Dick Johnson Is Dead (2020)

KIRSTEN JOHNSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 2020. Big Mouth Productions. Screenplay by Nels Bangerter, Kirsten Johnson. Cinematography by John Foster. Produced by Katy Chevigny, Kirsten Johnson, Marilyn Ness. Music by Doug Bernheim. Production Design by Nathan Fisher, Markus Kirschner. Costume Design by William Mellette. Film Editing by Nels Bangerter.  Filmmaker Kirsten Johnson…

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Citizenfour (2014)

LAURA POITRAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA/Germany/United Kingdom, 2014.  Praxis Films, Participant Media, HBO Documentary Films.  Cinematography by Kirsten Johnson, Trevor Paglen, Laura Poitras, Katy Scoggin. Produced by Mathilde Bonnefoy, Laura Poitras, Dirk Wilutzky.  Film Editing by Mathilde Bonnefoy.  Academy Awards 2014.  Boston Film Critics Awards 2014.  Dorian Awards 2014.  Gotham Awards 2014.  Independent Spirit Awards 2014.  Las Vegas Film…

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The Invisible War (2012)

KIRBY DICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA, 2012.  Chain Camera Pictures, Rise Films, ITVS, Fork Films, Cuomo Cole Productions, Canal Plus.  Screenplay by Kirby Dick, Amy Ziering, Douglas Blush.  Cinematography by Kirsten Johnson, Thaddeus Wadleigh. Produced by Tanner King Barklow, Amy Ziering.  Film Editing by Douglas Blush, Derek Boonstra.  Academy Awards 2012.  Dorian Awards 2012.   Gotham Awards 2012.  Independent Spirit Awards 2012.  National…

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Eclipse (1994)

JEREMY PODESWA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Canada/Germany, 1994.  Fire Dog Films, Malofilm, TiMe Medienvertriebs GmbH.  Screenplay by Jeremy Podeswa.  Cinematography by Miroslaw Baszak.  Produced by Camelia Frieberg, Jeremy Podeswa.  Music by Ernie Tollar. Production Design by Tamara Deverell.  Costume Design by Aline Gilmore.  Film Editing by Susan Maggi.   While awaiting a solar eclipse that will briefly enshroud the entire…

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Last Night (1998)

DON McKELLAR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Canada/France, 1998.  Rhombus Media, Téléfilm Canada, La Sept-Arte, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Haut et Court, Canada Television and Cable Production Fund, Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit.  Screenplay by Don McKellar.  Cinematography by Douglas Koch.  Produced by Niv Fichman, Daniel Iron.  Music by Alex Pauk, Alexina Louie.  Production Design by John Dondertman.  Costume…

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Kids In The Hall: Brain Candy (1996)

KELLY MAKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Canada/USA, 1996.  Paramount Pictures, Lakeshore Entertainment, Broadway Video.  Screenplay by Norm Hiscock, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney, Scott Thompson.  Cinematography by David A. Makin.  Produced by Lorne Michaels.  Music by Craig Northey, Pat Steward.  Production Design by Gregory P. Keen.  Costume Design by Wendy May Moore, Marcia Scott.  Film Editing by Christopher Cooper.   Those crazy…

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Leaving Metropolis

BBB (out of 5) A Winnipeg painter (Troy Ruptash) discovers that he can no longer come up with anything worth putting on canvas. Remembering that in college he used to get his best ideas while serving tables to pay for tuition, he goes out and gets a job at a hole-in-the-wall diner run by a…

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