The Half of It (2020)

ALICE WU Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 2020. Likely Story. Screenplay by Alice Wu. Cinematography by Greta Zozula. Produced by Blair Breard, Anthony Bregman, Alice Wu. Music by Anton Sanko. Production Design by Sue Chan. Costume Design by Vicki Farrell. Film Editing by Ian Blume, Lee Percy. This heartfelt look at the lives…

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Saving Face (2004)

ALICE WU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2004.  Destination Films, Forensic Films, GreeneStreet Films, Overbrook Entertainment.  Screenplay by Alice Wu.  Cinematography by Harlan Bosmajian.  Produced by James Lassiter, Will Smith, Teddy Zee.  Music by Anton Sanko.  Production Design by Daniel Ouellette.  Costume Design by Jill Newell.  Film Editing by Susan Graef, Sabine Hoffman.  Toronto International Film Festival 2004.   Family and cultural traditions are thrown…

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One Last Thing… (2005)

ALEX STEYERMARK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2005.  2929 Productions, HDNet Films, Headquarters.  Screenplay by Barry Stringfellow.  Cinematography by Chris Norr.  Produced by Jason Kliot, Susan A. Stover, Joana Vicente.  Music by Anton Sanko.  Production Design by Stephen Beatrice.  Costume Design by Jill Newell.  Film Editing by Michael Berenbaum.  Toronto International Film Festival 2005.   Michael Angarano plays a sixteen year-old boy who is dying of cancer. A…

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Rabbit Hole (2010)

JOHN CAMERON MITCHELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2010.  Olympus Pictures, Blossom Films, MWM.  Screenplay by David Lindsay-Abaire, based on his play.  Cinematography by Frank G. DeMarco.  Produced by Nicole Kidman, Gigi Pritzker,Per Saari, Leslie Urdang, Dean Vanech.  Music by Anton Sanko.  Production Design by Kalina Ivanov.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Joe Klotz.  Academy Awards 2010.  Golden Globe Awards 2010.  Independent…

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Party Girl (1995)

DAISY VON SCHERLER-MAYER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1995.  Party Productions.  Story by Harry Birckmayer, Sheila Gaffney, Daisy von Scherler Mayer, Screenplay by Harry Birckmayer, Daisy von Scherler Mayer.  Cinematography by Michael Slovis.  Produced by Harry Birckmayer, Stephanie Koules.  Music by Anton Sanko.  Production Design by Kevin Thompson.  Costume Design by Michael Clancy.  Film Editing by Cara Silverman.   Parker Posey…

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Live Nude Girls (1995)

JULIANNA LAVIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BBB.  USA, 1995.  IRS Media, Republic Pictures, Spelling Entertainment, Steve White Properties.  Screenplay by Julianna Lavin.  Cinematography by Christopher Taylor.  Produced by Barry Bernardi, Cara Tapper, Steve White.  Music by Anton Sanko.  Production Design by Jerry Fleming.  Costume Design by Israel Segal.  Film Editing by Kathryn Himoff.   Very funny ensemble comedy benefits from an excellent cast….

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