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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Sunset Song (2015)

TERENCE DAVIES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   United Kingdom/Luxembourg, 2015.  Hurricane Films, Iris Productions, SellOutPictures.  Screenplay by Terence Davies, based on the novel by Lewis Grassic Gibbon.  Cinematography by Michael McDonough.  Produced by Roy Boulter, Sol Papadopoulos, Nicolas Steil.  Music by Gast Waltzing.  Production Design by Andy Harris.  Costume Design by Uli Simon.  Film Editing by David Charap, Ruy Diaz.  Online Film Critics…

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Cartel Land (2015)

MATTHEW HEINEMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.   Mexico/USA, 2015.  A&E IndieFilms, Our Time Projects, The Documentary Group, Whitewater Films.  Cinematography by Matthew Heineman, Matt Porwoll.  Produced by Matthew Heineman, Tom Yellin.  Music by Jackson Greenberg, H. Scott Salinas.  Film Editing by Matthew Hamachek, Matthew Heineman, Bradley J. Ross, Pax Wassermann.  Academy Awards 2015.  Gotham Awards 2015.  Online Film Critics Awards 2015….

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The Lobster (2015)

YORGOS LANTHIMOS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   Italy/United Kingdom/Greece/France/Netherlands/USA, 2015.  Film4, Irish Film Board, Eurimages, Nederlands Fonds voor de Film, Greek Film Center, British Film Institute, Canal+, Centre National du Cinema et de L’Image Animee, Cine+, Element Pictures, Faliro House Productions, Haut et Court, Institut Francais, L’Aide aux Cinemas du Monde, Lemming Film, Limp Films, Ministere des…

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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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The Revenant (2015)

ALEJANDRO GONZALEZ INARRITU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 2015.  Regency Enterprises, RatPac Entertainment, New Regency Pictures, Anonymous Content, M Productions, Appian Way, Alpha Pictures, CatchPlay, Monarchy Enterprises S.a.r.l..  Screenplay by Mark L. Smith, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, based in part on the novel by Michael Punke.  Cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki.  Produced by Steve Golin, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, David…

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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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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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The Danish Girl (2015)

TOM HOOPER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/Germany/USA, 2015.  Working Title Films, Pretty Pictures, ReVision Pictures, Senator Global Productions, Copenhagen Film Fund, Artemis Productions, Shelter Prod, Taxshelter. be, Le Tax Shelter du Gouvernement Federal de Belgique.  Screenplay by Lucinda Coxon, based on the novel by David Ebershoff.  Cinematography by Danny Cohen.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner,…

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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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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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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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