Cake (2014)

DANIEL BARNZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2014.  Cinelou Films, Echo Films, We’re Not Brothers Productions, Shenghua Entertainment.  Screenplay by Patrick Tobin.  Cinematography by Rachel Morrison.  Produced by Ben Barnz, Mark Canton, Kristin Hahn, Courtney Solomon.  Music by Christophe Beck. Production Design by Joseph T. Garrity.  Costume Design by Karyn Wagner.  Film Editing by Kristina Boden, Michelle Harrison.  Golden Globe Awards…

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Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006)

STEVEN SHAINBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2006.  Edward R. Pressman Film, River Road Entertainment, Iron Films, Vox3 Films, Furthefilm LLC.  Screenplay by Erin Cressida Wilson, based on the book Diane Arbus by Patricia Bosworth.  Cinematography by Bill Pope.  Produced by Laura Bickford, Andrew Fierberg, Bill Pohlad, Bonnie Timmermann.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by Amy Danger.  Costume Design by Mark Bridges.  Film…

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Prime (2005)

BEN YOUNGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2005.  Prime Film Productions LLC, Stratus Film Co., Team Todd, Focus Features, Younger Than You.  Screenplay by Ben Younger.  Cinematography by William Rexer.  Produced by Jennifer Todd, Suzanne Todd.  Music by Ryan Shore.  Production Design by Mark Ricker.  Costume Design by Melissa Toth.  Film Editing by Kristina Boden.   Uma Thurman visits her psychiatrist (Meryl Streep) to deal with…

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Auto Focus (2002)

PAUL SCHRADER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 2002.  Focus Puller Inc., Good Machine, Propaganda Films.  Screenplay by Michael Gerbosi, based on the book The Murder Of Bob Crane by Robert Graysmith.  Cinematography by Jeffrey Greeley, Fred Murphy.  Produced by Scott Alexander, Alicia Allain, Patrick Dollard, Larry Karaszewski, Brian Oliver, Todd Rosken.  Music by Angelo Badalamenti.  Production Design by James Chinlund.  Costume…

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Light Sleeper (1992)

PAUL SCHRADER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1992.  Carolco Pictures, Grain of Sand Productions, Seven Arts.  Screenplay by Paul Schrader.  Cinematography by Edward Lachman.  Produced by Linda Reisman.  Music by Michael Been.  Production Design by Richard Hornung.  Costume Design by Richard Hornung.  Film Editing by Kristina Boden.  This excellent drama by Paul Schrader features a marvelous script and excellent performances. It stars…

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Kama Sutra: A Tale Of Love (1996)

MIRA NAIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  United Kingdom/India/USA/Germany/Japan, 1996.  NDF International, Pony Canyon, Pandora Filmproduktion, Channel Four Films, Mirabai Films.  Screenplay by Helena Kriel, Mira Nair, based on the story Hand Me Downs by Wajida Tabassuh.  Cinematography by Declan Quinn.  Produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher, Mira Nair.  Music by Mychael Danna.  Production Design by Mark Friedberg.  Costume Design by Eduardo Castro.  Film…

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The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (2013)

NED BENSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2013.  Unison Films, Kim and Jim Productions, Division Films, Dreambridge Films, Myriad Pictures, Standard Deviations.  Screenplay by Ned Benson.   Cinematography by Christopher Blauvelt.  Produced by Ned Benson, Jessica Chastain, Cassandra Kulukundis, Todd J. Labarowski, Emanuel Michael.  Music by Son Lux.  Production Design by Kelly McGehee.  Costume Design by Stacey Battat.  Film Editing by Kristina Boden.  Toronto…

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Hamlet (2000)

MICHAEL ALMEREYDA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 2000.  double A Films.  Screen adaptation by Michael Almereyda, based on the play by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by John de Borman.  Produced by Andrew Fierberg, Amy Hobby.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by Gideon Ponte.  Costume Design by Marco Cattoretti, Luca Mosca.  Film Editing by Kristina Boden.  Independent Spirit Awards 2000. National Board of…

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