Short Eyes (1977)

ROBERT M. YOUNG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.   USA, 1977.  Screenplay by Miguel Pinero, based on his play. Cinematography by Peter Sova. Produced by Lewis Harris, Robert M. Young. Music by Curtis Mayfield.  Production Design by Joe Babas. Costume Design by Paul Martino. Film Editing by Edward Beyer. Miguel Pineyro’s Tony-nominated play, based on his own experiences behind bars, is adapted…

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Illuminata (1998)

JOHN TURTURRO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Spain/USA/Japan, 1998.  CDI, GreeneStreet Films, JVC Entertainment Networks, Overseas FilmGroup, Sogepaq.  Screenplay by Brandon Cole, John Turturro, based on the play by Brandon Cole.  Cinematography by Harris Savides.  Produced by John Penotti, John Turturro.  Music by Arnold Black, William Bolcom.  Production Design by Robin Standefer.  Costume Design by Roman Paska, Donna Zakowska.  Film Editing by Michael Berenbaum.   Too…

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Bringing Out The Dead (1999)

MARTIN SCORSESE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1999.  De Fina-Cappa, Paramount Pictures, Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by Paul Schrader, based on the novel by Joe Connelly. Cinematography by Robert Richardson.  Produced by Barbara De Fina, Scott Rudin.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by Dante Ferretti.  Costume Design by Rita Ryack.  Film Editing by Thelma Schoonmaker.   Martin Scorsese returns to the harrowing themes of…

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Picture Perfect (1997)

GLENN GORDON CARON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1997.  3 Arts Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox.  Story by Arleen Sorkin, Paul Slansky, May Quigley, Screenplay by Arleen Sorkin, Paul Slansky, Glenn Gordon Caron.  Cinematography by Paul Sarossy.  Produced by Erwin Stoff.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by Larry Fulton.  Costume Design by Jane Robinson.  Film Editing by Robert M. Reitano.   Jennifer Aniston is delightful…

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