The Wedding Date (2005)

CLARE KILNER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB USA/United Kingdom, 2005. Gold Circle Films, 26 Films, Visionview Production. Screenplay by Dana Fox, based on the novel Asking For Trouble by Elizabeth Young. Cinematography by Oliver Curtis. Produced by Jessica Bendinger, Paul Brooks, Michelle Chydzik Sowa, Nathalie Marciano. Music by Blake Neely. Production Design by Tom…

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Georgia Rule (2007)

GARRY MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  USA, 2007.  Morgan Creek Entertainment, Trust Me.  Screenplay by Mark Andrus.   Cinematography by Karl Walter Lindenlaub.   Produced by David Robinson, James G. Robinson.   Music by John Debney.   Production Design by Albert Brenner.   Costume Design by Gary Jones.   Film Editing by Bruce Green, Tara Timpone. Rebellious and irreverent,…

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The Mountain Between Us (2017)

HANY ABU-ASSAD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.   USA, 2017.  Chernin Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Chris Weitz, J. Mills Goodloe, based on the novel by Charles Martin.  Cinematography by Mandy Walker.  Produced by Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark, David Ready, Jenno Topping.  Music by Ramin Djawadi.  Production Design by Patrice Vermette.  Costume Design by Renee Ehrlich Kalfus.  Film Editing by Lee…

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Truth (2015)

JAMES VANDERBILT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Australia/USA, 2015.  Sony Pictures Classics, Echo Lake Entertainment, RatPac Entertainment, FilmNation Entertainment, Blue Lake Media Fund, Deluxe Australia, Mythology Entertainment , Dirty Films.  Screenplay by James Vanderbilt, based on the book Truth And Duty: The Press, The President and The Privilege Of Power by Mary Mapes.  Cinematography by Mandy Walker.  Produced by…

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The Safety Of Objects (2001)

ROSE TROCHE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2001.  Renaissance Films, Vulcan Productions, Infilm, Killer Films, Ontario Film Development Corporation.  Screenplay by Rose Troche, based on the stories by A.M. Homes.  Cinematography by Enrique Chediak.  Produced by Dorothy Berwin, Christine Vachon.  Music by Barb Morrison, Charles Nieland, Nance Nieland.  Production Design by Andrea Stanley.  Costume Design by Laura Jean Shannon.  Film Editing by Geraldine…

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Trixie (2000)

ALAN RUDOLPH Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BB.  USA, 2000.  Pandora Cinema, Sandcastle 5 Productions, Sony Pictures Classics.  Story by Alan Rudolph, John Binder, Screenplay by Alan Rudolph.  Cinematography by Jan Kiesser.  Produced by Robert Altman.  Music by Mark Isham, Roger Neill.  Production Design by Linda Del Rosario, Richard Paris.  Costume Design by Monique Prudhomme.  Film Editing by John Helde, Michael Ruscio.   Dull, uneventful…

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Stoker (2013)

CHAN-WOOK PARK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA/United Kingdom, 2013.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Indian Paintbrush, Scott Free Productions, Dayday Films, Ingenious Media.  Screenplay by Wentworth Miller.  Cinematography by Chung-hoon Chung.  Produced by Michael Costigan, Ridley Scott, Tony Scott.  Music by Clint Mansell.  Production Design by Therese DePrez.  Costume Design by Kurt and Bart.  Film Editing by Nicolas De Toth.   Mia Wasikowska is devastated when her…

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How To Make An American Quilt (1995)

JOCELYN MOORHOUSE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1995.  Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment.  Screenplay by Jane Anderson, based on the novel by Whitney Otto.  Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by Sarah Pillsbury, Midge Sanford.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Leslie Dilley.  Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film Editing by Jill Bilcock.   How much better this film would have been if…

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August: Osage County

BBBB (out of 5) The hit Broadway play by Tracy Letts makes its way to the big screen with fully satisfying results.  Meryl Streep lords over the roost of an eccentric (to say the least) Oklahoma family thrown into disarray when her husband (Sam Shepard) walks out of the house and vanishes without a trace.  Almost…

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The Trigger Effect

DAVID KOEPP Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   Los Angeles succumbs to a complete power blackout and soon the city is plunged in disorder and crime. Many suburban residents keep themselves locked away at home, protecting themselves with personal weapons, while outside the world is going mad with stores being looted and traffic going amok….

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Bad Girls (1994)

JONATHAN KAPLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1994.  Twentieth Century Fox, The Ruddy Morgan Organization.  Story by Albert S. Ruddy, Charles Finch, Gray Frederickson, Screenplay by Ken Friedman, Yolande Turner. Cinematography by Ralph D. Bode.  Produced by Charles Finch, Bruce Meade, Andre Morgan, Albert S. Ruddy.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Guy Barnes.  Costume Design by Susie DeSanto.  Film Editing by…

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About Schmidt (2002)

ALEXANDER PAYNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2002.  New Line Cinema.  Screenplay by Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor, based on the novel by Louis Begley.  Cinematography by James Glennon.  Produced by Michael Besman, Harry Gittes.  Music by Rolfe Kent.  Production Design by Jane Ann Stewart.  Costume Design by Wendy Chuck.  Film Editing by Kevin Tent.  Academy Awards 2002.  American Film Institute Awards 2002….

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