Puss In Boots (2011)

CHRIS MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2011.  DreamWorks Animation.  Story by Brian Lynch, William Davies, Tom Wheeler, Screenplay by Tom Wheeler, based on a character created by Charles Perrault.  Produced by Joe M. Aguilar, Latifa Ouaou.  Music by Henry Jackman.  Production Design by Guillaume Aretos. Film Editing by Erika Dapkewicz.  Academy Awards 2011.  Golden Globe Awards 2011.  Washington Film Critics Awards 2011….

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Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)

DAVID YATES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom, 2011.  Warner Bros., Heyday Films, Moving Picture Company. Screenplay by Steve Kloves, based on the novel by J.K. Rowling.  Cinematography by Eduardo Serra.  Produced by David Barron, David Heyman, J.K. Rowling.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Stuart Craig.  Costume Design by Jany Temime.  Film Editing by Mark Day.  Academy Awards 2011.  National Board…

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Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes (2011)

RUPERT WYATT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2011.  Twentieth Century Fox, Dune Entertainment, Chernin Entertainment, Ingenious Media, Big Screen Productions, Ingenious Film Partners.  Screenplay by Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, suggested by the novel La Planete des Singes by Pierre Boulle.  Cinematography by Andrew Lesnie.  Produced by Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver.  Music by Patrick Doyle.  Production Design by Claude Pare.  Costume…

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Drive (2011)

NICOLAS WINDING REFN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2011.  FilmDistrict, Bold Films, MWM, Marc Platt Productions, Motel Movies.  Screenplay by Hossein Amini, based on the book by James Sallis.  Cinematography by Newton Thomas Sigel.  Produced by Michel Litvak, John Palermo, Marc Platt, Gigi Pritzker, Adam Siegel.  Music by Cliff Martinez.  Production Design by Beth Mickle.  Costume Design by Erin Benach.  Film Editing by…

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Melancholia (2011)

LARS VON TRIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Denmark/Sweden/France/Germany, 2011.  Zentropa Entertainments, Memfis Film, Zentropa International Sweden, Slot Machine, Liberator Productions, Zentropa International Koln, Film i Vast, Danmarks Radio, Arte France Cinema, Sveriges Television, Canal+, Centre National du Cinema et de L’Image Animee, CineCinema, Edition Video, Nordisk Film Distribution, Det Danske Filminstitut, Eurimages, Nordisk Film &…

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The Help (2011)

TATE TAYLOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/India/United Arab Emirates, 2011.  DreamWorks, Reliance Entertainment, Participant Media, Imagenation Abu Dhabi FZ, 1492 Pictures, Harbinger Pictures.  Screenplay by Tate Taylor, based on the novel by Kathryn Stockett.  Cinematography by Stephen Goldblatt.  Produced by Michael Barnathan, Chris Columbus, Brunson Green.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Mark Ricker.  Costume Design by Sharen Davis.  Film Editing…

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We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011)

LYNNE RAMSAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   United Kingdom/USA, 2011.  BBC Films, UK Film Council, Footprint Investment Fund, Piccadilly Pictures, Lipsync Productions, Independent, Artina Films, Rockinghorse Films, Caemhan, Panaramic, Beryl Betty, Atlantic Swiss Productions.  Screenplay by Lynne Ramsay, Rory Kinnear, based on the novel by Lionel Shriver.  Cinematography by Seamus McGarvey.  Produced by Jennifer Fox, Luc Roeg, Robert Salerno.  Music by Jonny…

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Take Shelter

JEFF NICHOLS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2011. Hydraulx, REI Capital, Grove Hill Productions, Strange Matter Films. Screenplay by Jeff Nichols. Cinematography by Adam Stone. Produced by Tyler Davidson, Sophia Lin. Music by David Wingo. Production Design by Chad Keith. Costume Design by Karen Malecki. Film Editing by Parke Gregg. Gotham Awards 2011. Independent Spirit Awards 2011.  National Board of…

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Win Win (2011)

TOM McCARTHY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2011.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Everest Entertainment, Groundswell Productions, Next Wednesday Productions, Dune Entertainment.  Story by Tom McCarthy, Joe Tiboni, Screenplay by Thomas McCarthy.  Cinematography by Oliver Bokelberg.  Produced by Lisa Maria Falcone, Michael London, Tom McCarthy, Mary Jane Skalski.  Music by Lyle Workman.  Production Design by John Paino.  Costume Design by Melissa Toth.  Film Editing by…

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Moneyball (2011)

BENNETT MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2011.  Columbia Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions, Michael De Luca Productions, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Specialty Films.  Story by Stan Chervin, Screenplay by Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin, based on the book Moneyball: The Art Of Winning An Unfair Game by Michael Lewis.  Cinematography by Wally Pfister.  Produced by Michael De Luca, Rachael Horovitz,…

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Beginners (2010)

MIKE MILLS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2010.     Olympus Pictures, Parts and Labor, Northwood Productions.  Screenplay by Mike Mills.  Cinematography by Kasper Tuxen.  Produced by Miranda de Pencier, Lars Knudsen, Leslie Urdang, Jay Van Hoy, Dean Vanech.  Music by Roger Neill, Dave Palmer, Brian Reitzell.  Production Design by Shane Valentino.  Costume Design by Jennifer Johnson.  Film Editing by Olivier Bugge Coutte.  Academy…

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Project Nim (2011)

JAMES MARSH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2011.  Red Box Films, Passion Pictures, BBC Films.  Based on the book Nim Chimpsky: The Chimp Who Would Be Human by Elizabeth Hess.  Cinematography by Michael Simmonds.  Produced by Simon Chinn.  Music by Dickon Hinchliffe.  Production Design by Markus Kirschner.  Costume Design by Kathryn Nixon.  Film Editing by Jinx Godfrey.  Boston Film Critics Awards…

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