Quiz Show (1994)

ROBERT REDFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1994.  Baltimore Pictures, Hollywood Pictures, Wildwood Enterprises.  Screenplay by Paul Attanasio, based on the book Remembering America: A Voice From The Sixties by Richard N. Goodwin.  Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus.   Produced by Michael Jacobs, Julian Krainin, Michael Nozik, Robert Redford. Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Jon Hutman.  Costume Design by Kathy O’Rear.  Film…

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The Last Shot (2004)

JEFF NATHANSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 2004.  Morra Brezner Steinberg and Tenenbaum Entertainment, Mandeville Films, Burro Productions, Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by Jeff Nathanson, based on the article What’s Wrong With This Picture by Steve Fishman.  Cinematography by John Lindley.  Produced by Larry Brezner, David Hoberman.  Music by Rolfe Kent.  Production Design by William Arnold.  Costume Design by Gloria Gresham.  Film Editing by…

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William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1999)

MICHAEL HOFFMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  Italy/United Kingdom/USA, 1999.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Regency Enterprises, Taurus Film, Panoramica.  Screenplay by Michael Hoffman, based on the play by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton.  Produced by Michael Hoffman, Leslie Urdang.  Music by Simon Boswell.  Production Design by Luciana Arrighi.  Costume Design by Gabriella Pescucci.  Film Editing by Garth Craven.   Uneven adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic…

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Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Her (1999)

RODRIGO GARCIA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1999.  Franchise Pictures, Avnet/Kerner Productions, LTZ II Inc..  Screenplay by Rodrigo Garcia.  Cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki.  Produced by Jon Avnet, Lisa Lindstrom, Marsha Oglesby.  Music by Ed Shearmur.  Production Design by Jerry Fleming.  Costume Design by George L. Little.  Film Editing by Amy E. Duddleston.   Excellent ensemble piece takes a look at the private moments in…

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Telling Lies In America (1997)

GUY FERLAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1997.  Banner Entertainment, Ben Myron Productions, Kuzui Enterprises, Relevart Inc..  Screenplay by Joe Eszterhas.  Cinematography by Reynaldo Villalobos.  Produced by Fran Rubel Kuzui, Ben Myron.  Music by Nicholas Pike.  Production Design by James A. Gelarden.  Costume Design by Laura Bauer.  Film Editing by Jill Savitt.   True-life drama written by Joe Eszterhas, inspired by his…

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The Birdcage (1996)

MIKE NICHOLS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1996.   United Artists.   Screenplay by Elaine May, based on the screenplay by Francis Veber, Edouard Molinaro, Marcello Danon, Jean Poiret, from the play La Cage Aux Folles by Jean Poiret.   Cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki.   Produced by Mike Nichols.   Music by Stephen Sondheim.   Production Design by Bo Welch.   Costume…

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Drunks (1995)

PETER COHN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1995.  BMG Independents, Kardana Films, Northern Lights Entertainment, Seagoat Films, Shooting Gallery.  Screenplay by Garry Lennon, based on his play Blackout.  Cinematography by Peter Hawkins.  Produced by Peter Cohn, Burtt Harris, Shireen Meistrich.  Music by Joe Delia.  Production Design by Michael Shaw.  Costume Design by Kim Marie Druce.  Film Editing by Hughes Winborne.   More of an…

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Naked In New York (1993)

DANIEL ALGRANT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1993.  Some Film.  Screenplay by Daniel Algrant, John Warren.  Cinematography by Joey Forsyte.  Produced by Frederick Zollo.  Music by Angelo Badalamenti.  Production Design by Kalina Ivanov.  Costume Design by Julie Weiss.  Film Editing by Bill Pankow.   Eric Stoltz falls in love with Mary-Louise Parker when they meet in college. Once they’ve graduated and gone their separate ways,…

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