Wonderstruck (2017)

TODD HAYNES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2017.  Amazon Studios, Cinetic Media, FilmNation Entertainment, Killer Films, Picrow.  Screenplay by Brian Selznick,  based on his book.  Cinematography by Edward Lachman.  Produced by Pamela Koffler, John Sloss, Christine Vachon.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by Mark Friedberg.  Costume Design by Sandy Powell.  Film Editing by Affonso Goncalves.  Cannes Film Festival 2017.   A little boy (Oakes Fegley) in 1970s … More Wonderstruck (2017)

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Great Directors

BB.5 (out of 5) Angela Ismailos travels the world interviewing filmmakers of note and having them speak on camera about their experiences and achievements.  A wonderful assortment of artists are happy to share their opinions and memories, from David Lynch talking about the career-changing introduction to Mel Brooks, to Agnes Varda reflecting on aging, Catherine Breillat discussing censorship and John Sayles spelling out the … More Great Directors

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Carol (2015)

TODD HAYNES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2015.  The Weinstein Company, Film4, Number 9 Films, StudioCanal, HanWay Films, Killer Films, Goldcrest Films International, Dirty Films, Infilm, Larkhard Films.  Screenplay by Phyllis Nagy, based on the novel The Price Of Salt by Patricia Highsmith.  Cinematography by Edward Lachman.  Produced by Elizabeth Karlsen, Tessa Ross, Christine Vachon, Stephen Woolley.  Music by … More Carol (2015)

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Swoon

BBB (out of 5) The tale of Leopold and Loeb, two Depression-era serial killers who rampaged across America for months before they were finally caught, has been told many times in the movies, from Alfred Hitchcock’s Rope to Compulsion starring Orson Welles. One key element of the relationship, that they were lovers as well as … More Swoon

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Velvet Goldmine (1998)

TODD HAYNES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1998.  Channel Four Films, Goldwyn Films, Killer Films, Miramax, Newmarket Capital Group, Single Cell Pictures, Zenith Entertainment.  Story by James Lyons, Todd Haynes, Screenplay by Todd Haynes.  Cinematography by Maryse Alberti.  Produced by Christine Vachon.  Music by Carter Burwell, Craig Wedren.  Production Design by Christopher Hobbs.  Costume Design by Sandy Powell.  Film Editing by James … More Velvet Goldmine (1998)

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Safe (1995)

TODD HAYNES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1995.  American Playhouse Theatrical Films, Killer Films, Chemical Films, Good Machine, Kardana Productions, Channel Four Films, Arnold Semler, American Playhouse, Kardana Films.  Screenplay by Todd Haynes.  Cinematography by Alex Nepomniaschy.  Produced by Christine Vachon, Lauren Zalaznick.  Music by Ed Tomney.  Production Design by David J. Bomba, Clare Scarpulla.  Costume Design by Nancy Steiner.  Film Editing … More Safe (1995)

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Poison (1991)

  TODD HAYNES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1991.  Bronze Eye Productions, Killer Films, Poison L.P..  Screenplay by Todd Haynes, based on the novels by Jean Genet.  Cinematography by Maryse Alberti.  Produced by Christine Vachon.  Music by James Bennett.  Production Design by Sarah Stollman.  Costume Design by Jessica Haston.  Film Editing by Todd Haynes, James Lyons.   Three stories are intercut, their main links … More Poison (1991)

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