Skin Deep (1989)

BLAKE EDWARDS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA, 1989. Beco Films, Morgan Creek Entertainment. Screenplay by Blake Edwards. Cinematography by Isidore Mankofsky. Produced by Tony Adams. Music by Henry Mancini. Production Design by Rodger Maus. Costume Design by Nolan Miller. Film Editing by Robert Pergament. Blake Edwards spent a great deal of his post-sixties…

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Tadpole (2002)

GARY WINICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2002.  Miramax, InDigEnt, Dolly Hall Productions, IFC Productions.  Story by Heather McGowan, Niels Mueller, Gary Winick, Screenplay by Heather McGowan, Niels Mueller.  Cinematography by Hubert Taczanowski.  Produced by Alexis Alexanian, Dolly Hall, Gary Winick.  Music by Renaud Pion.  Production Design by Anthony Gasparro.  Costume Design by Suzanne Schwarzer.  Film Editing by Susan Littenberg. This shallow little story…

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Bad Santa (2003)

TERRY ZWIGOFF Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB USA/Germany, 2003.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Dimension Films, Triptych Pictures, Blixa Zweite Film Produktion GmbH & Co. KG.  Screenplay by Glenn Ficarra, John Requa.  Cinematography by Jamie Anderson.  Produced by Sarah Aubrey, John Cameron, Bob Weinstein.  Music by David Kitay.  Production Design by Sharon Seymour.  Costume Design by Wendy Chuck.  Film Editing by Robert Hoffman.   Billy Bob Thornton plays…

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Shadow Of Doubt (1998)

RANDAL KLEISER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB. USA, 1998.  Largo Entertainment, Reasonable Doubt Productions.  Screenplay by Myra Byanka, Raymond De Felitta.  Cinematography by Craig Haagensen.  Produced by Adam Kline, T.J. Mancini.  Music by Joel Goldsmith.  Production Design by Curtis A. Schnell.  Costume Design by Rita Riggs.  Film Editing by Jeff Gourson.   Middling but diverting courtroom drama has a superior Melanie Griffith as a…

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Problem Child (1990)

DENNIS DUGAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1990.  Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment. Screenplay by Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski.  Cinematography by Peter Lyons Collister.  Produced by Robert Simonds.  Music by Miles Goodman.  Production Design by George Costello.  Costume Design by Eileen Kennedy.  Film Editing by Tom Finan, Daniel P. Hanley, Mike Hill.   When a happily married couple learn that they can’t have kids,…

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Noises Off… (1992)

PETER BOGDANOVICH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1992.  Touchstone Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, Touchwood Pacific Partners 1, Nothing On Productions.  Screenplay by Marty Kaplan, based on the play by Michael Frayn.  Cinematography by Tim Surhstedt.  Produced by Frank Marshall.  Production Design by Daniel Maltese.  Costume Design by Betsy Cox.  Film Editing by Lisa Day.   Hilarious adaptation of the hit play features terrific…

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Sling Blade (1996)

BILLY BOB THORNTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1996.  Miramax, Shooting Gallery. Screenplay by Billy Bob Thornton, based on his play.  Cinematography by Barry Markowitz.  Produced by David L. Bushell, Brandon Rosser.  Music by Daniel Lanois.  Production Design by Clark Hunter.  Costume Design by Doug Hall.  Film Editing by Hughes Winborne.   Billy Bob Thornton‘s superb directorial film debut, an adaptation of his…

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Nowhere (1997)

GREGG ARAKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/France, 1997.  Blurco, Desperate Pictures, Union Générale Cinématographique, Why Not Productions.  Screenplay by Gregg Araki.  Cinematography by Arturo Smith.  Produced by Gregg Araki, Andrea Sperling.  Production Design by Patti Podesta.  Costume Design by Sara Jane Slotnick.  Film Editing by Gregg Araki.   Gregg Araki’s tribute to the soulless residents of California’s teen set is an…

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