Rock Of Ages (2012)

ADAM SHANKMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.    USA, 2012.  New Line Cinema, Corner Store Entertainment, Material Pictures, Offspring Entertainment.   Screenplay by Justin Theroux, Chris D’Arienzo, Allan Loeb, based on the musical by Chris D’Arienzo.  Cinematography by Bojan Bazelli.  Produced by Jennifer Gibgot, Garrett Grant, Carl Levin, Tobey Maguire, Scott Prisand, Matt Weaver.  Music…

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Pitch Perfect (2012)

JASON MOORE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2012.  Brownstone Productions, Gold Circle Films.  Screenplay by Kay Cannon, based on the book by Mickey Rapkin.  Cinematography by Julio Macat.  Produced by Elizabeth Banks, Paul Brooks, Max Handelman.  Music by Christophe Beck, Mark Kilian.  Production Design by Barry Robison.  Costume Design by Salvador Perez Jr.. …

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The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (2012)

STEPHEN CHBOSKY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2012.  Summit Entertainment, Mr. Mudd.  Screenplay by Stephen Chbosky, based on his book.  Cinematography by Andrew Dunn.  Produced by Lianne Halfon, John Malkovich, Russell Smith.  Music by Michael Brook.  Production Design by Inbal Weinberg.  Costume Design by David C. Robinson.  Film Editing by Mary Jo Market.  Boston Film Critics Awards 2012. Dorian Awards 2012.    Independent Spirit…

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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.  Academy Awards 2012.  Dorian Awards 2012.   Gotham Awards 2012.  Independent Spirit Awards 2012.  National…

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Cloud Atlas (2012)

LILLY WACHOWSKI, LANA WACHOWSKI, TOM TYKWER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Germany/USA/Hong Kong/Singapore, 2012.  Cloud Atlas Productions, X-Filme Creative Pool, Anarchos Pictures, A Company Filmproduktionsgesellschaft, ARD Degeto Film, Ascension Pictures, Dreams of Dragon Picture, Five Drops, Media Asia Group.  Written for the screen by Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, Lilly Wachowski, based on the novel by David Mitchell.  Cinematography by…

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Beasts Of The Southern Wild (2012)

BENH ZEITLIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2012.  Cinereach, The Department of Motion Pictures, Court 13 Pictures, Journeyman Pictures.  Screenplay by Lucy Alibar, Benh Zeitlin, based on the play Juicy And Delicious by Lucy Alibar.  Cinematography by Ben Richardson.  Produced by Michael Gottwald, Dan Janvey, Josh Penn.  Music by Dan Romer, Benh Zeitlin.  Production Design by Alex DiGerlando.  Costume Design by Stephani…

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Anna Karenina (2012)

JOE WRIGHT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   United Kingdom, 2012.  Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Working Title Films.  Screenplay by Tom Stoppard, based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy.  Cinematography by Seamus McGarvey.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner.  Music by Dario Marianelli.  Production Design by Sarah Greenwood.  Costume Design by Jacqueline Durran.  Film Editing by Melanie Oliver.  Academy Awards 2012.  Dorian Awards 2012.  Golden Globe Awards 2012. …

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The Sessions (2012)

BEN LEWIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2012.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Such Much Films, Rhino Films.  Screenplay by Ben Lewin, based on the article On Seeing A Sex Surrogate by Mark O’Brien.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Simpson. Produced by Judi Levine, Ben Lewin, Stephen Nemeth.  Music by Marco Beltrami.  Production Design by John Mott.  Costume Design by Justine Seymour.  Film Editing by Lisa Bromwell.  Academy…

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Gayby (2012)

JONATHAN LISECKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2012.  Hubbhobb.  Screenplay by Jonathan Lisecki.  Cinematography by Clay Liford.  Produced by Amy Hobby, Anne Hubbell.  Music by Giancarlo Vulcano.  Production Design by Cat Navarro.  Costume Design by David Tabbert.  Film Editing by Ann Husaini.   Dorian Awards 2012.   Independent Spirit Awards 2012.  Podcast:  Bay Gay Movies.   A low-budget, independent, gay-themed comedy whose characters are appealing and…

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Your Sister’s Sister (2011)

LYNN SHELTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2011.  Ada Films.  Screenplay by Lynn Shelton.  Cinematography by Benjamin Kasulke.  Produced by Steven Schardt.  Music by Vinny Smith.  Production Design by John Lavin. Film Editing by Nat Sanders.  Dorian Awards 2012.  Gotham Awards 2012.  Independent Spirit Awards 2012. Toronto International Film Festival 2001. A year after his brother’s death, Mark Duplass is not…

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Keep The Lights On (2012)

IRA SACHS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 2012.  Alarum Pictures, Parts and Labor, Tiny Dancer Films.  Screenplay by Ira Sachs, Mauricio Zacharias.  Cinematography by Thimios Bakatakis.  Produced by Marie Therese Guirgis, Lucas Joaquin, Ira Sachs.  Music by Arthur Russell.  Production Design by Amy Williams.  Costume Design by Elisabeth Vastola.  Film Editing by Affonso Goncalves.  Gotham Awards 2012.  Dorian Awards 2012.  Independent Spirit Awards…

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Looper (2012)

RIAN JOHNSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5. USA/China, 2012.  Endgame Entertainment, DMG Entertainment, FilmDistrict, Ram Bergman Productions.  Screenplay by Rian Johnson.  Cinematography by Steve Yedlin.  Produced by Ram Bergman, James D. Stern.  Music by Nathan Johnson.  Production Design by Ed Verreaux.  Costume Design by Sharen Davis.  Film Editing by Bob Ducsay.  Dorian Awards 2012.  Las Vegas Film Critics Awards 2012.  National Board of Review Awards…

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