Coraline (2009)

HENRY SELICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2009.  Focus Features, Laika Entertainment, Pandemonium.  Screenplay by Henry Selick, based on the book by Neil Gaiman. Cinematography by Pete Kozachik.  Produced by Claire Jennings, Bill Mechanic, Mary Sandell, Henry Selick.  Music by Bruno Coulais.  Production Design by Henry Selick.  Film Editing by Christopher Murrie, Ronald Saunders.  Academy Awards 2009.  American Film Institute 2009.  Golden Globe Awards…

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The Hangover (2009)

TODD PHILLIPS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/Germany, 2009.  Warner Bros., Legendary Entertainment, Green Hat Films, IFP Westcoast Erste.   Screenplay by Jon Lucas, Scott Moore.  Cinematography by Lawrence Sher.  Produced by Todd Phillips.  Music by Christophe Beck.  Production Design by Bill Brzeski.  Costume Design by Louise Mingenbach.  Film Editing by Debra Neil-Fisher.  American Film Institute 2009.  Golden Globe Awards 2009.   A wild Las Vegas bachelor…

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The Messenger

OREN MOVERMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2009.  Oscilloscope, Omnilab Media, Sherazade Film Development, BZ Entertainment, The Mark Gordon Company, Good Worldwide. Screenplay by Alessandro Camon, Oren Moverman.  Cinematography by Bobby Bukowski.  Produced by Mark Gordon, Lawrence Inglee, Zach Miller.  Music by Nathan Larson.  Production Design by Stephen Beatrice.  Costume Design by Catherine George.  Film Editing by Alex Hall.  Academy Awards 2009.  American…

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A Single Man (2009)

TOM FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2009.  Fade To Black Productions, Depth of Field, Artina Films.  Screenplay by Tom Ford, David Scearce, based on the novel by Christopher Isherwood.  Cinematography by Eduard Grau.  Produced by Tom Ford, Andrew Miano, Robert Salerno, Chris Weitz.  Music by Abel Korzeniowski.  Production Design by Dan Bishop.  Costume Design by Arianne Phillips.  Film Editing by Joan Sobel.  Academy Awards…

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Up (2009)

PETE DOCTER, BOB PETERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2009.  Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Story by Pete Docter, Bob Peterson, Tom McCarthy, Screenplay by Bob Peterson, Pete Docter.  Produced by Jonas Rivera. Music by Michael Giacchino.  Production Design by Ricky Nierva.  Film Editing by Kevin Nolting.  Academy Awards 2009.  American Film Institute 2009.  Boston Film Critics Awards 2009.  Golden…

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Precious: Based On The Novel “Push” by Sapphire

BBB (out of 5) Life is a relentless war zone for Claireece “Precious” Jones (Gabourey Sidibe), a teenaged girl in 1987 Harlem who is pregnant for the second time with her father’s child. She likes school but is too introverted to contribute, while at home her criminally abusive mother (Mo’Nique) hurls insults at her in…

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Up In The Air

JASON REITMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2009.  Paramount Pictures, Cold Spring Pictures, DreamWorks, The Montecito Picture Company, Rickshaw Productions, Right of Way Films.  Screenplay by Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner, based on the novel by Walter Kirn.  Cinematography by Eric Steelberg.  Produced by Jeffrey Clifford, Daniel Dubiecki, Ivan Reitman, Jason Reitman.  Music by Rolfe Kent.  Production Design by Steve Saklad.  Costume…

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The Hurt Locker (2008)

KATHRYN BIGELOW Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 2008.  Voltage Pictures, Grosvenor Park Media, Film Capital Europe Funds, First Light Production, Kingsgate Films, Summit Entertainment. Screenplay by Mark Boal.  Cinematography by Barry Ackroyd.  Produced by Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Nicolas Chartier, Greg Shapiro.  Music by Marco Beltrami, Buck Sanders.  Production Design by Karl Júlíusson.  Costume Design by George L. Little.  Film Editing…

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A Serious Man (2009)

ETHAN COEN, JOEL COEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/United Kingdom/France, 2009.  Focus Features, StudioCanal, Relativity Media, Mike Zoss Productions, Working Title Films.  Screenplay by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by Jess Gonchor.  Costume Design by Mary Zophres.  Film Editing by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen.  Academy Awards 2009.  American Film…

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