The Devil’s Advocate (1997)

TAYLOR HACKFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5.  USA/Germany, 1997.  Warner Bros., Regency Enterprises, Kopelson Entertainment, Taurus Film, Monarchy Enterprises B.V..  Screenplay by Jonathan Lemkin, Tony Gilroy, based on the novel by Andrew Neiderman.  Cinematography by Andrzej Bartkowiak.  Produced by Anne Kopelson, Arnon Milchan, Arnold Kopelson.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Bruno Rubeo.  Costume Design by Judianna Makovsky.  Film Editing by … More The Devil’s Advocate (1997)

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Gloria (1999)

BBB (out of 5) Sharon Stone‘s gutsy performance is the best reason to watch this adequately done but premature remake of John Cassavetes’ 1980 gangster film (that starred his wife Gena Rowlands, who also starred with Stone a year earlier than this film in The Mighty).  She plays a hit woman for the mob who … More Gloria (1999)

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L.I.E.

BBBB (out of 5) Disturbing, dramatically intense film about a fifteen year-old boy whose entire world leaves him prey to destruction in a very short period of time. After an accident on the Long Island Expressway takes his mother, young Howie Blitzer (Paul Dano) is further upset by his father taking up a sexual affair … More L.I.E.

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Anything Else (2003)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/France/United Kingdom, 2003.  DreamWorks, Gravier Productions, Canal+, Granada Film Productions, Perdido Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Darius Khondji.  Produced by Letty Aronson.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Regina Graves.  Film Editing by Alisa Lepselter.   Woody Allen has hit an all-time career low with this absolutely despicable comedy. Jason Biggs stars as a fledgling … More Anything Else (2003)

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Hollywood Ending (2002)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2002.  DreamWorks, Gravier Productions, Perdido Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Wedigo von Schultzendorff.  Produced by Letty Aronson.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Melissa Toth.  Film Editing by Alisa Lepselter. A has-been, hypochondriac filmmaker (Woody Allen) is given the opportunity of a lifetime when his producer ex-wife (Téa Leoni) throws a giant, … More Hollywood Ending (2002)

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The Curse Of The Jade Scorpion (2001)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/Germany, 2001.  DreamWorks, VCL Communications, Gravier Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Fei Zhao.  Produced by Letty Aronson.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Suzanne McCabe.  Film Editing by Alisa Lepselter.   Woody Allen‘s clever zingers pour out of his mouth constantly but fall flat in this overtired and badly paced comedy, his least … More The Curse Of The Jade Scorpion (2001)

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Small Time Crooks (2000)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2000.  DreamWorks, Sweetland Films.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Fei Zhao.  Produced by Jean Doumanian.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Suzanne McCabe.  Film Editing by Alisa Lepselter.  Golden Globe Awards 2000.   Tracey Ullman is magnificent as Woody Allen‘s exasperated wife, who starts a cookie business as a front for her husband’s plans for … More Small Time Crooks (2000)

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