This Must Be The Place (2011)

PAOLO SORRENTINO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  Italy/France/Ireland, 2011.  Indigo Film, Lucky Red, Medusa Film, ARP Sélection, France 2 Cinéma, Element Pictures, Bord Scannan na hEireann / Irish Film Board, MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Eurimages Council of Europe, Section 481, Sky, Canal+, CinéCinéma, France Télévision, Intesa San Paolo, Pathé.  Screenplay by Paolo Sorrentino, Umberto Contarello.  Cinematography by Luca…

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Searching For Sugar Man (2012)

MALIK BENDJELLOUL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Sweden/United Kingdom, 2012.  Red Box Films, Passion Pictures, Canfield Pictures, The Documentary Company, Hysteria Film, Saperi Film, Sveriges Television, YLE Co-Productions. Screenplay by Malik Bendjelloul, based on the article Sugar and The Sugar Man by Stephen ‘Sugar’ Segerman and Looking For Jesus by Craig Bartholomew Strydom.  Cinematography by Camilla Skagerstrom.  Produced by Malik Bendjelloul, Simon…

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Lincoln (2012)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   USA, 2012.  DreamWorks, Twentieth Century Fox, Reliance Entertainment, Participant Media, Dune Entertainment, Amblin Entertainment, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Tony Kushner, based on the book by Doris Kearns Goodwin.  Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Rick Carter.  Costume Design…

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Magic Mike (2012)

STEVEN SODERBERGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 2012.  Iron Horse Entertainment, Extension 765, St. Petersburg Clearwater Film Commission.  Screenplay by Reid Carolin.  Cinematography by Steven Soderbergh.  Produced by Reid Carolin, Gregory Jacobs, Channing Tatum, Nick Wechsler.  Music by Frankie Pine.  Production Design by Howard Cummings.  Costume Design by Christopher Peterson.  Film Editing by Steven Soderbergh.  Dorian Awards 2012.  Independent Spirit Awards 2012. …

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Skyfall (2012)

SAM MENDES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2012.  Eon Productions, B23, Columbia Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, United Artists.  Screenplay by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, John Logan, based on characters created by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Dennis Gassner.  Costume Design by Jany Temime.  Film Editing by Stuart Baird.  Academy…

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Amour (2012)

MICHAEL HANEKE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   Austria/France/Germany, 2012.  Les Films du Losange, X-Filme Creative Pool, Wega Film, France 3 Cinema, ARD Degeto Film, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Westdeutscher Rundfunk.  Screenplay by Michael Haneke.  Cinematography by Darius Khondji.  Produced by Stefan Arndt, Veit Heiduschka, Michael Katz, Margaret Menegoz.  Music by Cecile Lenoir, Alexandre Tharaud.  Production Design by Jean-Vincent Puzos.  Costume Design by Catherine Leterrier.  Film…

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Holy Motors (2012)

LEOS CARAX Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  France/Germany, 2012.   Pierre Grise Productions, Theo Films, Pandora Filmproduktion, Arte France Cinema, WDR / Arte, Canal+, Centre National De La Cinematographie, MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Region Ile-de-France, Procirep, Angoa-Agicoa, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Soficinéma 8, Wild Bunch.   Screenplay by Leos Carax.   Cinematography by Yves Cape, Caroline Champetier.   Produced…

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Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

KATHRYN BIGELOW Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB. USA, 2012.  Screenplay by Mark Boal.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Annapurna Pictures, First Light Production.  Cinematography by Greig Fraser.  Produced by Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Megan Ellison.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Jeremy Hindle.  Costume Design by George L. Little.  Film Editing by William Goldenberg, Dylan Tichenor.  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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Les Miserables (2012)

TOM HOOPER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 2012.  Working Title Films, Cameron Mackintosh Ltd., Universal Pictures, Relativity Media.  Screenplay by William Nicholson, Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schonberg, Herbert Kretzmer, based on the stage musical by Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schonberg, from the novel by Victor Hugo.  Cinematography by Danny Cohen.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward, Cameron Mackintosh.  Production Design…

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The Gatekeepers (2012)

DROR MOREH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Israel/France/Germany/Belgium, 2012.  Mac Guff Ligne, Cinephil, Dror Moreh Productions, Les Films du Poisson.  Cinematography by Avner Shahaf.  Produced by Estelle Fialon, Philippa Kowarsky, Dror Moreh.  Production Design by Doron Koren.  Film Editing by Oron Adar.  Academy Awards 2012.  National Board of Review Awards 2012.  National Society of Film Critics Awards 2012.  New York…

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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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