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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The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2013)

FELIX HERNGREN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Original title:  Hundraåringen som klev ut genom fönstret och försvann Sweden/Russia/United Kingdom/France/Spain/Germany, 2013.  NICE FLX Pictures, FLX, Nice Drama, FLX Comedy AB, Buena Vista International, Elmalma Marka Iletisim, Embassy Films, Film i Vast, Film i Västerbotten, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Nordsvensk Filmunderhallning, Svenska Filminstitutet, TV4.  Screenplay by Felix…

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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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The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013)

ISAO TAKAHATA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Original Title:  Kaguyahime no monogatari Japan, 2013.  Studio Ghibli, Dentsu, Hakuhodo DY Media Partners, KDDI Corporation, Mitsubishi, Nippon Television Network, Toho.  Story by Isao Takahata, Screenplay by Isao Takahata, Riko Sakaguchi.  Cinematography by Keisuke Nakamura.  Produced by Yoshiaki Nishimura, Seiichirô Ujiie, Geoffrey Wexler.  Music by Joe Hisaishi.  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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Begin Again (2013)

JOHN CARNEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   Alternate title:  Can A Song Save Your Life USA, 2013.  Exclusive Media Group, Sycamore Pictures, Apatow Productions, Likely Story.  Screenplay by John Carney.  Cinematography by Yaron Orbach.  Produced by Judd Apatow, Tobin Armbrust, Anthony Bregman.  Music by Gregg Alexander.  Production Design by Chad Keith.  Costume Design by Arjun Bhasin.  Film Editing by Andrew Marcus.  Academy Awards 2014. Phoenix Film…

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Virunga (2014)

ORLANDO VON EINSIEDEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   United Kingdom/Congo, 2014.  Grain Media, Violet Films.  Screenplay by Orlando von Einsiedel.  Cinematography by Franklin Dow.  Produced by Joanna Natasegara, Orlando von Einsiedel.  Music by Patrick Jonsson.  Film Editing by Katie Bryer, Masahiro Hirakubo, Miikka Leskinen, St. John O’Rourke, Peta Ridley.  Academy Awards 2014.  Independent Spirit Awards 2014. A century of European colonialism in Africa…

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Last Days In Vietnam (2014)

RORY KENNEDY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   Moxie Firecracker Films.  USA, 2014.  Screenplay by Mark Bailey, Keven McAlester.  Cinematography by Joan Churchill.  Produced by Rory Kennedy, Keven McAlester.  Music by Gary Lionelli.  Film Editing by Don Kleszy.  Academy Awards 2014.  National Board of Review Awards 2014.  Washington Film Critics Awards 2014. With the Paris Peace Accords signed in 1973, a cease-fire has been…

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Big Hero 6 (2014)

DON HALL, CHRIS WILLIAMS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA, 2014.  FortyFour Studios, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Jordan Roberts, Robert L. Baird, Daniel Gerson, based on the Big Hero 6 team and characters created by Steven T. Seagle, Duncan Rouleau, Joe Kelly, Joe Casey.  Cinematography by Rob Dressel.  Produced by Roy Conli.  Music by Henry…

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The Judge (2014)

DAVID DOBKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA, 2014.  Warner Bros., Big Kid Pictures, Team Downey, Village Roadshow Pictures.  Story by David Dobkin, Nick Schenk, Screenplay by Nick Schenk, Bill Dubuque.  Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by David Dobkin, Susan Downey, David Gambino.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Mark Ricker.  Costume Design by Marlene Stewart.  Film Editing by Mark…

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