Fire (1996)

DEEPA MEHTA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Canada/India, 1996.  Trial by Fire Films Inc., Kaleidoscope Entertainment.  Screenplay by Deepa Mehta.  Cinematography by Giles Nuttgens.  Produced by Bobby Bedi, Deepa Mehta.  Music by A.R. Rahman.  Production Design by Aradhana Seth.  Costume Design by Neelam Mansingh Chowdhury.  Film Editing by Barry Farrell.   A household is crowded with loneliness and frustration as two brothers run their…

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Last Holiday (2006)

WAYNE WANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2006.  Last Holiday Productions, Paramount Pictures, ImageMovers, Laurence Mark Productions, The Paperback Company Films, Stillking Films.  Screenplay by Jeffrey Price, Peter S. Seaman, based on a screenplay by J.B. Priestley.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Simpson.  Produced by Laurence Mark, Jack Rapke.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by William Arnold.  Costume Design by Daniel Orlandi.  Film Editing by…

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The Perez Family (1995)

MIRA NAIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1995.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company.  Screenplay by Robin Swicord, based on the novel by Christine Bell.  Cinematography by Stuart Dryburgh.  Produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher, Michael Nozik.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Mark Friedberg.  Costume Design by Eduardo Castro.  Film Editing by Robert Estrin, Greg Finton. A Cuban family is trying to…

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Kama Sutra: A Tale Of Love (1996)

MIRA NAIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  United Kingdom/India/USA/Germany/Japan, 1996.  NDF International, Pony Canyon, Pandora Filmproduktion, Channel Four Films, Mirabai Films.  Screenplay by Helena Kriel, Mira Nair, based on the story Hand Me Downs by Wajida Tabassuh.  Cinematography by Declan Quinn.  Produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher, Mira Nair.  Music by Mychael Danna.  Production Design by Mark Friedberg.  Costume Design by Eduardo Castro.  Film…

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Bollywood/Hollywood (2002)

DEEPA MEHTA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  Canada/India, 2002.  Different Tree Same Wood, Téléfilm Canada, Canadian Television Fund, Astral Media, The Movie Network, Super Écran, Movie Central Network, Corus Entertainment, Chum Television.  Screenplay by Deepa Mehta.  Cinematography by Douglas Koch.  Produced by David Hamilton.  Music by Sandeep Chowta.  Production Design by Tamara Deverell.  Costume Design by Anne Dixon, Ritu Kumar.  Film Editing by…

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Camilla (1994)

DEEPA MEHTA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Canada/United Kingdom, 1994.  Miramax, Majestic Films International, Newcomm, Norstar Releasing, Shaftesbury Films, Skreba Films, Téléfilm Canada, Ontario Film Development Corporation, FUND, British Screen Productions, Canadian Film Centre, The CRB Foundation.  Screenplay by Paul Quarrington, based on the story by Ali Jennings.  Cinematography by Guy Dufaux.  Produced by Christina Jennings, Simon Relph.  Music by…

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The Night We Never Met (1993)

WARREN LEIGHT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5 USA, 1993.  Miramax, Tribeca Productions.  Screenplay by Warren Leight.  Cinematography by John Thomas.  Produced by Michael Peyser.  Music by Evan Lurie.  Production Design by Lester Cohen.  Costume Design by Ellen Lutter.  Film Editing by Camilla Toniolo.   Annabella Sciorra and Matthew Broderick timeshare an apartment with a soon to be married bachelor (Kevin Anderson).  She is unhappily married and uses…

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Girl 6 (1996)

SPIKE LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA, 1996.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks.  Screenplay by  Suzan-Lori Parks.  Cinematography by Malik Hassan Sayeed.  Produced by Spike Lee.  Music by Alex Steyermark.  Production Design by Ina Mayhew.  Costume Design by Sandra Hernandez.  Film Editing by Samuel D. Pollard. Theresa Randle  plays a struggling actress who takes a job at a phone…

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It Could Happen To You (1994)

ANDREW BERGMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1994.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Jane Anderson.  Cinematography by Caleb Deschanel.  Produced by Mike Lobell.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by Bill Groom.  Costume Design by Julie Weiss.  Film Editing by Barry Malkin.   Nicolas Cage plays a gold-hearted cop who comes up short of a tip for a Manhattan waitress (Bridget Fonda), promising instead to split the…

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