The Invisible War (2012)

KIRBY DICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA, 2012.  Chain Camera Pictures, Rise Films, ITVS, Fork Films, Cuomo Cole Productions, Canal Plus.  Screenplay by Kirby Dick, Amy Ziering, Douglas Blush.  Cinematography by Kirsten Johnson, Thaddeus Wadleigh. Produced by Tanner King Barklow, Amy Ziering.  Film Editing by Douglas Blush, Derek Boonstra.  Academy Awards 2012.  Dorian Awards 2012.   Gotham Awards 2012.  Independent Spirit Awards 2012.  National…

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Beasts Of The Southern Wild (2012)

BENH ZEITLIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2012.  Cinereach, The Department of Motion Pictures, Court 13 Pictures, Journeyman Pictures.  Screenplay by Lucy Alibar, Benh Zeitlin, based on the play Juicy And Delicious by Lucy Alibar.  Cinematography by Ben Richardson.  Produced by Michael Gottwald, Dan Janvey, Josh Penn.  Music by Dan Romer, Benh Zeitlin.  Production Design by Alex DiGerlando.  Costume Design by Stephani…

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Your Sister’s Sister (2011)

LYNN SHELTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2011.  Ada Films.  Screenplay by Lynn Shelton.  Cinematography by Benjamin Kasulke.  Produced by Steven Schardt.  Music by Vinny Smith.  Production Design by John Lavin. Film Editing by Nat Sanders.  Dorian Awards 2012.  Gotham Awards 2012.  Independent Spirit Awards 2012. Toronto International Film Festival 2001. A year after his brother’s death, Mark Duplass is not…

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Keep The Lights On (2012)

IRA SACHS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 2012.  Alarum Pictures, Parts and Labor, Tiny Dancer Films.  Screenplay by Ira Sachs, Mauricio Zacharias.  Cinematography by Thimios Bakatakis.  Produced by Marie Therese Guirgis, Lucas Joaquin, Ira Sachs.  Music by Arthur Russell.  Production Design by Amy Williams.  Costume Design by Elisabeth Vastola.  Film Editing by Affonso Goncalves.  Gotham Awards 2012.  Dorian Awards 2012.  Independent Spirit Awards…

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How To Survive A Plague

DAVID FRANCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2012.   Public Square Films, Ninety Thousand Words, Ted Snowdon Foundation.   Screenplay by David France, Todd Woody Richman, Tyler H. Walk.   Cinematography by Derek Wiesehahn.   Produced by David France, Howard Gertler.   Music by Stuart Bogie, Luke O’Malley, Arthur Russell.   Production Design by Grant Nellessen.   Film Editing by Woody Richman,…

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Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

WES ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.   USA, 2012.  Indian Paintbrush, American Empirical Pictures.  Screenplay by Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola.  Cinematography by Robert D. Yeoman.  Produced by Wes Anderson, Jeremy Dawson, Steven Rales, Scott Rudin.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Adam Stockhausen.  Costume Design by Kasia Walicka-Maimone.  Film Editing by Andrew Weisblum.  Academy Awards 2012.  American Film Institute 2012.  Boston Film…

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Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

DAVID O. RUSSELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2012.  The Weinstein Company.  Screenplay by David O. Russell, based on the novel by Matthew Quick.  Cinematography by Masanobu Takayanagi.  Produced by Bruce Cohen, Donna Gigliotti, Jonathan Gordon.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Judy Becker.  Costume Design by Mark Bridges.  Film Editing by Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers.  Academy Awards 2012.  American Film Institute 2012.  Dorian…

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Detropia (2012)

HEIDI EWING, RACHEL GRADY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2012.  Loki Films.Cinematography by Craig Atkinson, Tony Hardmo.  Produced by Craig Atkinson, Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady.  Music by Dial 81, Blair French.  Film Editing by Enat Sidi.  Gotham Awards 2012.  National Board of Review Awards 2012.   Detroit, Michigan is the centre of automobile production in America, a major industry in the…

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The Master (2012)

PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA, 2012.  The Weinstein Company, Ghoulardi Film Company, Annapurna Pictures.  Screenplay by Paul Thomas Anderson.  Cinematography by Mihai Malaimare Jr..  Produced by Paul Thomas Anderson, Megan Ellison, Daniel Lupi, JoAnne Sellar.  Music by Jonny Greenwood.  Production Design by David Crank, Jack Fisk.  Costume Design by Mark Bridges.   Film Editing by Leslie Jones, Peter McNulty.  Academy Awards…

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Room 237

BBB (out of 5) No one could ever predict what director Stanley Kubrick was going to do next, and waiting for it was never easy either, so there’s no denying the shock to the system provided when a disturbing, chilling film like The Shining was released five years after his staid, Oscar-winning Barry Lyndon.  In…

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Bernie (2011)

RICHARD LINKLATER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2011.  Mandalay Vision, Wind Dancer Productions, Detour Filmproduction, Castle Rock Entertainment, Collins House Productions, Horsethief Pictures.  Screenplay by Richard Linklater, Skip Hollandsworth, based on the article in Texas Monthly by Skip Hollandsworth.  Cinematography by Dick Pope.  Produced by Liz Glotzer, Richard Linklater, David McFadzean, Dete Meserve, Judd Payne, Celine Rattray,…

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