The Night Listener (2006)

PATRICK STETTNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2006.  Hart-Sharp Entertainment, IFC Films, Fortissimo Films.  Screenplay by Armistead Maupin, Terry Anderson, Patrick Stettner, based on the novel by Armistead Maupin.  Cinematography by Lisa Rinzler.  Produced by Jill Footlick, Robert Kessel, Jeff Sharp.  Music by Peter Nashel.  Production Design by Michael Shaw.  Costume Design by Marina Draghici.  Film Editing by Andy Keir.  Podcast:  Bad Gay Movies.   A…

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Crossing Delancey (1988)

JOAN MICKLIN SILVER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1988.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Susan Sandler, based on her play.  Cinematography by Theo van de Sande.  Produced by Michael Nozik.  Music by Paul Chihara.  Production Design by Dan Leigh.  Costume Design by Rita Ryack.  Film Editing by Rick Shaine.   Intimate little romance sparkles thanks to heartfelt performances by Peter Riegert and the always riveting Amy Irving….

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Big (1988)

PENNY MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1988.  American Entertainment Partners II L.P., Gracie Films, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Gary Ross, Anne Spielberg.  Cinematography by Barry Sonnenfeld.  Produced by James L. Brooks, Robert Greenhut.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Judianna Makovsky. Film Editing by Barry Malkin.   A thirteen year-old kid is tired of…

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Lorenzo’s Oil (1992)

GEORGE MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Universal Pictures, Kennedy Miller Productions.  USA, 1992.  Screenplay by George Miller, Nick Enright.  Cinematography by John Seale.  Produced by George Miller, Doug Mitchell.  Music by Christine Woodruff.  Production Design by Kristi Zea.  Costume Design by Colleen Atwood.  Film Editing by Marcus D’Arcy, Richard Francis-Bruce.   Nick Nolte and Susan Sarandon play two real-life heroes, Augusto and Michaela Odone, two…

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Lolita (1997)

ADRIAN LYNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/France, 1997.  Guild, Lolita Productions, Pathé.  Screenplay by Stephen Schiff, based on the novel Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov.  Cinematography by Howard Atherton.  Produced by Mario Kassar, Joel B. Michaels.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Jon Hutman.  Costume Design by Judianna Makovsky.  Film Editing by David Brenner, Julie Monroe.  National Board of Review Awards 1998.   Vladimir…

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To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar (1995)

BEEBAN KIDRON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1995.  Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment. Screenplay by Douglas Carter Beane.  Cinematography by Steve Mason.  Produced by G. Mac Brown.  Music by Rachel Portman.  Production Design by Wynn Thomas.  Costume Design by Marlene Stewart.  Film Editing by Andrew Mondshein.  Golden Globe Awards 1995.   When a novice drag queen (John Leguizamo) fails miserably in a local pageant,…

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Someone Like You…

BBB (out of 5) Ashley Judd plays an assistant to a go-getter television host (Ellen Barkin) who falls in love with a new co-worker (Greg Kinnear) and embarks upon the best relationship of her life. After selling her apartment to move in with him, she discovers that it’s all over and the only place she…

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The Doors (1991)

OLIVER STONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1991.  Bill Graham Films, Carolco International N.V., Carolco Pictures, Imagine Entertainment, Ixtlan.  Screenplay by Randall Johnson, Oliver Stone.  Cinematography by Robert Richardson.  Produced by Bill Graham, Sasha Harari, A. Kitman Ho.  Production Design by Barbara Ling.  Costume Design by Marlene Stewart.  Film Editing by David Brenner, Joe Hutshing.   Oliver Stone turns from his…

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Reversal Of Fortune (1990)

BARBET SCHROEDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA/Japan/United Kingdom, 1990.  Sovereign Pictures, Reversal Films Inc., Shochiku-Fuji Company.  Screenplay by Nicholas Kazan, based on the book by Alan Dershowitz.  Cinematography by Luciano Tivoli.  Produced by Edward R. Pressman, Oliver Stone.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Mel Bourne. Costume Design by Judianna Makovsky.  Film Editing by Lee Percy.   This excellent film details the case…

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Revolutionary Road (2008)

SAM MENDES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2008.  DreamWorks, BBC Films, Evamere Entertainment, Neal Street Productions, Goldcrest Pictures.  Screenplay by Justin Haythe, based on the novel by Richard Yates.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Bobby Cohen, Sam Mendes, Scott Rudin.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Kristi Zea.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Tariq Anwar.  Academy Awards 2008.  Golden…

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