Thursday, November 30, 2006

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America to Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

(USA, 2006, 82 minutes)

A boorish, misogynistic, anti-Semitic journalist from Kazakhstan is sent to report on American cultural mores. A sketch TV character is expanded into a full-length feature by way of a loosely threaded set of “candid camera” episodes whose offensive innocence turns out to put up a very disturbing mirror to contemporary American society and makes for distinctly uncomfortable, if often hilarious, viewing.

Twentieth Century-Fox presents a Four By Two/Everyman Pictures production, produced in association with Dune Entertainment and Major Studio Partners. Starring Sacha Baron Cohen, Ken Davitian. Directed by Larry Charles; produced by Sacha Baron Cohen and Jay Roach; screenplay by Sacha Baron Cohen, Anthony Hines, Peter Baynham and Dan Mazer, based on a story by Baron Cohen, Hines, Baynham and Todd Phillips, and on the character created by Baron Cohen; music by Erran Baron Cohen; directors of photography, Anthony Hardwick and Luke Geissbühler; Borat image created by Jason Alper; film editors, Peter Teschner and James Thomas.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Infamous

(USA, 2006, 116 minutes)

In 1959, acclaimed, worldly writer Truman Capote travels down to Kansas to use the cold-blooded murder of a farming family as a starting point for a new kind of reportage writing that, four years later, will yield his non-fiction best-seller In Cold Blood. Good-looking biopic of Truman Capote that, despite its many qualities among which a few excellent performances (including a remarkable lead), is made pointless and redundant by the earlier, award-winning Capote, that covers the same ground in a statelier manner (in fact, both films were shot concurrently, but Capote beat Infamous to the screen, forcing a year-long delay in its release).

A Warner Bros. Pictures release. Warner Independent Pictures presents a Killer Films/John Wells production. Starring Toby Jones, Sandra Bullock, Daniel Craig, Peter Bogdanovich, Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, Gwyneth Paltrow, Isabella Rossellini, Juliet Stevenson, Sigourney Weaver. Directed by Douglas McGrath; produced by Christine Vachon, Jocelyn Hayes, Anne Walker-McBay; screenplay by Douglas McGrath, based on the book Truman Capote by George Plimpton; music by Rachel Portman; director of photography, Bruno Delbonnel; production designer, Judy Becker; costume designer, Ruth Myers; film editor, Camilla Toniolo.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Casino Royale

(Great Britain/Czech Republic/Germany/USA, 2006, 139 minutes)

Newly promoted to 00 status, British secret agent James Bond is assigned to ensnare a shady financier with terrorist connections through a high-stakes poker game. A new actor in the role brings a surprising reinvention to the long-running 007 franchise by going back to the basics: the darker, more character-driven tone and the absence of outlandish setpieces make it an elegant, determined and much welcome throwback to the series’ early films, finally adapting the only original Ian Fleming novel left unfilmed (the rights had been previously snapped up, resulting in an ill-advised 1967 all-star comedy, and Eon Productions, responsible for the “official” franchise, could only reclaim them in 2000).

A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Columbia Pictures release. Albert R. Broccoli's Eon Productions presents a Stillking/Casino Royale Productions/Eon Productions/Babelsberg production. Starring Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen, Giancarlo Giannini; with Jeffrey Wright; and Judi Dench as M. Directed by Martin Campbell; produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli; screenplay by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Paul Haggis, based upon the novel Casino Royale by Ian Fleming; music by David Arnold; director of photography, Phil Méheux; production designer, Peter Lamont; costume designer, Lindy Hemming; film editor, Stuart Baird.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Thank You for Smoking

(USA, 2006, 93 minutes)

A Washington tobacco lobbyist seems to be headed for his comeuppance when he agrees to a high-profile press interview. Lively and purportedly outrageous satirical comedy that derives much of its pleasure from taking intelligent aim at politically correct targets.

