5 Broken Cameras (2011)

EMAD BURNAT, GUY DAVIDI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Palestine/Israel/France/Netherlands, 2011.  Alegria Productions, Burnat Films, Guy DVD Films.  Screenplay by Guy Davidi.  Cinematography by Emad Burnat.  Produced by Emad Burnat, Guy Davidi, Christine Camdessus, Serge Gordey.  Music by Le Trio Joubran.  Film Editing by Guy Davidi, Veronique Lagoarde-Segot.  Academy Awards 2012. An astonishing documentary that places the viewer directly in the middle…

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Chasing Ice (2012)

JEFF ORLOWSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2012.  Exposure, Diamond Docs.  Screenplay by Mark Monroe.  Cinematography by Jeff Orlowski.  Produced by Jerry Aronson, Jeff Orlowski.  Music by J. Ralph.  Film Editing by Davis Coombe.  Academy Awards 2012.   After a successful career as commercial photographer, James Balog found he wished to reveal something vital about human existence using his camera and not just…

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The Invisible War (2012)

KIRBY DICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA, 2012.  Chain Camera Pictures, Rise Films, ITVS, Fork Films, Cuomo Cole Productions, Canal Plus.  Screenplay by Kirby Dick, Amy Ziering, Douglas Blush.  Cinematography by Kirsten Johnson, Thaddeus Wadleigh. Produced by Tanner King Barklow, Amy Ziering.  Film Editing by Douglas Blush, Derek Boonstra.  Academy Awards 2012.  Dorian Awards 2012.   Gotham Awards 2012.  Independent Spirit Awards 2012.  National…

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War Witch (Rebelle) (2012)

KIM NGUYEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Canada, 2012.  Item 7, Shen Studio, Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, Film and Television Tax Credit Administered by SODEC, Gestion SODEC, MELS, SODEC Québec, Telefilm Canada.  Screenplay by Kim Nguyen.  Cinematography by Nicolas Bolduc.  Produced by Pierre Even, Marie-Claude Poulin.  Production Design by Emmanuel Frechette.  Costume Design by Eric Poirier.  Film Editing by…

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Mirror Mirror (2012)

TARSEM SINGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/Canada, 2012.  Relativity Media, Yucaipa Films, Goldmann Pictures, Rat Entertainment, Misha Films, Misher Films.  Story by Melisa Wallack, Screenplay by Marc Klein, Jason Keller.  Cinematography by Brendan Galvin.  Produced by Bernie Goldmann, Ryan Kavanaugh, Brett Ratner.  Music by Alan Menken.  Production Design by Tom Foden.  Costume Design by Eiko Ishioka.  Film Editing by Robert Duffy, Nick Moore.  Academy…

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Searching For Sugar Man (2012)

MALIK BENDJELLOUL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Sweden/United Kingdom, 2012.  Red Box Films, Passion Pictures, Canfield Pictures, The Documentary Company, Hysteria Film, Saperi Film, Sveriges Television, YLE Co-Productions. Screenplay by Malik Bendjelloul, based on the article Sugar and The Sugar Man by Stephen ‘Sugar’ Segerman and Looking For Jesus by Craig Bartholomew Strydom.  Cinematography by Camilla Skagerstrom.  Produced by Malik Bendjelloul, Simon…

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Beasts Of The Southern Wild (2012)

BENH ZEITLIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2012.  Cinereach, The Department of Motion Pictures, Court 13 Pictures, Journeyman Pictures.  Screenplay by Lucy Alibar, Benh Zeitlin, based on the play Juicy And Delicious by Lucy Alibar.  Cinematography by Ben Richardson.  Produced by Michael Gottwald, Dan Janvey, Josh Penn.  Music by Dan Romer, Benh Zeitlin.  Production Design by Alex DiGerlando.  Costume Design by Stephani…

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The Avengers (2012)

JOSS WHEDON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2012.  Marvel Studios, Paramount Pictures.  Story by Zak Penn, Joss Whedon, Screenplay by Joss Whedon.  Cinematography by Seamus McGarvey.  Produced by Kevin Feige. Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by James Chinlund.  Costume Design by Alexandra Byrne.  Film Editing by Jeffrey Ford, Lisa Lassek.  Academy Awards 2012.  Phoenix Film Critics Awards 2012.   Imagine the cinematic version of a…

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Anna Karenina (2012)

JOE WRIGHT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   United Kingdom, 2012.  Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Working Title Films.  Screenplay by Tom Stoppard, based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy.  Cinematography by Seamus McGarvey.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner.  Music by Dario Marianelli.  Production Design by Sarah Greenwood.  Costume Design by Jacqueline Durran.  Film Editing by Melanie Oliver.  Academy Awards 2012.  Dorian Awards 2012.  Golden Globe Awards 2012. …

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The Sessions (2012)

BEN LEWIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2012.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Such Much Films, Rhino Films.  Screenplay by Ben Lewin, based on the article On Seeing A Sex Surrogate by Mark O’Brien.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Simpson. Produced by Judi Levine, Ben Lewin, Stephen Nemeth.  Music by Marco Beltrami.  Production Design by John Mott.  Costume Design by Justine Seymour.  Film Editing by Lisa Bromwell.  Academy…

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Snow White And The Huntsman (2012)

RUPERT SANDERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA, 2012.  Roth Films, Universal Pictures.  Story by Evan Daugherty, Screenplay by Evan Daugherty, John Lee Hancock, Hossein Amini.  Cinematography by Greig Fraser.  Produced by Sam Mercer, Palak Patel, Joe Roth.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Dominic Watkins.  Costume Design by Colleen Atwood.  Film Editing by Conrad Buff IV, Neil Smith.  Academy Awards 2012.   I have no…

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Wreck-It Ralph (2012)

RICH MOORE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2012.  Walt Disney Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Story by Rich Moore, Phil Johnston, Jim Reardon, Screenplay by Phil Johnston, Jennifer Lee, additional story material by John C. Reilly, Sam J. Levine, Jared Stern.  Produced by Clark Spencer.  Music by Henry Jackman.  Production Design by Mike Gabriel.  Film Editing by Tim Mertens.  Academy…

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