The Look Of Silence (2014)

JOSHUA OPPENHEIMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Denmark/Indonesia/Finland/Norway/United Kingdom/Israel/France/USA/Germany/Netherlands, 2014.  Anonymous, Final Cut for Real, Making Movies Oy, Participant Media, Piraya Film A/S, Spring Films. Cinematography by Lars Skree.  Produced by Signe Byrge Sorensen.  Music by Seri Banang, Mana Tahan.   Film Editing by Nils Pagh Andersen.  Academy Awards 2015.   Boston Film Critics Awards 2015.   Gotham Awards 2015.  Independent Spirit Awards…

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Grandma (2015)

PAUL WEITZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2015.  Depth of Field, 1821 Pictures.  Screenplay by Paul Weitz.  Cinematography by Tobias Datum.  Produced by Terry Dougas, Paris Kasidokostas Latsis, Andrew Miano, Paul Weitz.  Music by Joel P. West.  Production Design by Cindy Chao, Michele Yu.  Costume Design by Molly Grundman.  Film Editing by Jon Corn.  Dorian Awards 2015.   Golden Globe Awards 2015.  Gotham…

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Straight Outta Compton (2015)

F. GARY GRAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 2015.  Universal Pictures, Legendary Entertainment, New Line Cinema, Cube Vision, Crucial Films, Broken Chair Flickz.  Story by S. Leigh Savidge, Alan Wenkus, Andrea Berloff, Screenplay by Jonathan Herman, Andrea Berloff.  Cinematography by Matthew Libatique.  Produced by Matt Alvarez, Scott Bernstein, Dr. Dre, F. Gary Gray, Ice Cube, Tomica Woods-Wright.  Music by…

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Mustang (2015)

DENIZ GAMZE ERGUVEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Turkey/France/Qatar/Germany, 2015.  CG Cinéma, Vistamar Filmproduktion, Uhlandfilm, Bam Film, Kinology,Canal+, Cine+, ZDF/Arte, Eurimages, Turkish Culture Ministry, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Filmforderungsanstalt, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Doha Film Institute.  Screenplay by Deniz Gamze Ergüven, Alice Winocour.  Cinematography by David Chizallet, Ersin Gok.  Produced by Charles Gillibert.  Music by Warren Ellis.  Production Design by Serdar…

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Goodnight Mommy (2014)

SEVERIN FIALA, VERONIKA FRANZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB Original title:  Ich seh, Ich seh Austria, 2014.  Ulrich Seidl Film Produktion GmbH.  Screenplay by Veronika Franz, Severin Fiala.  Cinematography by Martin Gschlacht.  Produced by Ulrich Seidl.  Music by Olga Neuwirth.  Production Design by Hubert Klausner, Hannes Salat.  Costume Design by Tanja Hausner.  Film Editing by Michael Palm.  Las Vegas Film Critics Awards 2015.   …

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Creed (2015)

RYAN COOGLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 2015.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Warner Bros., New Line Cinema, Chartoff-Winkler Productions.  Story by Ryan Coogler, Screenplay by Ryan Coogler, Aaron Covington, based on characters created by Sylvester Stallone.  Cinematography by Maryse Alberti.  Produced by Robert Chartoff, William Chartoff, Sylvester Stallone, Kevin King Templeton, Charles Winkler, David Winkler, Irwin Winkler.  Music by Ludwig Göransson.  Production…

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The Hateful Eight (2015)

QUENTIN TARANTINO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2015.  Visiona Romantica, Double Feature Films, FilmColony.  Screenplay by Quentin Tarantino.  Cinematography by Robert Richardson.  Produced by Richard N. Gladstein, Shannon McIntosh, Stacey Sher.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Yohei Taneda.  Costume Design by Courtney Hoffman.  Film Editing by Fred Raskin.  Academy Awards 2015.  Golden Globe Awards 2015.  Las Vegas Film Critics Awards 2015.   …

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Beasts Of No Nation (2015)

CARY JOJI FUKUNAGA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2015.  The Princess Grace Foundation, Red Crown Productions, Participant Media, Come What May Productions, Levantine Films, Mammoth Entertainment, New Balloon.  Screenplay by Cary Joji Fukunaga, based on the novel by Uzodinma Iweala.  Cinematography by Cary Joji Fukunaga.  Produced by Idris Elba, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Amy Kaufman, Riva Marker, Daniel Taplin…

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Amy (2015)

ASIF KAPADIA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2015.  Film4, On The Corner Films.  Produced by James Gay-Rees.  Music by Antonio Pinto.  Film Editing by Chris King.  Academy Awards 2015.  Boston Film Critics Awards 2015.  Dorian Awards 2015.   National Board of Review Awards 2015.  National Society of Film Critics Awards 2015.  North Carolina Film Critics Awards 2015.  Online Film…

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The Big Short (2015)

ADAM McKAY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2015.  Plan B Entertainment, Regency Enterprises.  Screenplay by Charles Randolph, Adam McKay, based on the book by Michael Lewis.  Cinematography by Barry Ackroyd.  Produced by Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Arnon Milchan, Brad Pitt.  Music by Nicholas Britell.  Production Design by Clayton Hartley.  Costume Design by Susan Matheson.  Film Editing by Hank Corwin.  Academy Awards…

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Room (2015)

LENNY ABRAHAMSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Ireland/Canada, 2015.  Element Pictures, Film 4, FilmNation Entertainment, Irish Film Board, No Trace Camping, Ontario Media Development Corporation, Telefilm Canada.  Screenplay by Emma Donoghue, based on her novel.  Cinematography by Danny Cohen.  Produced by David Gross, Ed Guiney.  Music by Stephen Rennicks.  Production Design by Ethan Tobman.  Costume Design by Lea Carlson.  Film Editing…

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The Tribe (2014)

MIROSLAV SLABOSHPITSKY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Plemya Ukraine/Netherlands, 2014.  Ukrainian State Film Agency, Rinat Akhmetov’s Foundation “Development of Ukraine”, Garmata Film Production, The Hubert Bals Fund of the Rotterdam Festival.  Screenplay by Miroslav Slaboshpitsky. Cinematography by Valentyn Vasyanovych.  Produced by Miroslav Slaboshpitsky, Valentyn Vasyanovych.  Production Design by Vlad Odudenko.  Costume Design by Alena Gres.  Film Editing by Valentyn…

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