Uncut Gems (2019)

BENNY SAFDIE, JOSH SAFDIE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.    USA, 2019.  Elara Pictures, IAC Films, Scott Rudin Productions, Sikelia Productions.  Screenplay by Ronald Bronstein, Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie.  Cinematography by Darius Khondji.  Produced by Sebastian Bear-McClard, Oscar Boyson, Eli Bush, Scott Rudin.  Music by Daniel Lopatin.  Production Design by Sam Lisenco.  Costume Design…

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Listen Up Philip (2014)

ALEX ROSS PERRY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2014.  Tribeca Film, Faliro House Productions, Sailor Bear, Washington Square Films.  Screenplay by Alex Ross Perry.  Cinematography by Sean Price Williams.  Produced by Joshua Blum, Toby Halbrooks, James M. Johnston, David Lowery, Katie Stern.  Music by Keegan DeWitt.  Production Design by Scott Kuzio.  Costume Design by Amanda Ford.  Film Editing by Robert Greene.  Jason…

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The Substance Of Fire (1996)

DANIEL J. SULLIVAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1996.  Miramax.  Screenplay by Jon Robin Baitz, based on his play.  Cinematography by Robert D. Yeoman.  Produced by Jon Robin Baitz, Randy Finch, Ron Kastner.  Music by Joseph Vitarelli.  Production Design by Mark Ricker.  Costume Design by Terri Purcell.  Film Editing by Pamela Martin.  National Board of Review Awards 1996.Toronto International Film Festival 1996.   Sterling drama…

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Igby Goes Down (2002)

BURR STEERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2002.  United Artists, Atlantic Streamline, Crossroads Films, Helkon Media. Screenplay by Burr Steers.  Cinematography by Wedigo von Schultzendorff. Produced by Lisa Tornell, Marco Weber.  Music by Uwe Fahrenkrog-Petersen.  Production Design by Kevin Thompson. Costume Design by Sarah Edwards.  Film Editing by William M. Anderson, Padraic McKinley.  Golden Globe Awards 2002.  Independent Spirit Awards 2002.  Las…

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Cadillac Records (2008)

DARNELL MARTIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2008.  LightWave Entertainment, Parkwood Pictures, Sony Music Film.  Screenplay by Darnell Martin.  Cinematography by Anastas N. Michos.  Produced by Andrew Lack, Sofia Sondervan.  Music by Terence Blanchard.  Production Design by Linda Burton.   Costume Design by Johnetta Boone.   Film Editing by Peter C. Frank.   Golden Globe Awards 2008.  …

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Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (2003)

McG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2003.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Flower Films, Tall Trees Productions, Wonderland Sound and Vision.  Story by John August, Screenplay by John August, Cormac Wibberley, Marianne Wibberley, based on the television series of Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts.  Cinematography by Russell Carpenter.  Produced by Drew Barrymore, Leonard Goldberg, Nancy Juvonen.  Music by Ed Shearmur.  Production Design by J. Michael…

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subUrbia (1996)

RICHARD LINKLATER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1996.  Castle Rock Entertainment, Detour Filmproduction.  Screenplay by Eric Bogosian, based on his play.  Cinematography by Lee Daniel.  Produced by Anne Walker-McBay. Production Design by Catherine Hardwicke.  Costume Design by Melanie Armstrong Fletcher.  Film Editing by Sandra Adair.  Independent Spirit Awards 1997 New Jersey teens hang out at a convenience store parking…

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Dolores Claiborne (1995)

TAYLOR HACKFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1995.  Castle Rock Entertainment, Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Tony Gilroy, based on the novel by Stephen King.  Cinematography by Gabriel Beristain.  Produced by Taylor Hackford, Charles Mulvehill.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Bruno Rubeo.  Costume Design by Shay Cunliffe.  Film Editing by Mark Warner.   One of Stephen King’s most fascinating stories is this…

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Ararat (2002)

ATOM EGOYAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Canada/France, 2002.  Alliance Atlantis Communications, Serendipity Point Films, Ego Film Arts, ARP Sélection, Telefilm Canada, The Movie Network, Super Ecran, The Harold Greenberg Fund.  Screenplay by Atom Egoyan.  Cinematography by Paul Sarossy.  Produced by Atom Egoyan, Robert Lantos.  Music by Mychael Danna.  Production Design by Phillip Barker.  Costume Design by Beth Pasternak.  Film…

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Wonderland (2003)

BBBB (out of 5) “Long” John Holmes, aka Johnny Wad, starred in over a thousand adult films and, according to legend, applied his 14-inch penis to over 14,000 women (and a handful of men when he needed the cash).  Did you know that he was also once at the centre of a murder investigation? This…

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Deconstructing Harry (1997)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1997.  Sweetland Films, Jean Doumanian Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Carlo Di Palma.  Produced by Jean Doumanian.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Suzy Benzinger.  Film Editing by Susan E. Morse.  Academy Awards 1997. Woody Allen plays a popular scribe with writer’s block who spends two days re-examining his life and…

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