Skin Deep (1989)

BLAKE EDWARDS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA, 1989. Beco Films, Morgan Creek Entertainment. Screenplay by Blake Edwards. Cinematography by Isidore Mankofsky. Produced by Tony Adams. Music by Henry Mancini. Production Design by Rodger Maus. Costume Design by Nolan Miller. Film Editing by Robert Pergament. Blake Edwards spent a great deal of his post-sixties…

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Harlem Nights (1989)

EDDIE MURPHY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 1989. Eddie Murphy Productions, Paramount Pictures. Screenplay by Eddie Murphy. Cinematography by Woody Omens. Produced by Mark Lipsky, Robert D. Wachs. Music by Herbie Hancock. Production Design by Lawrence G. Paull. Costume Design by Joe I. Tompkins. Film Editing by Alan Balsam, George Bowers. Eddie Murphy…

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Sidewalk Stories (1989)

CHARLES LANE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 1989. Palm Pictures. Screenplay by Charles Lane. Cinematography by Bill Dill. Produced by Howard M. Brickner, Charles Lane. Music by Marc Marder. Production Design by Ina Mayhew. Costume Design by Jane Tabachnick. Film Editing by Charles Lane, Ann Stein. Charles Lane directs a quasi-remake of and…

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An Enemy of the People (1989)

SATYAJIT RAY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 Original Title: Ganashatru India, 1989. National Film Development Corporation of India. Screenplay by Satyajit Ray, research by Nirmalya Acharya, based on the play by Henrik Ibsen. Cinematography by Barun Raha. Produced by Ravi Malik. Music by Satyajit Ray. Production Design by Ashoke Bose. Costume Design by Bablu…

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Major League (1989)

DAVID S. WARD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 1989. Mirage Enterprises, Morgan Creek Entertainment. Screenplay by David S. Ward. Cinematography by Reynaldo Villalobos. Produced by Chris Chesser, Irby Smith. Music by James Newton Howard. Production Design by Jeffrey Howard. Costume Design by Erica Edell Phillips. Film Editing by Dennis M. Hill. The owner…

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Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)

DOMINIQUE OTHENIN-GIRARD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1989.  Magnum Pictures Inc., Magnum Pictures, Return of Myers, The Return of Myers, Trancas International Films.   Screenplay by Michael Jacobs, Dominique Othenin-Girard, Shem Bitterman, based on characters created by John Carpenter, Debra Hill.   Cinematography by Robert Draper.  Produced by Ramsey Thomas.  Music by Alan Howarth.   Production…

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The Return of Swamp Thing (1989)

JIM WYNORSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1989.  Lightyear Entertainment.  Screenplay by Neil Cuthbert, Grant Morris, based on the character created by Len Wein, Bernie Wrightson.  Cinematography by Zoran Hochstätter.  Produced by Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan.  Music by Chuck Cirino.  Production Design by Robb Wilson King.  Costume Design by Vicki Graef.  Film…

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Cookie (1989)

SUSAN SEIDELMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1989.  Lorimar Film Entertainment.  Screenplay by Nora Ephron, Alice Arlen.  Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton.  Produced by Laurence Mark.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Michael D. Haller.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Andrew Mondshein. Emily Lloyd plays a funky, rebellious teenager whose…

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Road House (1989)

ROWDY HERRINGTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1989.  Silver Pictures, Star Partners II Ltd..  Story by R. Lance Hill, Screenplay by R. Lance Hill, Hilary Henkin.  Cinematography by Dean Cundey.  Produced by Joel Silver.  Music by Michael Kamen.  Production Design by William J. Durrell Jr..  Costume Design by Marilyn Vance.  Film Editing by…

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Three Fugitives (1989)

FRANCIS VEBER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   USA, 1989.  Touchstone Pictures, Silver Screen Partners IV.  Screenplay by Francis Veber, based on his film Les Fugitifs.  Cinematography by Haskell Wexler.  Produced by Lauren Shuler Donner.  Music by David McHugh.  Production Design by Rick Carter.  Costume Design by April Ferry.  Film Editing by Bruce Green. Francis Veber remakes his own Les Fugitifs for the…

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How To Get Ahead In Advertising (1989)

BRUCE ROBINSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.   United Kingdom, 1989.  HandMade Films.  Screenplay by Bruce Robinson.  Cinematography by Peter Hannan.  Produced by David Wimbury.  Music by David Dundas, Rick Wentworth.  Production Design by Michael Pickwoad.  Costume Design by Andrea Galer.  Film Editing by Alan Strachan.   Richard E. Grant reunites with his Withnail and I director Bruce Robinson for another outrageous comedy, this time…

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Field Of Dreams (1989)

PHIL ALDEN ROBINSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1989.  Gordon Company.  Screenplay by Phil Alden Robinson, based on the book by W.P. Kinsella.  Cinematography by John Lindley.  Produced by Charles Gordon, Lawrence Gordon.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Dennis Gassner.  Costume Design by Linda M. Bass.  Film Editing by Ian Crafford.   Once a rebellious child of late-sixties counterculture, Kevin Costner is now…

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