Old Enough (1984)

MARISA SILVER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 USA, 1984. Silver Films. Screenplay by Marisa Silver. Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus. Produced by Dina Silver. Music by Julian Marshall. Production Design by Jeffrey Townsend. Costume Design by Teri Kane. Film Editing by Mark Burns. Lonnie (Sarah Boyd) is approaching her teens and lives in a fancy…

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Bang The Drum Slowly (1973)

JOHN D. HANCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1973.  ANJS, Dibs Partnership, Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Mark Harris, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Richard Shore.  Produced by Lois Rosenfield, Maurice Rosenfield.  Music by Stephen Lawrence.  Production Design by Robert Gundlach.  Costume Design by Domingo A. Rodriguez.  Film Editing by Richard Marks.   Touching film about the friendship between two baseball players on a…

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Two Much (1996)

FERNANDO TRUEBA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Spain/USA, 1996.  Fernando Trueba Producciones Cinematográficas, Interscope Communications, Lolafilms, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Sociedad General de Televisión, Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by Fernando Trueba, David Trueba, based on the novel by Donald E. Westlake.  Cinematography by Jose Luis Alcaine.  Produced by Andrés Vicente Gómez, Cristina Huerte.  Music by Michel Camilo.  Production Design by Juan Botella.  Costume Design by…

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The January Man (1989)

PAT O’CONNOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1989.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Star Partners II Ltd..   Screenplay by John Patrick Shanley.  Cinematography by Jerzy Zielinski.  Produced by Norman Jewison, Ezra Swerdlow.  Music by Marvin Hamlisch.  Production Design by Philip Rosenberg.  Costume Design by Ann Roth, Neil Spisak.  Film Editing by Lou Lombardo.   An all-star cast can’t save this incredibly dull mystery-comedy. Kevin Kline, who…

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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…

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Prince Of Central Park (2000)

JOHN LEEKLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB USA, 2000.  Seagal/Nasso Productions.  Screenplay by John Leekley, based on the novel by Evan Rhodes.Cinematography by Jonathan Herron.Produced by Julius R. Nasso, Steven Seagal.  Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Deana Sidney.  Costume Design by Laura Jean Shannon.  Film Editing by Philip Steinman.   This tender story is a terrific viewing choice for the whole…

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Hudson Hawk (1991)

MICHAEL LEHMANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1991.  TriStar Pictures, Silver Pictures, Ace Bone.  Story by Bruce Willis, Robert Kraft, Screenplay by Steven E. de Souza, Daniel Waters.  Cinematography by Dante Spinotti.  Produced by Joel Silver.  Music by Michael Kamen, Robert Kraft.  Production Design by Jackson De Govia.  Costume Design by Marilyn Vance.  Film Editing by Chris Lebenzon, Michael Tronick.   You’re better off watching a spoof…

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2 Days In The Valley (1996)

JOHN HERZFELD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.  USA, 1996.  Rysher Entertainment, Redemption Productions.  Screenplay by John Herzfeld.  Cinematography by Oliver Wood.Produced by Herb Nanas, Jeff Wald.  Music by Anthony Marinelli.  Production Design by Catherine Hardwicke.  Costume Design by Betsy Heimann.  Film Editing by Jim Miller, Wayne Wahrman.   Awkward rehash of Pulp Fiction has lame-brained characters running around sunny California in search…

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Once Around (1991)

LASSE HALLSTROM Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1991.  Cinecom Entertainment Group, Double Play, Dreyfuss / James Productions, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Malia Scotch Marmo.  Cinematography by Theo van de Sande.  Produced by Griffin Dunne, Amy Robinson.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by David Gropman.  Costume Design by Renee Ehrlich Kalfus.  Film Editing by Andrew Mondshein.   Holly Hunter finds love and fulfillment later…

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The Front (1976)

MARTIN RITT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1976.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Devon/Persky-Bright, Jack Rollins & Charles H. Joffe Productions, Martin Ritt Productions, Persky-Bright Productions, Rollins-Joffe Productions.  Screenplay by Walter Bernstein.  Cinematography by Michael Chapman.  Produced by Martin Ritt.  Music by Dave Grusin.  Production Design by Charles Bailey.  Costume Design by Ruth Morley.  Film Editing by Sidney Levin.   This was one of…

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The Cemetery Club (1993)

BILL DUKE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1993.  Down To Earth Productions, Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by Ivan Menchell, based on his play.  Cinematography by Steven Poster.  Produced by David Brown.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by Maher Ahmad.  Costume Design by Hilary Rosenfeld.  Film Editing by John Carter.  Pleasant and at times funny account of three widows (Olympia Dukakis, Ellen…

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Moonstruck (1987)

NORMAN JEWISON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA, 1987.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Star Partners. Screenplay by John Patrick Shanley.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by Norman Jewison, Patrick J. Palmer.  Music by Dick Hyman.  Production Design by Philip Rosenberg.  Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge.  Film Editing by Lou Lombardo.  This is the exemplary, perfectly acted, written and directed romantic comedy you’ve been looking…

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