Vanya On 42nd Street (1994)

LOUIS MALLE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 1994.  Channel Four Films, Mayfair Entertainment, The Vanya Company.  Screenplay by Andre Gregory, based on the play by Anton Chekhov, adapted by David Mamet.  Cinematography by Declan Quinn.  Produced by Fred Berner.  Music by Joshua Redman.  Production Design by Eugene Lee.  Costume Design by Gary Jones.  Film Editing by Nancy Baker.  Boston Film Critics Awards 1994.  Independent Spirit…

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Interview With The Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)

NEIL JORDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1994.  Geffen Pictures.Screenplay by Anne Rice, based on her novel.  Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot.  Produced by David Geffen, Stephen Woolley.  Music by Elliot Goldenthal.  Production Design by Dante Ferretti.  Costume Design by Sandy Powell.  Film Editing by Mick Audsley, Joke van Wijk.  Academy Awards 1994.  Boston Film Critics Awards 1994.  Golden Globe Awards 1994. Marvelous vampire…

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Hoop Dreams

BBBBB (out of 5) This incredible documentary is everything you’ve heard it is and more. It follows the lives of two inner city Chicago kids who want more than anything to play basketball for the NBA, but what it also does, and here’s where the film is elevated to masterpiece status, is give a wholly…

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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.  Academy Awards 1994.  Boston Film Critics Awards 1994.  Cannes Film Festival 1994.  Golden Globe Awards 1994.  Independent…

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Red

BBBBB (out of 5) Original title:  Trois Couleurs: Rouge The third part of Krzysztof Kieslowski’s Three Colours trilogy is far and away the best of the group and could survive as a film on its own. A Geneva model (Irène Jacob) becomes acquainted with a crusty old judge (Jean-Louis Trintignant) after she accidentally runs over his…

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Ed Wood (1994)

TIM BURTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1994.  Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski, based on the book Nightmare of Ecstasy by Rudolph Grey.  Cinematography by Stefan Czapsky. Produced by Tim Burton, Denise Di Novi.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Tom Duffield.  Costume Design by Colleen Atwood.  Film Editing by Chris Lebenzon.  Academy Awards 1994.  Boston Film Critics Awards 1994….

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Little Women (1994)

GILLIAN ARMSTRONG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA/Canada, 1994.  Columbia Pictures, DiNovi Pictures.  Screenplay by Robin Swicord, based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Simpson. Produced by Denise Di Novi.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Jan Roelfs.  Costume Design by Colleen Atwood.  Film Editing by Nicholas Beauman.  Academy Awards 1994.  Boston Film Critics Awards 1994.   There’s a lot…

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