Suture (1993)

SCOTT MCGEHEE, DAVID SIEGEL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA, 1993. Kino Korsakoff. Screenplay by Scott McGehee, David Siegel. Cinematography by Greg Gardiner. Produced by Scott McGehee, David Siegel. Music by Cary Berger. Production Design by Kelly McGehee. Costume Design by Mette Hansen. Film Editing by Lauren Zuckerman. Scott McGehee and David Siegel, who…

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Totally F***ed Up (1993)

GREGG ARAKI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.    USA, 1993.  Blurco, Desperate Pictures, Muscle + Hate Studios.  Screenplay by Gregg Araki.  Cinematography by Gregg Araki.  Produced by Gregg Araki, Andrea Sperling.  Film Editing by Gregg Araki.  Director Gregg Araki’s follow up to The Living End is a sexy, funny and appealing look at a…

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The Joy Luck Club (1993)

WAYNE WANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1993.  Hollywood Pictures.  Screenplay by Amy Tan, Ronald Bass, based on the novel by Amy Tan.  Cinematography by Amir Mokri.  Produced by Ronald Bass, Patrick Markey, Amy Tan, Wayne Wang.  Music by Rachel Portman.  Production Design by Donald Graham Burt.  Costume Design by Lydia Tanji.  Film Editing by Maysie Hoy. Amy Tan’s bestselling novel of intergenerational Asian women…

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The Bride With White Hair (1993)

RONNY YU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Original title:  Bai fa mo nu zhuan Hong Kong, 1993.  Mandarin Films Distribution.  Screenplay by David Wu, Ronny Yu, Kee-To Lam, based on the novel Bai Mao Nu by Yusheng Liang.  Cinematography by Peter Pau.  Produced by Bak-Ming Wong, Michael Wong, Ronny Yu.  Music by Richard Yuen.  Production Design by Eddie Ma.  Costume Design by Sun-Yiu Cheung, Emi…

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I Don’t Just Want You To Love Me (1993)

HANS GUNTHER PFLAUM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5 Original title:  Ich Will Nur, Dass Ihr Mich Liebt – Der Filmemacher Rainer Werner Fassbinder Germany, 1993.  Pro-ject Filmproduktion.  Screenplay by Hans Gunther Pflaum.  Cinematography by Manfred Burkle, Werner Kurz.Produced by Theo Hinz.  Film Editing by Ingrid Wolff.   Intelligent, thorough documentary that covers the career of German filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder, the…

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Dazed And Confused (1993)

RICHARD LINKLATER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1993.  Gramercy Pictures, Alphaville Films, Detour Filmproduction.  Screenplay by Richard Linklater.  Cinematography by Lee Daniel.  Produced by Sean Daniel, James Jacks, Richard Linklater.  Production Design by John Frick.  Costume Design by Katherine Dover.  Film Editing by Sandra Adair.   Richard Linklater followed his breakout success Slacker with another look at a variety of characters, this…

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The Scent Of Green Papaya (1993)

TRAN ANH HUNG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5 Original title:  Mui du du xanh – L’Odeur de la Papaye Verte Vietnam/France, 1993.  Les Productions Lazennec, La SFP Cinema, La Sept Cinéma, Canal+, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Procirep, La Fondation Gan pour le Cinéma, Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, Sacem.  Screenplay by Tran Anh Hung.  Cinematography…

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A Dangerous Woman (1993)

STEPHEN GYLLENHAAL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA, 1993.  Island World, Gramercy Pictures, Rollercoaster Productions, Amblin Entertainment.  Screenplay by Naomi Foner, based on the novel by Mary McGarry Morris.  Cinematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by Naomi Foner.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by David Brisbin.  Costume Design by Susie DeSanto.  Film Editing by Angelo Corrao, Harvey Rosenstock.   A great deal of publicity…

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Romeo Is Bleeding (1993)

PETER MEDAK Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1993.  Polygram Filmed Entertainment, Working Title Films, Hilary Henkin.  Screenplay by Hilary Henkin.  Cinematography by Dariusz Wolski.  Produced by Hilary Henkin, Paul Webster.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Stuart Wurtzel.  Costume Design by Aude Bronson-Howard.  Film Editing by Walter Murch.   Unattractively violent film has a crooked cop (Gary Oldman) meet his match in…

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Zero Patience (1993)

JOHN GREYSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/Canada, 1993.  Zero Patience Productions, Telefilm Canada, Ontario Film Development Corporation, Channel 4 Television Corporation, Cineplex Odeon Films.  Screenplay by John Greyson.  Cinematography by Miroslaw Baszak.  Produced by Louise Garfield, Anna Stratton.  Music by Glenn Schellenberg.  Production Design by Sandra Kybartas.  Costume Design by Joyce Schure.  Film Editing by Miume Jan.   To hear someone say that they just…

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Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993)

FRANCOIS GIRARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  Canada/Netherlands/Portugal/Finland, 1993.  Rhombus Media, Telefilm Canada, Ontario Film Development Corporation, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Société Radio-Canada, Nederlandse Omroepstichting, Radiotelevisão Portuguesa, Yleisradio, National Film Board of Canada, Glenn Gould Ltd..  Screenplay by Francois Girard, Don McKellar.  Cinematography by Alain Dostie.  Produced by Michael Allder, Niv Fichman, Barbara Willis Sweete, Larry Weinstein.  Music by Glenn…

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Wittgenstein (1993)

DEREK JARMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Japan/United Kingdom, 1993.  BFI Production, Bandung Productions, Channel Four Films, Uplink.  Screenplay by Derek Jarman, Terry Eagleton, Ken Butler.  Produced by Tariq Ali.  Production Design by Annie La Paz.  Costume Design by Sandy Powell.  Film Editing by Budge Tremlett.   Derek Jarman’s second-to-last film is another film biography of a famous artist, this time focusing on…

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