Last Days In Vietnam (2014)

RORY KENNEDY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   Moxie Firecracker Films.  USA, 2014.  Screenplay by Mark Bailey, Keven McAlester.  Cinematography by Joan Churchill.  Produced by Rory Kennedy, Keven McAlester.  Music by Gary Lionelli.  Film Editing by Don Kleszy.  Academy Awards 2014.  National Board of Review Awards 2014.  Washington Film Critics Awards 2014. With the Paris Peace Accords signed in 1973, a cease-fire has been…

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How To Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

DEAN DeBLOIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2014.  DreamWorks Animation, Mad Hatter Entertainment.  Screenplay by Dean DeBlois, based on the book series by Cressida Cowell.  Produced by Bonnie Arnold.  Music by John Powell.  Production Design by Pierre-Olivier Vincent.  Film Editing by John K. Carr.  Academy Awards 2014.  Golden Globe Awards 2014.  National Board of Review Awards 2014. North Carolina Film…

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Wild Tales (2014)

DAMIAN SZIFRON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Original title:  Relatos Salvajes Argentina/Spain, 2014.  Corner Producciones, El Deseo, Instituto de la Cinematografia y de las Artes Audiovisuales, Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales, Kramer & Sigman Films, Televisión Federal.  Screenplay by Damian Szifron.  Cinematography by Javier Julia.  Produced by Agustín Almodóvar, Pedro Almodovar, Esther García, Matias Mosteirin, Hugo Sigman.  Music by Gustavo…

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A Most Violent Year (2014)

J.C. CHANDOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 2014.  Before The Door Pictures, Washington Square Films, FilmNation Entertainment, Participant Media, Imagenation Abu Dhabi FZ, Old Bull Pictures.  Screenplay by J.C. Chandor.   Cinematography by Bradford Young.  Produced by J.C. Chandor, Neal Dodson, Anna Gerb.  Music by Alex Ebert.  Production Design by John P. Goldsmith.  Costume Design by Kasia Walicka-Maimone.  Film Editing by Ron Patane.  Golden…

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Selma (2014)

AVA DuVERNAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.   United Kingdom/USA, 2014.  Cloud Eight Films, Celador Films, Harpo Films, Pathe, Plan B Entertainment.  Screenplay by Paul Webb.  Cinematography by Bradford Young.  Produced by Christian Colson, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Oprah Winfrey.  Music by Jason Moran.  Production Design by Mark Friedberg.  Costume Design by Ruth E. Carter.  Film Editing by Spencer Averick.  Academy Awards 2014.  American Film Institute 2014. …

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Obvious Child (2014)

GILLIAN ROBESPIERRE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2014.  Rooks Nest Entertainment, Sundial Pictures, Votiv Films.  Story by Gillian Robespierre, Karen Maine, Elisabeth Holm, Screenplay by Gillian Robespierre, based on the short film written by Anna Bean, Karen Maine, Gillian Robespierre.  Cinematography by Chris Teague.  Produced by Elisabeth Holm.  Music by Chris Bordeaux.  Production Design by Sara K. White.  Costume Design by…

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American Sniper (2014)

CLINT EASTWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2014.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, Mad Chance, Joint Effort, Malpaso Productions.  Screenplay by Jason Hall, based on the book by Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, James Defelice.  Cinematography by Tom Stern.  Produced by Bradley Cooper, Clint Eastwood, Andrew Lazar, Robert Lorenz, Peter Morgan.  Production Design by Charisse Cardenas, James J. Murakami.  Costume Design…

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Blue Ruin (2013)

JEREMY SAULNIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/France, 2013.  The Lab of Madness, Film Science, Neighborhood Watch, Paradise City.  Screenplay by Jeremy Saulnier.  Cinematography by Jeremy Saulnier.  Produced by Richard Peete, Vincent Savino, Anish Savjani.  Music by Brooke Blair, Will Blair.  Production Design by Kaet McAnneny.  Costume Design by Brooke Bennett.  Film Editing by Julia Bloch.  Gotham Awards 2014. Independent Spirit Awards 2014. …

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Unbroken (2014)

ANGELINA JOLIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.   USA, 2014.  3 Arts Entertainment, Jolie Pas, Legendary Entertainment.  Screenplay by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Richard LaGravenese, William Nicholson, based on the book by Laura Hillenbrand.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Matthew Baer, Angelina Jolie, Erwin Stoff, Clayton Townsend.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Jon Hutman.  Costume Design by Louise Frogley.  Film Editing…

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Mr. Turner (2014)

MIKE LEIGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom/France/Germany, 2014.  Film4, Focus Features International, France 3 Cinema, Lipsync Productions, Thin Man Films, Untitled 13, Xofa Productions.  Screenplay by Mike Leigh.  Cinematography by Dick Pope.  Produced by Georgina Lowe.  Music by Gary Yershon.  Production Design by Suzie Davies.  Costume Design by Jacqueline Durran.  Film Editing by Jon Gregory. Academy Awards 2014.  Cannes Film Festival 2014….

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Inherent Vice (2014)

PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 2014.  Ghoulardi Film Company, Warner Bros., IAC Films, RatPac-Dune Entertainment.  Screenplay by Paul Thomas Anderson, based on the novel by Thomas Pynchon.  inematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by Paul Thomas Anderson, Daniel Lupi, JoAnne Sellar.  Music by Jonny Greenwood.  Production Design by David Crank.  Costume Design by Mark Bridges.  Film Editing by Leslie Jones.  Academy Awards 2014. …

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Leviathan (2014)

ANDREY ZVYAGINTSEV Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BBBBB.   Original title:  Leviafan Russia, 2014.  Non-Stop Productions, A Company Russia, Russian Ministry of Culture, Fond kino.  Screenplay by Andrey Zvyagintsev, Oleg Negin.  Cinematography by Mikhail Krichman.  Produced by Sergey Melkumov, Alexander Rodyansky.  Music by Andrey Dergachev, Philip Glass.  Production Design by Andrey Ponkratov.  Costume Design by Anna Bartuli.  Film Editing by Anna Mass.  Academy Awards 2014.  Cannes Film Festival 2014.  European…

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