Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me (2014)

JAMES KEACH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 2014.  PCH Films.  Cinematography by Alex Exline.  Produced by Trevor Albert, James Keach.  Music by Julian Raymond.  Production Design by Michaela Kuenster.  Costume Design by Dawn Ritz.  Film Editing by Elisa Bonora.  Academy Awards 2014.  North Carolina Film Critics Awards 2014.  Phoenix Film Critics Awards 2014. …

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The Boxtrolls (2014)

GRAHAM ANNABLE, ANTHONY STACCHI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 2014.  Focus Features, Laika Entertainment.  Screenplay by Irena Brignull, Adam Pava, story adaptation by Anthony Stacchi, Phil Dale, additional writing by Vera Brosgol, based on the novel by Alan Snow.  Cinematography by John Ashlee Prat.  Produced by David Bleiman Ichioka, Travis Knight.  Music by…

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Need For Speed (2014)

SCOTT WAUGH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB. USA/India/United Kingdom/France/Philippines, 2014.  DreamWorks, Reliance Entertainment, Bandito Brothers.  Story by George Gatins, John Gatins, Screenplay by George Gatins.  Cinematography by Shane Hurlbut.  Produced by John Gatins, Patrick O’Brien, Mark Sourian.  Music by Nathan Furst.  Production Design by Jon Hutman.  Costume Design by Ellen Mirojnick.  Film Editing by Paul Rubell, Scott Waugh.  Phoenix Film Critics Awards…

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Begin Again (2013)

JOHN CARNEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   Alternate title:  Can A Song Save Your Life USA, 2013.  Exclusive Media Group, Sycamore Pictures, Apatow Productions, Likely Story.  Screenplay by John Carney.  Cinematography by Yaron Orbach.  Produced by Judd Apatow, Tobin Armbrust, Anthony Bregman.  Music by Gregg Alexander.  Production Design by Chad Keith.  Costume Design by Arjun Bhasin.  Film Editing by Andrew Marcus.  Academy Awards 2014. Phoenix Film…

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Big Hero 6 (2014)

DON HALL, CHRIS WILLIAMS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA, 2014.  FortyFour Studios, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Jordan Roberts, Robert L. Baird, Daniel Gerson, based on the Big Hero 6 team and characters created by Steven T. Seagle, Duncan Rouleau, Joe Kelly, Joe Casey.  Cinematography by Rob Dressel.  Produced by Roy Conli.  Music by Henry…

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John Wick (2014)

CHAD STAHELSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   USA, 2014.  Thunder Road Pictures, 87Eleven, MJW Films, DefyNite Films, Company Films, Huayi Brothers Media, Poquito Productions, Unbelievable Entertainment.  Screenplay by Derek Kolstad.  Cinematography by Jonathan Sela.  Produced by Basil Iwanyk, David Leitch, Eva Longoria.  Music by Tyler Bates, Joel J. Richard.  Production Design by Dan Leigh.  Costume Design by Luca Mosca.  Film Editing by Elisabet…

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Citizenfour (2014)

LAURA POITRAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA/Germany/United Kingdom, 2014.  Praxis Films, Participant Media, HBO Documentary Films.  Cinematography by Kirsten Johnson, Trevor Paglen, Laura Poitras, Katy Scoggin. Produced by Mathilde Bonnefoy, Laura Poitras, Dirk Wilutzky.  Film Editing by Mathilde Bonnefoy.  Academy Awards 2014.  Boston Film Critics Awards 2014.  Dorian Awards 2014.  Gotham Awards 2014.  Independent Spirit Awards 2014.  Las Vegas Film…

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Big Eyes (2014)

TIM BURTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2014.  The Weinstein Company, Silverwood Films, Tim Burton Productions, Electric City Entertainment.  Screenplay by Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski.  Cinematography by Bruno Delbonnel.  Produced by Scott Alexander, Tim Burton, Larry Karaszewski.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Rick Heinrichs.  Costume Design by Colleen Atwood.  Film Editing by JC Bond.  Golden Globe Awards 2014.  Independent Spirit Awards 2014.  Phoenix Film…

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How To Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

DEAN DeBLOIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2014.  DreamWorks Animation, Mad Hatter Entertainment.  Screenplay by Dean DeBlois, based on the book series by Cressida Cowell.  Produced by Bonnie Arnold.  Music by John Powell.  Production Design by Pierre-Olivier Vincent.  Film Editing by John K. Carr.  Academy Awards 2014.  Golden Globe Awards 2014.  National Board of Review Awards 2014. North Carolina Film…

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The Homesman (2014)

TOMMY LEE JONES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  France/USA, 2014.  EuropaCorp, Ithaca, The Javelina Film Company.  Screenplay by Tommy Lee Jones, Kieran Fitzgerald, Wesley A. Oliver, based on the novel by Glendon Swarthout. Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Luc Besson, Peter Brant, Brian Kennedy.  Music by Marco Beltrami.  Production Design by Merideth Boswell.  Costume Design by Lahly Poore.  Film Editing by Roberto Silvi.  Cannes…

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Whiplash (2014)

DAMIEN CHAZELLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2014.  Bold Films, Blumhouse Productions, Right of Way Films.  Screenplay by Damien Chazelle.  Cinematography by Sharone Meir.  Produced by Jason Blum, Helen Estabrook, David Lancaster, Michel Litvak.  Music by Justin Hurwitz.  Production Design by Melanie Jones.  Costume Design by Lisa Norcia.  Film Editing by Tom Cross.  Academy Awards 2014. American Film Institute 2014. Boston Film Critics…

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A Most Violent Year (2014)

J.C. CHANDOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 2014.  Before The Door Pictures, Washington Square Films, FilmNation Entertainment, Participant Media, Imagenation Abu Dhabi FZ, Old Bull Pictures.  Screenplay by J.C. Chandor.   Cinematography by Bradford Young.  Produced by J.C. Chandor, Neal Dodson, Anna Gerb.  Music by Alex Ebert.  Production Design by John P. Goldsmith.  Costume Design by Kasia Walicka-Maimone.  Film Editing by Ron Patane.  Golden…

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