Vampire’s Kiss (1988)

ROBERT BIERMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1988.  Magellan Pictures.  Screenplay by Joseph Minion.  Cinematography by Stefan Czapsky.  Produced by John Daly, Derek Gibson, Barry Shils, Barbara Zitwer.  Music by Colin Towns.  Production Design by Christopher Nowak.  Costume Design by Irene Albright, Terry Mainord.  Film Editing by Angus Newton. Nicolas Cage plays a literary agent with a bad attitude towards everyone except…

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Wet Hot American Summer (2001)

DAVID WAIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2001.  Eureka Pictures, North Coast Group.  Screenplay by Michael Showalter, David Wain.  Cinematography by Ben Weinstein.  Produced by Howard Bernstein.  Music by Theodore Shapiro, Craig Wedren.  Production Design by Mark White.  Costume Design by Jill Kliber.  Film Editing by Meg Reticker.  Frequently humorous spoof of eighties comedies that takes place on the last day of summer…

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Crossing Delancey (1988)

JOAN MICKLIN SILVER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1988.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Susan Sandler, based on her play.  Cinematography by Theo van de Sande.  Produced by Michael Nozik.  Music by Paul Chihara.  Production Design by Dan Leigh.  Costume Design by Rita Ryack.  Film Editing by Rick Shaine.   Intimate little romance sparkles thanks to heartfelt performances by Peter Riegert and the always riveting Amy Irving….

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Down With Love (2003)

PEYTON REED Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA/Germany, 2003.  Fox 2000 Pictures, Regency Enterprises, Jinks/Cohen Company, Mediastream Dritte Film GmbH & Co. Beteiligungs KG, Epsilon Motion Pictures.  Screenplay by Eve Ahlert, Dennis Drake.  Cinematography by Jeff Cronenweth. Produced by Bruce Cohen, Dan Jinks.  Music by Marc Shaiman. Production Design by Andrew Laws.  Costume Design by Daniel Orlandi.  Film Editing by Larry…

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Addams Family Values (1993)

BARRY SONNENFELD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1993.  Paramount Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions.  Screenplay by Paul Rudnick, based on characters created by Charles Addams.  Cinematography by Donald Peterman.  Produced by Scott Rudin.  Music by Marc Shaiman.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge.  Film Editing by Jim Miller, Arthur Schmidt.   In this superior sequel to the 1991…

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The Fisher King (1991)

TERRY GILLIAM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1991.  TriStar Pictures, Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Richard LaGravenese.  Cinematography by Roger Pratt.  Produced by Debra Hill, Lynda Obst.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Mel Bourne.  Costume Design by Beatrix Aruna Pasztor.  Film Editing by Lesley Walker.   Jeff Bridges plays a talk radio host who is devastated when a listener misinterprets his advice…

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Little Man Tate (1991)

JODIE FOSTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BBB.5.  USA, 1991.  Orion Pictures.  Screenplay by Scott Frank.  Cinematography by Mike Southon.  Produced by Peggy Rajski, Scott Rudin.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Jon Hutman.  Costume Design by Susan Lyall.  Film Editing by Lynzee Klingman.   Jodie Foster makes her directorial debut with this admirable drama, also starring as an overworked single mother who…

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Nixon (1995)

OLIVER STONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1995.  Cinergi Pictures Entertainment, Hollywood Pictures, Illusion Entertainment.  Screenplay by Oliver Stone, Stephen J. Rivele, Christopher Wilkinson.  Cinematography by Robert Richardson.  Produced by Oliver Stone, Clayton Townsend, Andrew G. Vajna.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Victor Kempster.  Costume Design by Richard Hornung.  Film Editing by Brian Berdan, Hank Corwin.   Oliver Stone, who previously…

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Osmosis Jones (2001)

BOBBY FARRELLY, PETER FARRELLY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2001.  Warner Bros., Conundrum Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation, Warner Bros. Feature Animation.  Screenplay by Marc Hyman.  Cinematography by Mark Irwin.  Produced by Dennis Edwards, Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly, Zak Penn, Bradley Thomas.  Music by Randy Edelman.  Production Design by Sydney J. Bartholomew Jr..  Costume Design by Pamela Withers.  Film Editing by Lois Freeman-Fox, Stephen…

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Sleepless In Seattle (1993)

NORA EPHRON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1993.  TriStar Pictures.  Story by Jeff Arch, Screenplay by Nora Ephron, David S. Ward, Jeff Arch.  Cinematography by Sven Nykvist.  Produced by Gary Foster.  Music by Marc Shaiman.  Production Design by Jeffrey Townsend.  Costume Design by Judy L. Raskin.  Film Editing by Robert M. Reitano.   You could hardly do better in the romantic comedy department…

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Full Frontal (2002)

STEVEN SODERBERGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA, 2002.  Miramax, Monophonic Inc., Populist Pictures, Propaganda Films, Section Eight.  Screenplay by Coleman Hough.  Cinematography by Steven Soderbergh.  Produced by Gregory Jacobs, Scott Kramer.  Music by Jacques Davidovici.  Costume Design by Shosahan Rubin.  Film Editing by Sarah Flack. A group of characters spend their day in various complications until they are all (or most…

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Wolf (1994)

MIKE NICHOLS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1994.   Columbia Pictures Corporation.   Screenplay by Jim Harrison, Wesley Strick.   Cinematography by Giuseppe Rotunno.   Produced by Douglas Wick.   Music by Ennio Morricone.   Production Design by Jim Dultz, Bo Welch.   Costume Design by Ann Roth.   Film Editing by Sam O’Steen.    Jack Nicholson is on a dark, winding…

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