Joe Gould’s Secret (2000)

STANLEY TUCCI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2000.  Bohemian Productions, First Cold Press Productions, October Films, Weinstock Productions.  Screenplay by Howard A. Rodman, based on the books Professor Seagull and Joe Gould’s Secret by Joseph Mitchell.  Cinematography by Maryse Alberti.  Produced by Elizabeth W. Alexander, Stanley Tucci, Charles Weinstock.  Music by Evan Lurie.  Production Design by Andrew Jackness.  Costume Design by Juliet Polcsa.  Film…

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The Impostors (1998)

STANLEY TUCCI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1998.  First Cold Piece, Fox Searchlight Pictures.  Screenplay by Stanley Tucci.  Cinematography by Ken Kelsch.  Produced by Elizabeth W. Alexander, Stanley Tucci.  Music by Gary DeMichele.  Production Design by Andrew Jackness.  Costume Design by Juliet Polcsa.  Film Editing by Suzy Elmiger.   Stanley Tucci’s tribute to silent-era filmmaking is an art-deco delight, one that is short on substance…

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Breakfast Of Champions (1999)

ALAN RUDOLPH Bil’s rating (out of 5):    B.5.  USA, 1999.  Flying Heart Films, Hollywood Pictures, Rain City, Rational Packaging Company, Sugar Creek Productions, Summit Entertainment.  Screenplay by Alan Rudolph, based on the book by Kurt Vonnegut Jr..  Cinematography by Elliot Davis.  Produced by David Blocker, David Willis.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Nina Ruscio.  Costume Design by Rudy Dillon.  Film Editing by Suzy…

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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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Mrs. Parker And The Vicious Circle (1994)

ALAN RUDOLPH Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BBBB.  USA, 1994.  Fine Line Features, Mayfair Entertainment, Miramax, Odyssey Entertainment, Park Bench Productions.  Screenplay by Alan Rudolph, Randy Sue Coburn.  Cinematography by Jan Kiesser.  Produced by Robert Altman.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Francois Seguin.  Costume Design by Renee April, John Hay.  Film Editing by Suzy Elmiger.   Alan Rudolph, the mini-Robert Altman, comes up with…

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Big Night (1996)

CAMPBELL SCOTT, STANLEY TUCCI Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA, 1996.  Rysher Entertainment, Timpano Production.  Screenplay by Joseph Tropiano, Stanley Tucci.  Cinematography by Ken Kelsch.  Produced by Jonathan Filley.  Music by Gary DeMichele.  Production Design by Andrew Jackness.  Costume Design by Juliet Polcsa.  Film Editing by Suzy Elmiger.   Those who love great movies about food like Babette’s Feast, Like Water For Chocolate…

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Ready To Wear (1994)

ROBERT ALTMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Pret-A-Porter USA, 1994.  Etalon Film, Miramax.  Screenplay by Robert Altman, Barbara Shulgasser.  Cinematography by Jean Lepine, Pierre Mignot.  Produced by Robert Altman.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Stephen Altman.  Costume Design by Catherine Leterrier.  Film Editing by Suzy Elmiger, Geraldine Peroni.   There are reasons to not miss this Robert Altman comedy and reasons…

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Short Cuts (1993)

ROBERT ALTMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1993.  Fine Line Features, Spelling Films International, Avenue Pictures.  Screenplay by Robert Altman, Frank Barhydt, based on the writings of Raymond Carver.  Cinematography by Walt Lloyd.  Produced by Cary Brokaw.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Stephen Altman.  Costume Design by John Hay.  Film Editing by Suzy Elmiger, Geraldine Peroni.   This three-hour masterpiece adapts…

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People I Know (2002)

DANIEL ALGRANT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/Germany, 2002.  Myriad Pictures, Wildwood Enterprises, Galena, GreeneStreet Films, Chal Productions, In-Motion AG Movie & TV Productions, World Media Fonds V.  Screenplay by Jon Robin Baitz.  Cinematography by Peter Deming.  Produced by Michael Nozik, Karen Tenkhoff, Leslie Urdang.  Music by Terence Blanchard.  Production Design by Michael Shaw.  Costume Design by David C. Robinson.  Film Editing by Suzy Elmiger.  …

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