Prisoners (2013)

DENIS VILLENEUVE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2013.  Alcon Entertainment, 8:38 Productions, Madhouse Entertainment.  Screenplay by Aaron Guzikowski.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Kira Davis, Broderick Johnson, Adam Kolbrenner, Andrew A. Kosove.  Music by Johann Johannsson.  Production Design by Patrice Vermette.  Costume Design by Renee April.  Film Editing by Joel Cox, Gary…

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Begin Again (2013)

JOHN CARNEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   Alternate title:  Can A Song Save Your Life USA, 2013.  Exclusive Media Group, Sycamore Pictures, Apatow Productions, Likely Story.  Screenplay by John Carney.  Cinematography by Yaron Orbach.  Produced by Judd Apatow, Tobin Armbrust, Anthony Bregman.  Music by Gregg Alexander.  Production Design by Chad Keith.  Costume Design by Arjun Bhasin.  Film Editing by Andrew Marcus.  Academy Awards 2014. Phoenix Film…

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Words And Pictures (2013)

FRED SCHEPISI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   United Kingdom/Canada/Australia, 2013.  Latitude Productions, Lascaux Films, American Entertainment Investors.  Screenplay by Gerald Di Pego.  Cinematography by Ian Baker.  Produced by Curtis Burch, Gerald Di Pego, Fred Schepisi.  Music by Paul Grabowsky.  Production Design by Patrizia von Brandenstein.  Costume Design by Tish Monaghan.  Film Editing by Peter Honess.  Toronto International Film Festival 2013. Clive Owen is an English…

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The French Minister (2013)

BERTRAND TAVERNIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   Original title:  Quai D’Orsay France, 2013.  Little Bear, Pathé, France 2 Cinéma, CN2 Productions, Alvy Développement, Canal+, Ciné+, Site 4 View Productions.  Screenplay by Abel Lanzac, Christophe Blain, Bertrand Tavernier, based on the comic book Quai d’Orsay-Chroniques Diplomatiques by Abel Lanzac, Christophe Blain.  Cinematography by Jerome Almeras.  Produced by Frederic Bourboulon, Jerome Seydoux.  Music…

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The Railway Man (2013)

JONATHAN TEPLITZKY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Australia/United Kingdom/Switzerland, 2013.  Archer Street Productions, Latitude Media, Lionsgate, Pictures in Paradise, Silver Reel, Thai Occidental Productions.  Screenplay by Frank Cottrell Boyce, Andy Paterson, based on the book by Eric Lomax.  Cinematography by Garry Phillips.  Produced by Chris Brown, Bill Curbishley, Andy Paterson.  Music by David Hirschfelder.  Production Design by Steven Jones-Evans.  Costume Design by…

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The Missing Picture (2013)

RITHY PANH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  L’Image Manquante Cambodia/France, 2013.  Catherine Dussart Productions, Arte France, Bophana Production, Région Ile-de-France, Centre National du Cinéma et de L’image Animée, MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Procirep, Angoa-Agicoa.  Screenplay by Rithy Panh, commentary by Christophe Bataille.  Cinematography by Prum Mesa.  Produced by Catherine Dussart.  Music by Marc Marder.  Production Design by Rithy…

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Night Moves (2013)

KELLY REICHARDT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2013.  Maybach Film Productions, RT Features,  Film Science, DeLeon Productions, Tipping Point Productions.  Screenplay by Jonathan Raymond, Kelly Reichardt.  Cinematography by Christopher Blauvelt.  Produced by Saemi Kim, Neil Kopp, Chris Maybach, Anish Savjani, Rodrigo Teixeira.  Music by Jeff Grace.  Production Design by Elliott Hostetter.  Costume Design by Victoria Farrell.  Film Editing by Kelly Reichardt. …

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The Fifth Estate (2013)

BILL CONDON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA/India/Belgium, 2013.  DreamWorks, Reliance Entertainment, Participant Media, Anonymous Content, FBO, Umedia.  Screenplay by Josh Singer, based on the book Inside WikiLeaks: My Time With Julian Assange at the World’s Most Dangerous Website by Daniel Domscheit-Berg, David Leigh, Luke Harding.  Cinematography by Tobias A. Schliessler.  Produced by Steve Golin, Michael Sugar.  Music by Carter…

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The Last Of Robin Hood (2013)

RICHARD GLATZER, WASH WESTMORELAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2013.  Big Indie Pictures, A+E Studios, Killer Films, Lifetime Films.  Screenplay by Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland.  Cinematography by Michael Simmonds.  Produced by Declan Baldwin, Pamela Koffler, Christine Vachon.  Music by Nick Urata.  Production Design by Jade Healy.  Costume Design by Karyn Wagner.  Film Editing by Robin Katz.  Toronto International Film Festival 2013.   Errol Flynn…

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Blue Ruin (2013)

JEREMY SAULNIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/France, 2013.  The Lab of Madness, Film Science, Neighborhood Watch, Paradise City.  Screenplay by Jeremy Saulnier.  Cinematography by Jeremy Saulnier.  Produced by Richard Peete, Vincent Savino, Anish Savjani.  Music by Brooke Blair, Will Blair.  Production Design by Kaet McAnneny.  Costume Design by Brooke Bennett.  Film Editing by Julia Bloch.  Gotham Awards 2014. Independent Spirit Awards 2014. …

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Ida (2013)

PAWEL PAWLIKOWSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Poland/Denmark/France/United Kingdom, 2013.  Opus Film, Phoenix Film Investments, Canal+ Polska, City of Lodz, Danish Film Institute, Eurimages, Phoenix Film Poland, Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej, Portobello Pictures.  Screenplay by Pawel Pawlikowski, Rebecca Lenkiewicz.  Cinematography by Ryszard Lenczewski, Lukasz Zal.  Produced by Eric Abraham, Piotr Dzieciol, Ewa Puszczynska.  Music by Kristian Eidnes Andersen.  Production Design by Marcel…

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Moebius (2013)

KI-DUK KIM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Alternate title:  Moebiuseu South Korea, 2013.  Kim Ki-Duk Film.  Screenplay by Ki-duk Kim.  Cinematography by Ki-duk Kim.  Produced by Kim Soon-Mo.  Music by In-young Park.  Production Design by Hong Zi.  Costume Design by Jin-sook Lee.  Film Editing by Ki-duk Kim.   It’s just not every day that your mother cuts off your penis and eats it, but…

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