Jimmy’s Hall (2014)

KEN LOACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   United Kingdom/Ireland/France, 2014.  Sixteen Films, Element Pictures, Why Not Productions, Wild Bunch, British Film Institute, Film4, Irish Film Board.  Screenplay by Paul Laverty, based on the play by Donal O’Kelly.  Cinematography by Robbie Ryan.  Produced by Rebecca O’Brien.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Fergus Clegg.  Costume Design by Eimer Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh.  Film Editing by…

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Still The Water (2014)

NAOMI KAWASE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  Futatsume No Mado France/Japan/Spain, 2014.  Eddie Saeta S.A., Kumie, Xian Longrui Film And TV Culture Media Co..  Screenplay by Naomi Kawase.  Cinematography by Yutaka Yamazaki.  Produced by Takehiko Aoki, Naomi Kawase, Masa Sawada.  Music by Hashiken.  Production Design by Kenji Inoue.  Film Editing by Tina Baz, Naomi Kawase.   On a gorgeous tropical island…

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Saint Laurent (2014)

BERTRAND BONELLO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  France/Belgium, 2014.  Mandarin Films, EuropaCorp, Orange Studio, Arte France Cinéma, Canal+, Ciné+, Arte France, SofiTVCiné, La Banque Postale Image 7, Films Distribution, Région Ile-de-France, Procirep, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Scope Pictures.  Screenplay by Bertrand Bonello, Thomas Bidegain.  Cinematography by Josee Deshaies.  Produced by Eric Altmayer, Nicolas Altmayer, Christophe Lambert.  Music by Bertrand…

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Clouds of Sils Maria (2014)

OLIVIER ASSAYAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  France/Switzerland/Germany/USA/Belgium, 2014.  CG Cinéma, Pallas Film, CAB Productions, Vortex Sutra, Arte France Cinéma, ZDF/Arte, Orange Studio, Radio Télévision Suisse, SRG SSR idée suisse, Ezekiel Film Production, Eurimages, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Arte France, Ciné+, Canal+, Deutscher Filmförderfonds, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Filmförderungsanstalt, Office Fédéral de la Culture,…

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The Wonders (2014)

ALICE ROHRWACHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Le Meraviglie Italy/Switzerland/Germany, 2014.  Tempesta, Amka Films Productions, Rai Cinema, Pola Pandora Filmproduktions, RSI-Radiotelevisione Svizzera, SRG SSR idée suisse, ZDF/Das kleine Fernsehspiel, Arte, Dipartimento Federale dell’Interno, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Cineteca del Comune di Bologna, Banca Nazionale del Lavoro, Regione Toscana, Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali.  Screenplay…

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The Homesman (2014)

TOMMY LEE JONES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  France/USA, 2014.  EuropaCorp, Ithaca, The Javelina Film Company.  Screenplay by Tommy Lee Jones, Kieran Fitzgerald, Wesley A. Oliver, based on the novel by Glendon Swarthout. Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Luc Besson, Peter Brant, Brian Kennedy.  Music by Marco Beltrami.  Production Design by Merideth Boswell.  Costume Design by Lahly Poore.  Film Editing by Roberto Silvi.  …

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The Search (2014)

MICHEL HAZANAVICIUS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   France/Georgia, 2014.  La Petite Reine, La Classe Américaine,Wild Bunch, France 3 Cinema, Orange Studio, Sarke Studio, Westart Invest, NJJ Capital, SofiTVCiné, Canal+, Cine+, France Televisions, Mandarin Films, Gaumont, M6 Films, Canal+, CineCinema.  Screenplay by Michel Hazanavicius.  Cinematography by Guillaume Schiffman.  Produced by Michel Hazanavicius, Thomas Langmann.  Production Design by Emile Ghigo.  Costume Design by Loic Barnier,…

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Wild Tales (2014)

DAMIAN SZIFRON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Original title:  Relatos Salvajes Argentina/Spain, 2014.  Corner Producciones, El Deseo, Instituto de la Cinematografia y de las Artes Audiovisuales, Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales, Kramer & Sigman Films, Televisión Federal.  Screenplay by Damian Szifron.  Cinematography by Javier Julia.  Produced by Agustín Almodóvar, Pedro Almodovar, Esther García, Matias Mosteirin, Hugo Sigman.  Music by Gustavo…

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Timbuktu (2014)

ABDERRAHMANE SISSAKO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  France/Mauritania, 2014.  Les Films du Worso, Dune Vision, Arches Films, Arte France Cinéma, Orange Studio, Canal+, Ciné+, Le Pacte, TV5 Monde, Centre National du Cinéma et de L’image Animée, Indéfilms 2.  Screenplay by Abderrahmane Sissako, Kessen Tall.  Cinematography by Sofian El Fani.  Produced by Etienne Comar, Sylvie Pialat.  Music by Amin Bouhafa.  Production Design by Sebastian…

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Winter Sleep (2014)

NURI BILGE CEYLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Original title:  Kis Uykusu Turkey/France/Germany, 2014.  Zeynofilm, Bredok Filmproduction, Memento Films Production, Imaj, Arte France Cinema, Centre National du Cinema et de L’Image Animee, Eurimages, Institut Francais, L’Aide aux Cinemas du Monde, Mars Entertainment Group, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Ministère des Affaires Étrangères, NBC Film, The Post Republic, Sinema Genel…

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Mr. Turner (2014)

MIKE LEIGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom/France/Germany, 2014.  Film4, Focus Features International, France 3 Cinema, Lipsync Productions, Thin Man Films, Untitled 13, Xofa Productions.  Screenplay by Mike Leigh.  Cinematography by Dick Pope.  Produced by Georgina Lowe.  Music by Gary Yershon.  Production Design by Suzie Davies.  Costume Design by Jacqueline Durran.  Film Editing by Jon Gregory.  The life and work of J.M.W….

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Goodbye To Language 3D (2014)

JEAN-LUC GODARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  Adieu Au Langage Switzerland, 2014.  Wild Bunch, Canal+, Centre National de la Cinématographie.  Screenplay by Jean-Luc Godard.  Cinematography by Fabrice Aragno.  Produced by Brahim Chioua, Vincent Maraval, Alain Sarde.  Costume Design by Maria Muscalu.   Jean-Luc Godard is once again the provocateur with this first feature foray into 3D filmmaking, expanding on…

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