Simpatico (1999)

MATTHEW WARCHUS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/France/USA, 1999.  Emotion Pictures, Canal+, Zeal Pictures, Kingsgate Films.  Screenplay by Matthew Warchus, David Nicholls, based on the play by Sam Shepard.  Cinematography by John Toll.  Produced by Jean-Francois Fonlupt, Dan Lupovitz, Timm Oberwelland.  Music by Stewart Copeland.  Production Design by Amy B. Ancona.  Costume Design by Karen Patch.  Film Editing by Pasquale Buba.   Moderately successful character…

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Anywhere But Here (1999)

WAYNE WANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1999.  Fox 2000 Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Alvin Sargent, based on the book by Mona Simpson.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Laurence Mark.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Donald Graham Burt.  Costume Design by Betsy Heimann.  Film Editing by Nicholas C. Smith.   The presence of at least one happy scene would have…

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The Faculty (1998)

ROBERT RODRIGUEZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1998.  Dimension Films.  Story by David Wechter, Bruce Kimmel, Screenplay by Kevin Williamson.  Cinematography by Enrique Chediak.  Produced by Elizabeth Avellan.  Music by Marco Beltrami.  Production Design by Cary White.  Costume Design by Michael T. Boyd.  Film Editing by Robert Rodriguez.   A group of teenagers begin to wise up to the fact that their high…

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In & Out (1997)

FRANK OZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1997.  Paramount Pictures, Spelling Films.  Screenplay by Paul Rudnick.  Cinematography by Rob Hahn.  Produced by Scott Rudin.  Music by Marc Shaiman.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Daniel P. Hanley, John Jympson.   Pointedly funny comedy by Paul Rudnick (Jeffrey, Addams Family Values) about a shy, mild-mannered high school teacher…

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The Cooler (2003)

WAYNE KRAMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2003.  ContentFilm, Pierce/Williams Entertainment, Furst Films, Gryphon Films, Dog Pond Productions, Visionbox Pictures, Zero Gravity Management.  Screenplay by Frank Hannah, Wayne Kramer.  Cinematography by Jim Whitaker.  Produced by Sean Furst, Michael A. Pierce.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Toby Corbett.  Costume Design by Kristin M. Burke.  Film Editing by Arthur Coburn.   Bust out the…

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Factory Girl (2006)

GEORGE HICKENLOOPER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2006.  The Weinstein Company, L.I.F.T. Productions, Holly Wiersma Productions.  Story by Simon Monjack, Aaron Richard Golub, Captain Mauzner, Screenplay by Captain Mauzner.  Cinematography by Michael Grady.  Produced by Morris Bart, Kimberly Calhoun Boling, Aaron Richard Golub, Malcolm Petal, Holly Wiersma.  Music by Ed Shearmur.  Production Design by Jeremy Reed.  Costume Design by John…

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The Bad Lieutenant: Port Of Call – New Orleans (2009)

WERNER HERZOG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA, 2009.  Millennium Films, Edward R. Pressman Film, Saturn Films, Polsky Films, Osiris Productions, Lieutenant Productions.  Screenplay by William M. Finkelstein, based on the film Bad Lieutenant by Victor Argo, Paul Calderon, Abel Ferrara, Zoë Lund.  Cinematography by Peter Zeitlinger.  Produced by Stephen Belafonte, Randall Emmett, Alan Polsky, Gabe Polsky, Edward R. Pressman, John…

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Home For The Holidays (1995)

JODIE FOSTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1995.  Paramount Pictures, Polygram Filmed Entertainment, Egg Pictures.  Screenplay by W.D. Richter, based on the short story by Chris Radant.  Cinematography by Lajos Koltai.  Produced by Jodie Foster, Peggy Rajski.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Andrew McAlpine.  Costume Design by Susan Lyall.  Film Editing by Lynzee Klingman.   Jodie Foster makes her second…

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Outside Providence (1999)

MICHAEL CORRENTE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1999.  Miramax, Eagle Beach.  Screenplay by Peter Farrelly, Michael Corrente, Bobby Farrelly, based on the novel by Peter Farrelly.  Cinematography by Richard Crudo.  Produced by Michael Corrente, Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly, Randy Finch.  Music by Sheldon Mirowitz.  Production Design by Chad Detwiller.  Costume Design by Annie Dunn.  Film Editing by Kate Sanford.   Alec Baldwin‘s touching…

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Alpha Dog (2006)

NICK CASSAVETES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2006.  Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, A-Mark Entertainment, Alpha Dog LLC, VIP 2 Medienfonds.  Screenplay by Nick Cassavetes.  Cinematography by Robert Fraisse.  Produced by Sidney Kimmel, Chuck Pacheco.  Music by Aaron Zigman.  Production Design by Dominic Watkins.  Costume Design by Sara Jane Slotnick.  Film Editing by Alan Heim.  …

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