Barcelona (1994)

WHIT STILLMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1994.  Barcelona Films, Castle Rock Entertainment, Fine Line Features, Westerly Film, Westerly Films.  Screenplay by Whit Stillman.  Cinematography by John Thomas.  Produced by Whit Stillman.  Music by Mark Suozzo.  Production Design by Jose Maria Botines.  Costume Design by Edi Giguere.  Film Editing by Christopher Tellefsen.  Whit Stillman’s endless array of convoluted conversations make their way back to…

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Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome (1985)

GEORGE MILLER, GEORGE OGILVIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Australia/USA, 1985.  Kennedy Miller Productions.  Screenplay by Terry Hayes, George Miller.  Cinematography by Dean Semler.  Produced by George Miller.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Graham ‘Grace’ Walker.  Costume Design by Norma Moriceau.  Film Editing by Richard Francis-Bruce.   Think of this one as the Return of The Jedi of the Mad Max series:…

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The Cherry Orchard (1999)

MICHAEL CACOYANNIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Greece/Cyprus/France, 1999.  Melanda Film Productions, Greek Film Center, Amanda Productions, Films de l’Astre, Canal+, Eurimages, Greek Television ET-1.  Screenplay by Mihalis Kakogiannis, based on the play Vishnyovyy Sad by Anton Chekhov.  Cinematography by Aris Stavrou.  Produced by Mihalis Kakogiannis.  Music by Dimitris Papadimitriou.  Production Design by Dionysis Fotopoulos.  Costume Design by Dionysis Fotopoulos.  Film Editing by Takis Hadzis,…

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Swing Kids (1993)

THOMAS CARTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA, 1993.  Hollywood Pictures, Touchwood Pacific Partners 1.  Screenplay by Jonathan Marc Feldman.  Cinematography by Jerzy Zielinski.  Produced by Mark Gordon, John Bard Manulis.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Allan Cameron.  Costume Design by Jenny Beavan.  Film Editing by Michael R. Miller.   Two teenage Berlin boys (Robert Sean Leonard, Christian Bale) are obsessed with swing…

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