Images (1972)

ROBERT ALTMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1972.  Lions Gate Films.  Screenplay by Robert Altman, storybook narration by Susannah York.  Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.   Produced by Tommy Thompson.   Music by John Williams.   Production Design by Leon Ericksen.  Costume Design by Jack Gallagher.  Film Editing by Graeme Clifford.   Between releasing his panoramic, multi-cast…

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Bully (2001)

LARRY CLARK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.   USA/France/United Kingdom, 2001.  StudioCanal, Lions Gate Films, Muse Productions, Blacklist Films, Gravity Entertainment.  Screenplay by David McKenna, Roger Pullis, based on the book by Jim Schutze.  Cinematography by Steve Gainer.  Produced by Chris Hanley, Don Murphy, Fernando Sulichin.  Production Design by Linda Burton.  Costume Design by Carleen Ileana Rosado.  Film Editing by Andrew Hafitz. …

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Frida (2002)

JULIE TAYMOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA/Canada/Mexico, 2002.  Handprint Entertainment, Lions Gate Films, Miramax, Ventanarosa Productions.  Screenplay by Clancy Sigal, Diane Lake, Gregory Nava, Anna Thomas, based on the book Frida: A Biography Of Frida Kahlo by Hayden Herrera.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Lindsay Flickinger, Sarah Green, Nancy Hardin, Salma Hayek, Jay Polstein, Roberto Sneider, Lizz Speed.  Music…

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Hard Candy (2005)

DAVID SLADE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2005.  Lions Gate Films, Vulcan Productions, Launchpad Productions.  Screenplay by Brian Nelson.  Cinematography by Jo Willems.  Produced by Michael Caldwell, David Higgins, Richard Hutton.  Music by Harry Escott, Molly Nyman.  Production Design by Jeremy Reed.  Costume Design by Jennifer Johnson.  Film Editing by Art Jones.  Online Film Critics Awards 2006.  Phoenix Film Critics Awards 2006.    Fourteen year-old…

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Happy Endings (2005)

DON ROOS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2005.  Lions Gate Films.  Screenplay by Don Roos. Cinematography by Clark Mathis.  Produced by Michael Paseornek, Holly Wiersma.  Music by Nicole Tocantins.  Production Design by Richard Sherman.  Costume Design by Peggy A. Schnitzer.   Film Editing by David Codron.  Independent Spirit Awards 2005.   Don Roos ignores the speedbump of Bounce and returns to the flavour…

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The Score (2001)

FRANK OZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA/Germany, 2001.  Paramount Pictures, Mandalay Pictures, Horseshoe Bay Productions, Lee Rich Productions, Cineartists AG, Lions Gate Films, MP Film Management, Mel’s Cite du Cinema, Vierte Beteiligung KC Medien AG & Co. KG.  Story by Daniel E. Taylor, Kario Salem, Screenplay by Kario Salem, Lem Dobbs, Scott Marshall Smith.  Cinematography by Rob Hahn.  Produced…

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Crank (2006)

MARK NEVELDINE, BRIAN TAYLOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0.5.  USA, 2006.  Lakeshore Entertainment, Lions Gate Films, RadicalMedia, GreeneStreet Films.  Screenplay by Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor.  Cinematography by Adam Biddle.  Produced by Michael Davis, Gary Lucchesi, Tom Rosenberg, Skip Williamson, Richard S. Wright.  Music by Paul Haslinger.  Production Design by Jerry Fleming.  Costume Design by Christopher Lawrence.  Film Editing by Brian Berdan.   It’s no…

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A Different Loyalty (2004)

MAREK KANIEVSKA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  Canada/United Kingdom/USA/Malta, 2004.  Lions Gate Films, Forum Films, Movision, fresh media.  Screenplay by Jim Piddock.  Cinematography by Jean Lepine.  Produced by Michael Cowan, Richard Lalonde, Jason Piette, Jan H. Vocke.  Music by Normand Corbeil.  Production Design by Anne Pritchard.  Costume Design by Francois Laplante.  Film Editing by Yvann Thibaudeau.   Marek Kanievska reunites with his Another Country…

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The Punisher (2004)

JONATHAN HENSLEIGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/Germany, 2004.  Lions Gate Films, Marvel Enterprises, Valhalla Motion Pictures, VIP 2 Medienfonds, VIP 3 Medienfonds, Artisan Entertainment, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Marvel Entertainment, St. Petersburg Clearwater Film Commission.  Screenplay by Jonathan Hensleigh, Michael France.  Cinematography by Conrad W. Hall.  Produced by Avi Arad, Gale Anne Hurd.  Music by Carlo Siliotto.  Production Design by Michael…

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American Psycho

MARY HARRON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.   USA/Canada, 2000.  Am Psycho Productions, Edward R. Pressman Film, Lions Gate Films, Muse Productions, P.P.S. Films, Quadra Entertainment, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Mary Harron, Guinevere Turner, based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis.  Cinematography by Andrzej Sekula.  Produced by Christian Halsey Solomon, Chris Hanley, Edward R. Pressman.  Music by John…

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Hotel Rwanda

BBBB (out of 5) In 1994 Rwanda, Paul Rusesabagina (Don Cheadle) goes about his business managing the four-star Hotel Milles Collines and tries to ignore the growing unrest between the Tutsi and Hutu tribes of his country. Signs of serious trouble keep showing up that he tries to be optimistic about until a full-out genocide…

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Buffalo ’66

BBB.5 (out of 5) Vincent Gallo is released from prison and decides to go home and visit his parents (Ben Gazzara, Anjelica Huston).   He has been telling them that his absence was due to his making a fortune elsewhere and he is living with a really nice girl; in order to keep this pretense up,…

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