Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (2020)

GEORGE C. WOLFE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 2020. Netflix. Screenplay by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, based on the play by August Wilson. Cinematography by Tobias A. Schliessler. Produced by Todd Black, Denzel Washington, Dany Wolf. Music by Branford Marsalis. Production Design by Mark Ricker. Costume Design by Ann Roth. Film Editing by Andrew Mondshein. …

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Last Days (2005)

GUS VAN SANT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  HBO Films, Meno Film Company, Picturehouse, Pie Films Inc..  Screenplay by Gus Van Sant.  Cinematography by Harris Savides.  Produced by Dany Wolf.  Music by Rodrigo Lopresti.  Production Design by Tim Grimes.  Costume Design by Michelle Matland.  Film Editing by Gus Van Sant.  Cannes Film Festival 2005.  Independent Spirit Awards 2005. Although not specifically a biography of…

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Elephant (2003)

GUS VAN SANT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2003.  HBO Films, Fine Line Features, Meno Films, Blue Relief Productions.  Screenplay by Gus Van Sant.  Cinematography by Harris Savides. Produced by Dany Wolf.  Production Design by Benjamin Hayden.  Costume Design by Marychris Mass.  Film Editing by Gus Van Sant.  Cannes Film Festival 2003.  Independent Spirit Awards 2003.  National Society of Film Critics…

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Gerry (2002)

GUS VAN SANT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2002.  Epsilon Motion Pictures, My Cactus, Tango Films.  Screenplay by Casey Affleck, Matt Damon, Gus Van Sant.  Cinematography by Harris Savides.  Produced by Dany Wolf.  Music by Arvo Part.  Film Editing by Casey Affleck, Matt Damon, Gus Van Sant.  Independent Spirit Awards 2002.  New York Film Critics Awards 2003.   Toronto International Film Festival 2002….

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The Nanny Diaries

BB.5 (out of 5) Scarlett Johansson graduates from university with aspirations to do graduate work in anthropology, but is pushed by her concerned mother Donna Murphy) to pursue a career in business. When that fails at the first job interview, Johansson is accidentally roped into a career as a nanny for the spoiled little boy of…

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