Courageous (2011)

ALEX KENDRICK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB USA, 2011. TriStar Pictures, Sherwood Pictures, Provident Films, Affirm Films, Alabama Production Group. Screenplay by Alex Kendrick, Stephen Kendrick. Cinematography by Bob Scott. Produced by Stephen Kendrick.  Music by Mark Willard. Production Design by Darian Corley, Sheila McBride. Costume Design by Terri Catt. Film Editing by Bill…

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The Mechanic (2011)

SIMON WEST Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB USA, 2011. CBS Films, Millennium Films, Chartoff-Winkler Productions, Nu Image Entertainment GmbH, Scared Productions. Story by Lewis John Carlino, Screenplay by Richard Wenk, Lewis John Carlino. Cinematography by Eric Schmidt. Produced by Rene Besson, William Chartoff, David Winkler. Music by Mark Isham. Production Design by Richard Lassalle….

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What’s Your Number (2011)

MARK MYLOD Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  USA, 2011.  New Regency Productions, Contrafilm.  Screenplay by Gabrielle Allan, Jennifer Crittenden, based on the novel by Karyn Bosnak.  Cinematography by James M. Muro.  Produced by Beau Flynn, Tripp Vinson.  Music by Aaron Zigman.  Production Design by Jon Billington.   Costume Design by Amy Westcott.  Film Editing by…

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Tomboy (2011)

CELINE SCIAMMA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB. France, 2011.  Hold Up Films, Arte France Cinema, Lilies Films, Canal+, ARTE, La Région Île-de-France, Centre National du Cinema et de L’Image Animee, Arte / Cofinova 6, Playtime.  Screenplay by Céline Sciamma.  Cinematography by Crystel Fournier.  Produced by Bénédicte Couvreur.  Music by Jean-Baptiste de Laubier, Jerôme Echenoz. …

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Corpo Celeste (2011)

ALICE ROHRWACHER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Italy/Switzerland/France, 2011.  Rai Cinema, Tempesta, JBA Production, Amka Films Productions, Arte France Cinema, RSI-Radiotelevisione Svizzera, SRG SSR Idee Suisse, ARTE, Cineteca del Comune di Bologna, Calabria Film Commission, Regione Calabria. Screenplay by Alice Rohrwacher.   Cinematography by Helene Louvart.    Produced by Jacques Bidou, Carlo Cresto-Dina, Marianne Dumoulin,…

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Elles (2011)

MALGORZATA SZUMOWSKA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5. France/Poland/Germany, 2011.  Slot Machine, Zentropa International Poland, Zentropa International Koln, Canal+ Polska, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Shot – Szumowski, Liberator Productions, Polish Film Institute, Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutscher Filmforderfonds, MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Procirep, Angoa-Agicoa, Haut et Court, Memento Films International, Potemkine Films, Kino Swiat, Cofinova 7,…

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Eating Out: The Open Weekend (2011)

Q. ALLAN BROCKA Bil’s rating (out of 5): 0.5.    USA, 2011.  Ariztical Entertainment, EOSS Productions, Logo Films.  Screenplay by Phillip J. Bartell, Q. Allan Brocka.  Cinematography by Amanda Treyz.  Produced by Q. Allan Brocka.  Music by Meiro Stamm.  Production Design by Caity Birmingham.   Costume Design by Malcolm Bacani.  Film Editing by Phillip J. Bartell….

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Sleeping Beauty (2011)

JULIA LEIGH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  Australia, 2011.  Screen Australia, Magic Films, Screen NSW, Deluxe Australia, Spectrum Films, Big Ears Productions, Fulcrum Media Finance.  Screenplay by Julia Leigh, based on an idea by Yasunari Kawabata.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Simpson.  Produced by Jessica Brentnall.  Music by Ben Frost.  Production Design by Annie Beauchamp.  Costume…

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Walk A Mile In My Pradas (2011)

JOEY SYLVESTER Bil’s rating (out of 5): 0.   USA, 2011.  Walk A Mile Productions, Dream It Productions, FROST Pictures.  Screenplay by Rick Karatas, Tom Archdeacon.  Cinematography by Aaron Moorhead.  Produced by Tom Archdeacon, Rick Karatas, Joey Sylvester.  Music by Andrew Markus.   Production Design by Michelle Leroy.  Costume Design by Stephanie Strate.  Film Editing by Jeffrey Reid.  Podcast:  Bad Gay Movies Concept comedy when…

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Beastly (2011)

DANIEL BARNZ Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.   USA, 2011.  CBS Films, Storefront Films.  Screenplay by Daniel Barnz, based on the novel by Alex Flinn.  Cinematography by Mandy Walker.  Produced by Susan Cartsonis.  Music by Marcelo Zarvos.  Production Design by Rusty Smith.  Costume Design by Suttirat Anne Larlarb.  Film Editing by Thomas J. Nordberg. Modern-day reworking of Beauty and the Beast aimed at the teen…

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A Wedding Most Strange (2011)

TREVOR GARLICK Bil’s rating (out of 5): 0.   United Kingdom, 2011.  Trinity X Productions.  Screenplay by Trevor Garlick.  Cinematography by Taina Galis.  Produced by Trevor Garlick.  Music by John O’Connell.  Production Design by Celina Norris.  Costume Design by Zaba’ish.  Film Editing by Stephen Hedley, Michael Pentney.  Podcast: Bad Gay Movies.  A recently divorced gay man has to get remarried quickly if he is to…

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American Translation (2011)

PASCAL ARNOLD, JEAN-MARC BARR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   France, 2011.  Toloda.  Screenplay by Lucy Allwood, Pascal Arnold.  Cinematography by Jean-Marc Barr, Chris Keohane.  Produced by Pascal Arnold, Jean-Marc Barr, Teddy Vermeulin.  Production Design by Benoît Tetelin.  Costume Design by Mimi Lempicka.  Film Editing by Jean-Marc Barr, Teddy Vermeulin.  Lizzie Brocheré plays a young woman who is sitting at her restaurant table…

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