Walking On Water (2018)

ANDREY PAOUNOV Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Italy/Germany/United Arab Emirates/USA, 2018.   Produced by Valeria Giampietro, Izabella Tzenkova.   Music by Phil Canning.   Film Editing by Andrey Paounov, Anastas Petkov.  With the death from an unexpected aneurysm of Jeanne-Claude in 2009, fans of the artists believed that Christo would appear no more, but he premiered his…

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The Time That Remains (2009)

ELIA SULEIMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/Italy/Belgium/France/Palestine/United Arab Emirates, 2009.  The Film, Nazira Films, France 3 Cinema, Artemis Films, Radio Television Belge Francophone, BIM Distribuzione, Belgacom TV, Corniche Pictures, MBC Group, France 3, Canal+, TPS Star, Eurimages, Tax Shelter ING Invest de Tax Shelter Productions, MEDIA Programme of the European Union. Screenplay…

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Benji (2018)

BRANDON CAMP Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.   United Arab Emirates/USA, 2018.  Blumhouse Productions, Imagenation Abu Dhabi FZ, Meridian Entertainment, Symbolic Exchange, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Brandon Camp, based on the 1974 motion picture by Joe Camp.  Cinematography by Thomas Scott Stanton.  Produced by Jason Blum, Brandon Camp.  Music by Kostas Christides.  Production Design by Kevin C. Lang.  Costume Design by Dana…

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Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017)

DAN GILROY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Canada/United Arab Emirates/USA, 2017.  Bron Studios, Creative Wealth Media Finance, Cross Creek Pictures,  Culture China – Image Nation Abu Dhabi Fund, Escape Artists, First Look Media, Imagenation Abu Dhabi FZ, LStar Capital, MACRO.  Screenplay by Dan Gilroy.  Cinematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by Todd Black, Jennifer Fox, Denzel Washington.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design…

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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

LUC BESSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.   France/China/Belgium/Germany/United Arab Emirates/USA/United Kingdom/Canada, 2017.  EuropaCorpm, Fundamental Films, Grive Productions, Gulf Film, Novo Pictures, Orange Studio, River Road Entertainment, TF1 Films Production, Universum Film.  Screenplay by Luc Besson, based on the comic book series Valerian and Laureline by Pierre Christin, Jean-Claude Mezieres.  Cinematography by Thierry Arbogast.  Produced by Luc Besson, Virginie Besson-Silla.  Music by…

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The Circle (2017)

JAMES PONSOLDT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.   United Arab Emirates/USA, 2017.  1978 Films, Imagenation Abu Dhabi FZ, Likely Story, Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation, Playtone, Route One Entertainment.  Screenplay by James Ponsoldt, Dave Eggers, based on the novel by Dave Eggers.  Cinematography by Matthew Libatique.  Produced by Anthony Bregman, Gary Goetzman, James Ponsoldt.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Gerald Sullivan.  Costume Design…

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Theeb (2014)

NAJI ABU NOWAR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Wolf United Arab Emirates/Qatar/Jordan/United Kingdom, 2014.  Bayt Al Shawareb, Noor Pictures, Immortal Entertainment.  Screenplay by Bassel Ghandour, Naji Abu Nowar.  Cinematography by Wolfgang Thaler.  Produced by Bassel Ghandour, Rupert Lloyd.  Music by Jerry Lane.  Production Design by Anna Lavelle.  Costume Design by Jamila Aladdin.  Film Editing by Rupert Lloyd.  Academy Awards 2015.  Toronto International Film Festival 2014. A desert…

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The Help (2011)

TATE TAYLOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/India/United Arab Emirates, 2011.  DreamWorks, Reliance Entertainment, Participant Media, Imagenation Abu Dhabi FZ, 1492 Pictures, Harbinger Pictures.  Screenplay by Tate Taylor, based on the novel by Kathryn Stockett.  Cinematography by Stephen Goldblatt.  Produced by Michael Barnathan, Chris Columbus, Brunson Green.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Mark Ricker.  Costume Design by Sharen Davis.  Film Editing…

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Fair Game (2010)

DOUG LIMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Arab Emirates, 2010.  River Road Entertainment, Participant Media, Imagenation Abu Dhabi FZ, Zucker Productions, Weed Road Pictures, Hypnotic, Dillywood, Fair Game Productions.  Screenplay by Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth, based on the books The Politics of Truth: Inside The Lies That Led To War And Betrayed My Wife’s CIA Identity:…

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The Way Back (2010)

PETER WEIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA/United Arab Emirates/Poland, 2010.  Exclusive Films, National Geographic Films, Imagenation Abu Dhabi FZ, Monolith Films, On the Road, Point Blank Productions, Polish Film Institute.  Screenplay by Keith R. Clarke, Peter Weir, based on the novel The Long Walk: The True Story Of a Trek To Freedom by Slavomir Rawicz.  Cinematography by…

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Contagion (2011)

STEVEN SODERBERGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA/United Arab Emirates, 2011.  Warner Bros., Participant Media, Imagenation Abu Dhabi FZ, Double Feature Films, Digital Image Associates, Regency Enterprises.  Screenplay by Scott Z. Burns.  Cinematography by Steven Soderbergh.  Produced by Gregory Jacobs, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher.  Music by Cliff Martinez.  Production Design by Howard Cummings.  Costume Design by Louise Frogley.  Film Editing by Stephen Mirrione.  Phoenix…

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