Stonewall (2015)

ROLAND EMMERICH Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5.  USA, 2015.  Centropolis Entertainment.  Screenplay by Jon Robin Baitz.  Cinematography by Markus Forderer.  Produced by Roland Emmerich, Michael Fossat, Marc Frydman, Carsten H.W. Lorenz.  Music by Rob Simonsen.  Production Design by Michele Laliberte.  Costume Design by Simonetta Mariano.  Film Editing by Adam Wolfe.  Podcast:  Bad Gay Movies….

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Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)

SAM TAYLOR-JOHNSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2015.  Focus Features, Michael De Luca Productions, Trigger Street Productions.  Screenplay by Kelly Marcel, based on the novel by E.L. James.  Cinematography by Seamus McGarvey.  Produced by Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca, E.L. James.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by David Wasco.  Costume Design by Mark Bridges.  Film Editing by Anne V. Coates, Lisa…

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Viva (2015)

PADDY BREATHNACH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Ireland/Cuba, 2015.  Treasure Entertainment, Radio Telefís Éireann, Windmill Lane Pictures, Island Films, Irish Film Board.  Screenplay by Mark O’Halloran.  Cinematography by Cathal Watters.  Produced by Cathleen Dore, Rebecca O’Flanagan, Robert Walpole.  Music by Stephen Rennicks.  Production Design by Paki Smith.  Film Editing by Stephen O’Connell.  Dorian Awards 2015. Jesus has been taking care of…

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Grandma (2015)

PAUL WEITZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2015.  Depth of Field, 1821 Pictures.  Screenplay by Paul Weitz.  Cinematography by Tobias Datum.  Produced by Terry Dougas, Paris Kasidokostas Latsis, Andrew Miano, Paul Weitz.  Music by Joel P. West.  Production Design by Cindy Chao, Michele Yu.  Costume Design by Molly Grundman.  Film Editing by Jon Corn.  Dorian Awards 2015.   Golden Globe Awards 2015.  Gotham…

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Tangerine (2015)

SEAN BAKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 2015.  Duplass Brothers Productions, Through Films.  Screenplay by Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch.  Cinematography by Sean Baker, Radium Cheung.  Produced by Sean Baker, Karrie Cox, Marcus Cox, Darren Dean, Shih-Ching Tsou.  Costume Design by Shih-Ching Tsou.  Film Editing by Sean Baker.  Dorian Awards 2015.   Gotham Awards 2015.  Independent Spirit Awards 2015. Sin-Dee has just…

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Mustang (2015)

DENIZ GAMZE ERGUVEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Turkey/France/Qatar/Germany, 2015.  CG Cinéma, Vistamar Filmproduktion, Uhlandfilm, Bam Film, Kinology,Canal+, Cine+, ZDF/Arte, Eurimages, Turkish Culture Ministry, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Filmforderungsanstalt, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Doha Film Institute.  Screenplay by Deniz Gamze Ergüven, Alice Winocour.  Cinematography by David Chizallet, Ersin Gok.  Produced by Charles Gillibert.  Music by Warren Ellis.  Production Design by Serdar…

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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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The Danish Girl (2015)

TOM HOOPER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/Germany/USA, 2015.  Working Title Films, Pretty Pictures, ReVision Pictures, Senator Global Productions, Copenhagen Film Fund, Artemis Productions, Shelter Prod, Taxshelter. be, Le Tax Shelter du Gouvernement Federal de Belgique.  Screenplay by Lucinda Coxon, based on the novel by David Ebershoff.  Cinematography by Danny Cohen.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner,…

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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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Room (2015)

LENNY ABRAHAMSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Ireland/Canada, 2015.  Element Pictures, Film 4, FilmNation Entertainment, Irish Film Board, No Trace Camping, Ontario Media Development Corporation, Telefilm Canada.  Screenplay by Emma Donoghue, based on her novel.  Cinematography by Danny Cohen.  Produced by David Gross, Ed Guiney.  Music by Stephen Rennicks.  Production Design by Ethan Tobman.  Costume Design by Lea Carlson.  Film Editing…

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Carol (2015)

TODD HAYNES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   United Kingdom/USA, 2015.  The Weinstein Company, Film4, Number 9 Films, StudioCanal, HanWay Films, Killer Films, Goldcrest Films International, Dirty Films, Infilm, Larkhard Films.  Screenplay by Phyllis Nagy, based on the novel The Price Of Salt by Patricia Highsmith.  Cinematography by Edward Lachman.  Produced by Elizabeth Karlsen, Tessa Ross, Christine Vachon, Stephen Woolley.  Music…

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