Run Lola Run (1998)

TOM TYKWER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  Lola Rennt Germany, 1998.  X-Filme Creative Pool, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, ARTE.  Screenplay by Tom Tykwer.  Cinematography by Frank Griebe.  Produced by Stefan Arndt, Gebhard Henke, Andreas Schreitmuller.  Music by Reinhold Heil, Johnny Klimek, Tom Tykwer.  Production Design by Alexander Manasse.  Costume Design by Monika Jacobs.  Film Editing by Mathilde Bonnefoy.  Independent Spirit Awards 1999.  National Board of Review Awards 1999. …

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Cradle Will Rock (1999)

TIM ROBBINS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1999.  Cradle Productions Inc., Havoc, Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by Tim Robbins.  Cinematography by Jean-Yves Escoffier.  Produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher, Jon Kilik, Tim Robbins.  Music by David Robbins.  Production Design by Richard Hoover.  Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film Editing by Geraldine Peroni.  Cannes Film Festival 1999.  National Board of Review Awards 1999.  Online Film…

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Election (1999)

ALEXANDER PAYNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA, 1999.  Bona Fide Productions, MTV Films, Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor, based on the novel by Tom Perrotta.  Cinematography by James Glennon.  Produced by Albert Berger, David Gale, Keith Samples, Ron Yerxa.  Music by Rolfe Kent.  Production Design by Jane Ann Stewart.  Costume Design by Wendy Chuck.  Film Editing by Kevin…

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Boys Don’t Cry

KIMBERLY PEIRCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1999.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, The Independent Film Channel Productions, Killer Films, Hart-Sharp Entertainment.  Screenplay by Kimberly Peirce, Andy Bienan.  Cinematography by Jim Denault.  Produced by John Hart, Eva Kolodner, Jeffrey Sharp, Christine Vachon.  Music by Nathan Larson.  Production Design by Michael Shaw.  Costume Design by Victoria Farrell.  Film Editing by Tracy Granger, Lee Percy.  Academy Awards 1999.  Boston Film…

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An Ideal Husband (1999)

OLIVER PARKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1999.  Arts Council of England, Canal+, Fragile Films, Icon Entertainment International, Icon Productions, Miramax, Pathé Pictures International.  Screenplay by Oliver Parker, based on the play by Oscar Wilde.  Cinematography by David Johnson.  Produced by Bruce Davey, Uri Fruchtmann, Barnaby Thompson.  Music by Charlie Mole.  Production Design by Michael Howells.  Costume Design by Caroline Harris.  Film…

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Tumbleweeds (1999)

GAVIN O’CONNOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5 USA, 1999.  Spanky Pictures, Solaris, River One Films.  Story by Angela Shelton, Screenplay by Gavin O’Connor, Angela Shelton.  Cinematography by Dan Stoloff.  Produced by Greg O’Connor.  Music by David Mansfield.  Production Design by Bryce Holtshousen.  Costume Design by Mimi Maxmen.  Film Editing by John Gilroy.  Academy Awards 1999.  Golden Globe Awards 1999.  Gotham Awards 1999.  Independent Spirit Awards 1999.  National…

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Go (1999)

DOUG LIMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1999.  Columbia Pictures, Banner Entertainment, Saratoga Entertainment.  Directed by Doug Liman.  Screenplay by John August.  Cinematography by Doug Liman.  Produced by Matt Freeman, Mickey Liddell, Paul Rosenberg.  Music by BT, Moby.  Production Design by Thomas P. Wilkins.  Costume Design by Genevieve Tyrrell.  Film Editing by Stephen Mirrione.  Independent Spirit Awards 1999.  National Board of Review Awards 1999.   Painfully hip…

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Stir Of Echoes (1999)

DAVID KOEPP Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1999.  Artisan Entertainment.  Screenplay by David Koepp, based on the novel by Richard Matheson.  Cinematography by Fred Murphy.  Produced by Judy Hofflund, Gavin Polone.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Nelson Coates.  Costume Design by Leesa Evans.  Film Editing by Jill Savitt.   Unfairly compared to The Sixth Sense, this low-key murder mystery…

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The Cider House Rules (1999)

LASSE HALLSTROM Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1999.  FilmColony, Miramax, Nina Saxon Film Design.  Screenplay by John Irving, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton.  Produced by Richard N. Gladstein.  Music by Rachel Portman.  Production Design by David Gropman.  Costume Design by Renee Ehrlich Kalfus.  Film Editing by Lisa Zeno Churgin.  Academy Awards 1999.  Golden Globe Awards 1999.  National Board of Review Awards…

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A Walk On The Moon

BBBB (out of 5) Marvelous directorial debut by actor Tony Goldwyn (Ghost) about a stifled New York housewife (Diane Lane) who has an affair with a sexy hippie (Viggo Mortensen) while spending the summer of 1969 in the Catskills with her family. The historic moon landing by Neil Armstrong provides the perfect backdrop for a…

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A Map Of The World

BBB.5 (out of 5) Compelling drama based on Jane Hamilton’s esteemed novel, about a city woman turned farm wife (Sigourney Weaver) who is bested by the law of the land. Weaver is also the local school nurse who is torn apart when her best friend’s child drowns in the pond behind her house while she…

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East-West (1999)

REGIS WARGNIER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original title:  Est-Ouest France/Russia/Ukraine/Bulgaria/Spain, 1999.  UGC YM, France 3 Cinéma, NTV-PROFIT, Gala Film, Mate Producciones S.A., Canal+, Sofica Sofinergie 5, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Studio 1+1.  Screenplay by Rustam Ibragimbekov, Sergey Bodrov, Louis Gardel, Regis Wargnier.  Cinematography by Laurent Dailland.  Produced by Yves Marmion.  Music by Patrick Doyle.  Production Design by Aleksey Levchenko.  Costume Design…

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