Shaun The Sheep Movie (2015)

MARK BURTON, RICHARD STARZAK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB United Kingdom/France/USA, 2015. StudioCanal, Aardman Animations, Anton, Amazon Prime Video, StudioCanal International. Screenplay by Mark Burton, Richard Starzak, based on characters created by Nick Park. Cinematography by Charles Copping, Dave Alex Riddett. Produced by Paul Kewley, Julie Lockhart. Music by Ilan Eshkeri. Production Design by…

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Song of the Sea (2014)

TOMM MOORE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Ireland/Denmark/Belgium/Luxembourg/France, 2014.  Backup Media, Big Farm, Cartoon Saloon, Digital Graphics, Magellan Films, Mélusine Productions, Noerlum Studios, Screen Ireland, Studio 352, Super Productions.  Story by Tomm Moore, Screenplay by Will Collins.   Produced by Claus Toksvig Kjaer, Tomm Moore, Ross Murray, Frederick Villumsen, Paul Young.  Music by Bruno Coulais.  Production…

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The Measure of a Man (2015)

STEPHANE BRIZE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   Original title:  La Loi Du Marche France, 2015.  Nord-Ouest Productions, Arte France Cinema, Canal+, Cine+, Arte France, TS Productions, Region Ile-de-France, Centre National De La Cinematographie.  Screenplay by Stephane Brize, Olivier Gorce.  Cinematography by Eric Dumont.  Produced by Philip Boeffard, Christophe Rossignon.  Production Design by Valerie Saradjian.  Costume Design by Ann Dunsford, Diane Dussaud.  Film Editing…

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The Look Of Silence (2014)

JOSHUA OPPENHEIMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Denmark/Indonesia/Finland/Norway/United Kingdom/Israel/France/USA/Germany/Netherlands, 2014.  Anonymous, Final Cut for Real, Making Movies Oy, Participant Media, Piraya Film A/S, Spring Films. Cinematography by Lars Skree.  Produced by Signe Byrge Sorensen.  Music by Seri Banang, Mana Tahan.   Film Editing by Nils Pagh Andersen.   The blazing effect of The Act Of Killing is developed further as director Joshua…

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The Lobster (2015)

YORGOS LANTHIMOS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   Italy/United Kingdom/Greece/France/Netherlands/USA, 2015.  Film4, Irish Film Board, Eurimages, Nederlands Fonds voor de Film, Greek Film Center, British Film Institute, Canal+, Centre National du Cinema et de L’Image Animee, Cine+, Element Pictures, Faliro House Productions, Haut et Court, Institut Francais, L’Aide aux Cinemas du Monde, Lemming Film, Limp Films, Ministere des…

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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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Goodnight Mommy (2014)

SEVERIN FIALA, VERONIKA FRANZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB Original title:  Ich seh, Ich seh Austria, 2014.  Ulrich Seidl Film Produktion GmbH.  Screenplay by Veronika Franz, Severin Fiala.  Cinematography by Martin Gschlacht.  Produced by Ulrich Seidl.  Music by Olga Neuwirth.  Production Design by Hubert Klausner, Hannes Salat.  Costume Design by Tanja Hausner.  Film Editing by Michael Palm.  In an ultra-modern mansion in the…

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Youth (2015)

PAOLO SORRENTINO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Italy/France/Switzerland/United Kingdom, 2015.  Indigo Film, Barbary Films, Pathe, France 2 Cinema, Number 9 Films, C-Films AG, Medusa Film, Film4, Canal+, Cine+, France Televisions, RSI-Radiotelevisione Svizzera, SRG SSR Idee Suisse, Téléclub, Mediaset Premium, Ministero per I Beni e le Attivita Culturali, Regione del Veneto, Regione Lazio, Bundesamt für Kultur,Fonds Eurimages…

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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.   The tragically short life of a phenomenally talented singer is given exquisite treatment in this heartfelt documentary by Asif Kapadia. He chronicles the life of Amy Winehouse from childhood hopeful to superstar…

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Slow West (2015)

JOHN MACLEAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  United Kingdom/New Zealand, 2015.  See-Saw Films, DMC Film, Film4, New Zealand Film Commission.  Screenplay by John Maclean.  Cinematography by Robbie Ryan.  Produced by Iain Canning, Rachel Gardner, Conor McCaughan, Emile Sherman.  Music by Jed Kurzel.  Production Design by Kim Sinclair.  Costume Design by Kirsty Cameron.  Film Editing by Roland Gallois, Jon Gregory.   A young Scotsman…

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45 Years (2015)

ANDREW HAIGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB United Kingdom, 2015.  BFI Film Fund, British Film Institute, The Bureau, Creative England, Film 4, The Match Factory, National Lottery through UK Film Council.  Screenplay by Andrew Haigh, based on the short story In Another Story by David Constantine.  Cinematography by Lol Crawley.  Produced by Tristan Goligher.  Production Design by Sarah Finlay.  Costume Design…

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My Mother (2015)

NANNI MORETTI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Original title:  Mia Madre Italy/France, 2015.  Sacher Film, Fandango, Le Pacte, Rai Cinema, Ifitalia, Arte France Cinema, Fonds Eurimages du Conseil de l’Europe, Ministero per I Beni e le Attivita Culturali, Arte/WDR Films Boutique, Canal+, Cine+, Cinémage 8, Cofinova 10, L’Aide aux Cinemas du Monde, Le Pacte, Palatine Étoile 11,…

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