Trixie (2000)

ALAN RUDOLPH Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BB.  USA, 2000.  Pandora Cinema, Sandcastle 5 Productions, Sony Pictures Classics.  Story by Alan Rudolph, John Binder, Screenplay by Alan Rudolph.  Cinematography by Jan Kiesser.  Produced by Robert Altman.  Music by Mark Isham, Roger Neill.  Production Design by Linda Del Rosario, Richard Paris.  Costume Design by Monique Prudhomme.  Film Editing by John Helde, Michael Ruscio.   Dull, uneventful…

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Afterglow (1997)

ALAN RUDOLPH Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BBB.5.  USA, 1997.  Elysian Dreams, Moonstone Entertainment, Sandcastle 5 Productions.  Screenplay by Alan Rudolph.  Cinematography by Toyomichi Kurita.  Produced by Robert Altman.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Francois Seguin.  Costume Design by Francois Barbeau.  Film Editing by Suzy Elmiger.   Julie Christie  is luminous in this enjoyable character study as a lonely wife to a philandering…

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Beyond Therapy (1987)

ROBERT ALTMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1987.  New World Pictures, A Roger Berlind Production, Sandcastle 5 Productions.  Screenplay by Christopher Durang, Robert Altman, based on the play by Christopher Durang.  Cinematography by Pierre Mignot.  Produced by Steven Haft.  Music by Gabriel Yared.  Production Design by Stephen Altman.  Costume Design by John Hay.  Film Editing by Jennifer Auge.   Odd adaptation…

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Gosford Park (2001)

ROBERT ALTMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA/Italy, 2001.  USA Films, Capitol Films,  Film Council, Sandcastle 5 Productions, Chicagofilms, Medusa Film.  Idea by Robert Altman, Bob Balaban, Screenplay by Julian Fellowes.  Cinematography by Andrew Dunn.  Produced by Robert Altman, Bob Balaban, David Levy.  Music by Patrick Doyle.  Production Design by Stephen Altman.  Costume Design by Jenny Beavan.  Film Editing by Tim Squyres.   Robert Altman’s…

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Secret Honor (1984)

ROBERT ALTMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1984.  Sandcastle 5 Productions.  Screenplay by Donald Freed, Arnold M. Stone, based on their play.  Cinematography by Pierre Mignot.  Produced by Robert Altman.  Music by George Burt.  Production Design by Stephen Altman.  Film Editing by Juliet Weber.   Richard Nixon sits alone in his office and records a memo: his intention is to solidify…

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Come Back To The Five And Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982)

ROBERT ALTMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1982.  Sandcastle 5 Productions, Viacom Enterprises.  Screenplay by Ed Graczyk, based on his play.  Cinematography by Pierre Mignot.  Produced by Scott Bushnell.  Production Design by David Gropman.  Costume Design by Scott Bushnell.  Film Editing by Jason Rosenfield.   Terrific dialogue and superb performances are slightly undone by director Robert Altman’s insistence on basically filming Ed…

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A Prairie Home Companion (2006)

ROBERT ALTMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2006.  Picturehouse, GreeneStreet Films, River Road Entertainment, Sandcastle 5 Productions, Prairie Home Productions.  Story by Garrison Keillor, Ken LaZebnik, Screenplay by Garrison Keillor, based on the radio program by Garrison Keillor.  Cinematography by Edward Lachman.  Produced by Robert Altman, Wren Arthur, Joshua Astrachan, Tony Judge, David Levy.  Production Design by Dina…

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The Company (2003)

ROBERT ALTMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Germany/USA, 2003.  Sony Pictures Classics, Capitol Films, CP Medien AG, Killer Films, John Wells Productions, First Snow Production, Sandcastle 5 Productions, S.R.O. Entertainment AG, Marly Pictures Inc..  Story by Neve Campbell, Barbara Turner, Screenplay by Barbara Turner.  Cinematography by Andrew Dunn.  Produced by Robert Altman, Joshua Astrachan, Neve Campbell, Pamela Koffler,…

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Dr. T And The Women (2000)

ROBERT ALTMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/Germany, 2000.  Artisan Entertainment, Sandcastle 5 Productions.  Screenplay by Anne Rapp.  Cinematography by Jan Kiesser.  Produced by Robert Altman, James McLindon.  Music by Lyle Lovett.  Production Design by Stephen Altman.  Costume Design by Dona Granata.  Film Editing by Geraldine Peroni.   This film promises so much at the outset before boiling down to much ado about…

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Cookie’s Fortune (1999)

ROBERT ALTMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1999.  Elysian Dreams, Kudzu, Moonstone Entertainment, Sandcastle 5 Productions.  Screenplay by Anne Rapp.  Cinematography by Toyomichi Kurita.  Produced by Robert Altman, Ernst Etchie Stroh.  Music by David A. Stewart.  Production Design by Stephen Altman.  Costume Design by Dona Granata.  Film Editing by Abraham Lim.   Marvellously clever comedy that marks Robert Altman’s best work since…

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Kansas City (1996)

ROBERT ALTMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  France/USA, 1996.  CiBy 2000, Sandcastle 5 Productions.  Screenplay by Robert Altman, Frank Barhydt.  Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton.  Produced by Robert Altman.  Production Design by Stephen Altman.  Costume Design by Dona Granata.  Film Editing by Geraldine Peroni.   Robert Altman falters somewhat in this story of jazz clubs and gangsters in Depression-era Kansas City, Oklahoma, but…

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