Cousin Bette (1998)

DES McANUFF Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1998.  Fox Searchlight Pictures.  Screenplay by Lynn Siefert, Susan Tarr, based on the novel by Honore de Balzac.  Cinematography by Andrzej Sekula.  Produced by Sarah Radclyffe.  Music by Simon Boswell.  Production Design by Hugo Luczyc-Wyshowski.  Costume Design by Gabriella Pescucci.  Film Editing by Tariq Anwar, Barry Alexander Brown.   Critics and audiences unfortunately ignored this…

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Oleanna (1994)

DAVID MAMET Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1994.  Bay Kinescope, Channel Four Films, The Samuel Goldwyn Company, The School Company.  Screenplay by David Mamet, based on his play.  Cinematography by Andrzej Sekula.  Produced by Sarah Green, Patricia Wolff.  Music by Rebecca Pidgeon.  Production Design by Sandy Reynolds-Wasco, David Wasco.  Costume Design by Jane Greenwood.  Film Editing by Barbara Tulliver.  Fascinating adaptation of David…

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American Psycho (2000)

MARY HARRON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.    USA/Canada, 2000.  Am Psycho Productions, Edward R. Pressman Film, Lions Gate Films, Muse Productions, P.P.S. Films, Quadra Entertainment, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Mary Harron, Guinevere Turner, based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis.  Cinematography by Andrzej Sekula.  Produced by Christian Halsey Solomon, Chris Hanley, Edward R. Pressman.  Music by…

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Reservoir Dogs (1992)

QUENTIN TARANTINO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1992.  Live Entertainment, Dog Eat Dog Productions Inc..  Screenplay by Quentin Tarantino.  Cinematography by Andrzej Sekula.  Produced by Lawrence Bender.  Production Design by David Wasco.  Costume Design by Betsy Heimann.  Film Editing by Sally Menke.   Quentin Tarantino turned heads with this outrageous directorial debut, one of the most shockingly violent films to be made…

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Pulp Fiction (1994)

QUENTIN TARANTINO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1994.  Miramax, A Band Apart, Jersey Films.  Story by Quentin Tarantino, Roger Avary, Screenplay by Quentin Tarantino.  Cinematography by Andrzej Sekula.  Produced by Lawrence Bender.  Production Design by David Wasco.  Costume Design by Betsy Heimann.  Film Editing by Sally Menke.   Independent film became a truly commercial entity when Quentin Tarantino’s brilliant drama hit the…

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Three Of Hearts (1993)

YUREK BOGAYEVICZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1993.  New Line Cinema, Permut Presentations, Three Hearts Productions.  Story by Adam Greenman, Screenplay by Adam Greenman, Mitch Glazer.  Cinematography by Andrzej Sekula.  Produced by Matthew Irmas, Joel B. Michaels.  Music by Joe Jackson.  Production Design by Nelson Coates.  Costume Design by Barbara Tfank.  Film Editing by Dennis M. Hill, Suzanne Hines.   After Sherilyn Fenn breaks up…

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Four Rooms (1995)

ALLISON ANDERS, ALEXANDRE ROCKWELL, ROBERT RODRIGUEZ, QUENTIN TARANTINO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0.  USA, 1995.  Miramax, A Band Apart.  Screenplay by Allison Anders, Alexandre Rockwell, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Garcia, Guillermo Navarro, Phil Parmet, Andrzej Sekula.  Produced by Lawrence Bender.  Music by Combustible Edison.  Production Design by Gary Frutkoff.  Costume Design by Susan L. Bertram, Mary Claire Hannan.  Film Editing…

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