Thumbsucker (2005)

MIKE MILLS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA, 2005.  Bob Yari Productions, This Is That Productions, Cinema-Go-Go, Bull’s Eye Entertainment.  Screenplay by Mike Mills, based on the novel by Walter Kirn.  Cinematography by Joaquin Baca-Asay.  Produced by Anthony Bregman, Bob Stephenson.  Music by Tim DeLaughter.  Production Design by Judy Becker.  Costume Design by April Napier.  Film Editing by Haines Hall,…

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Roger Dodger (2002)

DYLAN KIDD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2002.  Holedigger Films, Roger Dodger LLC.  Screenplay by Dylan Kidd.  Cinematography by Joaquin Baca-Asay.  Produced by Anne Chaisson, Dylan Kidd, George VanBuskirk.  Music by Craig Wedren.  Production Design by Stephen Beatrice.  Costume Design by Amy Westcott.  Film Editing by Andy Keir.   Campbell Scott plays a heartless business executive who gets a bit of a surprise when his teen…

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P.S. (2004)

DYLAN KIDD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2004.  Hart-Sharp Entertainment, Fortissimo Films.  Screenplay by Helen Schulman, Dylan Kidd, based on the novel by Helen Schulman.  Cinematography by Joaquin Baca-Asay.  Produced by Anne Chaisson, John Hart, Robert Kessel, Jeffrey Sharp.  Music by Craig Wedren.  Production Design by Stephen Beatrice.  Costume Design by Amy Westcott.  Film Editing by Kate Sanford.   Dylan Kidd follows up…

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Showboy (2002)

CHRISTIAN TAYLOR, LINDY HEYMANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2002.  here! Films, Squeak Pictures, Fite Films, Faction Films, Farrington Productions.  Screenplay by Christian Taylor, Lindy Heymann, Jason Buchtel.  Cinematography by Joaquin Baca-Asay.  Produced by Jason Buchtel.  Music by Daniele Luppi.  Costume Design by Mark Bridges.  Film Editing by Kant Pan.   Christian Taylor stars in this boring mockumentary he made with Lindy Heymann, in which…

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Two Lovers (2008)

JAMES GRAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.   USA, 2008.  2929 Productions, Wild Bunch, Tempesta Films.  Screenplay by James Gray, Ric Menello.  Cinematography by Joaquin Baca-Asay.  Produced by Donna Gigliotti, James Gray, Anthony Katagas.  Production Design by Happy Massee.  Costume Design by Michael Clancy.  Film Editing by John Axelrad.   James Gray follows his richly atmospheric We Own The Night with a romance…

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We Own The Night (2007)

JAMES GRAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   USA, 2007.  Columbia Pictures, 2929 Productions, Industry Entertainment.  Screenplay by James Gray.  Cinematography by Joaquin Baca-Asay.  Produced by Marc Butan, Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg, Nick Wechsler.  Music by Wojciech Kilar.  Production Design by Ford Wheeler.  Costume Design by Michael Clancy.  Film Editing by John Axelrad.   Excellent dramatic thriller treads familiar territory but feels fresh in execution….

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