The Land of Steady Habits (2018)

NICOLE HOLOFCENER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.   USA, 2018.  Likely Story.  Screenplay by Nicole Holofcener, based on the novel by Ted Thompson.  Cinematography by Alar Kivilo.  Produced by Stefanie Azpiazu, Anthony Bregman.  Music by Marcelo Zarvos.  Production Design by Dina Goldman.  Costume Design by Alex Bovaird.  Film Editing by Robert Frazen.  Ben Mendelsohn is enjoying life in early retirement, moving into his…

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The Business Of Strangers (2001)

PATRICK STETTNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2001.  Headquarters, i5 Films.  Screenplay by Patrick Stettner.  Cinematography by Teodoro Maniaci.  Produced by Robert H. Nathan, Susan A. Stover.  Music by Alex Lasarenko.  Production Design by Dina Goldman.  Costume Design by Kasia Walicka-Maimone, Dawn Weisberg.  Film Editing by Keiko Deguchi.   This excellent film is the cinematic equivalent of Madonna’s hit song “What It Feels Like For…

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Broadway Damage (1997)

VICTOR MIGNATTI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1997.  Village Art.  Screenplay by Victor Mignatti. Cinematography by Michael Mayers.  Produced by David Topel.  Music by Elliot Sokolov.  Production Design by Dina Goldman.  Costume Design by Jill Kliber.  Film Editing by Victor Mignatti.   Syrupy comedy-romance that is never funny or romantic enough to be tolerable.  Cynthia (Mara Hobel), a social-climbing dreamer, and…

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Camp (2003)

TODD GRAFF Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 2003.  IFC Productions, Jersey Films, John Wells Productions, Killer Films, Laughlin Park Pictures.  Screenplay by Todd Graff.  Cinematography by Kip Bogdahn.  Produced by Danny DeVito, Pamela Koffler, Katie Roumel, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher, Christine Vachon, Jonathan Weisgal.  Music by Stephen Trask.  Production Design by  Dina Goldman.  Costume Design by Dawn Weisberg.  Film Editing by Myron…

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Dark Matter (2007)

SHI-ZHENG CHEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB. USA, 2007.  Saltmill, Myriad Pictures.  Story by Shi-Zheng Chen, Billy Shebar, Screenplay by Billy Shebar.  Cinematography by Oliver Bokelberg.  Produced by Andrea Miller, Mary Salter, Janet Yang.  Music by Van Dyke Parks.  Production Design by Dina Goldman.  Costume Design by Elizabeth Caitlin Ward.  Film Editing by Michael Berenbaum, Pam Wise.   Tragic true story about a transfer student…

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A Prairie Home Companion (2006)

ROBERT ALTMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2006.  Picturehouse, GreeneStreet Films, River Road Entertainment, Sandcastle 5 Productions, Prairie Home Productions.  Story by Garrison Keillor, Ken LaZebnik, Screenplay by Garrison Keillor, based on the radio program by Garrison Keillor.  Cinematography by Edward Lachman.  Produced by Robert Altman, Wren Arthur, Joshua Astrachan, Tony Judge, David Levy.  Production Design by Dina…

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