The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (2012)

STEPHEN CHBOSKY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2012.  Summit Entertainment, Mr. Mudd.  Screenplay by Stephen Chbosky, based on his book.  Cinematography by Andrew Dunn.  Produced by Lianne Halfon, John Malkovich, Russell Smith.  Music by Michael Brook.  Production Design by Inbal Weinberg.  Costume Design by David C. Robinson.  Film Editing by Mary Jo Market.  Boston Film Critics Awards 2012. Dorian Awards 2012.    Independent Spirit…

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The Invisible War (2012)

KIRBY DICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA, 2012.  Chain Camera Pictures, Rise Films, ITVS, Fork Films, Cuomo Cole Productions, Canal Plus.  Screenplay by Kirby Dick, Amy Ziering, Douglas Blush.  Cinematography by Kirsten Johnson, Thaddeus Wadleigh. Produced by Tanner King Barklow, Amy Ziering.  Film Editing by Douglas Blush, Derek Boonstra.  Academy Awards 2012.  Dorian Awards 2012.   Gotham Awards 2012.  Independent Spirit Awards 2012.  National…

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War Witch (Rebelle) (2012)

KIM NGUYEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Canada, 2012.  Item 7, Shen Studio, Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, Film and Television Tax Credit Administered by SODEC, Gestion SODEC, MELS, SODEC Québec, Telefilm Canada.  Screenplay by Kim Nguyen.  Cinematography by Nicolas Bolduc.  Produced by Pierre Even, Marie-Claude Poulin.  Production Design by Emmanuel Frechette.  Costume Design by Eric Poirier.  Film Editing by…

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Beasts Of The Southern Wild (2012)

BENH ZEITLIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2012.  Cinereach, The Department of Motion Pictures, Court 13 Pictures, Journeyman Pictures.  Screenplay by Lucy Alibar, Benh Zeitlin, based on the play Juicy And Delicious by Lucy Alibar.  Cinematography by Ben Richardson.  Produced by Michael Gottwald, Dan Janvey, Josh Penn.  Music by Dan Romer, Benh Zeitlin.  Production Design by Alex DiGerlando.  Costume Design by Stephani…

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The Sessions (2012)

BEN LEWIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2012.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Such Much Films, Rhino Films.  Screenplay by Ben Lewin, based on the article On Seeing A Sex Surrogate by Mark O’Brien.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Simpson. Produced by Judi Levine, Ben Lewin, Stephen Nemeth.  Music by Marco Beltrami.  Production Design by John Mott.  Costume Design by Justine Seymour.  Film Editing by Lisa Bromwell.  Academy…

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Gayby (2012)

JONATHAN LISECKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2012.  Hubbhobb.  Screenplay by Jonathan Lisecki.  Cinematography by Clay Liford.  Produced by Amy Hobby, Anne Hubbell.  Music by Giancarlo Vulcano.  Production Design by Cat Navarro.  Costume Design by David Tabbert.  Film Editing by Ann Husaini.   Dorian Awards 2012.   Independent Spirit Awards 2012.  Podcast:  Bay Gay Movies.   A low-budget, independent, gay-themed comedy whose characters are appealing and…

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Your Sister’s Sister (2011)

LYNN SHELTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2011.  Ada Films.  Screenplay by Lynn Shelton.  Cinematography by Benjamin Kasulke.  Produced by Steven Schardt.  Music by Vinny Smith.  Production Design by John Lavin. Film Editing by Nat Sanders.  Dorian Awards 2012.  Gotham Awards 2012.  Independent Spirit Awards 2012. Toronto International Film Festival 2001. A year after his brother’s death, Mark Duplass is not…

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Keep The Lights On (2012)

IRA SACHS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 2012.  Alarum Pictures, Parts and Labor, Tiny Dancer Films.  Screenplay by Ira Sachs, Mauricio Zacharias.  Cinematography by Thimios Bakatakis.  Produced by Marie Therese Guirgis, Lucas Joaquin, Ira Sachs.  Music by Arthur Russell.  Production Design by Amy Williams.  Costume Design by Elisabeth Vastola.  Film Editing by Affonso Goncalves.  Gotham Awards 2012.  Dorian Awards 2012.  Independent Spirit Awards…

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Nobody Walks (2012)

RY RUSSO-YOUNG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2012.  Super Crispy Entertainment.  Screenplay by Lena Dunham, Ry Russo-Young.  Cinematography by Christopher Blauvelt.  Produced by Jonathan Schwartz, Andrea Sperling, Alicia Van Couvering, Sarah Obermeier Kraatz.  Music by Will Bates, Fall On Your Sword.  Production Design by Mando Lopez.  Costume Design by Kim Wilcox.  Film Editing by John W. Walter.  Independent Spirit Awards 2012.   An aspiring artist…

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Killer Joe (2011)

WILLIAM FRIEDKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2011.  Voltage Pictures, Picture Perfect Corporation, Worldview Entertainment, ANA Media.  Screenplay by Tracy Letts, based on his play.  Cinematography by Caleb Deschanel.  Produced by Nicolas Chartier, Scott Einbinder.  Music by Tyler Bates.  Production Design by Franco-Giacomo Carbone.  Costume Design by Peggy A. Schnitzer.  Film Editing by Darrin Navarro.  Independent Spirit Awards 2012.  North Carolina Film Critics…

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How To Survive A Plague

DAVID FRANCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2012.   Public Square Films, Ninety Thousand Words, Ted Snowdon Foundation.   Screenplay by David France, Todd Woody Richman, Tyler H. Walk.   Cinematography by Derek Wiesehahn.   Produced by David France, Howard Gertler.   Music by Stuart Bogie, Luke O’Malley, Arthur Russell.   Production Design by Grant Nellessen.   Film Editing by Woody Richman,…

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Magic Mike (2012)

STEVEN SODERBERGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 2012.  Iron Horse Entertainment, Extension 765, St. Petersburg Clearwater Film Commission.  Screenplay by Reid Carolin.  Cinematography by Steven Soderbergh.  Produced by Reid Carolin, Gregory Jacobs, Channing Tatum, Nick Wechsler.  Music by Frankie Pine.  Production Design by Howard Cummings.  Costume Design by Christopher Peterson.  Film Editing by Steven Soderbergh.  Dorian Awards 2012.  Independent Spirit Awards 2012. …

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