The Only Living Boy In New York (2017)

MARC WEBB Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.   USA, 2017.  Amazon Studios, Bona Fide Productions, Big Indie Pictures.  Screenplay by Allan Loeb.  Cinematography by Stuart Dryburgh.  Produced by Albert Berger, Ron Yerxa.  Music by Rob Simonsen.  Production Design by David Gropman.  Costume Design by Michelle Matland, Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Tim Streeto.  Callum Turner does his best with a wooden screenplay as a…

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A Quiet Passion (2016)

TERENCE DAVIES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   United Kingdom/Belgium, 2016.  Hurricane Films, Potemkino, WeatherVane Productions.  Screenplay by Terence Davies.  Cinematography by Florian Hoffmeister.  Produced by Roy Boulter, Sol Papadopoulos.  Music by Ian Neil.  Production Design by Merijn Sep.  Costume Design by Catherine Marchand.  Film Editing by Pia Di Ciaula.  National Society of Film Critics Awards 2017.  Online Film Critics Awards 2016.  Online Film…

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Little Darlings (1980)

RON MAXWELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1980.  Stephen Friedman/Kings Road Productions.  Story by Kimi Peck, Screenplay by Kimi Peck, Dalene Young.  Cinematography by Bedrich Batka.  Produced by Stephen J. Friedman.  Music by Charles Fox.  Production Design by William Hiney.  Costume Design by Joseph G. Aulisi.  Film Editing by Pembroke J. Herring. Teenage girls are sent to summer camp, and the snotty…

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The Out-Of-Towners (1999)

SAM WEISMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1999.  Cherry Alley Productions, Cort/Madden Productions, Paramount Pictures, Robert Evans Company, The Cort/Madden Company.  Screenplay by Marc Lawrence, based on the screenplay by Neil Simon.  Cinematography by John Bailey.  Produced by Robert W. Cort, Robert Evans, David Madden, Teri Schwartz.  Music by Marc Shaiman.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by…

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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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Igby Goes Down (2002)

BURR STEERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2002.  United Artists, Atlantic Streamline, Crossroads Films, Helkon Media. Screenplay by Burr Steers.  Cinematography by Wedigo von Schultzendorff. Produced by Lisa Tornell, Marco Weber.  Music by Uwe Fahrenkrog-Petersen.  Production Design by Kevin Thompson. Costume Design by Sarah Edwards.  Film Editing by William M. Anderson, Padraic McKinley.  Golden Globe Awards 2002.  Independent Spirit Awards 2002.  Las…

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Addams Family Values (1993)

BARRY SONNENFELD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1993.  Paramount Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions.  Screenplay by Paul Rudnick, based on characters created by Charles Addams.  Cinematography by Donald Peterman.  Produced by Scott Rudin.  Music by Marc Shaiman.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge.  Film Editing by Jim Miller, Arthur Schmidt.  Academy Awards 1993.  Golden Globe Awards 1993.   In this…

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Sex And The City 2 (2010)

MICHAEL PATRICK KING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2010.  New Line Cinema, Home Box Office, HBO Films, Village Roadshow Pictures.  Screenplay by Michael Patrick King, based on the television series created by Darren Star, and characters created by Candace Bushnell.  Cinematography by John Thomas.  Produced by Michael Patrick King, John P. Melfi, Sarah Jessica Parker, Darren Star.  Music by…

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Sex And The City (2008)

MICHAEL PATRICK KING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2008.  New Line Cinema, Home Box Office, Darren Star Productions.  Screenplay by Michael Patrick King, based on the television series created by Darren Star, and characters created by Candace Bushnell.  Cinematography by John Thomas.  Produced by Michael Patrick King, John P. Melfi, Sarah Jessica Parker, Darren Star.  Music by Dean Landon,…

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Marvin’s Room

BBBB (out of 5) Strong adaptation of Scott McPherson’s intimate stage play that is now a beautiful film about rediscovering family. Diane Keaton, in a marvelous performance, plays a woman who has just been diagnosed with leukemia while she is still taking care of her aging aunt (Gwen Verdon) and ailing father (Hume Cronyn). In order to…

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The Pelican Brief (1993)

ALAN J. PAKULA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1993.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Alan J. Pakula, based on the book by John Grisham.  Cinematography by Stephen Goldblatt.  Produced by Pieter Jan Brugge, Alan J. Pakula.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Philip Rosenberg.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Tom Rolf, Trudy Ship.   Excessively long film version of John…

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Amadeus (1984)

MILOS FORMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1984.  AMLF, The Saul Zaentz Company.  Screenplay by Peter Shaffer, based on his play.  Cinematography by Miroslav Ondricek.  Produced by Saul Zaentz.  Music by Neville Marriner.  Production Design by Patrizia von Brandenstein. Costume Design by Theodor Pistek.  Film Editing by Michael Chandler, T.M. Christopher, Nena Danevic.  Academy Awards 1984.  Golden Globe Awards 1984.   The difficult, jealous relationship…

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