Outside In (2017)

LYNN SHELTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 2017. Duplass Brothers Productions. Screenplay by Lynn Shelton, Jay Duplass. Cinematography by Nathan M. Miller. Produced by Mel Eslyn, Lacey Leavitt. Music by Andrew Bird. Production Design by John Lavin. Costume Design by Ronald Leamon. Film Editing by Celia Beasley. The late, great Lynn Shelton goes…

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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 Comedian (2016)

TAYLOR HACKFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2016.  Cinelou Films, Linson Entertainment, Anvil Films, Mad Riot Entertainment.  Story by Art Linson, Screenplay by Art Linson, Jeffrey Ross, Richard LaGravenese, Lewis Friedman.  Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton.  Produced by Mark Canton, Taylor Hackford, Art Linson, John Linson, Courtney Solomon.  Music by Terence Blanchard.  Production Design by Kristi Zea.  Costume Design by Aude Bronson-Howard,…

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The Unbelievable Truth (1989)

HAL HARTLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1989.  Action Features.  Screenplay by Hal Hartley.  Cinematography by Michael Alan Spiller.  Music by Jim Coleman.  Production Design by Carla Gerona.  Costume Design by Kelly Reichardt.  Film Editing by Hal Hartley.  Toronto International Film Festival 1989.   Robert John Burke gets out of prison and returns to his hometown, getting a job at a repair shop…

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Judy Berlin (1999)

ERIC MENDELSOHN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1999.  Caruso / Mendelsohn Productions, Shooting Gallery, Starz! Encore Entertainment, Tsg Pictures.  Screenplay by Eric Mendelsohn. Cinematography by Jeffrey Seckendorf.  Produced by Rocco Caruso.  Music by Michael Nicholas.  Production Design by Charles Kulsziski.  Costume Design by Sue Gandy.  Film Editing by Eric Mendelsohn.  Gotham Awards 1999.  Independent Spirit Awards 1999.  Toronto International Film Festival 1999.   There’s…

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Then She Found Me (2007)

HELEN HUNT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2007.  Odyssey Entertainment, Killer Films, John Wells Productions, Blue Rider Pictures, Black Watch Productions, Less Is More Pictures, Blue Rider Pictures.  Screenplay by Alice Arlen, Victor Levin, Helen Hunt, based on the novel by Elinor Lipman.  Cinematography by Peter Donahue.  Produced by Monica H. Anderson, Helen Hunt, Pamela Koffler, Katie Roumel, Connie Tavel, Christine…

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Random Hearts (1999)

SYDNEY POLLACK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1999.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Global Entertainment Productions GmbH & Company Medien KG, Mirage Enterprises, Rastar Pictures.  Screenplay by Kurt Luedtke, adaptation by Darryl Ponicsan, based on the novel by Warren Adler.  Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot.  Produced by Sydney Pollack, Marykay Powell.  Music by Dave Grusin.  Production Design by Barbara Ling.  Costume Design by Bernie Pollack.  Film…

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Sunshine State (2002)

JOHN SAYLES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2002.  Anarchist’s Convention Films.  Screenplay by John Sayles.  Cinematography by Patrick Cady.  Produced by Maggie Renzi.  Music by Mason Daring.  Production Design by Mark Ricker.  Costume Design by Mayes C. Rubeo.  Film Editing by John Sayles.  National Board of Review Awards 2002.  Online Film Critics Awards 2002.   John Sayles has dealt with different American states…

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Bullets Over Broadway (1994)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   USA, 1994.  Miramax, Sweetland Films, Magnolia Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen, Douglas McGrath.  Cinematography by Carlo Di Palma.  Produced by Robert Greenhut.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Jeffrey Kurland.  Film Editing by Susan E. Morse.  Academy Awards 1994. Golden Globe Awards 1994.  Independent Spirit Awards 1994.  National Board of Review Awards 1994.  New York Film…

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