Old Enough (1984)

MARISA SILVER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 USA, 1984. Silver Films. Screenplay by Marisa Silver. Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus. Produced by Dina Silver. Music by Julian Marshall. Production Design by Jeffrey Townsend. Costume Design by Teri Kane. Film Editing by Mark Burns. Lonnie (Sarah Boyd) is approaching her teens and lives in a fancy…

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Homicide (1991)

DAVID MAMET Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 1991. Pressman Film, Cinehaus. Screenplay by David Mamet. Cinematography by Roger Deakins. Produced by Michael Hausman, Edward R. Pressman. Music by Alaric Jans. Production Design by Michael Merritt. Costume Design by Nan Cibula. Film Editing by Barbara Tulliver. Joe Mantegna plays a detective in an unspecified…

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Tadpole (2002)

GARY WINICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2002.  Miramax, InDigEnt, Dolly Hall Productions, IFC Productions.  Story by Heather McGowan, Niels Mueller, Gary Winick, Screenplay by Heather McGowan, Niels Mueller.  Cinematography by Hubert Taczanowski.  Produced by Alexis Alexanian, Dolly Hall, Gary Winick.  Music by Renaud Pion.  Production Design by Anthony Gasparro.  Costume Design by Suzanne Schwarzer.  Film Editing by Susan Littenberg. This shallow little story…

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State And Main (2000)

DAVID MAMET Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  France/USA, 2000.  Filmtown Entertainment, Green/Renzi, El Dorado Pictures.  Screenplay by David Mamet.  Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton.  Produced by Sarah Green.  Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Gemma Jackson.  Costume Design by Susan Lyall.  Film Editing by Barbara Tulliver.   Ridiculously smug comedy from David Mamet, who apparently thinks that he is the only clean soul in all…

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He Said, She Said (1991)

KEN KWAPIS, MARISA SILVER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1991.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Brian Hohlfeld.  Cinematography by Stephen H. Burum.  Produced by Frank Mancuso Jr..  Music by Miles Goodman.  Production Design by Michael Corenblith.  Costume Design by Deena Appel.  Film Editing by Sidney Levin.   What’s the difference between how men and women view relationships? The answer is purported to be here in this…

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Compromising Positions (1985)

FRANK PERRY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1985.  Blackhawk Productions, C.P. Productions, Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Susan Isaacs, based on her novel.  Cinematography by Barry Sonnenfeld.  Produced by Frank Perry.  Music by Brad Fiedel.  Production Design by Peter S. Larkin.  Costume Design by Joseph G. Aulisi.  Film Editing by Peter C. Frank.   An adaptation of a Susan Isaacs novel that would suit…

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Romeo Is Bleeding (1993)

PETER MEDAK Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1993.  Polygram Filmed Entertainment, Working Title Films, Hilary Henkin.  Screenplay by Hilary Henkin.  Cinematography by Dariusz Wolski.  Produced by Hilary Henkin, Paul Webster.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Stuart Wurtzel.  Costume Design by Aude Bronson-Howard.  Film Editing by Walter Murch.   Unattractively violent film has a crooked cop (Gary Oldman) meet his match in…

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A Single Man (2009)

TOM FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2009.  Fade To Black Productions, Depth of Field, Artina Films.  Screenplay by Tom Ford, David Scearce, based on the novel by Christopher Isherwood.  Cinematography by Eduard Grau.  Produced by Tom Ford, Andrew Miano, Robert Salerno, Chris Weitz.  Music by Abel Korzeniowski.  Production Design by Dan Bishop.  Costume Design by Arianne Phillips.  Film Editing by Joan Sobel.   Tom…

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Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead (2007)

SIDNEY LUMET Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2007.  Capitol Films, Funky Buddha Productions, Unity Productions, Linsefilm.  Screenplay by Kelly Masterson.  Cinematography by Ron Fortunato.  Produced by Michael Cerenzie, William S. Gilmore, Brian Linse, Paul Parmar.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by Christopher Nowak.  Costume Design by Tina Nigro.  Film Editing by Tom Swartwout.   Any movie that opens with a shot…

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Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

JAMES FOLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 1992.  GGR, New Line Cinema, Zupnik Cinema Group II.  Screenplay by David Mamet, based on his play.  Cinematography by Juan Ruiz Anchia.  Produced by Jerry Tokofsky, Stanley R. Zupnik.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Jane Musky.  Costume Design by Jane Greenwood.  Film Editing by Howard E. Smith.   Fascinating examination of the competitive spirit…

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The Insider (1999)

MICHAEL MANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1999.  Touchstone Pictures, Forward Pass, Mann/Roth Productions.  Screenplay by Eric Roth, Michael Mann, based on the article The Man Who Knew Too Much by Marie Brenner.  Cinematography by Dante Spinotti.  Produced by Pieter Jan Brugge, Michael Mann.  Music by Pieter Bourke, Lisa Gerrard.  Production Design by Brian Morris.  Costume Design by Anna B. Sheppard.  Film…

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Reign Over Me (2007)

MIKE BINDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 2007.  Relativity Media, Madison 23, Sunlight Productions, GH Three.  Screenplay by Mike Binder.  Cinematography by Russ T. Alsobrook.  Produced by Jack Binder, Michael Rotenberg.  Music by Rolfe Kent.  Production Design by Christian Winter.  Costume Design by Deborah Lynn Scott.  Film Editing by Steve Edwards, Jeremy Roush.   Adam Sandler makes another bid for dramatic success by putting…

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