Five Corners (1987)

TONY BILL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 United Kingdom/USA, 1987. Cineplex Odeon Films, HandMade Films. Screenplay by John Patrick Shanley. Cinematography by Fred Murphy. Produced by Tony Bill, Forrest Murray. Music by James Newton Howard. Production Design by Adrianne Lobel. Costume Design by Peggy Farrell. Film Editing by Andy Blumenthal. John Patrick Shanley pays…

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Old (2021)

M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 2021. Universal Pictures, Blinding Edge Pictures, Perfect World Pictures. Screenplay by M. Night Shyamalan, based on the graphic novel Sandcastle by Pierre-Oscar Lévy, Frederick Peeters. Cinematography by Mike Gioulakis. Produced by Marc Bienstock, Ashwin Rajan, M. Night Shyamalan. Music by Trevor Gureckis. Production Design by…

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The Last Days Of Disco (1998)

WHIT STILLMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1998.  Castle Rock Entertainment, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Westerly Films.  Screenplay by Whit Stillman.  Cinematography by John Thomas.  Produced by Whit Stillman.  Music by Mark Suozzo.  Production Design by Ginger Tougas.  Costume Design by Sarah Edwards.  Film Editing by Andrew Hafitz, Jay Pires. True to the Whit Stillman mode of filmmaking, this film features young people who…

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Miss Firecracker (1989)

THOMAS SCHLAMME Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1989.  Corsair Pictures, Firecracker Company, Guadalupe Productions.   Screenplay by Beth Henley, based on her play The Miss Firecracker Contest.  Cinematography by Arthur Albert.  Produced by Fred Berner.  Music by David Mansfield.  Production Design by Kristi Zea.  Costume Design by Molly Maginnis.  Film Editing by Peter C. Frank.   Holly Hunter makes you care deeply about her…

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Bob Roberts (1992)

TIM ROBBINS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 1992.  Miramax, Live Entertainment, Polygram Filmed Entertainment, The Rank Organisation, Working Title Films.  Screenplay by Tim Robbins.  Cinematography by Jean Lepine.  Produced by Forrest Murray.  Music by David Robbins.  Production Design by Richard Hoover.  Costume Design by Bridget Kelly.  Film Editing by Lisa Zeno Churgin.   Tim Robbins stars and directs for the first time in…

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Junior (1994)

IVAN REITMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1994.  Universal Pictures, Northern Lights Entertainment.  Screenplay by Kevin Wade, Chris Conrad.  Cinematography by Adam Greenberg.  Produced by Ivan Reitman.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Stephen J. Lineweaver.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Wendy Greene Bricmont, Sheldon Kahn.   When genetic scientists Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito can’t get their anti-miscarriage drug approved by the…

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Duplicity

BBBB (out of 5) A guy picks a girl up at a party and they go back to his hotel room:  simple setup for a steamy romantic comedy, with the added complication that she drugs him after sex and steals his secret government documents because, oops, his MI:6 intelligence didn’t inform him that she was…

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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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Company Man (2000)

DOUGLAS McGRATH, PETER ASKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   France/United Kingdom/USA, 2000.  Film Foundry Partners, GreeneStreet Films, Intermedia Films, SKE Films, Union Générale Cinématographique, Wind Dancer Productions.  Screenplay by Peter Askin, Douglas McGrath.  Cinematography by Russell Boyd.  Produced by Guy East, Rick Lead, John Penotti, James W. Skotchdopole.  Music by David Lawrence.  Production Design by Jane Musky.  Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film…

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