Smooth Talk (1985)

JOYCE CHOPRA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB United Kingdom/USA, 1985. American Playhouse, Goldcrest Films International, Nepenthe Productions, Palmyra Films. Screenplay by Tom Cole, based on the story Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been by Joyce Carol Oates. Cinematography by James Glennon. Produced by Martin Rosen. Music by Russ Kunkel, George Massenburg, Bill…

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Election (1999)

ALEXANDER PAYNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA, 1999.  Bona Fide Productions, MTV Films, Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor, based on the novel by Tom Perrotta.  Cinematography by James Glennon.  Produced by Albert Berger, David Gale, Keith Samples, Ron Yerxa.  Music by Rolfe Kent.  Production Design by Jane Ann Stewart.  Costume Design by Wendy Chuck.  Film Editing by Kevin…

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Citizen Ruth (1996)

ALEXANDER PAYNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1996.  Independent Pictures, Miramax.  Screenplay by Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor.  Cinematography by James Glennon.  Produced by Cathy Konrad, Cary Woods.  Music by Rolfe Kent.  Production Design by Jane Ann Stewart.  Costume Design by Tom McKinley.  Film Editing by Kevin Tent. Alexander Payne made a brilliant debut with this wonderful black comedy that deals with a real political…

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El Norte (1983)

GREGORY NAVA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 1983.  American Playhouse, Channel Four Films, Independent Productions, Island Alive, Public Broadcasting Service.  Story by Gregory Nava, Screenplay by Anna Thomas.  Cinematography by James Glennon.  Produced by Trevor Black, Bertha Navarro, Anna Thomas.  Music by The Folkloristas.  Production Design by David Wasco.  Costume Design by Hilary Wright.  Film Editing by Betsy Blankett Milicevic.   Brother and…

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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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The United States Of Leland (2003)

MATTHEW RYAN HOGE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2003.  MDP Worldwide, Media 8 Entertainment, Thousand Words, Trigger Street Productions.  Screenplay by Matthew Ryan Hoge.  Cinematography by James Glennon.  Produced by Bernie Morris, Jonah Smith, Kevin Spacey, Palmer West.  Music by Jeremy Enigk.  Production Design by Edward T. McAvoy.  Costume Design by Genevieve Tyrrell.  Film Editing by Jeff Betancourt.   After a teenager (Ryan…

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