Christo In Paris (1990)

DEBORAH DICKSON, SUSAN FROEMKE, ALBERT MAYSLES, DAVID MAYSLES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1990.  Cinematography by Albert Maysles, David Maysles.  Produced by Susan Froemke.  Music by Wendy Blackstone.  Film Editing by Deborah Dickson.  Toronto International Film Festival 1991. “Why is everything so political?” asks an exasperated Jeanne-Claude, the partner and, for all intents…

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Mister Johnson (1990)

BRUCE BERESFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1990. Avenue Pictures.  Screenplay by William Boyd, based on the novel by Joyce Cary.  Cinematography by Peter James. Produced by Michael Fitzgerald.  Music by Georges Delerue. Production Design by Herbert Pinter. Costume Design by Rosemary Burrows.  Film Editing by Humphrey Dixon. Toronto International Film Festival 1990….

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The Ear (1990)

KAREL KACHYNA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Original Title: Ucho  Czechoslovakia, 1990.  Filmové studio Barrandov.  Story by Jan Procházka, Ladislav Winkelhöfer, Screenplay by Karel Kachyna, Jan Procházka.  Cinematography by Josef Illík.  Produced by Karel Vejrík.   Music by Svatopluk Havelka.   Production Design by Oldrich Okac.   Film Editing by Miroslav Hajek.   Cannes Film Festival 1990. A…

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Bad Influence (1990)

CURTIS HANSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1990.  Epic Productions, Producers Representative Organization, Sarliu/Diamant.  Screenplay by David Koepp.   Cinematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by Steve Tisch.   Music by Trevor Jones.  Production Design by Ron Foreman.  Costume Design by Malissa Daniel.  Film Editing by Bonnie Koehler. James Spader is a straight-arrow stock broker whose…

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The Juniper Tree (1990)

NIETZCHKA KEENE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB .  Iceland, 1990.   Screenplay by Nietzchka Keene.   Cinematography by Randolph Sellars.   Produced by Nietzchka Keene.   Music by Larry Lipkis.  Production Design by Dominique Polain.  Costume Design by Nanna Luisa Zophaniasdóttir.  Film Editing by Nietzchka Keene.  This dark and moody fable is loosely based on a Grimm Brothers fairy…

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Nightbreed (1990)

CLIVE BARKER Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  United Kingdom/Canada/USA, 1990.  Morgan Creek Entertainment, Seraphim Films.  Screenplay by Clive Barker, based on his novel Cabal.  Cinematography by Robin Vidgeon.  Produced by Gabriella Martinelli, Mark Alan Miller.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Steve Hardie.  Costume Design by Ann Hollowood.  Film Editing by Mark Goldblatt,…

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Air America (1990)

ROGER SPOTTISWOODE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1990.  Carolco Pictures, IndieProd Company Productions.  Screenplay by John Eskow, Richard Rush, based on the book by Christopher Robbins.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Daniel Melnick.  Music by Charles Gross.  Production Design by Allan Cameron.  Costume Design by John Mollo.  Film Editing by John Bloom,…

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Berkeley In The Sixties (1990)

MARK KITCHELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1990.  Kitchell Films, P.O.V. Theatricals.  Screenplay by Susan Griffin, Mark Kitchell, Stephen Most. Cinematography by Stephen Lighthill.  Produced by Mark Kitchell.  Film Editing by Veronica Selver.  Academy Awards 1990.  Students from the Berkeley campus of the University of Southern California were enraged by the HUAC hearings in…

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The Exorcist III (1990)

WILLIAM PETER BLATTY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.   USA, 1990.  Morgan Creek Entertainment.  Screenplay by William Peter Blatty, based on his novel Legion.  Cinematography by Gerry Fisher.  Produced by Carter deHaven.  Music by Barry De Vorzon.  Production Design by Leslie Dilley.  Costume Design by Dana Lyman.  Film Editing by Peter Lee-Thompson, Todd C. Ramsay.  William Peter Blatty takes the franchise over as…

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Roger Corman’s Frankenstein Unbound (1990)

ROGER CORMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.   USA, 1990.  The Mount Company.  Screenplay by Roger Corman, F.X. Feeney, based on the novel by Brian Aldiss.  Cinematography by Armando Nannuzzi, Michael Scott.  Produced by Roger Corman, Kobi Jaeger, Thom Mount.  Music by Carl Davis.  Production Design by Enrico Tovaglieri.  Costume Design by Franca Zucchelli.  Film Editing by Mary Bauer, Jay Cassidy.   Roger Corman…

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RoboCop 2 (1990)

IRVIN KERSHNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1990.  Orion Pictures, Tobor Productions.  Story by Frank Miller, Screenplay by Frank Miller, Walon Green, based on characters created by Edward Neumeier, Michael Miner.  Cinematography by Mark Irwin.  Produced by Jon Davison.  Music by Leonard Rosenman.  Production Design by Peter Jamison.  Costume Design by Rosanna Norton.  Film Editing by Armen Minasian, Lee Smith, Deborah…

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Hidden Agenda (1990)

KEN LOACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   United Kingdom, 1990.  Hemdale, Initial.  Screenplay by Jim Allen.  Cinematography by Clive Tickner.  Produced by Eric Fellner.  Music by Stewart Copeland.  Production Design by Martin Johnson.  Costume Design by Daphne Dare.  Film Editing by Jonathan Morris.  Cannes Film Festival 1990.  Toronto International Film Festival 1990. A lawyer (Brad Dourif) and a former documentary filmmaker (Frances McDormand) are investigating allegations…

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