Cartel Land (2015)

MATTHEW HEINEMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.   Mexico/USA, 2015.  A&E IndieFilms, Our Time Projects, The Documentary Group, Whitewater Films.  Cinematography by Matthew Heineman, Matt Porwoll.  Produced by Matthew Heineman, Tom Yellin.  Music by Jackson Greenberg, H. Scott Salinas.  Film Editing by Matthew Hamachek, Matthew Heineman, Bradley J. Ross, Pax Wassermann.  Academy Awards 2015.  Gotham Awards 2015.  Online Film Critics Awards 2015….

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The Revenant (2015)

ALEJANDRO GONZALEZ INARRITU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 2015.  Regency Enterprises, RatPac Entertainment, New Regency Pictures, Anonymous Content, M Productions, Appian Way, Alpha Pictures, CatchPlay, Monarchy Enterprises S.a.r.l..  Screenplay by Mark L. Smith, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, based in part on the novel by Michael Punke.  Cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki.  Produced by Steve Golin, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, David…

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Amy (2015)

ASIF KAPADIA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2015.  Film4, On The Corner Films.  Produced by James Gay-Rees.  Music by Antonio Pinto.  Film Editing by Chris King.  Academy Awards 2015.  Boston Film Critics Awards 2015.  Dorian Awards 2015.   National Board of Review Awards 2015.  National Society of Film Critics Awards 2015.  North Carolina Film Critics Awards 2015.  Online Film…

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The Big Short (2015)

ADAM McKAY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2015.  Plan B Entertainment, Regency Enterprises.  Screenplay by Charles Randolph, Adam McKay, based on the book by Michael Lewis.  Cinematography by Barry Ackroyd.  Produced by Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Arnon Milchan, Brad Pitt.  Music by Nicholas Britell.  Production Design by Clayton Hartley.  Costume Design by Susan Matheson.  Film Editing by Hank Corwin.  Academy Awards…

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Spotlight (2015)

TOM McCARTHY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2015.  Participant Media, First Look Media, Anonymous Content, Rocklin\Faust.  Screenplay by Josh Singer, Tom McCarthy.  Cinematography by Masanobu Takayanagi.  Produced by Blye Pagon Faust, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin, Michael Sugar.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Stephen H. Carter.  Costume Design by Wendy Chuck.  Film Editing by Tom McArdle.  Academy Awards 2015. AFI Film of…

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What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015)

LIZ GARBUS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2015.  Moxie Firecracker Films, Netflix, RadicalMedia.  Cinematography by Igor Martinovic.  Produced by Liz Garbus, Amy Hobby, Jayson Jackson, Justin Wilkes.  Production Design by Markus Kirschner.  Film Editing by Joshua L. Pearson.  Academy Awards 2015.  Dorian Awards 2015. After having given the world the best documentary ever made on Marilyn Monroe, Liz Garbus turns…

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The Martian (2015)

RIDLEY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 2015.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, TSG Entertainment, Scott Free Productions, Genre Films, International Traders, Kinberg Genre, Mid Atlantic Films.  Screenplay by Drew Goddard, based on the book by Andy Weir. Cinematography by Dariusz Wolski.  Produced by Mark Huffam, Simon Kinberg, Michael Schaefer, Ridley Scott, Aditya Sood.  Music by Harry Gregson-Williams. Production…

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Son Of Saul (2015)

LASZLO NEMES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Original title:  Saul Fia Hungary, 2015.  Laokoon Filmgroup, Hungarian National Film Fund, Sam Spiegel International Lab.  Screenplay by Laszlo Nemes, Clara Royer.  Cinematography by Matyas Erdely.  Produced by Gabor Rajna, Gabor Sipos.  Music by Laszlo Melis.  Production Design by Laszlo Rajk.  Costume Design by Edit Szucs.  Film Editing by Matthieu Taponier.  Academy Awards 2015.  Cannes Film Festival 2015.  Dorian…

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Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

GEORGE MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Australia/USA, 2015.  Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures, Kennedy Miller Productions, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, White Noise Factory.  Screenplay by George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, Nick Lathouris. Cinematography by John Seale.  Produced by George Miller, Doug Mitchell, P.J. Voeten.  Music by Junkie XL.  Production Design by Colin Gibson.  Costume Design by Jenny Beavan.  Film Editing by Margaret Sixel.  Academy…

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Ex Machina (2015)

ALEX GARLAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   United Kingdom, 2015.  Universal Pictures International, Film4, DNA Films.  Screenplay by Alex Garland.  Cinematography by Rob Hardy.  Produced by Andrew Macdonald, Allon Reich.  Music by Geoff Barrow, Ben Salisbury.  Production Design by Mark Digby.  Costume Design by Sammy Sheldon.  Film Editing by Mark Day.  Academy Awards 2015.  Dorian Awards 2015.   Golden Globe Awards 2015.  Las Vegas Film Critics Awards…

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