Bliss (1997)

LANCE YOUNG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1997.  Triumph Films, Stewart Pictures, Pacific Motion Pictures, Triumph Enterprises Inc..  Screenplay by Lance Young.  Cinematography by Mike Molloy.  Produced by Allyn Stewart.  Music by Jan A.P. Kaczmarek.  Production Design by David Fischer, John Willett.  Costume Design by Heidi Ross, Jori Woodman.  Film Editing by Allan Lee.   Erotic dramas are a dime a dozen, but good…

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Get Low (2009)

AARON SCHNEIDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/Germany/Poland, 2009.  K5 International, Zanuck Independent. David Gundlach Productions, LARA Enterprises, TVN, Butcher’s Run Films.  Story by Chris Provenzano, Scott Seeke, Screenplay by Chris Provenzano, C. Gaby Mitchell.  Cinematography by David Boyd.  Produced by David Gundlach, Dean Zanuck.  Music by Jan A.P. Kaczmarek.  Production Design by Geoffrey Kirkland.  Costume Design by Julie Weiss.  Film Editing by Aaron Schneider.  …

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The Visitor (2007)

TOM McCARTHY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA, 2007.  Groundswell Productions, Next Wednesday Productions, Participant Media.  Screenplay by Tom McCarthy. Cinematography by Oliver Bokelberg.  Produced by Michael London, Mary Jane Skalski, John Woldenberg.  Music by Jan A.P. Kaczmarek.  Production Design by John Paino.  Costume Design by Melissa Toth.  Film Editing by Tom McArdle.   Richard Jenkins is a Connecticut college professor whose…

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Unfaithful (2002)

ADRIAN LYNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA/Germany/France, 2002.  Fox 2000 Pictures, Regency Enterprises, Epsilon Motion Pictures, Unfaithful Filmproduktion GmbH & Co. KG.  Screenplay by Alvin Sargent, William Broyles Jr., based on the film La Femme Infidele by Claude Chabrol.  Cinematography by Peter Biziou.  Produced by G. Mac Brown, Adrian Lyne.  Music by Jan A.P. Kaczmarek.  Production Design by Brian Morris,…

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Evening (2007)

LAJOS KOLTAI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2007.  Hart-Sharp Entertainment, MBF Erste Filmproduktiongesellschaft, Twins Financing.  Screenplay by Susan Minot, Michael Cunningham, based on the novel by Susan Minot.  Cinematography by Gyula Pados.  Produced by Jeffrey Sharp.  Music by Jan A.P. Kaczmarek.  Production Design by Caroline Hanania.  Costume Design by Michelle Matland, Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Allyson C. Johnson.   Vanessa Redgrave lies…

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Total Eclipse (1995)

AGNIESZKA HOLLAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  United Kingdom/France/Belgium, 1995.  FIT Productions, Portman Productions, Société Française de Production, K2 SA, Capitol Films, Eurimages, European Co-production Fund, Canal+, StudioCanal.  Screenplay by Christopher Hampton.  Cinematography by Giorgos Arvanitis.  Produced by Jean-Pierre Ramsay-Levi.  Music by Jan A.P. Kaczmarek.  Production Design by Dan Weil.  Costume Design by Pierre-Yves Gayraud.  Film Editing by Isabelle Lorente.   The love…

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Washington Square (1997)

AGNIESZKA HOLLAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1997.  Alchemy Filmworks, Caravan Pictures, Hollywood Pictures, Roger Birnbaum Productions.  Screenplay by Carol Doyle, based on the novel by Henry James.  Cinematography by Jerzy Zielinski.  Produced by Julie Bergman Sender, Roger Birnbaum.  Music by Jan A.P. Kaczmarek.  Production Design by Allan Starski.  Costume Design by Anna B. Sheppard.  Film Editing by David Siegel.   Marvelously costumed,…

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The Third Miracle (1999)

AGNIESZKA HOLLAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1999.  American Zoetrope, Franchise Pictures, Haft Entertainment.  Screenplay by John Romano, Richard Vetere, based on the novel by Richard Vetere.  Cinematography by Jerzy Zielinski.  Produced by Rudolf Biermann, Fred Fuchs, Steven Haft, Elie Samaha.  Music by Jan A.P. Kaczmarek.  Production Design by Robert de Vico.  Costume Design by Denise Cronenberg.  Film Editing by David Siegel. …

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Passchendaele

PAUL GROSS Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BBB. Canadian cinema enters the realm of the battle epic with this beautifully photographed World War I drama.  Paul Gross, inspired by the stories of his own grandfather, plays a soldier returned from battle to Calgary who falls in love with a morphine-addicted nurse (Caroline Dhavernas). When the…

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Finding Neverland (2004)

MARC FORSTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/United Kingdom, 2004.   Miramax, FilmColony, Keylight Productions.   Screenplay by David Magee, based on the play The Man Who Was Peter Pan by Allan Knee.  Cinematography by Roberto Schaefer.   Produced by Nellie Bellflower, Richard N. Gladstein.   Music by Jan A.P. Kaczmarek.   Production Design by Gemma Jackson.   Costume Design by…

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Aimee And Jaguar (1999)

MAX FARBERBOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Germany, 1999.  Senator Film Produktion, Max Farberbock Film, Bundesministerium des Inneren, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Filmförderung Hamburg, Filmförderungsanstalt, Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen.  Screenplay by Max Farberbock, Rona Munro.  Cinematography by Tony Imi.  Produced by Hanno Huth, Günter Rohrbach.  Music by Jan A.P. Kaczmarek.  Production Design by Albrecht Konrad.  Costume Design by Barbara Baum.  Film Editing by Barbara Hennings.  …

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Three Of Hearts (1993)

YUREK BOGAYEVICZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1993.  New Line Cinema, Permut Presentations, Three Hearts Productions.  Story by Adam Greenman, Screenplay by Adam Greenman, Mitch Glazer.  Cinematography by Andrzej Sekula.  Produced by Matthew Irmas, Joel B. Michaels.  Music by Joe Jackson.  Production Design by Nelson Coates.  Costume Design by Barbara Tfank.  Film Editing by Dennis M. Hill, Suzanne Hines.   After Sherilyn Fenn breaks up…

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