Jennifer Eight

BRUCE ROBINSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1992.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Bruce Robinson.  Cinematography by Conrad L. Hall.  Produced by Gary Lucchesi, David Wimbury.  Music by Christopher Young.  Production Design by Richard Macdonald.  Costume Design by Judy L. Raskin.  Film Editing by Conrad Buff IV.   As blind-girls-in-peril movies go, Blink is far superior to this mundane thriller. Andy Garcia plays a cop recently … More Jennifer Eight

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Fatal Attraction (1987)

ADRIAN LYNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1987.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by James Dearden, based on his short film.  Cinematography by Howard Atherton.  Produced by Sherry Lansing, Stanley R. Jaffe.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Mel Bourne.  Costume Design by Ellen Mirojnick.  Film Editing by Peter E. Berger, Michael Kahn.  Academy Awards 1987.  Golden Globe Awards 1987.   Michael Douglas plays a hapless married man who is left … More Fatal Attraction (1987)

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Jacob’s Ladder (1990)

ADRIAN LYNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1990.  Carolco Pictures.  Screenplay by Bruce Joel Rubin.  Cinematography by Jeffrey L. Kimball.  Produced by Alan Marshall.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Brian Morris.  Costume Design by Ellen Mirojnick.  Film Editing by Tom Rolf.   Years after he served in Vietnam, Tim Robbins is trying to put his life together while at the same time outrunning … More Jacob’s Ladder (1990)

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Year Of The Gun (1991)

JOHN FRANKENHEIMER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1991.  Initial Films, J&M Entertainment, Shomedia.  Screenplay by David Ambrose, based on the novel by Michael Mewshaw.  Cinematography by Blasco Giurato.  Produced by Edward R. Pressman.  Music by Bill Conti.  Production Design by Aurelio Crugnola.  Costume Design by Ray Summers.  Film Editing by Lee Percy.  Toronto International Film Festival 1991.   Andrew McCarthy plays an … More Year Of The Gun (1991)

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Wall Street

BBB.5 (out of 5) If for nothing else, this film acts as an excellent time capsule of Reagan-era corporate greed, significantly different from nineties corporate greed because later tycoons wouldn’t decorate their apartments in such tacky, trendy styles.  Charlie Sheen gives a painfully weak performance as a desperate, low-level stock broker who longs to swim in … More Wall Street

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Blue Steel (1990)

KATHRYN BIGELOW Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1990.  Lightning Pictures, Precision Films, Mack-Taylor Productions, Vestron Pictures.  Screenplay by Kathryn Bigelow, Eric Red.  Cinematography by Amir Mokri. Produced by Edward R. Pressman, Oliver Stone.  Music by Brad Fiedel.  Production Design by Toby Corbett.  Costume Design by Richard Shissler.  Film Editing by Lee Percy. Kathryn Bigelow had the right idea in making an action film with a … More Blue Steel (1990)

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