Holding The Man (2015)

NEIL ARMFIELD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   Australia, 2015.  Screen Australia, Goalpost Pictures, Snow Republic, John Barry Group.  Screenplay by Tommy Murphy, based on the book by Timothy Conigrave. Cinematography by Germain McMicking.  Produced by Kylie Du Fresne.  Music by Alan John.  Production Design by Josephine Ford.  Costume Design by Alice Babidge.  Film Editing by Dany Cooper.  Podcast:  Bad Gay Movies Timothy…

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The Guys (2002)

JIM SIMPSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 2002.  ContentFilm, Open City Films.  Screenplay by Anne Nelson, Jim Simpson, based on the play by Anne Nelson.  Cinematography by Maryse Alberti.  Produced by Jason Kliot, Joana Vicente.  Music by Mychael Danna.  Production Design by Susan Bloc.  Costume Design by Sarah Beers.  Film Editing by Sarah Flack.   Anthony LaPaglia is called upon to give a eulogy…

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I’m With Lucy (2002)

JON SHERMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/France, 2002.  Gaumont, Gaumont Production, Fabulous Films, Process Media.  Screenplay by Eric Pomerance.  Cinematography by Tom Richmond.  Produced by Fabien Liron, Tim Perell.  Music by Stephen Endelman.  Production Design by Sharon Lomofsky.  Costume Design by Laura Jean Shannon.  Film Editing by Elizabeth Kling.   Cute romantic comedy that is buoyed by Monica Potter‘s first-rate lead performance. Lucy is viciously…

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The Client (1994)

JOEL SCHUMACHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1994.  Warner Bros., Regency Enterprises, Alcor Films.  Screenplay by Akiva Goldsman, Robert Getchell, based on the novel by John Grisham.  Cinematography by Tony Pierce-Roberts.  Produced by Arnon Milchan, Steven Reuther.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Bruno Rubeo.  Costume Design by Ingrid Ferrin.  Film Editing by Robert Brown.   The best John Grisham novel adaptation made…

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So I Married An Axe Murderer (1993)

THOMAS SCHLAMME Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1993.  TriStar Pictures, Fried/Woods Films.  Screenplay by Robbie Fox.  Cinematography by Julio Macat.  Produced by Robert N. Fried, Cary Woods.  Music by Bruce Broughton.  Production Design by John Graysmark.  Costume Design by Kimberly A. Tillman.  Film Editing by Colleen Halsey, Richard Halsey.   Lightweight but sporadically funny comedy about a Beat-inspired poet (Mike Myers) who falls in…

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9.99 (2008)

TATIA ROSENTHAL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Israel/Australia, 2008.  Lama Films, Australian Film Finance Corporation.  Screenplay by Etgar Keret, Tatia Rosenthal, based on the short stories of Etgar Keret.  Cinematography by Richard Bradshaw, James Lewis, Susan Stitt.  Produced by Amir Harel, Emile Sherman.  Music by Christopher Bowen.  Production Design by Melinda Doring.  Costume Design by Caroline Sherman.   Claymation film that focuses on…

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Empire Records (1995)

ALLAN MOYLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1995.  Monarchy Enterprises B.V., New Regency Pictures, Regency Entertainment, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Carol Heikkinen.  Cinematography by Walt Lloyd.  Produced by Tony Ludwig, Arnon Milchan, Michael G. Nathanson, Alan Riche.  Production Design by Peter Jamison.  Costume Design by Susan Lyall.  Film Editing by Michael Chandler.   Silly shenanigans take place at a local record store…

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Happy Feet (2006)

GEORGE MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Australia/USA, 2006.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Kennedy Miller Productions, Animal Logic, Kingdom Feature Productions.  Screenplay by George Miller, John Collee, Judy Morris, Warren Coleman.  Cinematography by David Peers.  Produced by Bill Miller, George Miller, Doug Mitchell.  Music by John Powell.  Production Design by Mark Sexton.  Film Editing by Christian Gazal, Margaret Sixel.   Cutting loose…

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He Said, She Said (1991)

KEN KWAPIS, MARISA SILVER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1991.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Brian Hohlfeld.  Cinematography by Stephen H. Burum.  Produced by Frank Mancuso Jr..  Music by Miles Goodman.  Production Design by Michael Corenblith.  Costume Design by Deena Appel.  Film Editing by Sidney Levin.   What’s the difference between how men and women view relationships? The answer is purported to be here in this…

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Summer Of Sam (1999)

SPIKE LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.   USA, 1999.  40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks, Touchstone Pictures, Hostage Productions.  Screenplay by Spike Lee, Victor Colicchio, Michael Imperioli.  Cinematography by Ellen Kuras.  Produced by Jon Kilik, Spike Lee.  Music by Terence Blanchard.  Production Design by Therese DePrez.  Costume Design by Ruth E. Carter.  Film Editing by Barry Alexander Brown.   Spike Lee directs this exploitative and…

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The House Of Mirth (2000)

TERENCE DAVIES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   United Kingdom/France/Germany/USA, 2000.  Three Rivers Production, Granada Film Productions, Arts Council of England, FilmFour, The Scottish Arts Council, Showtime Networks, The Glasgow Film Fund, Diaphana Films, Progres Film Distribution, Kinowelt Median, National Lottery.  Screenplay by Terence Davies, based on the novel by Edith Wharton.  Cinematography by Remi Adefarasin.  Produced by Olivia Stewart.  Music by Heather…

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Phoenix (1998)

DANNY CANNON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1998.  Trimark Pictures, Lakeshore Entertainment, Graham / Nevinny Productions.  Screenplay by Eddie Richey.  Cinematography by James L. Carter.  Produced by Tracie Graham-Rice, Victoria Nevinny.  Music by Graeme Revell.  Production Design by Charles William Breen.  Costume Design by Alexandra Welker.  Film Editing by Zach Staenberg.   Thoroughly satisfying entry in the film noir genre stars Ray Liotta as…

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