Ernest & Celestine (Ernest Et Celestine) (2012)

STEPHANE AUBIER, VINCENT PATAR, BENJAMIN RENNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  France/Belgium/Luxembourg, 2012.  La Parti Productions, Les Armateurs, Maybe Movies, Mélusine Productions, StudioCanal.  Scenario and dialogue by Daniel Pennac, based on the albums by Gabrielle Vincent.  Produced by Eric Beckman, Didier Brunner, David Jesteadt, Henri Magalon, Stephan Roelants, Michael Sinterniklaas, Vincent Tavier.  Music by Vincent Courtois.  Production Design by Zaza, Zyk.  Film … More Ernest & Celestine (Ernest Et Celestine) (2012)

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Pieta (2012)

KI-DUK KIM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  South Korea, 2012.  Good Film, Finecut, Kim Ki-Duk Film.  Screenplay by Ki-duk Kim.  Cinematography by Young-jik Jo.  Produced by Kim Soon-Mo.  Music by In-young Park.  Production Design by Hyun-joo Lee.  Costume Design by Ji-yeon Ji.  Film Editing by Ki-duk Kim.  Toronto International Film Festival 2012.   Gang-do is a hired goon who goes around breaking limbs when … More Pieta (2012)

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The Act Of Killing

BBBB (out of 5) Joshua Oppenheimer originally intended to make a documentary about victims of death squad leaders who rose to prominence following the military overthrow of the Indonesian government in 1965.  Oppenheimer found that he could barely get individuals to go on camera with their stories since, unlike other places where dictatorship and genocide destroyed … More The Act Of Killing

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Post Tenebras Lux

BBB (out of 5) Carlos Reygadas investigates the line between the physical and ethereal in a loosely formed look at an urban family who have taken up residence on a Mexican ranch. The children are fascinated by the natural wonders around them, the father is somewhat unsettled by the phenomena he sees (and his taking … More Post Tenebras Lux

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Quartet (2012)

BB.5 (out of 5) A retirement home for successful classical musicians is the setting for this comedy adapted from Ronald Harwood’s play, which also marks the directorial debut of actor Dustin Hoffman.  Maggie Smith plays a world-famous opera singer who has decided to enter her dotage, made worse when it turns out that her ex-husband (Tom … More Quartet (2012)

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