The Act Of Killing (2012)

JOSHUA OPPENHEIMER, ANONYMOUS, CHRISTINE CYNN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Denmark/Norway/United Kingdom, 2012.  Final Cut for Real, Piraya Film A/S, Novaya Zemlya, Spring Films.  Cinematography by Anonymous, Carlos Arango De Montis, Lars Skree. Produced by Anonymous, Christine Cynn, Anne Kohncke, Signe Byrge Sorensen, Joram ten Brink, Michael Uwemedimo.  Film Editing by Nils Pagh Andersen, Charlotte Munch Bengtsen, Ariadna…

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In A World… (2013)

LAKE BELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2013.  3311 Productions, In A World, Team G.  Screenplay by Lake Bell.  Cinematography by Seamus Tierney.  Produced by Lake Bell, Mark Roberts, Jeff Steiger, Eddie Vaisman. Music by Ryan Miller.  Production Design by Megan Fenton.  Costume Design by Lindy McMichael.  Film Editing by Tom McArdle.  Dorian Awards 2013.  Independent Spirit Awards 2013.  National Board of…

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Twenty Feet From Stardom (2013)

MORGAN NEVILLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 2013.  Gil Friesen Productions, Tremolo Productions.  Cinematography by Nicola Marsh, Graham Willoughby.  Produced by Gil Friesen, Caitrin Rogers.  Film Editing by Douglas Blush, Kevin Klauber, Jason Zeldes.  Academy Awards 2013.  Dorian Awards 2013.   Independent Spirit Awards 2013.  National Board of Review Awards 2013.  New York Film Critics Awards 2013. North Carolina Film Critics Awards…

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The Great Beauty (2013)

PAOLO SORRENTINO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Original title:  La Grande Bellezza Italy/France, 2013.  Indigo Film, Medusa Film, Babe Film, Pathé, France 2 Cinéma, Mediaset, Canal+, Ciné+, France Télévisions, Regione Lazio, Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali, Banca Popolare di Vicenza, Lazio Film Commission, Fonds Eurimages du Conseil de l’Europe, MEDIA Programme of the European…

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Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

ETHAN COEN, JOEL COEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA/France, 2013.  CBS Films, StudioCanal, Anton Capital Entertainment, Mike Zoss Productions, Scott Rudin Productions.  Screenplay by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen.  Cinematography by Bruno Delbonnel.  Produced by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Scott Rudin.  Production Design by Jess Gonchor.  Costume Design by Mary Zophres.  Film Editing by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen.  Academy Awards 2013.  American…

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The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)

MARTIN SCORSESE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2013.  Red Granite Pictures, Appian Way, Sikelia Productions, EMJAG Productions.  Screenplay by Terence Winter, based on the book by Jordan Belfort.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Riza Aziz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Joey McFarland, Martin Scorsese, Emma Tillinger Koskoff.  Production Design by Bob Shaw.  Costume Design by Sandy Powell.  Film Editing by Thelma Schoonmaker.  Academy Awards 2013. …

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American Hustle (2013)

DAVID O. RUSSELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 2013.  Columbia Pictures, Annapurna Pictures, Atlas Entertainment.  Screenplay by Eric Warren Singer, David O. Russell.  Cinematography by Linus Sandgren.  Produced by Megan Ellison, Jonathan Gordon, Charles Roven, Richard Suckle.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Judy Becker.  Costume Design by Michael Wilkinson.  Film Editing by Alan Baumgarten, Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers.  Academy Awards 2013. American…

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Frozen (2013)

CHRIS BUCK, JENNIFER LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2013.  Walt Disney Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Story by Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee, Shane Morris, additional story by Dean Wellins, Screenplay by Jennifer Lee, inspired by the story The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen.  Produced by Peter Del Vecho.  Music by Christophe Beck.  Production Design by David Womersley.  Film Editing by…

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The Canyons (2013)

PAUL SCHRADER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.  USA, 2013.  Prettybird, Post Empire Films, Sodium Fox, Filmworks/FX, Canyons.  Screenplay by Bret Easton Ellis.  Cinematography by John DeFazio.  Produced by Braxton Pope.  Music by Brendan Canning.  Production Design by Stephanie J. Gordon.  Costume Design by Keely Crum.  Film Editing by Tim Silano. Dorian Awards 2013.   A complete waste of time, both for…

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Her (2013)

SPIKE JONZE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2013.  Annapurna Pictures.  Screenplay by Spike Jonze.  Cinematography by Hoyte Van Hoytema.  Produced by Megan Ellison, Spike Jonze, Vincent Landay.  Music by Arcade Fire.  Production Design by K.K. Barrett.  Costume Design by Casey Storm.  Film Editing by Jeff Buchanan, Eric Zumbrunnen.  Academy Awards 2013.  American Film Institute 2013. Dorian Awards 2013.   Golden Globe Awards 2013.  Las Vegas Film…

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12 Years A Slave (2013)

STEVE McQUEEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2013.  Regency Enterprises, River Road Entertainment, Plan B Entertainment, New Regency Pictures, Film4, Summit Entertainment.  Screenplay by John Ridley, based on the book Twelve Years A Slave by Solomon Northup.  Cinematography by Sean Bobbitt.  Produced by Dede Gardner, Anthony Katagas, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen, Arnon Milchan, Brad Pitt,Bill Pohlad.  Music…

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Philomena (2013)

STEPHEN FREARS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   United Kingdom/USA/France, 2013.  The Weinstein Company, Yucaipa Films, Pathe, BBC Films, British Film Institute, Canal+, Cine+, Baby Cow Productions, Magnolia Mae Films, Baby Cow Films.  Screenplay by Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope, based on the book The Lost Child of Philomena Lee by Martin Sixsmith.  Cinematography by Robbie Ryan.  Produced by Steve Coogan,…

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