Tart (2001)

CHRISTINA WAYNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/Canada, 2001.  Green Moon Productions, Interlight.  Screenplay by Christina Wayne.  Cinematography by Stephen Kazmierski.  Produced by Patrick D. Cheh, Diane Isaacs, Nile Niami.  Music by Jeehun Hwang.  Production Design by Marian Wihak.  Costume Design by Gersha Phillips.  Film Editing by Ray Hubley.   More teen angst, served up bitter and frank. An excellent Dominique Swain stars as a private school…

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Transamerica (2005)

DUNCAN TUCKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB. USA, 2005.  Belladonna Productions.  Screenplay by Duncan Tucker.  Cinematography by Stephen Kazmierski.  Produced by Rene Bastian, Sebastian Dungan, Linda Moran.  Music by David Mansfield.  Production Design by Mark White.  Costume Design by Danny Glicker.  Film Editing by Pam Wise.  Academy Awards 2005.  Golden Globe Awards 2005. Screen Actors Guild Awards 2005.   Toronto International Film Festival 2005.   Felicity Huffman plays a…

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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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You Can Count On Me

BBBBB (out of 5) One of the most accomplished films of the year is this very fine tribute to the complexities of family relationships. Laura Linney couldn’t be better as Sammy, a loans officer at a bank in a fictitious upstate New York small town who finds out her drifter baby brother Terry (Mark Ruffalo) is…

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