Ghost (1990)

JERRY ZUCKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1990.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Bruce Joel Rubin.  Cinematography by Adam Greenberg.  Produced by Lisa Weinstein.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Jane Musky.  Costume Design by Ruth Morley.  Film Editing by Walter Murch.   Audiences always love a good romance, and when it’s spiced up by a nifty murder mystery and some supernatural plot elements,…

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Sparkle (1976)

SAM O’STEEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1976.  Robert Stigwood Organization, Warner Bros..  Story by Howard Rosenman, Screenplay by Joel Schumacher.  Cinematography by Bruce Surtees.  Produced by Howard Rosenman.  Music by Curtis Mayfield.  Production Design by Peter Wooley.  Costume Design by Daniel Paredes.  Film Editing by Gordon Scott.   There’s an honest and unassuming quality about this tale of family and ambition that overrides its…

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Life (1999)

TED DEMME Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1999.  Imagine Entertainment, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Robert Ramsey, Matthew Stone.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Simpson.  Produced by Brian Grazer, Eddie Murphy.  Music by Wyclef Jean.  Production Design by Dan Bishop.  Costume Design by Lucy W. Corrigan.  Film Editing by Jeffrey Wolf.   Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence play two bootleggers who stumble across a dead body…

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Quartet (1981)

JAMES IVORY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  United Kingdom/France, 1981.   Merchant Ivory Productions, Lyric International, National Film Trustee Company.   Screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, French dialogue by Michel Maingois, based on the novel by Jean Rhys.   Cinematography by Pierre Lhomme.   Produced by Jean-Pierre Mahot, Ismail Merchant.   Music by Richard Robbins.   Production Design by Jean-Jacques Caziot.   Costume Design…

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Bulworth (1998)

WARREN BEATTY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  USA, 1998.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Story by Warren Beatty, Screenplay by Warren Beatty, Jeremy Pikser.  Cinematography by Vittorio Storaro.  Produced by Warren Beatty, Pieter Jan Brugge.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Dean Tavoularis.  Costume Design by Milena Canonero.  Film Editing by Robert C. Jones, Billy Weber.   Warren Beatty plays Jay Billington Bulworth, an unhappy conservative Senator…

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Action Jackson (1988)

CRAIG R. BAXLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1988.  Lorimar Film Entertainment, Silver Pictures.  Screenplay by Robert Reneau.  Cinematography by Matthew F. Leonetti.  Produced by Joel Silver.  Music by Herbie Hancock, Michael Kamen.  Production Design by Virginia L. Randolph.  Costume Design by Marilyn Vance.  Film Editing by Mark Helfrich.   Mundane, routine thriller features a great lead character mired in a simple storyline….

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