Jennifer Eight

BB.5 (out of 5) As blind-girls-in-peril movies go, Blink is far superior to this mundane thriller. Andy Garcia plays a cop recently relocated to a small town who finds himself partnered up with Lance Henriksen on the hunt for a serial killer. He falls into protecting a visually impaired young woman (Uma Thurman) who might be the madman’s next…

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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…

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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…

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Year Of The Gun

BBB (out of 5) Andrew McCarthy plays an American journalist living in Italy during the 1970s, reporting on the terrorism being caused by the Red Brigade. His involvement gets heated up when the Brigade’s plans to kidnap political leader Aldo Moro ends up being exactly like the plot of a novel he is intending to…

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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…

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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…

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