My Joy (2010)

SERGEY LOZNITSA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  Original title:  Schaste moe Germany/Ukraine/Netherlands, 2010.  Ma.ja.de. Fiction, Arte France, Kinofilm, Lemming Film, Ma.Ja.De Filmproduktion, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Mitteldeutsche Medienforderung, Sota Cinema Group, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen.  Screenplay by Sergey Loznitsa.  Cinematography by Oleg Mutu.  Produced by Heino Deckert, Oleg Kokhan.  Production Design by Kirill Shuvalov.  Costume Design by Tuuli Malinovski,…

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Silent Souls (2010)

ALEKSEY FEDORCHENKO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Ovsyanki Russia, 2010.  Eurociné, Général Films.  Screenplay by Jesús Franco, dialogue by Joyane Gibert.  Cinematography by Jesus Franco.  Produced by Marius Lesoeur.  Music by Daniel White.  Film Editing by Jesus Franco.  Toronto International Film Festival 2010. Moody, slowly paced drama that begins when the narrating protagonist is visited by his…

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Attenberg (2010)

ATHINA RACHEL TSANGARI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Greece, 2010.  Haos Film, Faliro House Productions, Boo Productions, Stefi S.A., Greek Film Center, MEDIA Programme of the European Union.  Screenplay by Athina Rachel Tsangari.  Cinematography by Thimios Bakatakis.  Produced by Maria Hatzakou, Yorgos Lanthimos, Iraklis Mavroidis, Athina Rachel Tsangari, Angelos Venetis.  Production Design by Dafni Kalogianni.  Costume Design by Thanos Papastergiou,…

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Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (2010)

ALEX GIBNEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2010.  A&E IndieFilms, Jigsaw Productions, Wider Film Projects.  Screenplay by Alex Gibney.  Cinematography by Maryse Alberti.  Produced by Maiken Baird, Alex Gibney, Jedd Wider, Todd Wider.  Music by Peter Nashel.  Film Editing by Alison Amron, Plummy Tucker.  Toronto International Film Festival 2010.   A successful attorney from a notable, moneyed family, handsome and intelligent Eliot…

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Mysteries of Lisbon (2010)

RAOUL RUIZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   Original title:  Misterios de Lisboa Portugal/France, 2010.  Clap Filmes, Alfama Films, Arte France, Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, Cofinova Développement, Câmara Municipal de Oeiras, Camara Municipal de Sintra, Câmara Municipal de Vila do Bispo, Egeac.  Screenplay by Carlos Saboga, based on the novel by Camilo Castelo Branco.  Cinematography by Andre Szankowski.  Produced by Paulo Branco.  Music by…

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Monsters (2010)

GARETH EDWARDS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  United Kingdom, 2010.  Vertigo Films.  Screenplay by Gareth Edwards.  Cinematography by Gareth Edwards.  Produced by Allan Niblo, James Richardson.  Music by Jon Hopkins.  Production Design by Gareth Edwards.  Costume Design by Caroline Karlen.  Film Editing by Colin Goudie.  National Board of Review Awards 2010.   The lengthy scenes of actors bandying dialogue between them while a monster movie…

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Outside The Law (2010)

RACHID BOUCHAREB Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Original title:  Hors La Loi France/Algeria/Belgium/Tunisia/Italy, 2010.  Tessalit Productions, Agence Algérienne pour le Rayonnement Culturel, EPTV, Tassili Films, StudioCanal, France 2 Cinéma, France 3 Cinéma, Kiss Films, Novak Production, Radio Télévision Belge Francophone, uFilm, Quinta Communications, Eagle Pictures, Ministère Algérien de la Culture, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Agence Nationale pour…

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Roses A Credit (2010)

AMOS GITAI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  France, 2010.  AGAV Films, Image et Compagnie, France Télévisions, Ad Vitam Production.  Screenplay by Amos Gitai, Marie-Jose Sanselme, based on the novel by Elsa Triolet. Cinematography by Eric Gautier.  Produced by Nicole Collet, Serge Moati.  Costume Design by Moira Douguet.  Film Editing by Isabelle Ingold.  Toronto International Film Festival 2010. Amos Gitai once…

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Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010)

APICHATPONG WEERASETHAKUL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Loong Boonmee Raleuk Chat Thailand/United Kingdom/France/Germany/Spain/The Netherlands, 2010.  Kick the Machine, Illuminations Films, Anna Sanders Films, The Match Factory, Geißendörfer Film- und Fernsehproduktion, Eddie Saeta S.A., Fonds Sud Cinéma, Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, Ministère des Affaires étrangères et du Développement International, World Cinema Fund,…

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Insidious (2010)

JAMES WAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 2010.  Alliance Films, IM Global, Haunted Movies.  Screenplay by James Wan.  Cinematography by David M. Brewer, John R. Leonetti.  Produced by Jason Blum, Oren Peli, Steven Schneider.  Music by Joseph Bishara.  Production Design by Aaron Sims.  Costume Design by Kristin M. Burke.  Film Editing by Kirk M. Morri, James Wan.  Toronto International Film Festival 2010.    Deliciously scary ghost…

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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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Last Night (2010)

MASSY TADJEDIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA/France, 2010.  Gaumont, Nick Wechsler Productions, Star Entertainment, Westbourne Films.  Screenplay by Massy Tadjedin.  Cinematography by Peter Deming.  Produced by Sidonie Dumas, Massy Tadjedin, Nick Wechsler.  Music by Clint Mansell.  Production Design by Tim Grimes.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Susan E. Morse.  Toronto International Film Festival 2010.   Well, who wouldn’t want to sit through the…

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