Go For Sisters (2013)

JOHN SAYLES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.   USA, 2013.  Anarchist’s Convention Films, Olmos Productions, Go For Films.   Screenplay by John Sayles.  Cinematography by Kat Westergaard.  Produced by Peter Bobrow, Edward James Olmos, Alejandro Springall.  Music by Mason Daring.  Production Design by Mara A. Spear.  Costume Design by Dana R. Woods.  Film Editing by John Sayles. John Sayles is in top form…

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Shortbus

BBBB (out of 5) Sofia (Sook-Yin Lee) is a relationship therapist who has never had an orgasm; James and Jamie are losing the flame in their relationship and invite Ceth to join them in the hopes of spicing up their union; Severin is a dominatrix whose lack of a deeper connection to others has made…

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The United States Of Leland

BB (out of 5) After a teenager (Ryan Gosling) murders a mentally challenged boy his own age, he is sent to prison where he spends his days being taught by the jail’s teacher (Don Cheadle) while his friends and family and the family of the victim sit in their homes and wonder how it all…

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I’m Not There. (2007)

TODD HAYNES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/Germany, 2007.  Killer Films, John Wells Productions, John Goldwyn Productions, Endgame Entertainment, Dreamachine, Film & Entertainment VIP Medienfonds 4 GmbH & Co. KG, Grey Water Park Productions, Rising Star, Wells Productions.  Story by Todd Haynes, Screenplay by Todd Haynes, Oren Moverman.  Cinematography by Edward Lachman.  Produced by John Goldwyn, John Sloss, James D. Stern, Christine…

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Whatever Works

BBB.5 (out of 5) Southern Christian conservatism meets New York Jewish cynicism in this sweet, winsome comedy by Woody Allen. Hypochondriac misanthrope Larry David, in a role that Allen usually reserves for himself but has cast perfectly all the same, is surprised one night by the appearance of a teenage runaway (Evan Rachel Wood) in…

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