Night Moves (1975)

ARTHUR PENN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1975. Warner Bros., Hiller Productions, Layton Productions, Major Studio Partners. Screenplay by Alan Sharp. Cinematography by Bruce Surtees. Produced by Robert M. Sherman. Music by Michael Small. Production Design by George Jenkins. Costume Design by Rita Riggs. Film Editing by Dede Allen, Stephen A. Rotter. This…

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The Disaster Artist (2017)

JAMES FRANCO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 2017.  Good Universe, New Line Cinema, Point Grey Pictures, RabbitBandini Productions, Ramona Films, RatPac-Dune Entertainment. Screenplay by Scott Neudstadter, Michael H. Weber, based on the book The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell.  Cinematography by Brandon Trost.  Produced…

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Fear City (1984)

ABEL FERRARA Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA, 1984.  Twentieth Century Fox, Zupnik-Curtis Enterprises, Rebecca Productions, Castle Hill Productions.  Screenplay by Nicholas St. John.  Cinematography by James Lemmo.  Produced by Bruce Cohn Curtis.  Music by Dick Halligan.  Production Design by Vincent M. Cresciman.  Costume Design by Linda M. Bass.  Film Editing by Jack W. Holmes, Anthony Redman.   Tom Berenger is terrific as…

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Tart (2001)

CHRISTINA WAYNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/Canada, 2001.  Green Moon Productions, Interlight.  Screenplay by Christina Wayne.  Cinematography by Stephen Kazmierski.  Produced by Patrick D. Cheh, Diane Isaacs, Nile Niami.  Music by Jeehun Hwang.  Production Design by Marian Wihak.  Costume Design by Gersha Phillips.  Film Editing by Ray Hubley.   More teen angst, served up bitter and frank. An excellent Dominique Swain stars as a private school…

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Cecil B. Demented (2000)

JOHN WATERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  France/USA, 2000.  Artic Productions LLC, Canal+, Ice Cap Production, Polar Entertainment Corporation.  Written by by John Waters. Cinematography by Robert M. Stevens.  Produced by Joseph M. Caracciolo Jr., John Fiedler, Mark Tarlov.  Music by Basil Poledouris, Zoe Poledouris.  Production Design by Vincent Peranio.  Costume Design by Van Smith.  Film Editing by Jeffrey Wolf.   Pompous and tiring…

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Two Much (1996)

FERNANDO TRUEBA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Spain/USA, 1996.  Fernando Trueba Producciones Cinematográficas, Interscope Communications, Lolafilms, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Sociedad General de Televisión, Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by Fernando Trueba, David Trueba, based on the novel by Donald E. Westlake.  Cinematography by Jose Luis Alcaine.  Produced by Andrés Vicente Gómez, Cristina Huerte.  Music by Michel Camilo.  Production Design by Juan Botella.  Costume Design by…

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Tempo (2003)

ERIC STYLES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Canada/France/Luxembourg/United Kingdom, 2003.  Chesler/Perlmutter Productions, France 2, Grosvenor Park Productions, Le Sabre, Samsa Film.  Screenplay by L.M. Kit Carson, Jeremy Lipp, Jennifer Salt.  Cinematography by Robert Fraisse.  Produced by Georges Campana, Lewis Chesler, David Perlmutter.  Music by John McCarthy.  Production Design by Jean-Pierre Bazerolle, Anne Seibel.  Costume Design by Brigitte Nierhaus. Film Editing by Marvin Lawrene, Caroline…

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Shining Through (1992)

DAVID SELTZER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/United Kingdom, 1992.  Twentieth Century Fox, Sandollar Productions, Peter V. Miller Investment Corp..  Screenplay by David Seltzer, based on the novel by Susan Isaacs.  Cinematography by Jan de Bont.  Produced by Carol Baum, Howard Rosenman.  Music by Michael Kamen.  Production Design by Anthony Pratt.  Costume Design by Marit Allen.  Film Editing by Craig McKay.   This war drama provides…

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The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)

ROBERT REDFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1988.  Esparza, Universal Pictures, Wildwood Enterprises. Screenplay by John Nichols, David S. Ward, based on the novel by John Nichols.  Cinematography by Robbie Greenberg.  Produced by Moctesuma Esparza, Robert Redford.  Music by Dave Grusin.  Production Design by Joe Aubel, Thomas L. Roysden.  Costume Design by Bernie Pollack.  Film Editing by Dede Allen,…

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Stuart Little 2 (2002)

ROB MINKOFF Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2002.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Franklin/Waterman Productions, Red Wagon Entertainment.  Story by Douglas Wick, Bruce Joel Rubin, Screenplay by Bruce Joel Rubin, based on characters from the book Stuart Little by E.B. White.  Cinematography by Steven Poster.  Produced by Lucy Fisher, Douglas Wick.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Bill Brzeski.  Costume Design by…

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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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Born Yesterday (1993)

LUIS MANDOKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1993.  Hollywood Pictures, Touchwood Pacific Partners 1.  Screenplay by Douglas McGrath, based on the play by Garson Kanin.  Cinematography by Lajos Koltai.  Produced by D. Constantine Conte.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Lawrence G. Paull.  Costume Design by Colleen Atwood.  Film Editing by Lesley Walker.   Excellent remake of the 1950 George Cukor classic…

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