Ethan Frome (1993)

JOHN MADDEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   United Kingdom/USA, 1993.  American Playhouse, British Broadcasting Corporation, Richard Price.  Screenplay by Richard Nelson, based on the novel by Edith Wharton.  Cinematography by Bobby Bukowski.  Produced by Stan Wlodkowski.  Music by Rachel Portman.  Production Design by Andrew Jackness.  Costume Design by Carol Oditz.  Film Editing by Katherine Wenning. If you could handle the depression of The…

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The Night We Never Met (1993)

WARREN LEIGHT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5 USA, 1993.  Miramax, Tribeca Productions.  Screenplay by Warren Leight.  Cinematography by John Thomas.  Produced by Michael Peyser.  Music by Evan Lurie.  Production Design by Lester Cohen.  Costume Design by Ellen Lutter.  Film Editing by Camilla Toniolo.   Annabella Sciorra and Matthew Broderick timeshare an apartment with a soon to be married bachelor (Kevin Anderson).  She is unhappily married and uses…

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Mr. North (1988)

DANNY HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1988.  Heritage Entertainment Inc., The Samuel Goldwyn Company, Showcase Productions International.  Screenplay by Janet Roach, John Huston, James Costigan, based on the novel Theophilus North by Thornton Wilder.  Cinematography by Robin Vidgeon.  Produced by Steven Haft, Skip Steloff.    Music by David McHugh.   Production Design by Eugene Lee.   Costume Design by…

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Kinsey (2004)

BILL CONDON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA/Germany, 2004.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Qwerty Films, N1 European Film Produktions GmbH & Co. KG, Pretty Pictures.  Screenplay by Bill Condon. Cinematography by Frederick Elmes.  Produced by Gail Mutrux.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by Richard Sherman.  Costume Design by Bruce Finlayson.  Film Editing by Virginia Katz.  Academy Awards 2004.  AFI Awards 2004.   Golden Globe…

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The Gardener (1974)

JAMES H. KAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B Alternate titles:  Garden Of Death, Seeds of Evil USA, 1974.  Screenplay by James H. Kay.  Cinematography by Michael Zingale.  Produced by Tony Belletier.  Music by Marc Fredericks.  Production Design by Don Gilman.  Costume Design by Sivia Aulette.  Film Editing by Cal Schultz.   Katharine Houghton notices that her friend has a terrific botanical array behind her…

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Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner (1967)

STANLEY KRAMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1967.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by William Rose.  Cinematography by Sam Leavitt.  Produced by Stanley Kramer.  Music by Frank De Vol.  Production Design by Robert Clatworthy.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by Robert C. Jones.   This drama isn’t as newsworthy today as it was in 1967 (though even at the time it was already…

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