Where Is Kyra? (2017)

ANDREW DOSUNMU Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.   United Kingdom/USA, 2017. Big Indie Pictures, Killer Films, Little Minx, Oldgarth Media.  Story by Andrew Dosunmu, Darci Picoult, Screenplay by Darci Picoult.  Cinematography by Bradford Young.  Produced by David Hinojosa, Rhea Scott, Christine Vachon.  Music by Philip Miller.  Production Design by Lucio Seixas.  Costume Design by Mobolaji Dawodu.  Film Editing by Oriana Soddu. Michelle…

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Life As A House (2001)

IRWIN WINKLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2001.  Winkler Films.  Screenplay by Mark Andrus.  Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.  Produced by Rob Cowan, Irwin Winkler.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by J. Dennis Washington.  Costume Design by Molly Maginnis.  Film Editing by Julie Monroe.  Golden Globe Awards 2001.  National Board of Review Awards 2001.  Online Film Critics Awards 2001.  Toronto International Film Festival 2001.   Respectable ensemble…

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Mrs. Parker And The Vicious Circle (1994)

ALAN RUDOLPH Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BBBB.  USA, 1994.  Fine Line Features, Mayfair Entertainment, Miramax, Odyssey Entertainment, Park Bench Productions.  Screenplay by Alan Rudolph, Randy Sue Coburn.  Cinematography by Jan Kiesser.  Produced by Robert Altman.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Francois Seguin.  Costume Design by Renee April, John Hay.  Film Editing by Suzy Elmiger.  Academy Awards 1994.  Cannes Film Festival 1994.  Golden Globe Awards 1994.  Independent…

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Bounce (2000)

DON ROOS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2000.  Miramax.  Screenplay by Don Roos.  Cinematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by Michael Besman, Steve Golin.  Music by Mychael Danna, Dean Landon.  Production Design by David Wasco.  Costume Design by Peter Mitchell.  Film Editing by David Codron.   Idiotic romance that insults its viewers and degrades the images of the actors involved. Ben Affleck gives a surprisingly…

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Fandango (1985)

KEVIN REYNOLDS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1985.  Warner Bros., Amblin Entertainment.  Screenplay by Kevin Reynolds.  Cinematography by Thomas Del Ruth.  Produced by Tim Zinnemann.  Music by Alan Silvestri, Thomas Del Ruth.  Production Design by Peter Landsdown Smith.  Costume Design by Michele Neely.  Film Editing by Arthur Schmidt, Stephen Semel.   Poignantly written and directed film about the abandoning of youthful pleasures…

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A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.   USA, 2001.  Warner Bros., DreamWorks, Amblin Entertainment, Stanley Kubrick Productions.  Screen story by Ian Watson, Screenplay by Steven Spielberg, based on the short story Supertoys Last All Summer Long by Brian Aldiss.  Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by Bonnie Curtis, Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Rick Carter.  Costume…

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Tempest (1982)

PAUL MAZURSKY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA, 1982.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Paul Mazursky, Leon Capetanos, based on the play by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Donald McAlpine.  Produced by Paul Mazursky.  Music by Stomu Yamashta.  Production Design by Pato Guzman.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Donn Cambern.  Golden Globe Awards 1982.   Bloated, self-important near-adaptation of Shakespeare’s play in…

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Beautiful Girls (1996)

TED DEMME Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1996.  Miramax, Woods Entertainment.  Screenplay by Scott Rosenberg.  Cinematography by Adam Kimmel.  Produced by Cary Woods.  Music by David A. Stewart.  Production Design by Dan Davis.  Costume Design by Lucy W. Corrigan.  Film Editing by Jeffrey Wolf.   A giant cast of appealing actors do a lot for this odd but enjoyable film. Timothy Hutton returns…

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Casualties Of War (1989)

BRIAN DE PALMA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1989.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by David Rabe, based on the book by Daniel Lang.  Cinematography by Stephen H. Burum.  Produced by Art Linson.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Wolf Kroeger.  Costume Design by Richard Bruno.  Film Editing by Bill Pankow.  Golden Globe Awards 1989.  New York Film Critics Awards 1989.   Based…

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Che: Part One (2008)

STEVEN SODERBERGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   France/Spain/USA, 2008.  Guerrilla Films, Wild Bunch, Telecinco, Laura Bickford Productions, Morena Films, Ministerio de Cultura.  Screenplay by Peter Buchman, based on the memoir Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War by Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara.  Cinematography by Steven Soderbergh.  Produced by Laura Bickford, Benicio Del Toro.  Music by Alberto Iglesias.  Production Design by Antxon Gomez.  Costume Design…

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Bird (1988)

CLINT EASTWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1988.  Warner Bros., Malpaso Productions.  Screenplay by Joel Oliansky.  Cinematography by Jack N. Green.  Produced by Clint Eastwood.  Music by Lennie Niehaus.  Production Design by Edward C. Carfagno.  Costume Design by Glenn Wright.  Film Editing by Joel Cox.  Academy Awards 1988.  Cannes Film Festival 1988.  Golden Globe Awards 1988.  New York Film Critics Awards 1988.  …

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American Beauty (1999)

SAM MENDES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1999.  DreamWorks, Jinks/Cohen Company.  Screenplay by Alan Ball.  Cinematography by Conrad L. Hall.  Produced by Bruce Cohen, Dan Jinks.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Naomi Shohan.  Costume Design by Julie Weiss.  Film Editing by Tariq Anwar, Christopher Greenbury.  Academy Awards 1999.  Golden Globe Awards 1999.  Las Vegas Film Critics Awards 1999.  National Board of Review…

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