Anomalisa (2015)

CHARLIE KAUFMAN, DUKE JOHNSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2015.  Harmonius Claptrap, Snoot Entertainment, Starburns Industries.  Screenplay by Charlie Kaufman, based on his play.  Cinematography by Joe Passarelli.  Produced by Duke Johnson, Charlie Kaufman, Dino Stamatopoulos, Rosa Tran.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by John Joyce, Huy Vu.  Costume Design by Susan Donym.  Film Editing by Garret Elkins.  Academy Awards 2015. Boston…

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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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99 Homes (2014)

RAMIN BAHRANI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 2014.  Broad Green Pictures, Hyde Park Entertainment, Imagenation Abu Dhabi FZ, Noruz Films.  Story by Ramin Bahrani, Bahareh Azimi, Screenplay by Ramin Bahrani, Amir Naderi.  Cinematography by Bobby Bukowski.  Produced by Ashok Amritraj, Ramin Bahrani, Andrew Garfield, Justin Nappi, Kevin Turen.  Music by Antony Partos, Matteo Zingales.  Production Design by Alex DiGerlando.  Costume Design by…

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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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Bridge Of Spies (2015)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA/Germany, 2015.  DreamWorks, Fox 2000 Pictures, Reliance Entertainment, Participant Media, TSG Entertainment, Amblin Entertainment, Marc Platt Productions, Studio Babelsberg.  Screenplay by Matt Charman, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen.  Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by Kristie Macosko Krieger, Marc Platt, Steven Spielberg.  Music by Thomas Newman. Production Design by Adam Stockhausen.  Costume Design by Kasia Walicka-Maimone.  Film…

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Carol (2015)

TODD HAYNES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   United Kingdom/USA, 2015.  The Weinstein Company, Film4, Number 9 Films, StudioCanal, HanWay Films, Killer Films, Goldcrest Films International, Dirty Films, Infilm, Larkhard Films.  Screenplay by Phyllis Nagy, based on the novel The Price Of Salt by Patricia Highsmith.  Cinematography by Edward Lachman.  Produced by Elizabeth Karlsen, Tessa Ross, Christine Vachon, Stephen Woolley.  Music…

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Spotlight (2015)

TOM McCARTHY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2015.  Participant Media, First Look Media, Anonymous Content, Rocklin\Faust.  Screenplay by Josh Singer, Tom McCarthy.  Cinematography by Masanobu Takayanagi.  Produced by Blye Pagon Faust, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin, Michael Sugar.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Stephen H. Carter.  Costume Design by Wendy Chuck.  Film Editing by Tom McArdle.  Academy Awards 2015. AFI Film of…

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Brooklyn (2015)

JOHN CROWLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  Ireland/United Kingdom/Canada, 2015.  Wildgaze Films, BBC Films, Parallel Film Productions, BAI, BFI Film Fund, Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Bun and Ham Productions, Crédit d’Impôt Cinéma et Télévision, Finola Dwyer Productions, The Government of Ireland, HanWay Films, Ingenious Productions, Irish Film Board, Item 7, MEDIA Programme of the European…

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Steve Jobs (2015)

DANNY BOYLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2015.  Universal Pictures, Legendary Entertainment, Scott Rudin Productions, The Mark Gordon Company, Entertainment 360, Decibel Films, Cloud Eight Films, Digital Image Associates.  Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin, based on the book by Walter Isaacson.  Cinematography by Alwin H. Kuchler.  Produced by Danny Boyle, Guymon Casady, Christian Colson, Mark Gordon, Scott Rudin.  Music by Daniel…

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45 Years (2015)

ANDREW HAIGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom, 2015.  BFI Film Fund, British Film Institute, The Bureau, Creative England, Film 4, The Match Factory, National Lottery through UK Film Council.  Screenplay by Andrew Haigh, based on the short story In Another Story by David Constantine.  Cinematography by Lol Crawley.  Produced by Tristan Goligher.  Production Design by Sarah Finlay.  Costume Design…

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Son Of Saul (2015)

LASZLO NEMES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Original title:  Saul Fia Hungary, 2015.  Laokoon Filmgroup, Hungarian National Film Fund, Sam Spiegel International Lab.  Screenplay by Laszlo Nemes, Clara Royer.  Cinematography by Matyas Erdely.  Produced by Gabor Rajna, Gabor Sipos.  Music by Laszlo Melis.  Production Design by Laszlo Rajk.  Costume Design by Edit Szucs.  Film Editing by Matthieu Taponier.  Academy Awards 2015.  Cannes Film Festival 2015.  Dorian…

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