The Look Of Silence (2014)

JOSHUA OPPENHEIMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Denmark/Indonesia/Finland/Norway/United Kingdom/Israel/France/USA/Germany/Netherlands, 2014.  Anonymous, Final Cut for Real, Making Movies Oy, Participant Media, Piraya Film A/S, Spring Films. Cinematography by Lars Skree.  Produced by Signe Byrge Sorensen.  Music by Seri Banang, Mana Tahan.   Film Editing by Nils Pagh Andersen.  Academy Awards 2015.   Boston Film Critics Awards 2015.   Gotham Awards 2015.  Independent Spirit Awards…

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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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Cartel Land (2015)

MATTHEW HEINEMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.   Mexico/USA, 2015.  A&E IndieFilms, Our Time Projects, The Documentary Group, Whitewater Films.  Cinematography by Matthew Heineman, Matt Porwoll.  Produced by Matthew Heineman, Tom Yellin.  Music by Jackson Greenberg, H. Scott Salinas.  Film Editing by Matthew Hamachek, Matthew Heineman, Bradley J. Ross, Pax Wassermann.  Academy Awards 2015.  Gotham Awards 2015.  Online Film Critics Awards 2015….

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Straight Outta Compton (2015)

F. GARY GRAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 2015.  Universal Pictures, Legendary Entertainment, New Line Cinema, Cube Vision, Crucial Films, Broken Chair Flickz.  Story by S. Leigh Savidge, Alan Wenkus, Andrea Berloff, Screenplay by Jonathan Herman, Andrea Berloff.  Cinematography by Matthew Libatique.  Produced by Matt Alvarez, Scott Bernstein, Dr. Dre, F. Gary Gray, Ice Cube, Tomica Woods-Wright.  Music by…

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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.  Toronto International Film Festival 2015.  Washington Film Critics Awards 2015. Sarah Silverman tries…

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The Revenant (2015)

ALEJANDRO GONZALEZ INARRITU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 2015.  Regency Enterprises, RatPac Entertainment, New Regency Pictures, Anonymous Content, M Productions, Appian Way, Alpha Pictures, CatchPlay, Monarchy Enterprises S.a.r.l..  Screenplay by Mark L. Smith, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, based in part on the novel by Michael Punke.  Cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki.  Produced by Steve Golin, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, David…

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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.  Academy Awards 2015. Boston…

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Goodnight Mommy (2014)

SEVERIN FIALA, VERONIKA FRANZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB Original title:  Ich seh, Ich seh Austria, 2014.  Ulrich Seidl Film Produktion GmbH.  Screenplay by Veronika Franz, Severin Fiala.  Cinematography by Martin Gschlacht.  Produced by Ulrich Seidl.  Music by Olga Neuwirth.  Production Design by Hubert Klausner, Hannes Salat.  Costume Design by Tanja Hausner.  Film Editing by Michael Palm.  Las Vegas Film Critics Awards 2015.   …

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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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Creed (2015)

RYAN COOGLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 2015.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Warner Bros., New Line Cinema, Chartoff-Winkler Productions.  Story by Ryan Coogler, Screenplay by Ryan Coogler, Aaron Covington, based on characters created by Sylvester Stallone.  Cinematography by Maryse Alberti.  Produced by Robert Chartoff, William Chartoff, Sylvester Stallone, Kevin King Templeton, Charles Winkler, David Winkler, Irwin Winkler.  Music by Ludwig Göransson.  Production…

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The Hateful Eight (2015)

QUENTIN TARANTINO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2015.  Visiona Romantica, Double Feature Films, FilmColony.  Screenplay by Quentin Tarantino.  Cinematography by Robert Richardson.  Produced by Richard N. Gladstein, Shannon McIntosh, Stacey Sher.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Yohei Taneda.  Costume Design by Courtney Hoffman.  Film Editing by Fred Raskin.  Academy Awards 2015.  Golden Globe Awards 2015.  Las Vegas Film Critics Awards 2015.   …

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