Fox Searchlight Pictures and Room 9 Entertainment present a David O. Sacks production, in association with Contentfilm. Starring Aaron Eckhart, Maria Bello, Cameron Bright, Adam Brody, Sam Elliott, Katie Holmes, David Koechner, Rob Lowe, William H. Macy, J. K. Simmons; and Robert Duvall. Directed by Jason Reitman; produced by David O. Sacks; screenplay by Jason Reitman, based upon the novel Thank You for Smoking by Christopher Buckley; music by Rolfe Kent; director of photography, James Whitaker; production designer, Steve Saklad; costume designer, Danny Glicker; film editor, Dana E. Glauberman.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Juventude em Marcha

Colossal Youth

(Portugal/France/Switzerland, 2006, 156 minutes)

An old man living in a Lisbon slum waiting for his new house to be assigned is abandoned by his wife and spends his days visiting his many children. Visually dazzling but maddeningly opaque arthouse piece combining documentary footage into a quasi-narrative; a sequel of sorts to its director’s previous Bones and In Vanda’s Room, shot in the same real-life Lisbon slum (since replaced by council projects) and sharing a number of characters.

Contracosta presents a Contracosta production in co-production with Les Films de l'Étranger, Unlimited, Ventura Film, RTP and RTSI, with the support of ARTE France and financing from ICAM and Centre National de la Cinématographie. With Ventura, Vanda Duarte, Beatriz Duarte, Gustavo Sumpta, Cila Cardoso, Isabel Cardoso, Alberto Barros, António Semedo, Paulo Nunes, José Maria Pina, André Semedo, Alexandre Silva, Paula Barrulas. Directed by Pedro Costa; produced by Francisco Villa-Lobos; camera, Pedro Costa and Leonardo Simões; film editor, Pedro Marques.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

The Science of Sleep

(France/Italy, 2006, 103 minutes)

An unorthodox graphic artist with an unusual sleep disorder, stuck in a job he doesn’t like, becomes infatuated with the new next door neighbour, who is just as unorthodox as he is. Charming but rather whimsical romantic comedy whose striking visuals and endearing performances go a long way towards redressing a fanciful, unfinished script.

Gaumont presents a Partizan Films production, in co-production with Gaumont, France 3 Cinéma and Mikado Film, with the participation of Canal Plus and TPS Star. Starring Gael García Bernal, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Alain Chabat, Miou-Miou; with the participation of Pierre Vaneck. Directed and written by Michel Gondry; produced by Georges Burmann, Michel Gondry, Frédéric Junqua; music by Jean-Michel Bernard; director of photography (Eclair), Jean-Louis Bompoint; art directors, Pierre Pell and Stéphane Rozenbaum; costume designer, Florence Fontaine; film editor, Juliette Welfling.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Backstage

(France/Germany, 2005, 116 minutes)

An awkward provincial teenager obsessed with a celebrated pop star becomes her unlikely confidante. Fascinatingly overwrought melodrama that elegantly manages to step back from all the traps and the implausibility of the central conceit to become a truly disturbing study on the nature of obsession, with two marvelous leads.

A Haut et Court release. A Haut et Court production, in co-production with CMW Film Company, ARTE France Cinéma and Studiocanal, with the participation of Canal Plus, Cinecinéma, the French Ministry of Culture, Centre National de la Cinématographie and Filmförderungsanstalt, in association with Sofica Soficinéma, with the support of Eurimages, Région Île-de-France, Programme MEDIA and Procirep. Starring Emmanuelle Seigner, Isild le Besco, Noémie Lvovsky, Valéry Zeitoun, Samuel Benchetrit, Edith le Merdy, Jean-Paul Walle wa Wana. Directed by Emmanuelle Bercot; produced by Caroline Benjo and Carole Scotta; written by Emmanuelle Bercot and Jérôme Tonnerre; music by Laurent Marimbert; lyrics by Marine Bercot; director of photography, Agnès Godard; production designer, Éric Barboza; costume designers, Gil Lesage and Jean-Marc Mireté; film editor, Julien Leloup.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Fauteuils d'orchestre

Orchestra Seats or Avenue Montaigne

(France, 2005, 103 minutes)

A young provincial girl comes to Paris and finds work as a waitress at a café in a fashionable district, finding herself involved in the lives of a concert pianist, an actress and a self-made-man who are regular patrons. Musty, old-fashioned ensemble comedy-drama of the type Neil Simon used to know how to do; despite a game cast and some choice dialogue, it’s harmless, inoffensive and not very exciting entertainment.

