Humpday (2009)

LYNN SHELTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2009.  Magnolia Pictures, Seashel Pictures.  Screenplay by Lynn Shelton.  Cinematography by Benjamin Kasulke.  Produced by Lynn Shelton.  Music by Vinny Smith.  Production Design by Jasminka Vukcevic.  Film Editing by Nat Sanders.  Independent Spirit Awards 2009.  National Board of Review Awards 2009.   Straight-laced Mark Duplass is happily married to Alycia Delmore when their doorbell rings in…

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Three Monkeys (2008)

NURI BILGE CEYLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  Uc Maymun Turkey/France/Italy, 2008.  Zeynofilm, NBC Film, Pyramide Productions, BIM Distribuzione, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Conseil de l’Europe, Imaj Sound Post Production, Imaj, Ministry of Culture and Tourism.  Screenplay by Ebru Ceylan, Ercan Kesal, Nuri Bilge Ceylan.  Cinematography by Gokhan Tiryaki.  Produced by Zeynep Ozbatur Atakan.  Production Design by Ebru…

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Julia (2008)

ERICK ZONCA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  France/USA/Mexico/Belgium, 2008.  Les Productions Bagheera, Le Bureau, France 3 Cinéma, uFilm, StudioCanal, The 7th Floor, Saga Film, Jaibol Films, Canal+, France 3, MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Le Tax Shelter du Gouvernement Federal de Belgique.  Screenplay by Aude Py, Erick Zonca, Adapted by Roger Bohbot, Michael Collins.  Cinematography by Yorick…

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500 Days Of Summer (2009)

MARC WEBB Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2009.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Watermark, Dune Entertainment III.  Screenplay by Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber.  Cinematography by Eric Steelberg.  Produced by Mason Novick, Jessica Tuchinsky, Mark Waters, Steven J. Wolfe.  Music by Mychael Danna, Rob Simonsen.  Production Design by Laura Fox.  Costume Design by Hope Hanafin.  Film Editing by Alan Edward Bell.  Golden Globe Awards 2009.  Independent…

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The Cove

LOUIS PSIHOYOS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2009.   Diamond Docs, Fish Films, Oceanic Preservation Society, Participant Media, Quickfire Films.    Screenplay by Mark Monroe.  Cinematography by Brook Aitken.  Produced by Paula DuPré Pesmen, Fisher Stevens.  Music by J. Ralph.   Film Editing by Geoffrey Richman.  Academy Awards 2009.  Boston Film Critics Awards 2009.  National Board of Review Awards 2009. Online Film Critics Awards…

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Burma VJ

ANDERS OSTERGAARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Original title:  Burma VJ: Reporter I Et Lukket Land Denmark/Sweden/Norway/United Kingdom/USA/Germany/The Netherlands/Israel/Spain/Belgium/Canada, 2008.  Kamoli Films, Magic Hour Films ApS, Mediamente, WG Film.  Cinematography by Simon Plum.  Produced by Lise Lense-Moller.  Music by Conny Malmqvist.  Film Editing by Simon Plum.  Academy Awards 2009.  National Board of Review Awards 2009.   Outstanding documentary that puts absolutely no…

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The Messenger

OREN MOVERMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2009.  Oscilloscope, Omnilab Media, Sherazade Film Development, BZ Entertainment, The Mark Gordon Company, Good Worldwide. Screenplay by Alessandro Camon, Oren Moverman.  Cinematography by Bobby Bukowski.  Produced by Mark Gordon, Lawrence Inglee, Zach Miller.  Music by Nathan Larson.  Production Design by Stephen Beatrice.  Costume Design by Catherine George.  Film Editing by Alex Hall.  Academy Awards 2009.  American…

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It’s Complicated (2009)

NANCY MEYERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2009.  Universal Pictures, Relativity Media, Waverly Films, Scott Rudin Productions, Dentsu.  Screenplay by Nancy Meyers.  Cinematography by John Toll.  Produced by Nancy Meyers, Scott Rudin.  Music by Heitor Pereira, Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Jon Hutman.  Costume Design by Sonia Grande.  Film Editing by Joe Hutshing, David Moritz.  Golden Globe Awards 2009.  National Board of Review Awards…

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Food, Inc.

BBBB (out of 5) Images of cows standing in their own manure, beakless chickens in massive barns or immense fields of genetically engineered vegetable crops will have you never wanting to eat again after you see this hard-hitting documentary. It takes apart the mythical image of quaint country farming that is jingoistically invoked on the…

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Moon (2009)

DUNCAN JONES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom, 2009.  Liberty Films, Xingu Films, Limelight Fund, Lunar Industries, Independent.  Story by Duncan Jones, Screenplay by Nathan Parker.  Cinematography by Gary Shaw.  Produced by Stuart Fenegan, Trudie Styler.  Music by Clint Mansell.  Production Design by Tony Noble.  Costume Design by Jane Petrie.  Film Editing by Nicolas Gaster.  National Board of Review Awards 2009. Phoenix Film…

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Where The Wild Things Are

SPIKE JONZE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/Germany, 2009.  Warner Bros., Legendary Entertainment, Village Roadshow Pictures, Playtone, Wild Things Productions.  Screenplay by Spike Jonze, Dave Eggers, based on the book by Maurice Sendak.  Cinematography by Lance Acord.  Produced by John B. Carls, Gary Goetzman, Tom Hanks,Vincent Landay, Maurice Sendak.  Music by Carter Burwell, Karen O.  Production Design by K.K. Barrett.  Costume Design…

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Me And Orson Welles (2008)

RICHARD LINKLATER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA/Isle Of Man, 2008.  CinemaNX, Isle of Man Film, Framestore, Hart-Lunsford Pictures, Detour Filmproduction.  Screenplay by Holly Gent Palmo, Vincent Palmo Jr., based on the novel by Robert Kaplow.  Cinematography by Dick Pope.  Produced by Ann Carli, Richard Linklater, Marc Samuelson.  Music by Michael J. McEvoy.  Production Design by Laurence Dorman.  Costume Design by…

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