Umbrellas (1994)

HENRY CORRA, ALBERT MAYSLES, GRAHAME WEINBREN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 1994.  Maysles Films.  Cinematography by Robert Leacock, Don Lenzer, Albert Maysles, Richard Pearce, Robert Richman, Gary Steele. Produced by Henry Corra, Deborah Dickson.  Music by Phillip Johnston.  Film Editing by Sakae Ishikawa, Grahame Weinbren. Two valleys in two different countries are the…

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War of The Buttons (1994)

JOHN ROBERTS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/France/Japan/USA, 1994.  Enigma Productions, Fujisankei Communication Group, Hugo Films, Les Productions de la Gueville, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Colin Welland, based on the film La Guerre Des Boutons by Yves Robert and the novel by Louis Pergaud.  Cinematography by Bruno de Keyzer.  Produced by David Puttnam. …

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I Can’t Sleep (1994)

CLAIRE DENIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB. Original title:  J’ai Pas Sommeil France/Germany/Switzerland, 1994.  Arena Films, Orsans, Les Films de Mindif, France 3 Cinema, M6 Films, Agora Film, Vega Film.  Screenplay by Jean-Pol Fargeau, Claire Denis.  Cinematography by Agnes Godard.  Produced by Bruno Pesery.  Music by Jean-Louis Murat, John Pattison.  Production Design by Arnaud de…

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Crooklyn (1994)

SPIKE LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   USA, 1994.  Universal Pictures, 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks, Child Hood Productions.  Story by Joie Lee, Screenplay by Joie Lee, Spike Lee, Cinqué Lee.  Cinematography by Arthur Jafa.  Produced by Spike Lee.  Music by Terence Blanchard.  Production Design by Wynn Thomas.  Costume Design by Ruth E. Carter.  Film Editing by Barry Alexander Brown.   New…

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River Of Grass (1994)

KELLY REICHARDT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1994.  Good Machine.  Story by Kelly Reichardt, Jesse Hartman, Screenplay by Kelly Reichardt.  Cinematography by Jim Denault.  Produced by Jesse Hartman.  Music by John Hill.  Production Design by David Doernberg.  Costume Design by Sara Jane Slotnick.  Film Editing by Larry Fessenden. Independent Spirit Awards 1995.   Independent Spirit Awards 1997. Kelly Reichardt’s feature debut takes…

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Take Care Of Your Scarf, Tatiana (1994)

AKI KAURISMAKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   Original title:  Pida Huivista Kiinni, Tatjana Finland/Germany, 1994.  Sputnik, Pandora Filmproduktion, Yleisradio.  Screenplay by Sakke Jarvenpaa, Aki Kaurismaki.  Cinematography by Timo Salminen.  Produced by Aki Kaurismaki.  Music by Veikko Tuomi.  Production Design by Kari Laine, Markku Pätilä, Jukka Salmi.  Costume Design by Tuula Hilkamo.  Film Editing by Aki Kaurismaki.  Toronto International Film Festival 1994. Miniature charmer by Aki Kaurismaki…

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Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994)

WES CRAVEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1994.  New Line Cinema.  Screenplay by Wes Craven, based on his characters.  Cinematography by Mark Irwin.  Produced by Marianne Maddalena.  Music by J. Peter Robinson. Production Design by Cynthia Kay Charette.  Costume Design by Mary Jane Fort.  Film Editing by Patrick Lussier.  Independent Spirit Awards 1994.  Toronto International Film Festival 1994.   Ten years after Wes Craven’s original…

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Legends Of The Fall (1994)

EDWARD ZWICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1994.  TriStar Pictures, The Bedford Falls Company, Pangaea.  Screenplay by Susan Shilliday, William D. Wittliff, based on the novella by Jim Harrison.  Cinematography by John Toll.  Produced by Marshall Herskovitz, William D. Wittliff, Edward Zwick.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Lilly Kilvert.  Costume Design by Deborah Lynn Scott.  Film Editing by Steven Rosenblum.  Academy Awards 1995.  Golden…

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Maybe…Maybe Not (1994)

SONKE WORTMANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  Der Bewegte Mann Alternate title:  The Most Desired Man Germany, 1994.  Neue Constantin Film, Olga Film, Westdeutscher Rundfunk.  Screenplay by Sonke Wortmann, based on the comics Der Bewegte Mann and Pretty Baby by Ralf Konig.  Cinematography by Gernot Roll.  Produced by Bernd Eichinger.  Music by Torsten Breuer.  Production Design by Monika Bauert.  Costume Design by…

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No Ordinary Love (1994)

DOUG WITKINS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0.  USA, 1994.  Leo Productions, Picture This! Entertainment.  Screenplay by Doug Witkins.  Cinematography by Armando Basulto.  Produced by Eli Kabillio.  Music by Bob Christianson. Production Design by Anthony Bashford, Greg Ovard.  Costume Design by Sabina Huber.  Film Editing by John Orland.   Those of you who love an indie gay flick set in California that was obviously made…

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Guarding Tess (1994)

HUGH WILSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1994.  Channel Films, TriStar Pictures.  Screenplay by Hugh Wilson, PJ Torokvei.  Cinematography by Brian J. Reynolds.  Produced by Nancy Graham Tanen, Ned Tanen.  Music by Michael Convertino.  Production Design by Peter S. Larkin.  Costume Design by Sue Gandy, Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Sidney Levin.  Golden Globe Awards 1994.   Secret Service Agent Nicolas Cage is given his worst nightmare of…

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Crumb (1994)

TERRY ZWIGOFF Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1994.  Superior Pictures.  Cinematography by Maryse Alberti.  Produced by Lynn O’Donnell, Terry Zwigoff.  Music by David Boeddinghaus.  Film Editing by Victor Livingston.  Boston Film Critics Awards 1995.  National Board of Review Awards 1995.   New York Film Critics Awards 1995.   Unappealing, insightful, and powerful documentary by Terry Zwigoff about adult comic artist Robert Crumb….

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