A Mars Distribution/Studiocanal release. Alain Sarde presents a Thelma Films/Studiocanal/TF1 Films Production/Radis Films Productions production, with the participation of Canal Plus and Cinécinéma and the support of Région Île-de-France. Starring Cécile de France, Valérie Lemercier, Albert Dupontel, Claude Brasseur, Dani, Christopher Thompson; Laura Morante as Valentine; with Suzanne Flon; and the special participation of Sydney Pollack. Directed by Danièle Thompson; produced by Christine Gozlan; written by Danièle Thompson and Christopher Thompson; music by Nicola Piovani; director of photography, Jean-Marc Fabre; production designer, Michèle Abbe; costume designer, Catherine Leterrier; film editor, Sylvie Landra.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

16 Blocks

(USA/Germany, 2006, 102 minutes)

A burned-out, alcoholic cop is assigned to transport a prisoner to the court, but finds his charge being hunted down by corrupt cops that want to eliminate him before he testifies against them. Taut, impressively scripted and handled urban thriller that makes good use of its limited setting and timeframe, featuring a stellar, against-type lead performance.

Alcon Entertainment and Millennium Films present an Emmett-Furla Films/Cheyenne Enterprises production, in association with Contentfilm, for Equity Pictures & Medienfonds and Nu Image Entertainment. Starring Bruce Willis, Mos Def, David Morse. Directed by Richard Donner; produced by Jim van Wyck, John Thompson, Arnold Rifkin, Avi Lerner and Randall Emmett; written by Richard Wenk; music by Klaus Badelt; director of photography, Glen MacPherson; production designer, Arv Greywal; costume designer, Vicki Graef; film editor, Steven Mirkovich.

Friday, November 17, 2006

A Good Year

(USA, 2006, 115 minutes)

A ruthless London trader learns the uncle that raised him has died, leaving him the Provence estate and vineyard where he grew up, and while looking to sell it he starts realising what he’s been really missing in life. Cheerful, heartwarming star comedy that doesn’t have anything particularly new or original to say, but says it very well.

A Twentieth Century-Fox release. Fox 2000 Pictures presents, in association with Ingenious Film Partners, a Scott Free production, made in association with Dune Entertainment and Major Studio Partners. Starring Russell Crowe, Albert Finney, Marion Cotillard, Abbie Cornish, Didier Bourdon, Tom Hollander; and Freddie Highmore. Directed and produced by Ridley Scott; screenplay by Marc Klein, based on the novel A Good Year by Peter Mayle; music by Marc Streitenfeld; director of photography, Philippe le Sourd; production designer, Sonja Klaus; costume designer, Catherine Leterrier; film editor, Dody Dorn.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Viuva Rica Solteira Nao Fica

(Portugal/Brazil, 2006, 135 minutes)

In Northern Portugal in 1890, a well-off young woman returns from Brazil for an arranged marriage; when the husband dies, her wealth starts attracting a number of suitors. Old-fashioned, witty period melodrama of rural mores.

Paulo Branco presents a Clap Filmes/Plateau Produções production, with the financial participation of ICAM, RTP, Ibermedia and Ancine. Starring Bianca Byington, Cucha Carvalheiro, José Raposo, Rogério Samora, Ricardo Pereira, Diogo Dória, Anton Skrzypiciel; with the participation of Helena Vieira. Directed by José Fonseca e Costa; produced by Paulo Branco; screenplay by José Fonseca e Costa and Augusto Sobral, with João Constâncio, Mário de Carvalho and José Fanha; music by Jacques Offenbach, Johann Abraham Peter Schultz and Thomas Bloch; director of photography, Acácio de Almeida; production and costume designer, Isabel Branco; film editors, Bob Williams with Nelson Cravo.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Gabrielle

(France/Italy/Germany, 2005, 89 minutes)

In turn-of-the century Paris, a well-off gentleman is shocked to learn his trophy wife has a lover and is considering leaving him. An odd but powerful period two-hander, exquisitely performed and handled, but bursting at the seams with ideas that it never fully realises.

