Fantastic Four (2005)

TIM STORY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/Germany, 2005.  Twentieth Century Fox, Constantin Film, Marvel Enterprises, 1492 Pictures, Kumar Mobiliengesellschaft mbH & Co. Projekt Nr. 2 KG.  Screenplay by Mark Frost, Michael France, based on the Marvel comic book by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby.  Cinematography by Oliver Wood.  Produced by Avi Arad, Bernd Eichinger, Ralph Winter.  Music by John Ottman.  Production Design by…

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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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Bad Lieutenant (1992)

ABEL FERRARA Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1992.  Bad Lt. Productions.  Screenplay by Abel Ferrara, Victor Argo, Paul Calderon, Zoë Lund.  Cinematography by Ken Kelsch.  Produced by Mary Kane.  Music by Edward R. Pressman.  Production Design by Charles M. Lagola.  Costume Design by David Sawaryn.  Film Editing by Anthony Redman.  Independent Spirit Awards 1992.  New York Film Critics Awards 1992.   Harvey Keitel…

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The Last Temptation Of Christ (1988)

MARTIN SCORSESE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1988.  Universal Pictures, Cineplex Odeon Films.  Screenplay by Paul Schrader, based on the novel by Nikos Kazantzakis.  Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus.  Produced by Barbara De Fina.  Music by Peter Gabriel.  Production Design by John Beard.  Costume Design by Jean-Pierre Delifer.  Film Editing by Thelma Schoonmaker.  The Criterion Collection.  Academy Awards 1988.  Golden Globe Awards 1988.  National Board…

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The Squid And The Whale (2005)

NOAH BAUMBACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2005.  Samuel Goldwyn Films, Sony Pictures International, Destination Films, Truly Original, Ambush Entertainment, Andrew Lauren Productions, American Empirical Pictures, Peter Newman Productions, InterAL, Seven Hills Pictures, Squid and Whale Inc..  Screenplay by Noah Baumbach.  Cinematography by Robert D. Yeoman.  Produced by Wes Anderson, Charlie Corwin, Clara Markowicz, Peter Newman.  Music by…

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Lulu On The Bridge

BB.5 (out of 5) This romantic drama with touches of science-fiction has moments of pure loveliness but doesn’t maintain its intensity throughout. Harvey Keitel plays a jazz musician whose career is taken away from him after he is shot by a deranged gunman during a performance. Months after recovering and left with a broken hand and…

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Blue In The Face (1995)

WAYNE WANG, PAUL AUSTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1995.  Miramax, InterAL.  Situations by Paul Auster, Wayne Wang, based on characters created by Paul Auster.  Cinematography by Adam Holender.  Produced by Greg Johnson, Peter Newman, Diana Phillips.  Production Design by Kalina Ivanov.  Costume Design by Claudia Brown.  Film Editing by Christopher Tellefsen.  Toronto International Film Festival 1995.   The filmmakers who created Smoke…

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