Ernest & Celestine (2012)

STEPHANE AUBIER, VINCENT PATAR, BENJAMIN RENNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Original title:  Ernest Et Celestine 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…

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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…

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The Act Of Killing (2012)

JOSHUA OPPENHEIMER, ANONYMOUS, CHRISTINE CYNN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Denmark/Norway/United Kingdom, 2012.  Final Cut for Real, Piraya Film A/S, Novaya Zemlya, Spring Films.  Cinematography by Anonymous, Carlos Arango De Montis, Lars Skree. Produced by Anonymous, Christine Cynn, Anne Kohncke, Signe Byrge Sorensen, Joram ten Brink, Michael Uwemedimo.  Film Editing by Nils Pagh Andersen, Charlotte Munch Bengtsen, Ariadna…

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Post Tenebras Lux (2012)

CARLOS REYGADAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Mexico/France/Netherlands/Germany, 2012.  No Dream Cinema, Mantarraya Producciones, Le Pacte, Arte France Cinema, Fondo para la Producción Cinematográfica de Calidad, The Match Factory, Ticoman, Topkapi Films, Arte France, Fonds Sud Cinéma, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Ministere des Affaires Etrangeres et du Developpement International, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Netherland…

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Do Not Disturb (2012)

YVAN ATTAL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  France, 2012.  Les films du 24, TF1 Droits Audiovisuels, France 2 Cinéma, Films Sous Influence, Sofica UGC 1, Soficinéma 8, Canal+, Ciné+, France Télévision, Région Ile-de-France, Angoa-Agicoa.  Screenplay by Yvan Attal, Olivier Lecot.  Cinematography by Thomas Hardmeier.  Produced by Mikael Abecassis.  Production Design by Thierry Francois.  Film Editing by Jennifer Auge.  Toronto International Film…

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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.   Independent Spirit Awards 2012.  National Board…

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Quartet (2012)

DUSTIN HOFFMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom, 2012.  Headline Pictures, BBC Films, DCM Productions, Finola Dwyer Productions, Wildgaze Films.  Screenplay by Ronald Harwood, based on his play.  Cinematography by John de Borman.  Produced by Finola Dwyer, Stewart Mackinnon.  Music by Dario Martinelli.  Production Design by Andrew McAlpine.  Costume Design by Odile Dicks-Mireaux.  Film Editing by Barney Pilling.  Golden Globe Awards 2012.  National…

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What Maisie Knew (2012)

SCOTT McGEHEE, DAVID SIEGEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2012.  Red Crown Productions, Weinstock Productions, 10th Hole Productions, KODA Entertainment, 120dB Films, Dreambridge Films, , Image Entertainment.  Screenplay by Nancy Doyne, Carroll Cartwright, based on the novel by Henry James.  Cinematography by Giles Nuttgens.  Produced by Daniel Crown, Daniela Taplin Lundberg, William Teitler, Charles Weinstock.  Music by Nick Urata.  Production Design by Kelly…

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Twice Born (2012)

SERGIO CASTELLITTO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Italy/Spain, 2012.  Medusa Film, Alien Produzioni, Mod Producciones, Picomedia, Telecinco Cinema, Sky Cinema, Mediaset, Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali, Banca Nazionale del Lavoro, Film Investment Piedmont, Film Commission Torino-Piemonte, Regione Lazio.  Screenplay by Sergio Castellitto, Margaret Mazzantini, based on the novel by Margaret Mazzantini.  Cinematography by Gianfilippo…

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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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Jump (2012)

KIERON J. WALSH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom/Ireland, 2012.  Blinder Films, Cyprus Avenue Films.  Screenplay by Steve Brookes, Kieron J. Walsh.  Cinematography by David Rom.  Produced by Brendan J. Byrne.  Production Design by David Craig.  Costume Design by Susan Scott.  Film Editing by Emer Reynolds.  Toronto International Film Festival 2012.   It’s New Year’s Eve in Derry and trouble is afoot: a local gangster…

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Cloud Atlas (2012)

LILLY WACHOWSKI, LANA WACHOWSKI, TOM TYKWER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Germany/USA/Hong Kong/Singapore, 2012.  Cloud Atlas Productions, X-Filme Creative Pool, Anarchos Pictures, A Company Filmproduktionsgesellschaft, ARD Degeto Film, Ascension Pictures, Dreams of Dragon Picture, Five Drops, Media Asia Group.  Written for the screen by Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, Lilly Wachowski, based on the novel by David Mitchell.  Cinematography by…

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