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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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

MARC WEBB Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 2014.  Marvel Enterprises, Avi Arad Productions, Columbia Pictures, Matt Tolmach Productions.  Screen story by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner, James Vanderbilt, Screenplay by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner, based on the Marvel comic book by Stan Lee, Steve Ditko.  Cinematography by Dan Mindel.   Produced…

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Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me (2014)

JAMES KEACH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 2014.  PCH Films.  Cinematography by Alex Exline.  Produced by Trevor Albert, James Keach.  Music by Julian Raymond.  Production Design by Michaela Kuenster.  Costume Design by Dawn Ritz.  Film Editing by Elisa Bonora.  Academy Awards 2014.  North Carolina Film Critics Awards 2014.  Phoenix Film Critics Awards 2014. …

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Beyond The Lights (2014)

GINA PRINCE-BYTHEWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2014.  Black Entertainment Television, Homegrown Pictures, Relativity Media, Studio 11 Films, Undisputed Cinema.  Screenplay by Gina Prince-Bythewood.  Cinematography by Tami Reiker.  Produced by Stephanie Allain, Reggie Rock Bythewood, Ryan Kavanaugh, Amar’e Stoudemire, Sharon Tomlinson.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Cecilia Montiel, Hannah Purdy Foggin. …

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The Boxtrolls (2014)

GRAHAM ANNABLE, ANTHONY STACCHI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 2014.  Focus Features, Laika Entertainment.  Screenplay by Irena Brignull, Adam Pava, story adaptation by Anthony Stacchi, Phil Dale, additional writing by Vera Brosgol, based on the novel by Alan Snow.  Cinematography by John Ashlee Prat.  Produced by David Bleiman Ichioka, Travis Knight.  Music by…

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Song of the Sea (2014)

TOMM MOORE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Ireland/Denmark/Belgium/Luxembourg/France, 2014.  Backup Media, Big Farm, Cartoon Saloon, Digital Graphics, Magellan Films, Mélusine Productions, Noerlum Studios, Screen Ireland, Studio 352, Super Productions.  Story by Tomm Moore, Screenplay by Will Collins.   Produced by Claus Toksvig Kjaer, Tomm Moore, Ross Murray, Frederick Villumsen, Paul Young.  Music by Bruno Coulais.  Production…

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When Marnie Was There (2014)

JAMES SIMONE, HIROMASA YONEBAYASHI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Original Title:  Omoide no Mânî Japan, 2014.  Dentsu, Hakuhodo DY Media Partners, KDDI Corporation, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, Nippon Television Network, Studio Ghibli, Toho Company.  Screenplay by Keiko Niwa, Masashi Ando, Hiromasa Yonebayashi, based on the novel by Joan G. Robinson.  Cinematography by Atsushi Okui.  Produced by…

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Breathe (2014)

MELANIE LAURENT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   Original title:  Respire France, 2014.  Move Movie, Gaumont, Mely Productions, Canal+, Cine@, Sofica Manon 4, Région Languedoc-Roussillon, Centre National De La Cinematographie.  Screenplay by Julien Lambroschini, Mélanie Laurent, based on the novel by Anne-Sophie Brasme.  Cinematography by Arnaud Potier.  Produced by Bruno Levy.  Music by Marc Chouarain.  Production Design by Stanislas Reydellet.  Costume Design by…

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The Expendables 3 (2014)

PATRICK HUGHES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.   USA/France/Bulgaria, 2014.  Lionsgate, Millennium Films, Nu Image Entertainment GmbH, Davis Films, Ex3 Productions, Fipex Holding.  Story by Sylvester Stallone, Screenplay by Sylvester Stallone, Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt, based on characters created by David Callaham.  Cinematography by Peter Menzies Jr..  Produced by Avi Lerner, Danny Lerner, Kevin King Templeton, John Thompson, Les Weldon.  Music by…

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Need For Speed (2014)

SCOTT WAUGH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB. USA/India/United Kingdom/France/Philippines, 2014.  DreamWorks, Reliance Entertainment, Bandito Brothers.  Story by George Gatins, John Gatins, Screenplay by George Gatins.  Cinematography by Shane Hurlbut.  Produced by John Gatins, Patrick O’Brien, Mark Sourian.  Music by Nathan Furst.  Production Design by Jon Hutman.  Costume Design by Ellen Mirojnick.  Film Editing by Paul Rubell, Scott Waugh.  Phoenix Film Critics Awards…

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