Fast Five (2011)

JUSTIN LIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.    Alternate title:   Fast & Furious 5 USA, 2011.  Universal Pictures, Original Film, One Race Productions, Dentsu.  Screenplay by Chris Morgan, based on characters created by Gary Scott Thompson.  Cinematography by Stephen F. Windon.  Produced by Vin Diesel, Michael Fottrell, Neal H. Moritz.  Music by Brian Tyler.  Production Design by Peter Wenham.  Costume Design by Sanja…

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Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)

DAVID YATES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom, 2011.  Warner Bros., Heyday Films, Moving Picture Company. Screenplay by Steve Kloves, based on the novel by J.K. Rowling.  Cinematography by Eduardo Serra.  Produced by David Barron, David Heyman, J.K. Rowling.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Stuart Craig.  Costume Design by Jany Temime.  Film Editing by Mark Day.  Academy Awards 2011.  National Board…

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Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes (2011)

RUPERT WYATT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2011.  Twentieth Century Fox, Dune Entertainment, Chernin Entertainment, Ingenious Media, Big Screen Productions, Ingenious Film Partners.  Screenplay by Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, suggested by the novel La Planete des Singes by Pierre Boulle.  Cinematography by Andrew Lesnie.  Produced by Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver.  Music by Patrick Doyle.  Production Design by Claude Pare.  Costume…

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Hanna (2011)

JOE WRIGHT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA/United Kingdom/Germany, 2011.  Focus Features, Holleran Company, Sechzehnte Babelsberg Film, Neunte Babelsberg Film, Studio Babelsberg.  Story by Seth Lochhead, Screenplay by Seth Lochhead, David Farr.  Cinematography by Alwin H. Kuchler.  Produced by Marty Adelstein, Leslie Holleran, Scott Nemes.  Music by Tom Rowlands, Ed Simons.  Production Design by Sarah Greenwood.  Costume Design by Lucie Bates.  Film Editing by Paul Tothill. …

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Drive (2011)

NICOLAS WINDING REFN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2011.  FilmDistrict, Bold Films, MWM, Marc Platt Productions, Motel Movies.  Screenplay by Hossein Amini, based on the book by James Sallis.  Cinematography by Newton Thomas Sigel.  Produced by Michel Litvak, John Palermo, Marc Platt, Gigi Pritzker, Adam Siegel.  Music by Cliff Martinez.  Production Design by Beth Mickle.  Costume Design by Erin Benach.  Film Editing by…

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Incendies (2010)

DENIS VILLENEUVE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   Canada/France, 2010.  micro_scope, TS Productions, Phi Group.  Screenplay by Denis Villeneuve, Script consultant Valerie Beaugrand-Champagne, based on the play by Wajdi Mouawad.  Cinematography by Andre Turpin.  Produced by Luc Dery, Kim McGraw.  Music by Gregoire Hetzel.  Production Design by Andre-Line Beaupariant.  Costume Design by Sophie Lefebvre.  Film Editing by Monique Dartonne.  Academy Awards 2010.  Boston Film Critics Awards 2011.  National…

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Rango (2011)

GORE VERBINSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2011.  Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon Movies, Blind Wink Productions, GK Films.  Story by John Logan, Gore Verbinski, James Ward Byrkit, Screenplay by John Logan.  Produced by John B. Carls, Graham King, Gore Verbinski. Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Mark ‘Crash’ McCreery.  Film Editing by Craig Wood.  Academy Awards 2011.  Boston…

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The Help (2011)

TATE TAYLOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/India/United Arab Emirates, 2011.  DreamWorks, Reliance Entertainment, Participant Media, Imagenation Abu Dhabi FZ, 1492 Pictures, Harbinger Pictures.  Screenplay by Tate Taylor, based on the novel by Kathryn Stockett.  Cinematography by Stephen Goldblatt.  Produced by Michael Barnathan, Chris Columbus, Brunson Green.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Mark Ricker.  Costume Design by Sharen Davis.  Film Editing…

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Page One: Inside The New York Times (2011)

ANDREW ROSSI Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2011.  Participant Media, History Films.  Screenplay by Kate Novack, Andrew Rossi.  Cinematography by Andrew Rossi.  Produced by David Hand, Alan Oxman, Adam Schlesinger.  Music by Paul Brill.  Film Editing by Chad Beck, Christopher Branca,Sarah Devorkin.  Dorian Awards 2011.  Phoenix Film Critics Awards 2011.    Terrific documentary that charts not only the working…

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Moneyball (2011)

BENNETT MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2011.  Columbia Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions, Michael De Luca Productions, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Specialty Films.  Story by Stan Chervin, Screenplay by Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin, based on the book Moneyball: The Art Of Winning An Unfair Game by Michael Lewis.  Cinematography by Wally Pfister.  Produced by Michael De Luca, Rachael Horovitz,…

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Beginners (2010)

MIKE MILLS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2010.     Olympus Pictures, Parts and Labor, Northwood Productions.  Screenplay by Mike Mills.  Cinematography by Kasper Tuxen.  Produced by Miranda de Pencier, Lars Knudsen, Leslie Urdang, Jay Van Hoy, Dean Vanech.  Music by Roger Neill, Dave Palmer, Brian Reitzell.  Production Design by Shane Valentino.  Costume Design by Jennifer Johnson.  Film Editing by Olivier Bugge Coutte.  Academy…

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Project Nim (2011)

JAMES MARSH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2011.  Red Box Films, Passion Pictures, BBC Films.  Based on the book Nim Chimpsky: The Chimp Who Would Be Human by Elizabeth Hess.  Cinematography by Michael Simmonds.  Produced by Simon Chinn.  Music by Dickon Hinchliffe.  Production Design by Markus Kirschner.  Costume Design by Kathryn Nixon.  Film Editing by Jinx Godfrey.  Boston Film Critics Awards…

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