A Studiocanal presentation. Azor Films presents an Azor Films/ARTE France Cinéma/Studiocanal/Love Streams Productions/Albachiara/Network Movie/ZDF-ARTE co-production, with the participation of Canal Plus and ARTE France Dévéloppement ans the support of Eurimages, Région Île-de-France and Programme Média Plus i2i. Starring Isabelle Huppert, Pascal Greggory. Directed by Patrice Chéreau; producers, Joseph Strub and Serge Catoire; Italian producer, Ferdinanda Frangipane; screenplay by Patrice Chéreau and Anne-Louise Trividic, based on the novella "The Return" by Joseph Conrad; music by Fabio Vacchi; director of photography, Éric Gautier; production designer, Olivier Radot; costume designer, Caroline de Vivaise; film editor, François Gedigier.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Alice

(Portugal, 2004, 104 minutes)

An actor spends his sleepless days searching obsessively for his four-year old daughter disappeared six months ago. Taut, claustrophobic melodrama of loss carried by elegant, masterful handling and an excellent lead performance.

An Atalanta Filmes release. Paulo Branco presents a Clap Filmes production, with the participation of ICAM and RTP. Starring Nuno Lopes, Beatriz Batarda, Miguel Guilherme, Ana Bustorff, Laura Soveral. Directed and written by Marco Martins; produced by Paulo Branco; music by Bernardo Sassetti; director of photography, Carlos Lopes; production designer, Artur Pinheiro; costume designer, Luísa Pinto; film editors, João Braz and Roberto Perpignani.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

The Night Listener

(USA, 2006, 80 minutes)

A radio personality in a personal crisis is drawn into a long-distance friendship with an ailing teenager who admires him and has written a harrowing memoir of abuse, but begins to suspect that it all may be an elaborate hoax. Intriguing but slight meditation on love and identity, inspired by real events and thinly disguised as a mystery; subdued handling and performances keep it from being substantial enough.

Miramax Films presents a Hart Sharp Entertainment/IFC Productions production, in association with Fortissimo Films and True Film Fund II. Starring Robin Williams, Toni Collette, Bobby Cannavale, Joe Morton, John Cullum; with Rory Culkin; and Sandra Oh. Directed by Patrick Stettner; produced by Robert Kessel, Jeffrey Sharp, John N. Hart Jr and Jill Footlick; screenplay by Armistead Maupin, Terry Anderson and Patrick Stettner, based on the novel The Night Listener by Armistead Maupin; music by Peter Nashel; director of photography, Lisa Rinzler; production designer, Michael Shaw; costume designer, Marina Draghici; film editor, Andy Keir.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Perfume — The Story of a Murderer

(Germany/France/Spain, 2006, 146 minutes)

In 18th century France, a young man born in the slums grows up with an astonishing ability to recognise and memorise scents, and after an apprenticeship with a Parisian perfume creator eventually turns to murder to bottle the ultimate scent. Period thriller adapting a perennial best-seller whose thoroughly unpleasant plot proves that what works on the printed page doesn’t necessarily translate to the big screen, even with this kind of lavish production values and stylish handling. Not badly done, but why do it?

Constantin Film presents a Constantin Film/VIP Medienfonds 4 production, in co-production with Nouvelles Éditions de Films and Castelao Productions; a Bernd Eichinger production; with the support of FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Bayerischen Banken Fonds, FilmFörderungsAnstalt, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Eurimages and Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen; in association with Rising Star. Starring Ben Whishaw, Alan Rickman, Rachel Hurd-Wood; and Dustin Hoffman; John Hurt as the narrator; Karoline Herfurth. Directed by Tom Tykwer; produced by Bernd Eichinger; screenplay by Andrew Birkin, Bernd Eichinger and Tom Tykwer, based on the novel Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind; music by Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek and Reinhold Heil; director of photography, Frank Griebe; production designer, Uli Hanisch; costume designer, Pierre-Yves Gayraud; film editor, Alexander Berner; visual effects supervisor, Dennis Lowe.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

The Departed

(USA, 2006, 145 minutes)

