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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Citizenfour (2014)

LAURA POITRAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA/Germany/United Kingdom, 2014.  Praxis Films, Participant Media, HBO Documentary Films.  Cinematography by Kirsten Johnson, Trevor Paglen, Laura Poitras, Katy Scoggin. Produced by Mathilde Bonnefoy, Laura Poitras, Dirk Wilutzky.  Film Editing by Mathilde Bonnefoy.  Academy Awards 2014.  Boston Film Critics Awards 2014.  Dorian Awards 2014.  Gotham Awards 2014.  Independent Spirit Awards 2014.  Las Vegas Film…

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The Immigrant (2013)

JAMES GRAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   USA, 2013.  Worldview Entertainment, Keep Your Head, Kingsgate Films, Wild Bunch.  Screenplay by James Gray, Ric Menello.  Cinematography by Darius Khondji.  Produced by James Colby, Anthony Katagas, Greg Shapiro, Christopher Woodrow.  Music by Christopher Spelman.  Production Design by Happy Massee.  Costume Design by Patricia Norris.  Film Editing by John Axelrad, Kayla Emter.  Boston Film Critics Awards 2014. …

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Whiplash (2014)

DAMIEN CHAZELLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2014.  Bold Films, Blumhouse Productions, Right of Way Films.  Screenplay by Damien Chazelle.  Cinematography by Sharone Meir.  Produced by Jason Blum, Helen Estabrook, David Lancaster, Michel Litvak.  Music by Justin Hurwitz.  Production Design by Melanie Jones.  Costume Design by Lisa Norcia.  Film Editing by Tom Cross.  Academy Awards 2014. American Film Institute 2014. Boston Film Critics…

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Inherent Vice (2014)

PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 2014.  Ghoulardi Film Company, Warner Bros., IAC Films, RatPac-Dune Entertainment.  Screenplay by Paul Thomas Anderson, based on the novel by Thomas Pynchon.  inematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by Paul Thomas Anderson, Daniel Lupi, JoAnne Sellar.  Music by Jonny Greenwood.  Production Design by David Crank.  Costume Design by Mark Bridges.  Film Editing by Leslie Jones.  Academy Awards 2014. …

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Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance) (2014)

ALEJANDRO GONZALEZ INARRITU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2014.  New Regency Pictures, M Productions, Le Grisbi Productions, TSG Entertainment, Worldview Entertainment.  Screenplay by Alejandro Gonzalez-Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo.  Cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki.  Produced by John Lesher, Arnon Milchan, James W. Skotchdopole.  Music by Antonio Sanchez.  Production Design by Kevin Thompson.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Douglas…

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Two Days, One Night (2014)

JEAN-PIERRE DARDENNE, LUC DARDENNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Original title:  Deux Jours, Une Nuit Belgium/France/Italy, 2014.  Les Films du Fleuve, Archipel 35, BIM Distribuzione, Eyeworks, France 2 Cinéma, Radio Télévision Belge Francophone, Belgacom, Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, VOO, Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds, Eurimages, Canal+, Ciné+, France Télévisions, La Wallonie, Le Tax…

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Nightcrawler (2014)

DAN GILROY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA, 2014.  Bold Films, Nightcrawler.  Screenplay by Dan Gilroy.  Cinematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by Jennifer Fox, Tony Gilroy, Jake Gyllenhaal, David Lancaster, Michel Litvak.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Kevin Kavanaugh.  Costume Design by Amy Westcott.  Film Editing by John Gilroy.  Academy Awards 2014. American Film Institute 2014.  Boston Film Critics Awards 2014.  Dorian Awards…

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Boyhood (2014)

RICHARD LINKLATER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 2014.  IFC Productions, Detour Filmproduction.  Screenplay by Richard Linklater.  Cinematography by Lee Daniel, Shane F. Kelly.  Produced by Richard Linklater, Jonathan Sehring, John Sloss, Cathleen Sutherland.  Production Design by Rodney Becker.  Costume Design by Kari Perkins.  Film Editing by Sandra Adair.  Academy Awards 2014. Berlin Film Festival 2014.  Golden Globe Awards 2014.  Screen Actors Guild Awards…

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