The Invisible War (2012)

KIRBY DICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA, 2012.  Chain Camera Pictures, Rise Films, ITVS, Fork Films, Cuomo Cole Productions, Canal Plus.  Screenplay by Kirby Dick, Amy Ziering, Douglas Blush.  Cinematography by Kirsten Johnson, Thaddeus Wadleigh. Produced by Tanner King Barklow, Amy Ziering.  Film Editing by Douglas Blush, Derek Boonstra.   An eye-opener of a documentary whose testimonies will ravage your mind for…

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Searching For Sugar Man (2012)

MALIK BENDJELLOUL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Sweden/United Kingdom, 2012.  Red Box Films, Passion Pictures, Canfield Pictures, The Documentary Company, Hysteria Film, Saperi Film, Sveriges Television, YLE Co-Productions. Screenplay by Malik Bendjelloul, based on the article Sugar and The Sugar Man by Stephen ‘Sugar’ Segerman and Looking For Jesus by Craig Bartholomew Strydom.  Cinematography by Camilla Skagerstrom.  Produced by Malik Bendjelloul, Simon…

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Lincoln (2012)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   USA, 2012.  DreamWorks, Twentieth Century Fox, Reliance Entertainment, Participant Media, Dune Entertainment, Amblin Entertainment, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Tony Kushner, based on the book by Doris Kearns Goodwin.  Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Rick Carter.  Costume Design…

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The Queen Of Versailles (2012)

LAUREN GREENFIELD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA/The Netherlands/United Kingdom/Denmark, 2012.  Evergreen Pictures, BBC Storyville, Impact Partners, Candescent Films, Plus Pictures, Danmarks Radio, Vrijzinnig Protestantse Radio Omroep.  Cinematography by Tom Hurwitz.  Produced by Danielle Renfrew Behrens, Lauren Greenfield.  Music by Jeff Beal.  Film Editing by Victor Livingston.   Director Lauren Greenfield hit the jackpot when her documentary about the Siegel…

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How To Survive A Plague (2012)

DAVID FRANCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2012.   Public Square Films, Ninety Thousand Words, Ted Snowdon Foundation.   Screenplay by David France, Todd Woody Richman, Tyler H. Walk.   Cinematography by Derek Wiesehahn.   Produced by David France, Howard Gertler.   Music by Stuart Bogie, Luke O’Malley, Arthur Russell.   Production Design by Grant Nellessen.   Film Editing by Woody Richman,…

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Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

KATHRYN BIGELOW Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB. USA, 2012.  Screenplay by Mark Boal.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Annapurna Pictures, First Light Production.  Cinematography by Greig Fraser.  Produced by Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Megan Ellison.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Jeremy Hindle.  Costume Design by George L. Little.  Film Editing by William Goldenberg, Dylan Tichenor.   It’s not easy to have a huge breakthrough…

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Les Miserables (2012)

TOM HOOPER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 2012.  Working Title Films, Cameron Mackintosh Ltd., Universal Pictures, Relativity Media.  Screenplay by William Nicholson, Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schonberg, Herbert Kretzmer, based on the stage musical by Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schonberg, from the novel by Victor Hugo.  Cinematography by Danny Cohen.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward, Cameron Mackintosh.  Production Design…

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Life Of Pi (2012)

ANG LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2012.  Fox 2000 Pictures, Dune Entertainment, Ingenious Media, Haishang Films, Big Screen Productions, Ingenious Film Partners, Netter Productions.  Screenplay by David Magee, based on the novel by Yann Martel.  Cinematography by Claudio Miranda.  Produced by Ang Lee, Gil Netter, David Womark.  Music by Mychael Danna.  Production Design by David Gropman.  Costume Design by Arjun Bhasin.  Film Editing…

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Argo (2012)

BEN AFFLECK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2012.  Warner Bros., GK Films, Smokehouse Pictures.  Screenplay by Chris Terrio, based on a selection from The Master of Disguise by Tony Mendez and the Wired Magazine article The Great Escape by Joshuah Bearman.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Ben Affleck, George Clooney, Grant Heslov.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Sharon Seymour.  Costume Design by…

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