River Of Grass (1994)

KELLY REICHARDT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1994.  Good Machine.  Story by Kelly Reichardt, Jesse Hartman, Screenplay by Kelly Reichardt.  Cinematography by Jim Denault.  Produced by Jesse Hartman.  Music by John Hill.  Production Design by David Doernberg.  Costume Design by Sara Jane Slotnick.  Film Editing by Larry Fessenden. Kelly Reichardt’s feature debut takes place in Dade County, Florida, where a bored…

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Chasing Amy (1997)

KEVIN SMITH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1997.   Too Askew Prod. Inc., View Askew Productions.   Screenplay by Kevin Smith.   Cinematography by David Klein.   Produced by Scott Mosier.   Music by David Pirner.   Production Design by Robert Holtzman.   Costume Design by Christopher Del Coro.   Film Editing by Scott Mosier, Kevin Smith.   Golden Globe Awards 1997. Kevin…

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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.  Academy Awards 1997.  Independent Spirit Awards 1997.  New York Film Critics Awards 1997.  Toronto International Film Festival 1997.   Julie Christie …

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Mouth To Mouth (1995)

MANUEL GOMEZ PEREIRA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5 Original title:  Boca A Boca Spain, 1995.  Bocaboca Producciones, Sociedad General de Televisión, Sogepaq, Star Line TV Productions S.L..  Screenplay by Juan Luis Iborra, Joaquin Oristrell, Naomi Wise, Dialogue by Manuel Gomez Pereira.  Cinematography by Juan Amoros.  Produced by Cesar Benitez, Manuel Gomez Pereira, Joaquin Oristrell.  Music by Bernardo Bonezzi.  Production Design by Koldo…

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Kama Sutra: A Tale Of Love (1996)

MIRA NAIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  United Kingdom/India/USA/Germany/Japan, 1996.  NDF International, Pony Canyon, Pandora Filmproduktion, Channel Four Films, Mirabai Films.  Screenplay by Helena Kriel, Mira Nair, based on the story Hand Me Downs by Wajida Tabassuh.  Cinematography by Declan Quinn.  Produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher, Mira Nair.  Music by Mychael Danna.  Production Design by Mark Friedberg.  Costume Design by Eduardo Castro.  Film…

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subUrbia (1996)

RICHARD LINKLATER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1996.  Castle Rock Entertainment, Detour Filmproduction.  Screenplay by Eric Bogosian, based on his play.  Cinematography by Lee Daniel.  Produced by Anne Walker-McBay. Production Design by Catherine Hardwicke.  Costume Design by Melanie Armstrong Fletcher.  Film Editing by Sandra Adair.  New Jersey teens hang out at a convenience store parking lot and shoot the…

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Eve’s Bayou (1997)

KASI LEMMONS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1997.  Trimark Pictures, ChubbCo Film, Addis Wechsler Pictures.  Screenplay by Kasi Lemmons.  Cinematography by Amy Vincent.  Produced by Caldecot Chubb, Samuel L. Jackson.  Music by Terence Blanchard.  Production Design by Jeffrey Howard.  Costume Design by Karyn Wagner.  Film Editing by Terilyn A. Shropshire.  Independent Spirit Awards 1997.  National Board of Review Awards 1997.  Toronto International Film Festival…

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Waiting For Guffman (1996)

CHRISTOPHER GUEST Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1996.  Castle Rock Entertainment, Pale Morning Dun, All Night Productions, Sony Pictures Classics.  Screenplay by Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy.  Cinematography by Roberto Schaefer.  Produced by Karen Murphy.  Music by Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer.  Production Design by Joseph T. Garrity.  Costume Design by Julie Carnahan.  Film Editing by Andy Blumenthal.   Hilarious mockumentary directed by…

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The Myth Of Fingerprints (1997)

BART FREUNDLICH Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1997.  Eureka Pictures, Good Machine.  Screenplay by Bart Freundlich.  Cinematography by Stephen Kazmierski.  Produced by Bart Freundlich, Tim Perell, Mary Jane Skolski.  Music by David Bridie, John Phillips.  Production Design by Susan Bolles.  Costume Design by Lucy W. Corrigan.  Film Editing by Ken J. Sackheim, Kate Williams.  Independent Spirit Awards 1997.  Online Film Critics Awards 1997….

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The Sweet Hereafter (1997)

ATOM EGOYAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Canada, 1997.  Alliance Communications Corporation, Ego Film Arts, Telefilm Canada, The Harold Greenberg Fund, The Movie Network, Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit.  Screenplay by Atom Egoyan, based on the novel by Russell Banks.  Cinematography by Paul Sarossy.  Produced by Atom Egoyan, Camelia Frieberg.  Music by Mychael Danna.  Production Design by Phillip Barker.  Costume Design…

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The Apostle

BBBB (out of 5) Powerful film about religious fanaticism that focuses on Robert Duvall (who also wrote and directed) as a rousing Southern Baptist preacher who avoids bettering his own life by placing his efforts on saving the souls of those around him. After seriously attacking his ex-wife’s (Farrah Fawcett) new husband, Duvall finds himself on…

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Box Of Moonlight (1996)

TOM DiCILLO Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA/Japan, 1996.  Lakeshore Entertainment, JVC Entertainment Networks, Largo Entertainment, Lemon Sky Productions.  Screenplay by Tom DiCillo.  Cinematography by Paul Ryan.  Produced by Thomas A. Bliss, Marcus Viscidi.  Music by Jim Farmer.  Production Design by Therese DePrez.  Costume Design by Ellen Lutter.  Film Editing by Camilla Toniolo.   Unhappy company man Al (John Turturro) is facing the…

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