Warrior (2011)

GAVIN O’CONNOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2011.  Lionsgate, Mimran Schur Pictures, Solaris, Filmtribe.  Story by Gavin O’Connor, Cliff Dorfman, Screenplay by Gavin O’Connor, Anthony Tambakis, Cliff Dorfman. Cinematography by Masanobu Takayanagi.  Produced by Gavin O’Connor, Greg O’Connor.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Dan Leigh.  Costume Design by Abigail Murray.  Film Editing by Sean Albertson, Matt Cheese, John Gilroy,…

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Undefeated (2011)

DANIEL LINDSAY, T.J. MARTIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2011.  Zipper Bros Films, Five Smooth Stones Productions, Level 22 Productions, Spitfire Pictures.  Cinematography by Daniel Lindsay, T.J. Martin.  Produced by Ed Cunningham, Seth Gordon,  Daniel Lindsay, Rich Middlemas, Glen Zipper.  Music by Michael Brook, Daniel McMahon, Miles Nielsen.  Film Editing by Daniel Lindsay, T.J. Martin.  Academy Awards 2011. Football movies…

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If A Tree Falls: A Story Of The Earth Liberation Front (2011)

MARSHALL CURRY, SAM CULLMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2011.  Marshall Curry Productions LLC, Independent Television Service, Lucky Hat Entertainment, P.O.V./American Documentary, British Broadcasting Corporation, Creative Capital, Cinereach, Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund, Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program, Corporation for Public Broadcasting.  Screenplay by Marshall Curry, Matthew Hamachek.  Cinematography by Sam Cullman.  Produced by Sam…

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Puss In Boots (2011)

CHRIS MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2011.  DreamWorks Animation.  Story by Brian Lynch, William Davies, Tom Wheeler, Screenplay by Tom Wheeler, based on a character created by Charles Perrault.  Produced by Joe M. Aguilar, Latifa Ouaou.  Music by Henry Jackman.  Production Design by Guillaume Aretos. Film Editing by Erika Dapkewicz.  Academy Awards 2011.  Golden Globe Awards 2011.  Washington Film Critics Awards 2011….

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Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)

JENNIFER YUH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2011.  DreamWorks Animation.  Screenplay by Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger.  Produced by Melissa Cobb.  Music by John Powell, Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Tang Kheng Heng.  Film Editing by Maryann Brandon, Clare De Chenu.  Academy Awards 2011.    Online Film Critics Awards 2011.   The cuddly martial arts hero who bested all odds returns for another adventure in…

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Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)

DAVID YATES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom, 2011.  Warner Bros., Heyday Films, Moving Picture Company. Screenplay by Steve Kloves, based on the novel by J.K. Rowling.  Cinematography by Eduardo Serra.  Produced by David Barron, David Heyman, J.K. Rowling.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Stuart Craig.  Costume Design by Jany Temime.  Film Editing by Mark Day.  Academy Awards 2011.  National Board…

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Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes (2011)

RUPERT WYATT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2011.  Twentieth Century Fox, Dune Entertainment, Chernin Entertainment, Ingenious Media, Big Screen Productions, Ingenious Film Partners.  Screenplay by Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, suggested by the novel La Planete des Singes by Pierre Boulle.  Cinematography by Andrew Lesnie.  Produced by Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver.  Music by Patrick Doyle.  Production Design by Claude Pare.  Costume…

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Drive (2011)

NICOLAS WINDING REFN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2011.  FilmDistrict, Bold Films, MWM, Marc Platt Productions, Motel Movies.  Screenplay by Hossein Amini, based on the book by James Sallis.  Cinematography by Newton Thomas Sigel.  Produced by Michel Litvak, John Palermo, Marc Platt, Gigi Pritzker, Adam Siegel.  Music by Cliff Martinez.  Production Design by Beth Mickle.  Costume Design by Erin Benach.  Film Editing by…

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Rango (2011)

GORE VERBINSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2011.  Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon Movies, Blind Wink Productions, GK Films.  Story by John Logan, Gore Verbinski, James Ward Byrkit, Screenplay by John Logan.  Produced by John B. Carls, Graham King, Gore Verbinski. Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Mark ‘Crash’ McCreery.  Film Editing by Craig Wood.  Academy Awards 2011.  Boston…

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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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Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (2011)

JOE BERLINGER, BRUCE SINOFSKY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2011.  RadicalMedia, Home Box Office.  Cinematography by Robert Richman. Produced by Joe Berlinger, Jonathan Silberberg.  Music by Wendy Blackstone.  Film Editing by Alyse Ardell Spiegel.  Academy Awards 2011.  National Board of Review Awards 2011.  Toronto International Film Festival 2011. The case large enough to inspire three documentaries by Joe Berlinger and Bruce…

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Rio (2011)

CARLOS SALDANHA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2011.  Twentieth Century Fox Animation, Blue Sky Studios.  Story by Carlos Saldanha, Earl Richey Jones, Todd R. Jones, Screenplay by Don Rhymer, Joshua Sternin, J.R. Ventimilia, Sam Harper.  Cinematography by Renato Falcao.  Produced by Bruce Anderson, John C. Donkin.  Music by John Powell.  Production Design by Melanie Martini.  Film Editing by Harry Hitner.  Academy Awards…

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