Sylvie’s Love (2020)

EUGENE ASHE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB USA, 2020. Iam21 Entertainment, Seven Letter Word Films. Screenplay by Eugene Ashe. Cinematography by Declan Quinn. Produced by Eugene Ashe, Nnamdi Asomugha, Jonathan T. Baker, Gabrielle Glore, Matthew Thurm. Music by Fabrice Lecomte. Production Design by Mayne Berke. Costume Design by Phoenix Mellow. Film Editing by Dana…

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Ricki And The Flash (2015)

JONATHAN DEMME Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2015.  Clinica Estetico, LStar Capital, TriStar Pictures.  Screenplay by Diablo Cody.  Cinematography by Declan Quinn.  Produced by Diablo Cody, Gary Goetzman, Mason Novick, Marc Platt.  Production Design by Stuart Wurtzel.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Wyatt Smith. Years after she walked out on her husband and three kids to pursue…

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28 Days (2000)

BETTY THOMAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2000.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Tall Trees Productions.  Screenplay by Susannah Grant.  Cinematography by Declan Quinn.  Produced by Jenno Topping.  Music by Richard Gibbs.  Production Design by Marcia Hinds.  Costume Design by Ellen Lutter.  Film Editing by Peter Teschner.   Sandra Bullock is great in this enjoyable but odd comedy about a young woman who is sentenced to twenty-eight…

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Kama Sutra: A Tale Of Love (1996)

MIRA NAIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  United Kingdom/India/USA/Germany/Japan, 1996.  NDF International, Pony Canyon, Pandora Filmproduktion, Channel Four Films, Mirabai Films.  Screenplay by Helena Kriel, Mira Nair, based on the story Hand Me Downs by Wajida Tabassuh.  Cinematography by Declan Quinn.  Produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher, Mira Nair.  Music by Mychael Danna.  Production Design by Mark Friedberg.  Costume Design by Eduardo Castro.  Film…

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Vanity Fair (2004)

MIRA NAIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2004.  Focus Features, Tempesta Films, Granada Film Productions, Inside Track Films, Mirabai Films, Cine Mosaic.  Screenplay by Matthew Faulk, Mark Skeet, Julian Fellowes, based on the novel by William Makepeace Thackeray.  Cinematography by Declan Quinn.  Produced by Janette Day, Lydia Dean Pilcher, Donna Gigliotti.  Music by Mychael Danna.  Production Design by…

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Monsoon Wedding (2001)

MIRA NAIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  India/USA/Italy/Germany/France, 2001.  IFC Productions, Mirabai Films, Pandora Filmproduktion, Paradis Films, Mirabai Films Delhi.  Screenplay by Sabrina Dhawan.  Cinematography by Declan Quinn.  Produced by Caroline Baron, Mira Nair.  Music by Mychael Danna.  Production Design by Stephanie Carroll.  Costume Design by Arjun Bhasin.  Film Editing by Allyson C. Johnson.  European Film Awards 2001.  Golden Globe Awards…

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Breakfast On Pluto (2005)

NEIL JORDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Ireland/United Kingdom, 2005.  Pathé Pictures International, Bórd Scannán na hÉireann, Northern Ireland Film and Television Commission, Parallel Film Productions, Number 9 Films, Irish Film Board.  Screenplay by Neil Jordan, Pat McCabe, based on the book by Pat McCabe.  Cinematography by Declan Quinn.  Produced by Neil Jordan, Alan Moloney, Stephen Woolley.  Music by Anna Jordan.  Production…

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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.  A very simple concept makes for…

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One True Thing

CARL FRANKLIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 1998.  Monarch Pictures, Ufland, Universal Pictures. Screenplay by Karen Croner, based on the novel by Anna Quindlen.  Cinematography by Declan Quinn.  Produced by Jesse Beaton, Harry J. Ulfland.  Music by Cliff Eidelman.  Production Design by Paul Peters.  Costume Design by Donna Zakowska.  Film Editing by Carole Kravetz Aykanian.  Academy Awards 1998.  Golden Globe Awards 1998.  Screen Actors…

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Cold Creek Manor (2003)

MIKE FIGGIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/Canada, 2003.  Touchstone Pictures, Red Mullet, Cold Creek Manor Productions, Red Mullet Productions.  Screenplay by Richard Jefferies.  Cinematography by Declan Quinn.  Produced by Mike Figgis, Annie Stewart.  Music by Mike Figgis.  Production Design by Leslie Dilley.  Costume Design by Marie-Sylvie Deveau.  Film Editing by Dylan Tichenor.   Dennis Quaid and Sharon Stone play a big-city couple who decide to move…

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Leaving Las Vegas (1995)

MIKE FIGGIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  France/USA/United Kingdom, 1995.  Lumiere Pictures, A Lila Cazès Production, Initial Productions.  Screenplay by Mike Figgis, based on the novel by John O’Brien.  Cinematography by Declan Quinn.  Produced by Lila Cazes, Annie Stewart.  Music by Mike Figgis.  Production Design by Waldemar Kalinowski.  Costume Design by Laura Goldsmith.  Film Editing by John Smith.   Performances couldn’t possibly be better in…

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Rachel Getting Married (2008)

JONATHAN DEMME Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2008.  Armian Pictures, Clinica Estetico, Marc Platt Productions.  Screenplay by Jenny Lumet.  Cinematography by Declan Quinn.  Produced by Neda Armian, Jonathan Demme, Marc Platt.  Music by Donald Harrison Jr., Zafer Tawil.  Production Design by Ford Wheeler.  Costume Design by Chryss Hionis.  Film Editing by Tim Squyres.  Academy Awards 2008.  Golden Globe Awards 2008.  Screen Actors Guild Awards 2008.  Toronto International…

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