The Card Counter (2021)

PAUL SCHRADER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB United Kingdom/China/USA, 2021. Focus Features, LB Entertainment, Astrakan Film AB, Bona Film Group, Convergent Media, Enriched Media Group, HanWay Films, One Two Twenty Entertainment, Redline Entertainment. Screenplay by Paul Schrader. Cinematography by Alexander Dynan. Produced by Lauren Mann, Braxton Pope, David M. Wulf. Music by Robert Levon…

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Space Station 76 (2014)

JACK PLOTNICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA, 2014.  Rival Pictures, Om Films.  Screenplay by Sam Pancake, Jack Plotnick, Michael Stoyanov, Jennifer Elise Cox, Kali Rocha, based on their play.  Cinematography by Robert Brinkmann.  Produced by Dan Burks, Katherine Ann McGregor, Joel Michaely, Edward Parks, Rachel Ward.  Music by Marc Fantini, Steffan Fantini.  Production Design by Seth Reed.  Costume Design by Sarah Brown,…

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Vamps (2012)

AMY HECKERLING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2012.  Lucky Monkey Pictures, Red Hour Films, Alvernia Production, Parlay Films, Electric Shadow USA, Alvernia Studios, Vamps.  Screenplay by Amy Heckerling.  Cinematography by Tim Suhrstedt.  Produced by Maria Teresa Arida, Adam Brightman, Stuart Cornfeld, Molly Hassell, Lauren Versel.  Music by David Kitay.  Production Design by Dan Leigh.  Costume Design by Mona May.  Film Editing…

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Ghost World (2001)

TERRY ZWIGOFF Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom/Germany, 2001.  United Artists, Granada Film Productions, Jersey Shore, Mr. Mudd, Advanced Medien, Capitol Films.  Screenplay by Daniel Clowes, Terry Zwigoff, based on the comic book by Daniel Clowes.  Cinematography by Affonso Beato.  Produced by Lianne Halfon, John Malkovich, Russell Smith.  Music by David Kitay.  Production Design by Edward T. McAvoy.  Costume Design by Mary Zophres.  Film…

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Factory Girl (2006)

GEORGE HICKENLOOPER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2006.  The Weinstein Company, L.I.F.T. Productions, Holly Wiersma Productions.  Story by Simon Monjack, Aaron Richard Golub, Captain Mauzner, Screenplay by Captain Mauzner.  Cinematography by Michael Grady.  Produced by Morris Bart, Kimberly Calhoun Boling, Aaron Richard Golub, Malcolm Petal, Holly Wiersma.  Music by Ed Shearmur.  Production Design by Jeremy Reed.  Costume Design by John…

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Can’t Hardly Wait (1998)

DEBORAH KAPLAN, HARRY ELFONT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1998.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Tall Trees Productions.  Screenplay by Deborah Kaplan, Harry Elfont.  Cinematography by Lloyd Ahern II.  Produced by Betty Thomas, Jenno Topping.  Music by David Kitay.  Production Design by Marcia Hinds, Adam Short.  Costume Design by Mark Bridges.  Film Editing by Michael Jablow.   This cute ensemble comedy will have a great deal…

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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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Interior. Leather Bar. (2013)

JAMES FRANCO, TRAVIS MATHEWS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 2013.  RabbitBandini Productions.  Screenplay by Travis Mathews.  Cinematography by Samantha Barrows, Seana Carroll, James Franco, Travis Mathews, Keith Wilson.  Produced by James Franco, Travis Mathews, Iris Torres, Keith Wilson.  Music by Santiago Latorre.  Production Design by Liz Phillips.  Costume Design by Lane Stewart.  Film Editing by Travis Mathews.   In order to avoid an…

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But I’m A Cheerleader (1999)

JAMIE BABBIT Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA, 1999.  Cheerleader LLC, Hate Kills Man, Ignite Entertainment, The Kushner-Locke Company.  Story by Jamie Babbit, Screenplay by Brian Wayne Peterson.  Cinematography by Jules Labarthe.  Produced by Leanna Creel, Andrea Sperling.  Music by Pat Irwin.  Production Design by Rachel Kamerman.  Costume Design by Alix Friedberg.  Film Editing by Cecily Rhett.   The promise of great…

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The Rules Of Attraction

ROGER AVARY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B. Yet another Bret Easton Ellis novel has been made a terrible film (Less Than Zero and American Psycho being the other pristine examples).  James Van Der Beek plays a drug-loving college student who is in trouble with his dealers and in love with Shannyn Sossamon.  Sossamon likes him too,…

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