Black Coal, Thin Ice (2014)

YI’NAN DIAO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: Bai ri yan huo China, 2014. Omnijoi Media, Boneyard Entertainment China, China Film Group Corporation. Screenplay by Yi’nan Diao. Cinematography by Jingsong Dong. Produced by Vivian Qu, Juan Wan. Music by Zi Wen. Film Editing by Hongyu Yang. A police thriller engages you in the…

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White Bird In A Blizzard (2014)

GREGG ARAKI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB France/USA, 2014. Desperate Pictures, Orange Studio, Why Not Productions, Wild Bunch. Screenplay by Gregg Araki, based on the novel by Laura Kasischke. Cinematography by Sandra Valde-Hansen. Produced by Gregg Araki, Pascal Caucheteaux, Pavlina Hatoupis, Sébastien K. Lemercier, Alix Madigan. Music by Harold Budd, Robin Guthrie. Production Design…

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She’s Funny That Way (2014)

PETER BOGDANOVICH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB USA/Germany, 2014. Lagniappe Films, Red Granite International, Venture Forth, Three Point Capital, Holly Wiersma Productions. Screenplay by Peter Bogdanovich, Louise Stratten. Cinematography by Yaron Orbach. Produced by George Drakoulias, Logan Levy, Louise Stratten, Holly Wiersma. Music by Edward Shearmur. Production Design by Jane Musky. Costume Design by…

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Creep (2014)

PATRICK BRICE Bil’s rating (out of 5): B USA, 2014.  Blumhouse Productions, Duplass Brothers Productions. Screenplay by Patrick Brice, Mark Duplass. Produced by Jason Blum, Mark Duplass. Music by Kyle Field, Eric Andrew Kuhn. Production Design by Lynsay Richardson. Film Editing by Christopher Donlon. Anyone already out of love with the genre of found footage…

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The Mend (2014)

JOHN MAGARY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB USA, 2014. Moxie Pictures. Screenplay by John Magary. Cinematography by Chris Teague. Produced by Myna Joseph, John Magary, Michael Prall. Music by Judd Greenstein, Michi Wiancko. Production Design by Markus Kirschner. Costume Design by Markus Kirschner. Film Editing by Joseph Krings. Josh Lucas is a handsome rogue…

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Death In Buenos Aires (2014)

NATALIA META Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Original Title: Muerte en Buenos Aires Argentina, 2014. Screenplay by Natalia Meta, collaborating writers Laura Farhi, Gustavo Malajovich, Luz Orlando Brennan. Cinematography by Rodrigo Pulpeiro. Produced by Fabiana Tiscornia. Music by Daniel Melero. Production Design by Mariela Ripodas. Costume Design by Valentina Bari, Daniel Melero. Film Editing…

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Death To Prom (2014)

MATTHEW STENERSON, JEREMY WILKER Bil’s rating (out of 5): 0 USA, 2014. Screenplay by Matthew Stenerson. Cinematography by Jeremy Wilker. Produced by Matthew Stenerson, Jeremy Wilker. Production Design by Melissa Pritchett. Costume Design by Christopher Straub. Film Editing by Cassie Wentlandt. Movies about teenagers and the dramatic circumstances surrounding prom are in great supply, but…

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The Kindergarten Teacher (2014)

NADAV LAPID Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: Haganenet Israel/France, 2014. Pie Films, Haut et Court, Arte France Cinema, Rabinovich Film Fund Cinema Project, Recanati Foundation, ARTE, L’Aide aux Cinemas du Monde, Centre National du Cinema et de L’Image Animee, Ministere des Affaires Etrangeres et du Developpement International, Institut Francais, Jerusalem International Film…

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They Came Together (2014)

DAVID WAIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): B USA, 2014. Lionsgate. Screenplay by Michael Showalter, David Wain. Cinematography by Tom Houghton. Produced by Michael Showalter. Music by Matt Novack, Craig Wedren. Production Design by Mark White. Costume Design by Dana Covarrubias. Film Editing by Jamie Gross. At last, they finally made a movie for people…

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In The Courtyard (2014)

PIERRE SALVADORI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 Original Title: Dans La Cour France, 2014.  Les Films Pelléas, France 2 Cinema, Delta Cinéma, Tovo Films, Canal+, Cine+, France Televisions, Soficinéma 9, Cinémage 7, La Banque Postale Image 6, Cinémage 5 Développement, Procirep, Angoa-Agicoa, MEDIA Programme of the European Union.   Screenplay by Pierre Salvadori, David Léotard,…

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Penguins of Madagascar (2014)

ERIC DARNELL, SIMON J. SMITH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2014.  DreamWorks Animation, Pacific Data Images.  Story by Alan Schoolcraft, Brent Simons, Michael Colton, John Aboud, Screenplay by Michael Colton, John Aboud, Brandon Sawyer.  Produced by Lara Breay, Mark Swift.  Music by Lorne Balfe.  Production Design by Shannon Jeffries.  Film Editing by Nick…

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A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night (2014)

ANA LILY AMIRPOUR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB USA, 2014.  Say Ahh Productions, SpectreVision, Logan Pictures, Black Light District.  Screenplay by Ana Lily Amirpour.  Cinematography by Lyle Vincent.  Produced by Justin Begnaud, Sina Sayyah.  Music by Bei Ru.  Production Design by Sergio De La Vega.  Costume Design by Natalie O’Brien.  Film Editing by Alex…

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