Ghost World (2001)

TERRY ZWIGOFF Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom/Germany, 2001.  United Artists, Granada Film Productions, Jersey Shore, Mr. Mudd, Advanced Medien, Capitol Films.  Screenplay by Daniel Clowes, Terry Zwigoff, based on the comic book by Daniel Clowes.  Cinematography by Affonso Beato.  Produced by Lianne Halfon, John Malkovich, Russell Smith.  Music by David Kitay.  Production Design by Edward T. McAvoy.  Costume Design by Mary Zophres.  Film…

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Kiss Me Guido (1997)

TONY VITALE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1997.  Capitol Films, Redeemable Features.  Screenplay by Tony Vitale.  Cinematography by Claudia Raschke.  Produced by Ira Deutchman, Christine Vachon, Karen Vitale. Production Design by Jeffrey Rathaus.  Costume Design by Victoria Farrell.  Film Editing by Alex Hall.   Nick Scotti is a Brooklyn “guido” and aspiring actor who decides to get himself a new residence when he comes…

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Ask The Dust (2006)

ROBERT TOWNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA, 2006.  Paramount Pictures, Cruise/Wagner Productions, Ascendant Pictures, Capitol Films, VIP 3 Medienfonds.  Screenplay by Robert Towne, based on the novel by John Fante.  Cinematography by Caleb Deschanel.  Produced by Tom Cruise, Don Granger, Jonas McCord, Paula Wagner.  Music by Ramin Djawadi, Heitor Pereira.  Production Design by Dennis Gassner.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Robert…

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The Winter Guest (1997)

ALAN RICKMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1997.  Capitol Films, Channel Four Films, Fine Line Features, Pressman-Lipper Productions, Scottish Arts Council Lottery Fund.  Screenplay by Sharman Macdonald, Alan Rickman, based on the play by Sharman Macdonald.  Cinematography by Seamus McGarvey.  Produced by Steve Clark-Hall, Ken Lipper, Edward R. Pressman.  Music by Michael Kamen.  Production Design by Robin Cameron…

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Dancing At Lughnasa (1998)

PAT O’CONNOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Ireland/United Kingdom/USA, 1998.  Bórd Scannán na hÉireann, Capitol Films, Channel Four Films, Ferndale Films, Irish Film Board, Raidió Teilifís Éireann, Sony Pictures Classics.  Screenplay by Frank McGuinness, based on the play by Brian Friel.  Cinematography by Kenneth MacMillan.  Produced by Noel Pearson.  Music by Bill Whelan.  Production Design by Mark Geraghty.  Costume Design by Joan Bergin.  Film…

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Beautiful Joe (2000)

STEPHEN METCALFE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2000.  Stratosphere Entertainment, Capitol Films, Beautiful Films, Haft Entertainment, Pacific Motion Pictures.  Screenplay by Stephen Metcalfe.  Cinematography by Thomas E. Ackerman.  Produced by Fred Fuchs, Steven Haft.  Music by John Altman.  Production Design by David Brisbin.  Costume Design by Julia Caston, Jenni Gullett.  Film Editing by Michael Bradsell, Nick Moore.   Don’t be fooled by…

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Sylvia (2003)

CHRISTINE JEFFS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  United Kingdom, 2003.  BBC Films, British Film Council, Capitol Films, Focus Features, Ruby Films.  Screenplay by John Brownlow.Cinematography by John Toon.  Produced by Alison Owen.  Music by Gabriel Yared.  Production Design by Maria Djurkovic.  Costume Design by Sandy Powell.  Film Editing by Tariq Anwar.   A sad waste of a great opportunity: Gwyneth Paltrow‘s beautiful work…

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Total Eclipse (1995)

AGNIESZKA HOLLAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  United Kingdom/France/Belgium, 1995.  FIT Productions, Portman Productions, Société Française de Production, K2 SA, Capitol Films, Eurimages, European Co-production Fund, Canal+, StudioCanal.  Screenplay by Christopher Hampton.  Cinematography by Giorgos Arvanitis.  Produced by Jean-Pierre Ramsay-Levi.  Music by Jan A.P. Kaczmarek.  Production Design by Dan Weil.  Costume Design by Pierre-Yves Gayraud.  Film Editing by Isabelle Lorente.   The love…

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Wilde (1997)

BRIAN GILBERT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/Germany/Japan, 1997.  Samuelson Productions, Dove International, NDF International, Pony Canyon, Pandora Films, Capitol Films, BBC Films, The Greenlight Fund.  Screenplay by Julian Mitchell, based on the book by Richard Ellmann.  Cinematography by Martin Fuhrer.  Produced by Marc Samuelson, Peter Samuelson.  Music by Debbie Wiseman.  Production Design by Maria Djurkovic.  Costume Design by Nic Ede.  Film Editing…

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Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead (2007)

SIDNEY LUMET Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2007.  Capitol Films, Funky Buddha Productions, Unity Productions, Linsefilm.  Screenplay by Kelly Masterson.  Cinematography by Ron Fortunato.  Produced by Michael Cerenzie, William S. Gilmore, Brian Linse, Paul Parmar.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by Christopher Nowak.  Costume Design by Tina Nigro.  Film Editing by Tom Swartwout.   Any movie that opens with a shot…

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La Vie Promise (2002)

OLIVIER DAHAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Alternate title:  Ghost River France, 2002.  FIT Productions, Portman Productions, Societe Francaise de Production, K2 SA, Capitol Films, Eurimages, European Co-production Fund, Canal+, StudioCanal.  Screenplay by Olivier Dahan, Agnes Fustier-Dahan.  Cinematography by Alex Lamarque.  Produced by Eric Neve.  Music by Stephane Reichart.  Production Design by Marco Bardochan.  Costume Design by Gigi Lepage.  Film Editing by Richard Marizy. Isabelle…

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Spider (2002)

DAVID CRONENBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Canada/United Kingdom, 2002.  Odeon Films, Capitol Films, Artists Independent Network, Grosvenor Park Productions, Catherine Bailey Ltd., Téléfilm Canada, Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, Metropolitan Films.  Screenplay by Patrick McGrath, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Peter Suschitzky.  Produced by Catherine Bailey, David Cronenberg, Samuel Hadida.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by…

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