One Last Thing… (2005)

ALEX STEYERMARK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2005.  2929 Productions, HDNet Films, Headquarters.  Screenplay by Barry Stringfellow.  Cinematography by Chris Norr.  Produced by Jason Kliot, Susan A. Stover, Joana Vicente.  Music by Anton Sanko.  Production Design by Stephen Beatrice.  Costume Design by Jill Newell.  Film Editing by Michael Berenbaum.  Toronto International Film Festival 2005.   Michael Angarano plays a sixteen year-old boy who is dying of cancer. A…

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Adventureland (2009)

GREG MOTTOLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2009.  Miramax, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, This Is That Productions.  Screenplay by Greg Mottola.  Cinematography by Terry Stacey.  Produced by Anne Carey,Ted Hope, Sidney Kimmel.  Music by Yo La Tengo. Production Design by Stephen Beatrice.  Costume Design by Melissa Toth.  Film Editing by Anne McCabe.   After his parents reveal to him that they’ve suffered a financial…

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The Messenger (2009)

OREN MOVERMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2009.  Oscilloscope, Omnilab Media, Sherazade Film Development, BZ Entertainment, The Mark Gordon Company, Good Worldwide. Screenplay by Alessandro Camon, Oren Moverman.  Cinematography by Bobby Bukowski.  Produced by Mark Gordon, Lawrence Inglee, Zach Miller.  Music by Nathan Larson.  Production Design by Stephen Beatrice.  Costume Design by Catherine George.  Film Editing by Alex Hall.  Academy Awards 2009….

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Girlfight (2000)

KARYN KUSAMA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 2000.  Green/Renzi, Independent Film Channel.  Screenplay by Karyn Kusama.  Cinematography by Patrick Cady.  Produced by Sarah Green, Martha Griffin, Maggie Renzi.  Music by Gene McDaniels, Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Stephen Beatrice.  Costume Design by Marco Cattoretti, Luca Mosca.  Film Editing by Plummy Tucker.   A fantastic story about a young woman (Michelle Rodriguez) who wants…

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Roger Dodger (2002)

DYLAN KIDD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2002.  Holedigger Films, Roger Dodger LLC.  Screenplay by Dylan Kidd.  Cinematography by Joaquin Baca-Asay.  Produced by Anne Chaisson, Dylan Kidd, George VanBuskirk.  Music by Craig Wedren.  Production Design by Stephen Beatrice.  Costume Design by Amy Westcott.  Film Editing by Andy Keir.  Toronto International Film Festival 2002. Campbell Scott plays a heartless business executive who gets a bit of a…

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P.S. (2004)

DYLAN KIDD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2004.  Hart-Sharp Entertainment, Fortissimo Films.  Screenplay by Helen Schulman, Dylan Kidd, based on the novel by Helen Schulman.  Cinematography by Joaquin Baca-Asay.  Produced by Anne Chaisson, John Hart, Robert Kessel, Jeffrey Sharp.  Music by Craig Wedren.  Production Design by Stephen Beatrice.  Costume Design by Amy Westcott.  Film Editing by Kate Sanford.  Toronto International Film Festival 2004.  …

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The Woodsman (2004)

NICOLE KASSELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2004.  Dash Films, Lee Daniels Entertainment, The Woodsman LLC.  Screenplay by Nicole Kassell, Steven Fechter, based on the play by Steven Fechter.  Cinematography by Xavier Grobet.  Produced by Lee Daniels.  Music by Nathan Larson.  Production Design by Stephen Beatrice.  Costume Design by Frank L. Fleming.  Film Editing by Lisa Fruchtman, Brian A. Kates.  Toronto International Film…

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Just One Time (1999)

LANE JANGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA, 1999.  Alliance Atlantis Communications, Danger Filmworks.  Story by Lane Janger, Screenplay by Lane Janger, Jennifer Vandever.  Cinematography by Timothy Naylor, Michael St. Hilaire.  Produced by Lane Janger, Jasmine Kosovic, Exile Ramirez.  Music by Edward Bilous.  Production Design by Stephen Beatrice.  Costume Design by Melissa Bruning.  Film Editing by Mitchel Stanley.  Toronto International Film Festival 1999.   Based on a…

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Then She Found Me (2007)

HELEN HUNT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2007.  Odyssey Entertainment, Killer Films, John Wells Productions, Blue Rider Pictures, Black Watch Productions, Less Is More Pictures, Blue Rider Pictures.  Screenplay by Alice Arlen, Victor Levin, Helen Hunt, based on the novel by Elinor Lipman.  Cinematography by Peter Donahue.  Produced by Monica H. Anderson, Helen Hunt, Pamela Koffler, Katie Roumel, Connie Tavel, Christine…

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SherryBaby

BB.5 (out of 5) Oh look, another movie about a junkie looking to get her kid back:  where did they come up with this original idea? Maggie Gyllenhaal‘s unapologetic performance is the one thing to recommend this highly familiar tale, about an ex-heroin addict who has just been released from prison on parole and is…

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