A Boston gangster’s high-placed mole in the Boston police finds out the department has planted a mole of its own inside the gang. American remake of the Hong Kong cult thriller Infernal Affairs (Andrew Lau & Alan Mak, 2002) that actually improves on the original, with tighter scripting, generally solid performances and the director’s usual visual bravado making up for any lost originality.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Plan B/Initial Entertainment Group/Vertigo Entertainment production, in association with Media Asia Films. Starring Leonardo di Caprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson; and Mark Wahlberg; Martin Sheen, Ray WInstone, Vera Farmiga, Anthony Anderson; and Alec Baldwin. Directed by Martin Scorsese; produced by Brad Pitt, Brad Grey and Graham King; screenplay by William Monahan, based on the film Infernal Affairs directed by Andrew Lau and Alan Mak and written by Mak and Felix Chong; music by Howard Shore; director of photography, Michael Ballhaus; production designer, Kristi Zea; costume designer, Sandy Powell; film editor, Thelma Schoonmaker.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Dans Paris

Inside Paris

(France, 2006, 93 minutes)

A young man, depressed over his marital troubles, returns to his family home in Paris where he has to deal with his overprotective father and ne’er-do-well younger brother. Slight but lively comedy that, after a rather clunky first third, becomes a cheeky, charming throwback to the golden days of Nouvelle Vague filmmaking, with great performances.

A Gemini Films release. Paulo Branco presents a Gemini Films production, in co-production with Clap Filmes, with the participation of Canal Plus, Cinécinéma, Cofinova 3 and Centre National de la Cinématographie. Starring Romain Duris, Louis Garrel, Guy Marchand, Joana Preiss, Alice Butaud, Marie-France Pisier. Directed and written by Christophe Honoré; produced by Paulo Branco; music by Alex Beaupain; director of photography, Jean-Louis Vialard; production designer, Samuel Deshors; costume designer, Pierre Canistrot; film editor, Chantal Hymans.

Friday, November 03, 2006

The Illusionist

(USA, 2005, 109 minutes)

In turn-of-the-century Vienna, a mysterious magician finds his long-lost childhood sweetheart is now the crown prince’s fiancee. Sweeping, enveloping period mystery melodrama carried by its elegant handling and superb performances; a shame, then, that its enigmas are so hurriedly resolved at the end. Technical credits impeccable.

Yari Film Group Releasing and Bob Yari Productions present, in association with Syndicate Films International, a Koppelman-Levien/Michael London production in association with Contagious Entertainment. Starring Edward Norton, Paul Giamatti; and Jessica Biel; with Rufus Sewell, Eddie Marsan. Directed by Neil Burger; produced by Michael London, Brian Koppelman, David Levien, Bob Yari and Cathy Schulman; screenplay by Neil Burger, based upon the short story Eisenheim the Illusionist by Steven Millhouser; music by Philip Glass; director of photography, Dick Pope; production designer, Ondrej Nekvasil; costume designer, Ngila Dickson; film editor, Naomi Geraghty; magic consultants, Ricky Jay and Michael Weber; visual effects supervisor, Viktor Muller.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Paris Je T'Aime

(France, 2006, 120 minutes)

18 short stories of love set one each in the 18 Paris districts. Unusual but intriguing compendium of themed five-minute shorts whose steadfast refusal by the international directors to play up the tourist card and dwell instead on the different aspects of love in often unexpected ways makes it a surprisingly warm-hearted and thoughtful piece; shame that the linking segments and coda go precisely in that direction.

