All The King’s Men (2006)

STEVEN ZAILLIAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Germany/USA, 2006.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Relativity Media, Phoenix Pictures, VIP 3 Medienfonds, VIP 4 Medienfonds, Rising Star.  Screenplay by Steven Zaillian, based on the novel by Robert Penn Warren.  Cinematography by Pawel Edelman.  Produced by Ken Lemberger, Mike Medavoy, Steven Zaillian.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Patrizia von Brandenstein. Costume Design by Marit Allen.  Film…

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What About Bob? (1991)

FRANK OZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.    USA, 1991.  Touchstone Pictures, Touchwood Pacific Partners 1.  Story by Alvin Sargent, Laura Ziskin, Screenplay by Tom Schulman. Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus.  Produced by Laura Ziskin.  Music by Miles Goodman.  Production Design by Leslie Dilley.  Costume Design by Bernie Pollack.  Film Editing by Anne V. Coates.   A psychiatrist will be criticized by…

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Message In A Bottle (1999)

LUIS MANDOKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1999.  Bel Air Entertainment, DiNovi Pictures, Tig Productions.  Screenplay by Gerald Di Pego, based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks.  Cinematography by Caleb Deschanel.  Produced by Kevin Costner, Denise Di Novi, Jim Wilson.  Music by Gabriel Yared.  Production Design by Jeffrey Beecroft.  Costume Design by Bernie Pollack.  Film Editing by Steven Weisberg.   Poetic cinematography and an unapologetically…

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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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The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford

BBBB.5 (out of 5) The best way to perk up the sagging spirits of Americans embroiled in a flailing war and waning economy: take a look back at one of the most potent myths to ever make the USA’s tough and noble self-image what it is today.  What a relief to discover that the film…

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Intolerable Cruelty (2003)

JOEL COEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2003.  Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment, Alphaville Films, Mike Zoss Productions.  Story by Robert Ramsey, Matthew Stone, John Romano, Screenplay by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Robert Ramsey, Matthew Stone.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Ethan Coen, Brian Grazer.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by Leslie McDonald.  Costume Design by Mary Zophres.  Film…

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