Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001)

JILL SPRECHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2001.  Stonelock Pictures, Single Cell Pictures, double A Films, Conversation Productions Inc., Echo Lake Entertainment, Entitled Entertainment.  Screenplay by Karen Sprecher, Jill Sprecher.  Cinematography by Dick Pope.  Produced by Beni Atoori, Gina Resnick.  Music by Alex Wurman.  Production Design by Mark Ricker.  Costume Design by Kasia Walicka-Maimone.  Film Editing by Stephen Mirrione.  Boston Film Critics…

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Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)

SUSAN SEIDELMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 1985.  Orion Pictures.  Screenplay by Leora Barish.  Cinematography by Edward Lachman.  Produced by Sarah Pillsbury, Midge Sanford.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Santo Loquasto.  Film Editing by Andrew Mondshein.  Golden Globe Awards 1985.   Rosanna Arquette plays a bored New Jersey housewife who gets a little excitement in her life when she…

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The Pope Of Greenwich Village (1984)

STUART ROSENBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1984.  United Artists.  Screenplay by Vincent Patrick, based on his novel.  Cinematography by John Bailey.  Produced by Gene Kirkwood, Hawk Koch.  Music by Dave Grusin.  Production Design by Paul Sylbert.  Costume Design by Joseph G. Aulisi.  Film Editing by Robert Brown.  Academy Awards 1984.   Great character study whose shoddy plotting and weak direction is overcome by…

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Trading Places (1983)

JOHN LANDIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1983.  Cinema Group Ventures, Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Timothy Harris, Herschel Weingrod.  Cinematography by Robert Paynter.  Produced by Aaron Russo.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by Gene Rudolf.   Costume Design by Deborah Nadoolman.  Film Editing by Malcolm Campbell.  Academy Awards 1983.  Golden Globe Awards 1983. This is one of the films that led to Eddie…

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Flirt (1995)

HAL HARTLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/Germany/Japan, 1995.  Neue Deutsche Filmgesellschaft, Olive Films, Pandora Filmproduktion, True Fiction Pictures.  Screenplay by Hal Hartley.  Cinematography by Michael Spiller.  Produced by Ted Hope.  Music by Hal Hartley, Jeffrey Taylor.  Production Design by Steve Rosenzweig.  Costume Design by Alexandra Welker.  Film Editing by Steve Hamilton.  Toronto International Film Festival 1995. The same script is repeated three…

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Sommersby (1993)

JON AMIEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  France/USA, 1993.  Canal+, Regency Enterprises, Alcor Films.  Story by Nicholas Meyer, Anthony Shaffer, Screenplay by Nicholas Meyer, Sarah Kernochan, based on the film The Return of Martin Guerre by Daniel Vigne, Jean-Claude Carriere.  Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot.  Produced by Arnon Milchan, Steven Reuther.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Bruno Rubeo.  Costume Design by…

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