Pieces of a Woman (2020)

KORNEL MUNDRUCZO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Canada/Hungary/USA, 2020.  Bron Studios, Creative Wealth Media Finance, Little Lamb.   Screenplay by Kata Wéber.   Cinematography by Benjamin Loeb.   Produced by Ashley Levinson, Aaron Ryder, Kevin Turen.   Music by Howard Shore.   Production Design by Sylvain Lemaitre.   Costume Design by Rachel Dainer-Best, Véronique Marchessault.  Film Editing by Dávid Jancsó. …

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Madeline’s Madeline (2018)

JOSEPHINE DECKER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5. USA, 2018.  Parris Pictures, Forager Films, Bow and Arrow Entertainment.  Screenplay by Josephine Decker, Donna di Novelli, story consultant Gail Segal, story editor Sharon Mashihi, dramaturg Alexandra Tatarsky.  Cinematography by Ashley Connor.  Produced by Krista Parris, Elizabeth Rao.  Music by Caroline Shaw.  Production Design by Charlotte Royer.  Costume Design by Sarah Maiorino.  Film Editing by…

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American Pastoral (2016)

EWAN McGREGOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.   Hong Kong/USA, 2016.  Lakeshore Entertainment, TIK Film.  Screenplay by John Romano, based on the novel by Philip Roth.  Cinematography by Martin Ruhe.  Produced by Andre Lamal, Gary Lucchesi, Tom Rosenberg.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Daniel B. Clancy.  Costume Design by Lindsay McKay.  Film  Editing by Melissa Kent.  Philip Roth’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel…

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Bliss (1997)

LANCE YOUNG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1997.  Triumph Films, Stewart Pictures, Pacific Motion Pictures, Triumph Enterprises Inc..  Screenplay by Lance Young.  Cinematography by Mike Molloy.  Produced by Allyn Stewart.  Music by Jan A.P. Kaczmarek.  Production Design by David Fischer, John Willett.  Costume Design by Heidi Ross, Jori Woodman.  Film Editing by Allan Lee.   Erotic dramas are a dime a dozen, but good…

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Kissed (1996)

LYNNE STOPKEWICH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Canada, 1996.  Boneyard Film Company Inc., British Columbia Film, Canada Council Media Arts, National Film Board of Canada, UBC Department of Theatre & Film, Téléfilm Canada.  Screenplay by Angus Fraser, Lynne Stopkewich, based on the story We So Seldom Look On Love by Barbara Gowdy.  Cinematography by Gregory Middleton.  Produced by Dean English, Lynne…

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The Five Senses (1999)

JEREMY PODESWA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Canada, 1999.  Alliance Atlantis Communications, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, Canadian Television, Five Senses Productions, The Harold Greenberg Fund, The Movie Network, Téléfilm Canada.  Screenplay by Jeremy Podeswa.  Cinematography by Gregory Middleton.  Produced by Camelia Frieberg, Jeremy Podeswa.  Music by Alexina Louie, Alex Pauk.  Production Design by Taavo Soodor.  Costume Design by…

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Last Of The Dogmen (1995)

TAB MURPHY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1995.  Carolco Pictures, Chargeurs, Last of the Dogmen, Savoy Pictures.  Screenplay by Tab Murphy.  Cinematography by Karl Walter Lindenlaub.  Produced by Joel B. Michaels.  Music by David Arnold.  Production Design by Trevor Williams.  Costume Design by Elsa Zamparelli.  Film Editing by Richard Halsey.   Old-fashioned melodrama features Tom Berenger as a bounty hunter chasing three escaped convicts into a…

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The Wicker Man (2006)

NEIL LaBUTE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0.5.  USA/Germany/Canada, 2006.  Warner Bros., Alcon Entertainment, Millennium Films, Redbus Pictures, Saturn Films, Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films, Equity Pictures Medienfonds GmbH & Co. KG III, Nu Image Entertainment GmbH, Brightlight Pictures.  Screenplay by Neil LaBute, based on the screenplay by Anthony Shaffer.  Cinematography by Paul Sarossy.  Produced by Nicolas Cage, Boaz Davidson, Randall Emmett, Norman Golightly, Avi…

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The Road (2009)

JOHN HILLCOAT Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA, 2009.  Dimension Films, 2929 Productions, Nick Wechsler Productions, Chockstone Pictures.  Screenplay by Joe Penhall, based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy.Cinematography by Javier Aguirresarobe.  Produced by Paula Mae Schwartz, Steve Schwartz, Nick Wechsler.  Music by Nick Cave, Warren Ellis.  Production Design by Chris Kennedy.  Costume Design by Margot Wilson.  Film Editing by…

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Wonderland (1999)

MICHAEL WINTERBOTTOM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1999.  British Broadcasting Corporation, Kismet Film Company, Polygram Filmed Entertainment, Revolution Films, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Laurence Corlat.  Cinematography by Sean Bobbitt.  Produced by David M. Thompson, Stewart Till.  Music by Michael Nyman.  Production Design by Mark Tildesley.  Costume Design by Natalie Ward.  Film Editing by Trevor Waite.   Michael Winterbottom’s best-ever examination of working…

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Rare Birds (2001)

STURLA GUNNARSSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  Canada, 2001.  Big Pictures Entertainment, Pope Productions, Rare Productions Ltd..  Screenplay by Edward Riche, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Jan Kiesser.  Produced by Paul Pope, Janet York. Music by Jonathan Goldsmith. Production Design by Pam Hall.   Costume Design by Jeanie Kimber.    Film Editing by Jeff Warren.   With his…

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Men With Brooms (2002)

PAUL GROSS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5. Canada, 2002.  Serendipity Point Films, Whizbang Films.  Story by Paul Gross, John Krizanc, Paul Quarrington, Screenplay by Paul Gross, John Krizanc.  Cinematography by Thom Best.  Produced by Robert Lantos.  Music by Paul Gross, Jack Lenz.  Production Design by Paul D. Austerberry.  Costume Design by Noreen Landry.  Film Editing by Susan Maggi.   Romantic comedy that was to…

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