Beasts Of The Southern Wild (2012)

BENH ZEITLIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2012.  Cinereach, The Department of Motion Pictures, Court 13 Pictures, Journeyman Pictures.  Screenplay by Lucy Alibar, Benh Zeitlin, based on the play Juicy And Delicious by Lucy Alibar.  Cinematography by Ben Richardson.  Produced by Michael Gottwald, Dan Janvey, Josh Penn.  Music by Dan Romer, Benh Zeitlin.  Production Design by Alex DiGerlando.  Costume Design by Stephani…

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The Hunger Games (2012)

GARY ROSS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2012.   Lionsgate, Color Force.   Screenplay by Gary Ross, Suzanne Collins, Billy Ray, based on the novel by Suzanne Collins.   Cinematography by Tom Stern.   Produced by Nina Jacobson, Jon Kilik.   Music by James Newton Howard.   Production Design by Philip Messina.   Costume Design by Judianna Makovsky.   Film Editing by…

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This Is Not A Film (2011)

MOJITABA MIRTAHMASB, JAFAR PANAHI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Iran Original title:  In Film Nist , 2011.  Jafar Panahi Film Productions.  Screenplay by Jafar Panahi.  Produced by Jafar Panahi.  Film Editing by Jafar Panahi.  New York Film Critics Awards 2012.  Online Film Critics Awards 2012.  Toronto International Film Festival 2011. Having been labeled an unwelcome artistic presence by his own government,…

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The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.    USA/United Kingdom, 2012.  Warner Bros., Legendary Entertainment, DC Entertainment, Syncopy, DC Comics.  Story by David S. Goyer, Christopher Nolan, Screenplay by Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan, based on characters created by Bob Kane.  Cinematography by Wally Pfister.  Produced by Christopher Nolan, Charles Roven, Emma Thomas.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Nathan Crowley, Kevin Kavanaugh.  Costume…

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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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Brave (2012)

BRENDA CHAPMAN, MARK ANDREWS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2012.  Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios.  Story by Brenda Chapman, Screenplay by Mark Andrews, Steve Purcell, Brenda Chapman, Irene Mecchi, additional screenplay material by Michael Arndt.  Produced by Katherine Sarafian.  Music by Patrick Doyle.  Production Design by Steve Pilcher.  Film Editing by Nicholas C. Smith.  Academy Awards 2012.  Golden Globe Awards…

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How To Survive A Plague

DAVID FRANCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2012.   Public Square Films, Ninety Thousand Words, Ted Snowdon Foundation.   Screenplay by David France, Todd Woody Richman, Tyler H. Walk.   Cinematography by Derek Wiesehahn.   Produced by David France, Howard Gertler.   Music by Stuart Bogie, Luke O’Malley, Arthur Russell.   Production Design by Grant Nellessen.   Film Editing by Woody Richman,…

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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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The Deep Blue Sea (2011)

TERENCE DAVIES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   USA/United Kingdom, 2011.  Camberwell / Fly Films, Film4, UK Film Council, Protagonist Pictures, Lipsync Productions, Artificial Eye, Fulcrum Media Finance.  Screenplay by Terence Davies, based on the play by Terence Rattigan.  Cinematography by Florian Hoffmeister.  Produced by Sean O’Connor, Kate Ogborn.  Music by Samuel Barber.  Production Design by James Merifield.  Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film…

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Once Upon A Time In Anatolia (2011)

NURI BILGE CEYLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Original title:  Bir Zamanlar Anadolu’da Turkey/Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2011.  Zeynofilm, Production 2006, 1000 Volt, Turkish Radio & Television, Imaj, Fida Film, NBC Film.  Screenplay by Ebru Ceylan, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Ercan Kesal.  Cinematography by Gokhan Tiryaki.  Produced by Zeynep Ozbatur Atakan, Can Yilmaz.  Production Design by Cagri Erdogan.  Costume Design by Ozlem Batur, Meral…

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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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ParaNorman

CHRIS BUTLER, SAM FELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2012.  Focus Features, Laika Entertainment.  Screenplay by Chris Butler.  Cinematography by Tristan Oliver.  Produced by Travis Knight, Arianne Sutner.  Music by Jon Brion.  Production Design by Nelson Lowry.  Costume Design by Deborah Cook.  Film Editing by Christopher Murrie.  Academy Awards 2012.  Las Vegas Film Critics Awards 2012.   National Board of Review Awards 2012.  New…

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