Green Room (2015)

JEREMY SAULNIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2015.  Broad Green Pictures, Film Science.  Screenplay by Jeremy Saulnier.  Cinematography by Sean Porter.  Produced by Neil Kopp, Victor Moyers, Anish Savjani.  Music by Brooke Blair, Will Blair.  Production Design by Ryan Warren Smith.  Costume Design by Amanda Needham.  Film Editing by Julia Bloch.   You can’t turn your nose up at a paying gig when your…

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The Program (2015)

STEPHEN FREARS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/France, 2015.  Anton Capital Entertainment, StudioCanal, Working Title Films.  Screenplay by John Hodge, based on the book by David Walsh.  Cinematography by Danny Cohen.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Tracey Seaward, Kate Solomon.  Music by Alex Heffes.  Production Design by Alan MacDonald.  Costume Design by Jane Petrie.  Film Editing by Valerio Bonelli.   Stephen…

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Black Mass (2015)

SCOTT COOPER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2015.  Cross Creek Pictures, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, Le Grisbi Productions, Head Gear Films, Vendian Entertainment.  Screenplay by Mark Mallouk, Jez Butterworth, based on the book by Dick Lehr, Gerard O’Neill.  Cinematography by Masanobu Takayanagi.  Produced by Scott Cooper, John Lesher, Patrick McCormick, Brian Oliver, Tyler Thompson.  Music by Junkie XL.  Production Design…

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Our Brand Is Crisis (2015)

DAVID GORDON GREEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2015.  Participant Media, Smokehouse Pictures.  Screenplay by Peter Straughan, suggested by the documentary by Rachel Boynton.  Cinematography by Tim Orr.  Produced by George Clooney, Grant Heslov.  Music by David Wingo.  Production Design by Richard A. Wright.  Costume Design by Jenny Eagan.  Film Editing by Colin Patton.   Sandra Bullock plays a political consultant who is…

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The Dressmaker (2015)

JOCELYN MOORHOUSE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB. Australia, 2015.  Screen Australia, Film Art Media, White Hot Productions.  Screenplay by Jocelyn Moorhouse, P.J. Hogan, based on the novel by Rosalie Ham.  Cinematography by Donald McAlpine.  Produced by Sue Maslin.  Music by David Hirschfelder.  Production Design by Roger Ford.  Costume Design by Marion Boyce, Margot Wilson.  Film Editing by Jill Bilcock.   A dusty Australian…

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The Witch (2015)

ROBERT EGGERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA/United Kingdom/Canada/Brazil, 2015.  Parts and Labor, RT Features, Rooks Nest Entertainment, Code Red Productions, Scythia Films, Maiden Voyage Pictures, Mott Street Pictures, Pulse Films,  Very Special Projects.  Screenplay by Robert Eggers.  Cinematography by Jarin Blaschke.  Produced by Daniel Bekerman, Lars Knudsen, Jodi Redmond, Rodrigo Teixeira, Jay Van Hoy.  Music by Mark Korven.  Production…

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The Lady In The Van (2015)

NICHOLAS HYTNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 2015.  BBC Films, TriStar Productions.  Screenplay by Alan Bennett, based on his memoir.  Cinematography by Andrew Dunn.  Produced by Nicholas Hytner, Damian Jones, Kevin Loader.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by John Beard.  Costume Design by Natalie Ward.  Film Editing by Tariq Anwar.   Having newly found his footing as a playwright on…

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The Lobster (2015)

YORGOS LANTHIMOS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   Italy/United Kingdom/Greece/France/Netherlands/USA, 2015.  Film4, Irish Film Board, Eurimages, Nederlands Fonds voor de Film, Greek Film Center, British Film Institute, Canal+, Centre National du Cinema et de L’Image Animee, Cine+, Element Pictures, Faliro House Productions, Haut et Court, Institut Francais, L’Aide aux Cinemas du Monde, Lemming Film, Limp Films, Ministere des…

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Mustang (2015)

DENIZ GAMZE ERGUVEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Turkey/France/Qatar/Germany, 2015.  CG Cinéma, Vistamar Filmproduktion, Uhlandfilm, Bam Film, Kinology,Canal+, Cine+, ZDF/Arte, Eurimages, Turkish Culture Ministry, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Filmforderungsanstalt, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Doha Film Institute.  Screenplay by Deniz Gamze Ergüven, Alice Winocour.  Cinematography by David Chizallet, Ersin Gok.  Produced by Charles Gillibert.  Music by Warren Ellis.  Production Design by Serdar…

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I Smile Back (2015)

ADAM SALKY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2015.  Egoli Tossell Film, Koppelman/Levien.  Screenplay by Paige Dylan, Amy Koppelman.  Cinematography by Eric Lin.  Produced by Richard Arlook, Mike Harrop, Brian Koppelman, David Levien.  Music by Zack Ryan.  Production Design by Brandon Tonner-Connolly.  Costume Design by Cathryn Hunt.  Film Editing by Tamara Meem.   Sarah Silverman tries to be a good wife to her successful…

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Anomalisa (2015)

CHARLIE KAUFMAN, DUKE JOHNSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB USA, 2015.  Harmonius Claptrap, Snoot Entertainment, Starburns Industries.  Screenplay by Charlie Kaufman, based on his play.  Cinematography by Joe Passarelli.  Produced by Duke Johnson, Charlie Kaufman, Dino Stamatopoulos, Rosa Tran.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by John Joyce, Huy Vu.  Costume Design by Susan Donym.  Film Editing by Garret Elkins.   Leave it to…

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The Danish Girl (2015)

TOM HOOPER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/Germany/USA, 2015.  Working Title Films, Pretty Pictures, ReVision Pictures, Senator Global Productions, Copenhagen Film Fund, Artemis Productions, Shelter Prod, Taxshelter. be, Le Tax Shelter du Gouvernement Federal de Belgique.  Screenplay by Lucinda Coxon, based on the novel by David Ebershoff.  Cinematography by Danny Cohen.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner,…

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