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DAN GILDARK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 2007.  Arkham Northwest Productions, Cascadia Film Collective.  Story by Grant Cogswell, Dan Gildark, Screenplay by Grant Cogswell,  additional dialogue by Douglas Light, additional story by Jason Cottle, based on the writings of H.P. Lovecraft.  Cinematography by Sean Kirby.  Produced by Jeffrey Brown, Alexis Ferris, Dan Gildark,…

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Sugartown: The Bridegrooms (2006)

KIMON TSAKIRIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Sugartown: Oi Gambroi Greece/Germany/Finland, 2006.  Anemon Productions, Bioptic, Greek Film Center, Hellenic Radio & Television, Ma.Ja.De Filmproduktion, Media, Yleisradio, ZDF/Arte.  Screenplay by Kimon Tsakiris.  Cinematography by Argyris Tsepelikas.  Produced by Rea Apostolides, Kimon Tsakiris.  Music by Sergios Voudris.  Film Editing by Tatiana Panigyri.   Kimon Tsakiris takes his cameras to the Greek town of Zaharo after…

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Guts

RON TERMAAT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  Lef The Netherlands, 1999.  CV LEF.  Screenplay by Ron Termaat.  Cinematography by Maarten Kramer.  Produced by Marijke Kloosterman, Ron Termaat.  Music by Andre van der Hoff, Joep van Deudekom.  Production Design by Joaney Korevaar.  Costume Design by Arien de Vries, Marianne Noorlander.  Film Editing by Hans van Dongen, Annette Otto.  Toronto International Film Festival 1999.   Tepid three-way romance…

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The Widower

DINO RISI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Il Vedovo Italy, 1959.  Cino del Duca, Paneuropa.  Story by Fabio Carpi, Dino Risi, Rodolfo Sonego, Screenplay by Fabio Carpi, Sandro Continenza, Dino Risi, Rodolfo Sonego, Dino Verde.  Cinematography by Luciano Trasatti.  Produced by Edgardo Cortese, Cino del Duca, Elio Scardamaglia.  Music by Armando Trovajoli.  Production Design by Piero Filippone.  Costume Design by…

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29th And Gay

CARRIE PRESTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2005.  Daisy Todd Productions.  Screenplay by James Vasquez.  Cinematography by Mark Holmes.  Produced by Sebastian Jobin.  Music by John Avila.  Film Editing by Mark Holmes, Carrie Preston, James Vasquez.  Podcast:  Bad Gay Movies.   On the roster of bad, low-budget gay movies, this one ranks somewhere in the not-good-but-strangely-watchable category. It features the same cloying narrative…

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Wrongfully Accused

PAT PROFT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0.  Germany/USA, 1998.  Morgan Creek Entertainment, Constantin Film.  Screenplay by Pat Proft.  Cinematography by Glen MacPherson.  Produced by Bernd Eichinger, Pat Proft, James G. Robinson.  Music by Bill Conti.  Production Design by Michael S. Bolton.  Costume Design by Jori Woodman.  Film Editing by James R. Symons.   This one’s bad even by Leslie Nielsen‘s standards. You’ll get way more…

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Chasing Madoff

JEFF PROSSERMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/Canada, 2011.  Screenplay by Jeff Prosserman, based on the book No One Would Listen: A True Financial Thriller by Harry Markopolos.  Cinematography by Julian Van Mil.  Produced by Jeff Prosserman.  Music by David Fleury.  Production Design by Harrison Yurkiw.  Film Editing by Jeff Bessner, Garry Tutte.   The scandal captured headlines for months when stockbroker/investment…

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The Queen Of Spades

YAKOV PROTAZANOV Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Original title:  Pikovaya Dama Russia, 1916.  Screenplay by Fyodor Otsep, Yakov Protazanov, based on the short story by Alexander Pushkin.  Cinematography by Yevgeni Slavinsky.  Produced by Joseph N. Ermolieff.  Music by Rafal Rozmus.  Production Design by Vladimir Ballyuzek.   Lush, humorous adaptation of Alexander Pushkin’s short story, about a young man who hears his friend…

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The Aristocrats

PAUL PROVENZA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2005.  Mighty Cheese Productions.  Produced by Peter Adam Golden.  Music by Gary Stockdale.  Film Editing by Emery Emery, Paul Provenza. New York Film Critics Awards 2005.  Online Film Critics Awards 2005.   Paul Provenza interviews dozens of comedians about a famous joke, loved among comedians, that provides a sort of jazzy…

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The Crow

ALEX PROYAS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1994.  Crowvision Inc., Edward R. Pressman Film, Entertainment Media Investment Corporation, Jeff Most Productions, Miramax.  Screenplay by David J. Schow, John Shirley, based on the comic book series and comic strip by James O’Barr.  Cinematography by Dariusz Wolski.  Produced by Jeff Most, Edward R. Pressman.  Music by Graeme Revell.  Production Design by…

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The Cove

LOUIS PSIHOYOS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2009.   Diamond Docs, Fish Films, Oceanic Preservation Society, Participant Media, Quickfire Films.    Screenplay by Mark Monroe.  Cinematography by Brook Aitken.  Produced by Paula DuPré Pesmen, Fisher Stevens.  Music by J. Ralph.   Film Editing by Geoffrey Richman.  Academy Awards 2009.  Boston Film Critics Awards 2009.  National Board of Review Awards 2009. Online Film Critics Awards…

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The Fish Child

LUCIA PUENZO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Original title:  El Niño Pez Argentina/France/Spain, 2009.  Historias Cinematograficas Cinemania, Ibermedia, Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales, Instituto de la Cinematografía y de las Artes Audiovisuales, MK2 Productions, Televisión Española, Wanda Visión S.A..  Screenplay by Lucia Puenzo, based on her novel.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Pulpeiro.  Produced by Jose Maria Morales, Luis Puenzo.  Music…

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