Elles (2011)

MALGORZATA SZUMOWSKA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5. France/Poland/Germany, 2011.  Slot Machine, Zentropa International Poland, Zentropa International Koln, Canal+ Polska, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Shot – Szumowski, Liberator Productions, Polish Film Institute, Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutscher Filmforderfonds, MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Procirep, Angoa-Agicoa, Haut et Court, Memento Films International, Potemkine Films, Kino Swiat, Cofinova 7,…

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Sleeping Beauty (2011)

JULIA LEIGH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  Australia, 2011.  Screen Australia, Magic Films, Screen NSW, Deluxe Australia, Spectrum Films, Big Ears Productions, Fulcrum Media Finance.  Screenplay by Julia Leigh, based on an idea by Yasunari Kawabata.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Simpson.  Produced by Jessica Brentnall.  Music by Ben Frost.  Production Design by Annie Beauchamp.  Costume…

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The Awakening (2011)

NICK MURPHY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom, 2011.  StudioCanal, BBC Films, Creative Scotland, Lipsync Productions, Origin Pictures, Eagle Pictures.  Screenplay by Stephen Volk, Nick Murphy.  Cinematography by Eduard Grau.  Produced by Sarah Curtis, Julia Stannard, David M. Thompson.  Music by Daniel Pemberton.  Production Design by Jon Henson.  Costume Design by Caroline Harris.  Film Editing by Victoria Boydell.  Toronto International Film Festival 2011. With…

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A Simple Life (2011)

ANN HUI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Tou ze Hong Kong, 2011.  Bona International Film Group, Focus Films, Sil-Metropole Organisation.  Story by Yan-Lam Lee, Screenplay by Susan Chan, Yan-Lam Lee.  Cinematography by Nelson Lik-wai Yu.  Produced by Pui-Wah Chan, Ann Hui, Yan-Lam Lee.  Music by Wing-Fai Law.  Production Design by Albert Poon.  Costume Design by Boey Wong.  Film Editing by Chi-Leung Kwong, Manda…

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Oslo, August 31 (2011)

JOACHIM TRIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Oslo, 31. august Norway, 2011.  Don’t Look Now, Motlys.  Screenplay by Joachim Trier, Eskil Vogt, based on the novel Le Feu Follet by Pierre Drieu La Rochelle.  Cinematography by Jakob Ihre.  Produced by Hans-Jorgen Osnes, Yngve Saether.  Music by Torgny Amdam, Ola Fottum.  Production Design by Jorgen Stangebye Larsen.  Costume Design by Ellen Daehli…

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The Turin Horse (2011)

BELA TARR, AGNES HRANITZKY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Original title:  A Torinoi Lo Hungary/France/Germany/Switzerland/USA, 2011.  TT Filmmûhely, MPM Film, Vega Film, Zero Fiction Film, Werc Werk Works, Motion Picture Public Foundation of Hungary, Ministry of Education and Culture, National Cultural Fund, Hungarian Historic Motion Picture Foundation, Duna Televízió, Erste Bank, RSI-Radiotelevisione Svizzera, SRG – SSR, CNC,…

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Undefeated (2011)

DANIEL LINDSAY, T.J. MARTIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2011.  Zipper Bros Films, Five Smooth Stones Productions, Level 22 Productions, Spitfire Pictures.  Cinematography by Daniel Lindsay, T.J. Martin.  Produced by Ed Cunningham, Seth Gordon,  Daniel Lindsay, Rich Middlemas, Glen Zipper.  Music by Michael Brook, Daniel McMahon, Miles Nielsen.  Film Editing by Daniel Lindsay, T.J. Martin.  Academy Awards 2011. Football movies…

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Peace, Love And Misunderstanding (2011)

BRUCE BERESFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2011.  BCDF Pictures.  Screenplay by Christina Mengert, Joseph Muszynski.  Cinematography by Andre Fleuren.  Produced by Jonathan Burkhart, Brice Dal Farra, Claude Dal Farra, Lauren Munsch.  Music by Spencer David Hutchings.  Production Design by Carl Sprague.  Costume Design by Johann Stegmeir.  Film Editing by John David Allen.  Toronto International Film Festival 2011.   Fans of Jane Fonda will find this…

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Hysteria (2011)

TANYA WEXLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/France/Germany/Luxembourg, 2011.  Informant Media, Forthcoming Productions, Beachfront Films, Chimera Films LLC, by alternative pictures, Delux Productions, Arte France Cinéma, Tatfilm, Silver Reel, Lankn Media, The UK Film & TV Production Company PLC, Film Fund Luxembourg, WDR / Arte, Canal+, CinéCinéma.  Story and Screenplay by Stephen Dyer, Jonah Lisa…

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Twixt (2011)

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA 2011.  American Zoetrope.  Screenplay by Francis Ford Coppola.  Cinematography by Mihai Malaimaire Jr..  Produced by Francis Ford Coppola.  Music by Dan Deacon, Osvaldo Golijov. Production Design by Jimmy DiMarcellis.  Costume Design by Marjorie Bowers.  Film Editing by Kevin Bailey, Glen Scantlebury, Robert Schafer.  Toronto International Film Festival 2011.   Francis Ford Coppola dips into the vampire genre with…

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Trespass (2011)

JOEL SCHUMACHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.  USA, 2011.  Millennium Films, Winkler Films, Saturn Films, Joel Schumacher Productions.  Screenplay by Karl Gajdusek. Cinematography by Andrzej Bartkowiak.  Produced by Rene Besson, David Winkler, Irwin Winkler.  Music by David Buckley.  Production Design by Nathan Amondson.  Costume Design by Judianna Makovsky.  Film Editing by Bill Pankow.  Toronto International Film Festival 2011. A film so ludicrous it must…

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The River Used To Be A Man (2011)

JAN ZABEIL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Der Fluss war einst ein Mensch Germany, 2011.  Rohfilm, Sudwestrundfunk.  Screenplay by Alexander Fehling, Jan Zabeil.  Cinematography by Jakub Bejnarowicz.  Produced by Benny Drechsel, Stefanie Gross, Karsten Stoter, Jan Zabeil.  Film Editing by Jakub Bejnarowicz.  Toronto International Film Festival 2011.   A German actor travelling through Africa has hired a man to take him on a…

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