Fast & Furious 6 (2013)

JUSTIN LIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Alternate title:  Furious 6 USA, 2013.  Universal Pictures, Relativity Media, Original Film, One Race Productions, Dentsu, Fuji Television Network, Universal Studios, F & F VI Productions A.I.E..  Screenplay by Chris Morgan, based on characters created by Gary Scott Thompson.  Cinematography by Stephen F. Windon.  Produced by Vin Diesel, Neal H. Moritz, Clayton Townsend.  Music…

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Rush (2013)

RON HOWARD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA/Germany/United Kingdom, 2013.  Exclusive Media Group, Cross Creek Pictures, Imagine Entertainment, Revolution Films, Working Title Films, Double Negative.  Screenplay by Peter Morgan.  Cinematography by Anthony Dod Mantle.  Produced by Andrew Eaton, Eric Fellner, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Peter Morgan, Brian Oliver.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Mark Digby.  Costume Design by Julian Day.  Film Editing by Daniel…

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Lone Survivor (2013)

PETER BERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2013.  Film 44, Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films, Spikings Entertainment, Herrick Entertainment, Envision Entertainment, Closest to the Hole Productions, Leverage Management, Knightsbridge Entertainment.  Screenplay by Peter Berg, based on the book by Marcus Luttrell, Patrick Robinson.  Cinematography by Tobias A. Schliessler.  Produced by Sarah Aubrey, Peter Berg, Randall Emmett, Akiva Goldsman, Vitaly Grigoriants, Norton Herrick, Stephen…

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American Hustle (2013)

DAVID O. RUSSELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 2013.  Columbia Pictures, Annapurna Pictures, Atlas Entertainment.  Screenplay by Eric Warren Singer, David O. Russell.  Cinematography by Linus Sandgren.  Produced by Megan Ellison, Jonathan Gordon, Charles Roven, Richard Suckle.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Judy Becker.  Costume Design by Michael Wilkinson.  Film Editing by Alan Baumgarten, Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers.  Academy Awards 2013. American…

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Captain Phillips (2013)

PAUL GREENGRASS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2013.  Scott Rudin Productions, Michael De Luca Productions, Trigger Street Productions.  Screenplay by Billy Ray, based on the book A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS, and Dangerous Days At Sea by Richard Phillips, Stephan Talty.  Cinematography by Barry Ackroyd.  Produced by Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca, Scott Rudin.  Music by Henry Jackman.  Production Design…

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Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

JOHN LEE HANCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/United Kingdom/Australia, 2013.  Walt Disney Pictures, Ruby Films, Easy Tiger Productions, Essential Media & Entertainment, BBC Films, Hopscotch Features.  Screenplay by Kelly Marcel, Sue Smith.  Cinematography by John Schwartzman.  Produced by Ian Collie, Alison Owen, Philip Steuer.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Michael Corenblith.  Costume Design by Daniel Orlandi.  Film Editing by…

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All Is Lost (2013)

J.C. CHANDOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 2013.  Before The Door Pictures, FilmNation Entertainment, Sudden Storm Productions, Black Bear Pictures, Treehouse Pictures, Washington Square Films.  Screenplay by J.C. Chandor.  Cinematography by Frank G. DeMarco, Peter Zuccarini.  Produced by Neal Dodson, Anna Gerb, Justin Nappi, Teddy Schwarzman.  Music by Alex Ebert.  Production Design by John P. Goldsmith. Costume Design…

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12 Years A Slave (2013)

STEVE McQUEEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2013.  Regency Enterprises, River Road Entertainment, Plan B Entertainment, New Regency Pictures, Film4, Summit Entertainment.  Screenplay by John Ridley, based on the book Twelve Years A Slave by Solomon Northup.  Cinematography by Sean Bobbitt.  Produced by Dede Gardner, Anthony Katagas, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen, Arnon Milchan, Brad Pitt,Bill Pohlad.  Music…

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Philomena (2013)

STEPHEN FREARS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   United Kingdom/USA/France, 2013.  The Weinstein Company, Yucaipa Films, Pathe, BBC Films, British Film Institute, Canal+, Cine+, Baby Cow Productions, Magnolia Mae Films, Baby Cow Films.  Screenplay by Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope, based on the book The Lost Child of Philomena Lee by Martin Sixsmith.  Cinematography by Robbie Ryan.  Produced by Steve Coogan,…

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Nebraska (2013)

ALEXANDER PAYNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2013.  Paramount Vantage, FilmNation Entertainment, Blue Lake Media Fund, Echo Lake Entertainment, Bona Fide Productions, Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Bob Nelson.  Cinematography by Phedon Papamichael.  Produced by Albert Berger, Ron Yerxa.  Music by Mark Orton.  Production Design by J. Dennis Washington.  Costume Design by Wendy Chuck.  Film Editing by Kevin Tent.  Academy Awards 2013.  American Film…

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August: Osage County (2013)

JOHN WELLS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB. USA, 2013.  The Weinstein Company, Jean Doumanian Productions, Smokehouse Pictures, Battle Mountain Films, Yucaipa Films.  Screenplay by Tracy Letts, based on his play.  Cinematography by Adriano Goldman.  Produced by George Clooney, Jean Doumanian, Grant Heslov, Steve Traxler.  Music by Gustavo Santaolalla.  Production Design by David Gropman.  Costume Design by Cindy Evans.  Film Editing by Stephen Mirrione.  The hit…

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Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

JEAN-MARC VALLEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 2013.  Truth Entertainment, Voltage Pictures, r2 films, Evolution Independent, CE, RainMaker Films.  Screenplay by Craig Borten, Melisa Wallack.  Cinematography by Yves Belanger.  Produced by Robbie Brenner, Rachel Winter.  Production Design by John Paino.  Costume Design by Kurt and Bart.  Film Editing by Martin Pensa, Jean-Marc Vallee.  Academy Awards 2013.  Golden Globe Awards 2013.  Screen Actors Guild Awards…

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