Furious Seven (2015)

JAMES WAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   Alternate title:  Fast & Furious 7 USA/Japan, 2015.  Universal Pictures, Media Rights Capital, China Film Co., Original Film, One Race Films, Dentsu, Fuji Television Network, Québec Production Services Tax Credit, Colorado Office of Film Television & Media, Abu Dhabi Film Commission.  Screenplay by Chris Morgan, based on characters created…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Martian (2015)

RIDLEY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 2015.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, TSG Entertainment, Scott Free Productions, Genre Films, International Traders, Kinberg Genre, Mid Atlantic Films.  Screenplay by Drew Goddard, based on the book by Andy Weir. Cinematography by Dariusz Wolski.  Produced by Mark Huffam, Simon Kinberg, Michael Schaefer, Ridley Scott, Aditya Sood.  Music by Harry Gregson-Williams. Production…

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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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Inside Out (2015)

PETE DOCTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2015.  Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Story by Pete Docter, Ronaldo Del Carmen, Screenplay by Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley, Pete Docter.  Produced by Jonas Rivera.  Music by Michael Giacchino.  Production Design by Ralph Eggleston.  Film Editing by Kevin Nolting.  Academy Awards 2015.  AFI Film of the Year 2015. Boston Film Critics Awards 2015. …

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Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

GEORGE MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Australia/USA, 2015.  Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures, Kennedy Miller Productions, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, White Noise Factory.  Screenplay by George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, Nick Lathouris. Cinematography by John Seale.  Produced by George Miller, Doug Mitchell, P.J. Voeten.  Music by Junkie XL.  Production Design by Colin Gibson.  Costume Design by Jenny Beavan.  Film Editing by Margaret Sixel.  Academy…

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