Bad Grandpa (2013)

JEFF TREMAINE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2013.  Dickhouse Productions, MTV Films.  Story by Johnny Knoxville, Spike Jonze, Jeff Tremaine, Fax Bahr, Adam Small, Screenplay by Johnny Knoxville, Spike Jonze, Jeff Tremaine.  Cinematography by Lance Bangs, Dimitry Elyashkevich.  Produced by Derek Freda, Spike Jonze, Johnny Knoxville, Jeff Tremaine.  Music by Kool G. Murder,…

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Prisoners (2013)

DENIS VILLENEUVE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2013.  Alcon Entertainment, 8:38 Productions, Madhouse Entertainment.  Screenplay by Aaron Guzikowski.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Kira Davis, Broderick Johnson, Adam Kolbrenner, Andrew A. Kosove.  Music by Johann Johannsson.  Production Design by Patrice Vermette.  Costume Design by Renee April.  Film Editing by Joel Cox, Gary…

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Despicable Me 2 (2013)

PIERRE COFFIN, CHRIS RENAUD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA/France/Japan, 2013.  Universal Pictures, Illumination Entertainment.  Screenplay by Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio.  Produced by Janet Healy, Christopher Meledandri.  Music by Heitor Pereira, Pharrell Williams.  Production Design by Yarrow Cheney, Eric Guillon.  Film Editing by Gregory Perler.  Gru has been cured of his status as a…

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The Lone Ranger (2013)

GORE VERBINSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2013.  Walt Disney Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Blind Wink Productions, Infinitum Nihil.  Screen story by Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Justin Haythe, Screenplay by Justin Haythe, Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio.  Cinematography by Bojan Bazelli.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Gore Verbinski.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Jess Gonchor,…

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Ernest & Celestine (2012)

STEPHANE AUBIER, VINCENT PATAR, BENJAMIN RENNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Original title:  Ernest Et Celestine France/Belgium/Luxembourg, 2012.  La Parti Productions, Les Armateurs, Maybe Movies, Mélusine Productions, StudioCanal.  Scenario and dialogue by Daniel Pennac, based on the albums by Gabrielle Vincent.  Produced by Eric Beckman, Didier Brunner, David Jesteadt, Henri Magalon, Stephan Roelants, Michael Sinterniklaas, Vincent Tavier.  Music by Vincent…

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The Act Of Killing (2012)

JOSHUA OPPENHEIMER, ANONYMOUS, CHRISTINE CYNN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Denmark/Norway/United Kingdom, 2012.  Final Cut for Real, Piraya Film A/S, Novaya Zemlya, Spring Films.  Cinematography by Anonymous, Carlos Arango De Montis, Lars Skree. Produced by Anonymous, Christine Cynn, Anne Kohncke, Signe Byrge Sorensen, Joram ten Brink, Michael Uwemedimo.  Film Editing by Nils Pagh Andersen, Charlotte Munch Bengtsen, Ariadna…

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The Missing Picture (2013)

RITHY PANH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  L’Image Manquante Cambodia/France, 2013.  Catherine Dussart Productions, Arte France, Bophana Production, Région Ile-de-France, Centre National du Cinéma et de L’image Animée, MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Procirep, Angoa-Agicoa.  Screenplay by Rithy Panh, commentary by Christophe Bataille.  Cinematography by Prum Mesa.  Produced by Catherine Dussart.  Music by Marc Marder.  Production Design by Rithy…

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Cutie And The Boxer (2013)

ZACHARY HEINZERLING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2013.  Little Magic Films, Cine Mosaic, Ex Lion Tamer.  Screenplay by Zachary Heinzerling.  Cinematography by Zachary Heinzerling.  Produced by Patrick Burns, Lydia Dean Pilcher, Zachary Heinzerling, Sierra Pettengill.  Music by Yasuaki Shimizu.  Film Editing by David Teague.  Academy Awards 2013. Ushio Shinohara has enjoyed decades as a well respected painter and sculptor in New York,…

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Twenty Feet From Stardom (2013)

MORGAN NEVILLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 2013.  Gil Friesen Productions, Tremolo Productions.  Cinematography by Nicola Marsh, Graham Willoughby.  Produced by Gil Friesen, Caitrin Rogers.  Film Editing by Douglas Blush, Kevin Klauber, Jason Zeldes.  Academy Awards 2013.  Dorian Awards 2013.   Independent Spirit Awards 2013.  National Board of Review Awards 2013.  New York Film Critics Awards 2013. North Carolina Film Critics Awards…

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The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012)

FELIX VAN GROENINGEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Belgium/The Netherlands, 2012.  Menuet Producties, Topkapi Films, Belgacom, Casa Kafka Pictures Movie Tax Shelter Empowered by Belfius, Eurimages Council of Europe, Flanders Audiovisual Fund, Flanders Image, Kinepolis Film Distribution, Kinepolis Multi, Le Tax Shelter du Gouvernement Fédéral de Belgique, Lumière, Nederlands Filmfonds, Vlaamse Film.Be, Vlaamse Televisie Maatschappij.  Screenplay…

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Dirty Wars (2013)

RICK ROWLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/Afghanistan/Iraq/Kenya/Somalia/Yemen, 2013.  Big Noise Films, Civic Bakery.  Screenplay by David Riker, Jeremy Scahill.  Cinematography by Rick Rowley.  Produced by Anthony Arnove, Brenda Coughlin, Jeremy Scahill.  Music by David Harrington.  Production Design by James Franklin.  Film Editing by David Riker, Rick Rowley.  Academy Awards 2013.   Jeremy Scahill followed the publication of his book Blackwater with his appearance as the…

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The Wind Rises (2013)

HAYAO MIYAZAKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Kaze Tachinu Japan, 2013.  Studio Ghibli, Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Hakuhodo DY Media Partners, KDDI Corporation, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, Nippon Television Network, Toho Company.  Screenplay by Hayao Miyazaki, based on his comic.  Produced by Toshio Suzuki.  Music by Joe Hisaishi.  Production Design by Yoji Takeshige.  Academy Awards 2013.  Boston Film Critics Awards 2013….

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