X-Men: First Class (2011)

MATTHEW VAUGHN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA/United Kingdom, 2011.  Twentieth Century Fox, Marvel Entertainment, Dune Entertainment, Bad Hat Harry Productions, Donners’ Company, Ingenious Media, Big Screen Productions, Ingenious Film Partners.  Story by Sheldon Turner, Bryan Singer, Screenplay by Ashley Miller, Zack Stentz, Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn.  Cinematography by John Mathieson.  Produced by Gregory Goodman, Simon Kinberg, Lauren Shuler Donner,…

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Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)

DAVID YATES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom, 2011.  Warner Bros., Heyday Films, Moving Picture Company. Screenplay by Steve Kloves, based on the novel by J.K. Rowling.  Cinematography by Eduardo Serra.  Produced by David Barron, David Heyman, J.K. Rowling.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Stuart Craig.  Costume Design by Jany Temime.  Film Editing by Mark Day.  Academy Awards 2011.  National Board…

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Drive (2011)

NICOLAS WINDING REFN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2011.  FilmDistrict, Bold Films, MWM, Marc Platt Productions, Motel Movies.  Screenplay by Hossein Amini, based on the book by James Sallis.  Cinematography by Newton Thomas Sigel.  Produced by Michel Litvak, John Palermo, Marc Platt, Gigi Pritzker, Adam Siegel.  Music by Cliff Martinez.  Production Design by Beth Mickle.  Costume Design by Erin Benach.  Film Editing by…

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Rango (2011)

GORE VERBINSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2011.  Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon Movies, Blind Wink Productions, GK Films.  Story by John Logan, Gore Verbinski, James Ward Byrkit, Screenplay by John Logan.  Produced by John B. Carls, Graham King, Gore Verbinski. Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Mark ‘Crash’ McCreery.  Film Editing by Craig Wood.  Academy Awards 2011.  Boston…

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The Help (2011)

TATE TAYLOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/India/United Arab Emirates, 2011.  DreamWorks, Reliance Entertainment, Participant Media, Imagenation Abu Dhabi FZ, 1492 Pictures, Harbinger Pictures.  Screenplay by Tate Taylor, based on the novel by Kathryn Stockett.  Cinematography by Stephen Goldblatt.  Produced by Michael Barnathan, Chris Columbus, Brunson Green.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Mark Ricker.  Costume Design by Sharen Davis.  Film Editing…

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Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (2011)

JOE BERLINGER, BRUCE SINOFSKY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2011.  RadicalMedia, Home Box Office.  Cinematography by Robert Richman. Produced by Joe Berlinger, Jonathan Silberberg.  Music by Wendy Blackstone.  Film Editing by Alyse Ardell Spiegel.  Academy Awards 2011.  National Board of Review Awards 2011.  Toronto International Film Festival 2011. The case large enough to inspire three documentaries by Joe Berlinger and Bruce…

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We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011)

LYNNE RAMSAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   United Kingdom/USA, 2011.  BBC Films, UK Film Council, Footprint Investment Fund, Piccadilly Pictures, Lipsync Productions, Independent, Artina Films, Rockinghorse Films, Caemhan, Panaramic, Beryl Betty, Atlantic Swiss Productions.  Screenplay by Lynne Ramsay, Rory Kinnear, based on the novel by Lionel Shriver.  Cinematography by Seamus McGarvey.  Produced by Jennifer Fox, Luc Roeg, Robert Salerno.  Music by Jonny…

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Take Shelter

JEFF NICHOLS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2011. Hydraulx, REI Capital, Grove Hill Productions, Strange Matter Films. Screenplay by Jeff Nichols. Cinematography by Adam Stone. Produced by Tyler Davidson, Sophia Lin. Music by David Wingo. Production Design by Chad Keith. Costume Design by Karen Malecki. Film Editing by Parke Gregg. Gotham Awards 2011. Independent Spirit Awards 2011.  National Board of…

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Win Win (2011)

TOM McCARTHY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2011.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Everest Entertainment, Groundswell Productions, Next Wednesday Productions, Dune Entertainment.  Story by Tom McCarthy, Joe Tiboni, Screenplay by Thomas McCarthy.  Cinematography by Oliver Bokelberg.  Produced by Lisa Maria Falcone, Michael London, Tom McCarthy, Mary Jane Skalski.  Music by Lyle Workman.  Production Design by John Paino.  Costume Design by Melissa Toth.  Film Editing by…

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Beginners (2010)

MIKE MILLS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2010.     Olympus Pictures, Parts and Labor, Northwood Productions.  Screenplay by Mike Mills.  Cinematography by Kasper Tuxen.  Produced by Miranda de Pencier, Lars Knudsen, Leslie Urdang, Jay Van Hoy, Dean Vanech.  Music by Roger Neill, Dave Palmer, Brian Reitzell.  Production Design by Shane Valentino.  Costume Design by Jennifer Johnson.  Film Editing by Olivier Bugge Coutte.  Academy…

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Project Nim (2011)

JAMES MARSH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2011.  Red Box Films, Passion Pictures, BBC Films.  Based on the book Nim Chimpsky: The Chimp Who Would Be Human by Elizabeth Hess.  Cinematography by Michael Simmonds.  Produced by Simon Chinn.  Music by Dickon Hinchliffe.  Production Design by Markus Kirschner.  Costume Design by Kathryn Nixon.  Film Editing by Jinx Godfrey.  Boston Film Critics Awards…

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The Tree Of Life (2011)

TERRENCE MALICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 2011.  Cottonwood Pictures, River Road Entertainment, Brace Cove Productions, Plan B Entertainment.  Screenplay by Terrence Malick.  Cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki.  Produced by Nigel Ashcroft, Greg Eliason, Dede Gardner, Sarah Green, Grant Hill, Brad Pitt, Bill Pohlad.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Jack Fisk.  Costume Design by Jacqueline West.  Film Editing by Hank…

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