Citizenfour (2014)

LAURA POITRAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA/Germany/United Kingdom, 2014.  Praxis Films, Participant Media, HBO Documentary Films.  Cinematography by Kirsten Johnson, Trevor Paglen, Laura Poitras, Katy Scoggin. Produced by Mathilde Bonnefoy, Laura Poitras, Dirk Wilutzky.  Film Editing by Mathilde Bonnefoy.  Academy Awards 2014.  Boston Film Critics Awards 2014.  Dorian Awards 2014.  Gotham Awards 2014.  Independent Spirit Awards 2014.  Las Vegas Film…

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The Babadook (2014)

JENNIFER KENT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Australia/Canada, 2014.  Screen Australia, Causeway Films, The South Australian Film Corporation, Smoking Gun Productions, Entertainment One.  Screenplay by Jennifer Kent.  Cinematography by Radek Ladczuk.  Produced by Kristina Ceyton, Kristian Moliere.  Music by Jed Kurzel.  Production Design by Alex Holmes.  Costume Design by Heather Wallace.  Film Editing by Simon Njoo.  Dorian Awards 2014.  Las Vegas Film Critics…

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Selma (2014)

AVA DuVERNAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.   United Kingdom/USA, 2014.  Cloud Eight Films, Celador Films, Harpo Films, Pathe, Plan B Entertainment.  Screenplay by Paul Webb.  Cinematography by Bradford Young.  Produced by Christian Colson, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Oprah Winfrey.  Music by Jason Moran.  Production Design by Mark Friedberg.  Costume Design by Ruth E. Carter.  Film Editing by Spencer Averick.  Academy Awards 2014.  American Film Institute 2014. …

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Obvious Child (2014)

GILLIAN ROBESPIERRE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2014.  Rooks Nest Entertainment, Sundial Pictures, Votiv Films.  Story by Gillian Robespierre, Karen Maine, Elisabeth Holm, Screenplay by Gillian Robespierre, based on the short film written by Anna Bean, Karen Maine, Gillian Robespierre.  Cinematography by Chris Teague.  Produced by Elisabeth Holm.  Music by Chris Bordeaux.  Production Design by Sara K. White.  Costume Design by…

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Into The Woods (2014)

ROB MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2014.  Lucamar Productions, Marc Platt Productions, Moving Picture Company, Soho VFX, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by James Lapine, based on the musical by James Lapine, Stephen Sondheim.  Cinematography by Dion Beebe.  Produced by John DeLuca, Rob Marshall, Callum McDougall, Marc Platt.  Production Design by Andrew Bennett, Ben Collins, Chris Lowe, Mary Mackenzie.  Costume Design…

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Interstellar (2014)

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.   USA/United Kingdom, 2014.  Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros., Legendary Entertainment, Syncopy, Lynda Obst Productions, Government of Alberta, Alberta Media Fund, Atvinnuvega- og nýsköpunarráðuneytið.  Screenplay by Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan.  Cinematography by Hoyte Van Hoytema.  Produced by Christopher Nolan, Lynda Obst, Emma Thomas.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Nathan Crowley.  Costume Design by Mary Zophres.  Film…

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Wild (2014)

JEAN-MARC VALLEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2014.  Bob Industries, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Pacific Standard.  Screenplay by Nick Hornby, based on the memoir Wild: From Lost To Found On the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed.  Cinematography by Yves Belanger.  Produced by Bruna Papandrea, Bill Pohlad, Reese Witherspoon.  Production Design by John Paino.  Costume Design by Melissa Bruning.  Film Editing by…

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Foxcatcher (2014)

BENNETT MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2014.  Annapurna Pictures, Likely Story, Media Rights Capital.  Screenplay by E. Max Frye, Dan Futterman.  Cinematography by Greig Fraser.  Produced by Anthony Bregman, Megan Ellison, Jon Kilik, Bennett Miller.  Music by Rob Simonsen.  Production Design by Jess Gonchor.  Costume Design by Kasia Walicka-Maimone.  Film Editing by Jay Cassidy, Stuart Levy, Conor O’Neill.  Academy Awards 2014.  American Film…

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The Theory Of Everything (2014)

JAMES MARSH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 2014.  Working Title Films, Dentsu Motion Pictures, Fuji Television Network.  Screenplay by Anthony McCarten, based on the book Travelling To Infinity: My Life With Stephen by Jane Hawking.  Cinematography by Benoit Delhomme.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Lisa Bruce, Eric Fellner, Anthony McCarten.  Music by Johann Johannsson.  Production Design by John Paul Kelly.  Costume Design by Steven Noble.  Film…

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Ida (2013)

PAWEL PAWLIKOWSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.    Poland/Denmark/France/United Kingdom, 2013.  Opus Film, Phoenix Film Investments, Canal+ Polska, City of Lodz, Danish Film Institute, Eurimages, Phoenix Film Poland, Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej, Portobello Pictures.  Screenplay by Pawel Pawlikowski, Rebecca Lenkiewicz.  Cinematography by Ryszard Lenczewski, Lukasz Zal.  Produced by Eric Abraham, Piotr Dzieciol, Ewa Puszczynska.  Music by Kristian Eidnes Andersen.  Production Design by…

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Force Majeure (2014)

RUBEN OSTLUND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   Original title:  Turist Sweden/France/Denmark/Norway, 2014.  Beofilm, Coproduction Office, Film i Vast, Motlys, Plattform Produktion, Rhone-Alpes Cinema.  Screenplay by Ruben Ostlund.  Cinematography by Fredrik Wenzel.  Produced by Philippe Bober, Erik Hemmendorff, Marie Kjellson.  Music by Ola Flottum.  Production Design by Josefin Asberg.  Costume Design by Pia Aleborg.  Film Editing by Jacob Secher Schulsinger.  Dorian Awards 2014.  Golden Globe Awards…

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Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance) (2014)

ALEJANDRO GONZALEZ INARRITU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2014.  New Regency Pictures, M Productions, Le Grisbi Productions, TSG Entertainment, Worldview Entertainment.  Screenplay by Alejandro Gonzalez-Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo.  Cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki.  Produced by John Lesher, Arnon Milchan, James W. Skotchdopole.  Music by Antonio Sanchez.  Production Design by Kevin Thompson.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Douglas…

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