Produced by Matt Kapp, Matt Tyrnauer.  Music by Joel Goodman.  Film Editing by Bob Eisenhardt, Frederic Tcheng.  Toronto International Film Festival 2008.   Entertaining look at the last of the giant fashion names of yore, whose solitary moniker has come to represent cutting-edge, classy style after decades in…

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Lion’s Den (2008)

PABLO TRAPERO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Leonera Argentina/South Korea/Brazil, 2008.  Matanza Cine, Patagonik Film Group, Cineclick Asia, Ibermedia, Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales, VideoFilmes.  Screenplay by Alejandro Fadel, Martin Mauregui, Santiago Mitre, Pablo Trapero.  Cinematography by Guillermo Nieto.  Produced by Youngjoo Suh, Pablo Trapero.  Production Design by Graciela Oderigo.  Costume Design by Marisa Urruti.  Film Editing by Ezequiel Borovinsky, Pablo…

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Il Divo (2008)

PAOLO SORRENTINO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Original title:  Il divo: La spettacolare vita di Giulio Andreotti Italy/France, 2008.  Indigo Film, Lucky Red, Parco Film, Babe Film, StudioCanal, Arte France Cinéma, Sky Cinema, Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali, Fonds Eurimages du Conseil de l’Europe, Film Commission Torino-Piemonte, Regione Campania, Campania Film Commission, Centre National…

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El Greco (2007)

YANNIS SMARAGDIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Greece/Spain/Hungary, 2007.  Alexandros Film, Generalitat de Catalunya – Institut Català de les Indústries Culturals, Graal, Greek Film Center, Hellenic Culture Organization, Hellenic Radio & Television, Instituto de Crédito Oficial, La Productora Vídeo Comunicació, Le Spot, Max Productions, Ministerio de Cultura, Motion Picture Public Foundation of Hungary, Multichoice Hellas-Nova, Municipality…

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Fifty Dead Men Walking (2008)

KARI SKOGLAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  United Kingdom/Canada, 2008.  Handmade International, Future Films, Brightlight Pictures, Future Films Production Services, Altitude Entertainment, SBK Pictures, Skogland Films, Téléfilm Canada, Northern Ireland Screen, Grove Media Finance, Horizon Media Fund, Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit.  Screenplay by Kari Skogland, based on the book by Martin McGartland, Nicholas Davies.  Cinematography…

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