Mister Johnson (1990)

BRUCE BERESFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1990. Avenue Pictures.  Screenplay by William Boyd, based on the novel by Joyce Cary.  Cinematography by Peter James. Produced by Michael Fitzgerald.  Music by Georges Delerue. Production Design by Herbert Pinter. Costume Design by Rosemary Burrows.  Film Editing by Humphrey Dixon. Toronto International Film Festival 1990….

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Hidden Agenda (1990)

KEN LOACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   United Kingdom, 1990.  Hemdale, Initial.  Screenplay by Jim Allen.  Cinematography by Clive Tickner.  Produced by Eric Fellner.  Music by Stewart Copeland.  Production Design by Martin Johnson.  Costume Design by Daphne Dare.  Film Editing by Jonathan Morris.  Cannes Film Festival 1990.  Toronto International Film Festival 1990. A lawyer (Brad Dourif) and a former documentary filmmaker (Frances McDormand) are investigating allegations…

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Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990)

TOM STOPPARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1990.  Brandenberg, WNET Channel 13 New York.  Screenplay by Tom Stoppard, based on his play and The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Peter Biziou.  Produced by Emanuel Azenberg, Michael Brandman. Music by Stanley Myers.  Production Design by Vaughan Edwards.  Costume Design by Andreane Neofitou.  Film Editing by Nicolas Gaster.  Independent…

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The Field (1990)

JIM SHERIDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Ireland/United Kingdom, 1990.  Granada Television, Noel Pearson, Sovereign Pictures.  Screenplay by Jim Sheridan, based on the play by John B. Keane.  Cinematography by Jack Conroy.  Produced by Noel Pearson.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by Frank Conway.  Costume Design by Joan Bergin.  Film Editing by J. Patrick Duffner.  Academy Awards 1990.  Golden Globe Awards 1990.   Exceptional drama based on…

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The Hot Spot

DENNIS HOPPER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1990.  Orion Pictures.  Screenplay by Nona Tyson, Charles Williams, based on the book Hell Hath No Fury by Charles Williams. Cinematography by Ueli Steiger.  Produced by Paul Lewis.  Music by Jack Nitzsche.  Production Design by Cary White.  Costume Design by Mary Kay Stolz.  Film Editing by Wende Phifer Mate.   Enjoyable throwback to the good old…

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Daddy Nostalgia (1990)

BERTRAND TAVERNIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Original title:  Daddy Nostalgie Alternate title:  These Foolish Things France, 1990.  Cléa Productions, Eurisma, Little Bear, Solyfic.  Directed by Bertrand Tavernier.  Story by Colo Tavernier, Dialogue by Colo Tavernier, Bertrand Tavernier.  Cinematography by Denis Lenoir.  Produced by Adolphe Viezzi.  Music by Antoine Duhamel.  Production Design by Jean-Louis Poveda.  Costume Design by Christian Gasc.  Film Editing by Ariane Boeglin.  Cannes Film…

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Ay, Carmela! (1990)

CARLOS SAURA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Spain/Italy, 1990.  Iberoamericana Films Internacional, Television Espanola, Ellepi Films.  Screenplay by Carlos Saura, Rafael Azcona, based on the play by Jose Sanchis Sinisterra.  Cinematography by Jose Luis Alcaine.  Produced by Andrés Vicente Gómez.  Music by Alejandro Masso.  Production Design by Rafael Palmero.  Costume Design by Mercedes Sanchez Rau.  Film Editing by Pablo G. del Amo.  Toronto International…

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The Garden (1990)

DEREK JARMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  United Kingdom/Germany, 1990.  Basilisk Communications, Channel 4, British Screen Productions, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Uplink, Sohbi Kikaku, Space Shower TV.  Cinematography by Christopher Hughes.  Produced by James Mackay.  Music by Simon Fisher-Turner.  Production Design by Derek Brown, Christopher Hobbs.  Costume Design by Annie Symons.  Film Editing by Peter Cartwright.   This confusing film is strictly for diehard fans…

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Reversal Of Fortune (1990)

BARBET SCHROEDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA/Japan/United Kingdom, 1990.  Sovereign Pictures, Reversal Films Inc., Shochiku-Fuji Company.  Screenplay by Nicholas Kazan, based on the book by Alan Dershowitz.  Cinematography by Luciano Tivoli.  Produced by Edward R. Pressman, Oliver Stone.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Mel Bourne. Costume Design by Judianna Makovsky.  Film Editing by Lee Percy.  Academy Awards 1990. Boston Film Critics Awards…

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The Nasty Girl

BBBBB (out of 5) Original title:  Das Schreckliche Madchen Fantastic film that works as an intellectual mystery. A high school student (Lena Stolze) decides to do a research project on the small town she lives in, focusing on the town’s participation in World War II when the country was under Nazi control. What she discovers are…

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The Grifters (1990)

STEPHEN FREARS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1990.  Cineplex-Odeon Films.  Screenplay by Donald E. Westlake, based on the novel by Jim Thompson.  Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton.  Produced by Robert A. Harris, Jim Painter, Martin Scorsese.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by Dennis Gassner.  Costume Design by Richard Hornung.  Film Editing by Mick Audsley.  Academy Awards 1990. Boston Film Critics Awards 1990.   Golden Globe…

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Life Is Sweet (1990)

MIKE LEIGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   United Kingdom, 1990.  British Screen Productions, Channel Four Films, Thin Man Films.  Screenplay by Mike Leigh.  Cinematography by Dick Pope.  Produced by Simon Channing Williams.  Music by Rachel Portman.  Production Design by Alison Chitty.  Costume Design by Lindy Hemming.  Film Editing by Jon Gregory.  Independent Spirit Awards 1991. Fans of Mike Leigh’s brilliant Secrets And…

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