Despicable Me 2 (2013)

PIERRE COFFIN, CHRIS RENAUD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA/France/Japan, 2013.  Universal Pictures, Illumination Entertainment.  Screenplay by Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio.  Produced by Janet Healy, Christopher Meledandri.  Music by Heitor Pereira, Pharrell Williams.  Production Design by Yarrow Cheney, Eric Guillon.  Film Editing by Gregory Perler.  Gru has been cured of his status as a…

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The Wind Rises (2013)

HAYAO MIYAZAKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Kaze Tachinu Japan, 2013.  Studio Ghibli, Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Hakuhodo DY Media Partners, KDDI Corporation, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, Nippon Television Network, Toho Company.  Screenplay by Hayao Miyazaki, based on his comic.  Produced by Toshio Suzuki.  Music by Joe Hisaishi.  Production Design by Yoji Takeshige.  Academy Awards 2013.  Boston Film Critics Awards 2013….

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Rush (2013)

RON HOWARD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA/Germany/United Kingdom, 2013.  Exclusive Media Group, Cross Creek Pictures, Imagine Entertainment, Revolution Films, Working Title Films, Double Negative.  Screenplay by Peter Morgan.  Cinematography by Anthony Dod Mantle.  Produced by Andrew Eaton, Eric Fellner, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Peter Morgan, Brian Oliver.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Mark Digby.  Costume Design by Julian Day.  Film Editing by Daniel…

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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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The Past (2013)

ASGHAR FARHADI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Le Passe Memento Films Production, France 3 Cinéma, BIM Distribuzione, Canal+, Ciné+, France Télévisions, Eurimages, Région Ile-de-France, Centre National de la Cinématographie, MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Memento Films Distribution, Cofinova 9, Indéfilms, Cinémage 7, Palatine Étoile 10, Alvy Distribution, CN3 Productions.  France/Italy, 2013.  Screenplay by Asghar Farhadi.  Cinematography by Mahmoud…

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Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom (2013)

JUSTIN CHADWICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BB.5.  United Kingdom/South Africa, 2013.  Videovision Entertainment, Distant Horizon, Film Afrika Worldwide, Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa, Long Walk to Freedom, National Empowerment Fund, Origin Pictures, Pathé.  Screenplay by William Nicholson, based on the autobiography by Nelson Mandela.  Cinematography by Lol Crawley.  Produced by Anant Singh.  Music by Alex Heffes.  Production Design by Johnny Breedt.  Costume…

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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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Captain Phillips (2013)

PAUL GREENGRASS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2013.  Scott Rudin Productions, Michael De Luca Productions, Trigger Street Productions.  Screenplay by Billy Ray, based on the book A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS, and Dangerous Days At Sea by Richard Phillips, Stephan Talty.  Cinematography by Barry Ackroyd.  Produced by Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca, Scott Rudin.  Music by Henry Jackman.  Production Design…

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

FRANCIS LAWRENCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2013.  Color Force, Lionsgate.  Screenplay by Simon Beaufoy, Michael Arndt, based on the novel by Suzanne Collins.  Cinematography by Jo Willems.  Produced by Nina Jacobson, Jon Kilik.  Music by James Newton Howard. Production Design by Philip Messina.  Costume Design by Trish Summerville.  Film Editing by Alan Edward Bell.  Golden Globe Awards 2013. The girl who survived…

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