Bedrooms And Hallways (1998)

ROSE TROCHE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom, 1998.  Berwin and Dempsey, British Broadcasting Corporation, Pandora Cinema.  Screenplay by Robert Farrar.  Cinematography by Ashley Rowe.  Produced by Dorothy Berwin, Liz Bunton, Ceci Dempsey.  Music by Ian MacPherson, Alfredo D. Troche.  Production Design by Richard Bridgland.  Costume Design by Annie Symons.  Film Editing by Chris Blunden.   Often amusing examination of the nature of…

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A Walk To Remember (2002)

ADAM SHANKMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2002.  Warner Bros., Pandora Cinema, DiNovi Pictures, Gaylord Films.  Screenplay by Karen Janszen, based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks.  Cinematography by Julio Macat.  Produced by Denise Di Novi,Hunt Lowry.  Music by Mervyn Warren.  Production Design by Doug Hall.  Costume Design by Doug Hall, Beverley Woods.  Film Editing by Emma E. Hickox.  Based on the novel by…

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Trixie (2000)

ALAN RUDOLPH Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BB.  USA, 2000.  Pandora Cinema, Sandcastle 5 Productions, Sony Pictures Classics.  Story by Alan Rudolph, John Binder, Screenplay by Alan Rudolph.  Cinematography by Jan Kiesser.  Produced by Robert Altman.  Music by Mark Isham, Roger Neill.  Production Design by Linda Del Rosario, Richard Paris.  Costume Design by Monique Prudhomme.  Film Editing by John Helde, Michael Ruscio.   Dull, uneventful…

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The Young Poisoner’s Handbook (1995)

BENJAMIN ROSS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  United Kingdom/Germany/France, 1995.  Bavaria Film and Television Fund, British Screen Productions, Eurimages, Haut et Court, Kinowelt Filmproduktion, Mass Productions, Pandora Cinema.  Screenplay by Jeff Rawle, Benjamin Ross.  Cinematography by Hubert Taczanowski.  Produced by Sam Taylor.  Music by Rob Lane, Frank Strobel.  Production Design by Maria Djurkovic.  Costume Design by Stewart Meachem.  Film Editing by Anne Sopel.   True story…

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Of Love And Shadows (1994)

BETTY KAPLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.  Argentina/USA, 1994.  Aleph Producciones S.A., Argentina Espanola, Miramax, Pandora Cinema.  Screenplay by Donald Freed, based on the book by Isabel Allende.  Cinematography by Felix Monti.  Produced by Richard B. Goodwin, Betty Kaplan, Paul Mayersohn.  Music by José Nieto.  Production Design by Abel Facello.  Costume Design by Beatriz De Benedetto.  Film Editing by Bill Butler, Kathryn Himoff.  …

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Donnie Darko (2001)

RICHARD KELLY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2001.  Pandora Cinema, Flower Films, Adam Fields Productions, Gaylord Films.  Screenplay by Richard Kelly.  Cinematography by Steven Poster.  Produced by Adam Fields, Nancy Juvonen, Sean McKittrick.    Music by Michael Andrews.  Production Design by Alec Hammond.    Costume Design by April Ferry.   Film Editing by Sam Bauer, Eric Strand.    Donnie Darko (Jake…

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The Governess (1998)

SANDRA GOLDBACHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1998.  Arts Council of England, British Broadcasting Corporation, British Screen Productions, Pandora Cinema, Parallax Pictures.  Screenplay by Sandra Goldbacher.  Cinematography by Ashley Rowe.  Produced by Sarah Curtis.  Music by Ed Shearmur.  Production Design by Sarah Greenwood.  Costume Design by Caroline Harris.  Film Editing by Isabelle Lorente.   Sumptuous period piece by first-time director Sandra Goldbacher,…

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Tango (1998)

CARLOS SAURA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Spain/Argentina, 1998.  Adela Pictures, Alma Ata International Pictures S.L., Argentina Sono Film S.A.C.I., Astrolabio Producciones S.L., Beco Films, Hollywood Partners, Pandora Cinema, Saura Films, Terraplen Producciones.  Screenplay by Carlos Saura.  Cinematography by Vittorio Storaro.  Produced by Luis A. Scalella, Carlos Mentasti, Juan Carlos Codazzi.  Music by Lalo Schifrin.  Production Design by Marianna Sourrouille.  Costume Design…

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Night On Earth (1991)

JIM JARMUSCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  France/United Kingdom/Germany/USA/Japan, 1991.  Victor Company of Japan, Victor Musical Industries, Pyramide Productions, Canal+, Pandora Cinema, Pandora Filmproduktion, Channel Four Films, JVC Entertainment Networks, Locus Solus Entertainment.  Screenplay by Jim Jarmusch.  Cinematography by Frederick Elmes.  Produced by Jim Jarmusch.  Music by Tom Waits.  Production Design by Johan Le Tenoux.  Costume Design by Magda Bava, Claire Fraisse,…

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Maybe Baby (2000)

HUGH LAURIE, BEN ELTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  United Kingdom, 2000.  Pandora Cinema, BBC Films.  Screenplay by Ben Elton, based on his novel Inconceivable.  Cinematography by Roger Lanser.  Produced by Phil McIntyre.  Music by Colin Towns.  Production Design by Jim Clay.  Costume Design by Anna B. Sheppard.  Film Editing by Peter Hollywood.   Hugh Laurie and Joely Richardson are a happily married couple who…

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Kolya (Kolja) (1996)

JAN SVERAK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  Czech Republic, 1996.  Biograf Jan Sverak, Pandora Cinema, Ceská Televize, CinemArt, Fonds Eurimages du Conseil de l’Europe, Centre National De La Cinematographie, The Czech Republic State Fund for Support and Development of Cinematography, Portobello Pictures, Space Films.  Story byPavel Taussig, Screenplay by Zdenek Sverak.  Cinematography by Vladimir Smutny.  Produced by Eric Abraham, Jan Sverak.  Music…

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Four Days In September (1997)

BRUNO BARRETO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  O Que E Isso, Companheiro Brazil/USA, 1997.  Columbia Pictures Television Trading Company, Filmes do Equador, Luiz Carlos Barreto Produções Cinematográficas, Pandora Cinema, Quanta Centro de Produções Cinematográficas, Sony Corporation of America. Screenplay by Leopoldo Serran, based on the novel by Fernando Gabeira.  Cinematography by Felix Monti.  Produced by Lucy Barreto, Luiz Carlos…

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