American Dreamer (1984)

RICK ROSENTHAL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1984.  CBS Theatrical Films.  Story by Ann Biderman, Screenplay by David Greenwalt, Jim Kouf.  Cinematography by Jan de Bont, Giuseppe Rotunno.  Produced by Doug Chapin.  Music by Lewis Furey.  Production Design by Brian Eatwell.  Costume Design by Michael Kaplan.  Film Editing by Anne Goursaud. Made at the height of the popularity of eighties concept comedies,…

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Primal Fear (1996)

GREGORY HOBLIT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1996.  Paramount Pictures, Rysher Entertainment.  Screenplay by Steve Shagan, Ann Biderman, based on the novel by William Diehl.  Cinematography by Michael Chapman.  Produced by Gary Lucchesi.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Jeannine Oppewall.  Costume Design by Betsy Cox.  Film Editing by David Rosenbloom.  Academy Awards 1996.  Golden Globe Awards 1996.  Excellent courtroom thriller will have…

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Smilla’s Sense Of Snow (1997)

BILLE AUGUST Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Denmark/Germany/Sweden, 1997.  Bavaria Film, Constantin Film, Det Danske Filminstitut, Greenland Film Production, Nordisk Film- & TV-Fond, Smilla Film A-S.   Screenplay by Ann Biderman, based on the novel Froken Smillas Fornemmelse for Sne by Peter Hoeg.  Cinematography by Jorgen Persson.  Produced by Bernd Eichinger, Martin Moszkowicz.  Music by Harry Gregson-Williams, Hans Zimmer.  Production Design…

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Copycat (1995)

JON AMIEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1995.  Regency Enterprises, New Regency Pictures, Isobel Griffiths Limited.  Screenplay by Ann Biderman, David Madsen.  Cinematography by Laszlo Kovacs.  Produced by Arnon Milchan, Mark Tarlov.  Music by Christopher Young.  Production Design by Jim Clay.  Costume Design by Claudia Brown.  Film Editing by Jim Clark, Alan Heim.   Serve up a creepy, gratuitously disgusting film like Seven…

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