A Celsius release. Claudie Ossard and Emmanuel Benbihy present, in association with Burkhard von Schenck, a Victoires International/Pirol Film Productions production with the participation of Canal Plus. Produced by Claudie Ossard and Emmanuel Benbihy; based on an original idea by Tristan Carne, conceptualized by Emmanuel Benbihy; music by Pierre Adenot; production designer, Bettina von den Steinen; costume designers, Olivier Bériot and Pierre-Yves Gayraud; supervising editors, Simon Jacquet and Frédéric Auburtin.
Montmartre: starring Florence Muller, Bruno Podalydès; directed and written by Bruno Podalydès; director of photography, Mathieu Poirot Delpech; film editor, Anne Klotz.
Quais de Seine: starring Leila Bekhti, Cyril Descours; directed by Gurinder Chadha; written by Gurinder Chadha and Paul Mayeda Berges; director of photography, David Quesemand; film editor, Simon Jacquet.
Le Marais: starring Marianne Faithfull, Elias McConnell, Gaspard Ulliel; directed, written and edited by Gus van Sant; director of photography, Pascal Rabaud.
Tuileries: starring Steve Buscemi, Julie Bataille, Axel Klener; directed and written by Joel and Ethan Coen; director of photography, Bruno Delbonnel.
Loin du 16e: starring Catalina Sandino Moreno; directed and written by Walter Salles and Daniela Thomas; director of photography, Éric Gautier.
Porte de Choisy: starring Barbet Schroeder, Li Xin; directed and photographed by Christopher Doyle; written by Christopher Doyle, Gabrielle King Peralta and Rain Kathy Li; film editor, Simon Jacquet.
Bastille: starring Sergio Castellito, Miranda Richardson, Leonor Watling; directed and written by Isabel Coixet; director of photography, Jean-Claude Larrieu; film editor, Simon Jacquet.
Place des Victoires: starring Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe, Hippolyte Girardot; directed and written by Nobuhiro Suwa; director of photography, Pascal Marti; film editor, Hisako Suwa.
Tour Eiffel: starring Yolande Moreau, Paul Putner; directed and written by Sylvain Chomet; director of photography, Eric Guichard.
Parc Monceau: starring Ludivine Sagnier, Nick Nolte; directed and written by Alfonso Cuarón; director of photography, Michael Seresin; film editor, Alex Rodríguez.
Quartier des Enfants Rouges: starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Lionel Dray; directed and written by Olivier Assayas; director of photography, Jean-Claude Larrieu; film editor, Luc Barnier.
Place des Fêtes: starring Aïssa Maiga, Seydou Boro; directed and written by Oliver Schmitz; director of photography, Michel Amathieu; film editor, Isabel Meier.
Pigalle: starring Fanny Ardant, Bob Hoskins; directed and written by Richard La Gravenese; director of photography, Gérard Sterin; film editor, Simon Jacquet.
Quartier de la Madeleine: starring Elijah Wood, Olga Kurylenko; directed and written by Vincenzo Natali; music by Michael Andrews; director of photography, Tetsuo Nagata.
Père-Lachaise: starring Emily Mortimer, Rufus Sewell; directed and written by Wes Craven; director of photography, Maxime Alexandre; film editor, Stan Collet.
Faubourg Saint-Denis: starring Natalie Portman, Melchior Beslon; directed and written by Tom Tykwer; director of photography, Frank Griebe; film editor, Mathilde Bonnefoy.
Quartier Latin: starring Gena Rowlands, Ben Gazzara, Gérard Depardieu; directed by Frédéric Auburtin and Gérard Depardieu; written by Gena Rowlands; director of photography, Pierre Aïm; film editor, Simon Jacquet.
14e Arrondissement: starring Margo Martindale; directed by Alexander Payne; written by Alexander Payne and Nadine Eïd; director of photography, Denis Lenoir; film editor, Simon Jacquet.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Open Season

(USA, 2006, 83 minutes)

A trained bear finds himself released into the woods at the opening of hunting season through the best efforts of a manic, one-antlered deer buck. Lively but disposable animated comedy whose well-constructed script simply isn’t funny enough to hold up for 90 minutes, despite the occasional hilarious gag.

Columbia Pictures presents a Sony Pictures Animation film. With the voices of Martin Lawrence, Ashton Kutcher, Debra Messing, Gary Sinise, Billy Connolly, Jon Favreau. Directed by Jill Culton and Roger Allers; co-directed by Anthony Stacchi; produced by Michelle Murdocca; screenplay by Steve Bencich, Ron J. Friedman and Nat Mauldin, based on a screen story by Jill Culton and Anthony Stacchi and an original story by Steve Moore and John Carls; music by Paul Westerberg and Ramin Djawadi; production designer, Michael Humphries; art director and character designer, Carter Goodrich; film editor, Pamela Ziegenhagen-Shefland.