White Squall (1996)

RIDLEY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1996.  Hollywood Pictures, Largo Entertainment, Scott Free Productions.  Screenplay by Todd Robinson, based on the book The Last Voyage Of The Albatross by Charles Gieg Jr., Felix Sutton.  Cinematography by Hugh Johnson.  Produced by Mimi Polk Gitlin, Rocky Lang.  Music by Jeff Rona.  Production Design by Peter J. Hampton, Leslie Tomkins.  Costume Design by Judianna…

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Schizopolis (1996)

STEVEN SODERBERGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1996.  .406 Production, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Steven Soderbergh.  Cinematography by Steven Soderbergh.  Produced by John Hardy.  Music by Cliff Martinez, Jeff Rona, Steven Soderbergh.  Film Editing by Sarah Flack.  Toronto International Film Festival 1996. Enjoyable if challenging experimental film by prolific filmmaker Steven Soderbergh, who here takes an odd turn by playing the lead…

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Sharkwater

BBBBB (out of 5) You’ll think you’ve entered Grizzly Man territory at the beginning of this superb documentary when director Rob Stewart describes his beloved sharks as adorable lovely beings and not the evil, ugly monsters we’ve all considered them to be our whole lives. Give him a chance, however, and you’ll realize that he’s…

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