Earth Girls Are Easy (1988)

JULIEN TEMPLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1988.  De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, Earth Girls, Kestrel Films.  Screenplay by Julie Brown, Charlie Coffey, Terrence E. McNally.  Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton.  Produced by Tony Garnett.  Music by Nile Rodgers.  Production Design by Dennis Gassner.  Costume Design by Linda M. Bass.  Film Editing by Richard Halsey.  Independent Spirit Awards 1989.   The candy-coloured future of Julien Temple’s…

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Evil Dead II (1987)

SAM RAIMI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.    USA, 1987.  De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, Renaissance Pictures.   Screenplay by Sam Raimi, Scott Spiegel.  Cinematography by Peter Deming. Produced by Rob Tapert.  Music by Joseph LoDuca.  Production Design by Randy Bennett, Philip Duffin.  Costume Design by Vicki Graef.  Film Editing by Kaye Davis.   More a remake than a sequel, this cult favourite by Sam Raimi takes…

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Manhunter (1986)

MICHAEL MANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1986.  De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, Red Dragon Productions S.A..  Screenplay by Michael Mann, based on the novel Red Dragon by Thomas Harris.  Cinematography by Dante Spinotti.  Produced by Richard Roth.  Music by The Reds, Michel Rubini.  Production Design by Mel Bourne.  Costume Design by Colleen Atwood.  Film Editing by Dov Hoenig. Long before Anthony…

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Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)

STEPHEN HEREK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1989.  De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, De Laurentiis Film Partners, Interscope Communications, Nelson Entertainment, Soisson/Murphey Productions.  Screenplay by Chris Matheson, Ed Solomon.  Cinematography by Tim Suhrstedt.  Produced by Scott Kroopf, Michael S. Murphey, Joel Soisson.  Music by David Newman.  Production Design by Roy Forge Smith.  Costume Design by Jill M. Ohanneson.  Film Editing by Larry Bock,…

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The Bedroom Window (1987)

CURTIS HANSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1987.  De Laurentiis Entertainment Group.  Screenplay by Curtis Hanson, based on the novel by Anne Holden.  Cinematography by Gilbert Taylor.  Produced by Martha De Laurentiis, Robert Towne.  Music by Patrick Gleeson, Michael Shrieve.  Production Design by Ron Foreman.  Costume Design by Clifford Capone.  Film Editing by Scott Conrad.   Steve Guttenberg takes his boss’s wife (Isabelle Huppert) home…

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Blue Velvet (1986)

DAVID LYNCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  USA, 1986.  De Laurentiis Entertainment Group.  Screenplay by David Lynch.  Cinematography by Frederick Elmes.  Produced by Fred C. Caruso.  Music by Angelo Badalamenti.  Production Design by Patricia Norris.  Costume Design by Gloria Glynn.  Film Editing by Duwayne Dunham.  Academy Awards 1986.  Boston Film Critics Awards 1986.  Golden Globe Awards 1986.  Independent Spirit Awards 1986.  New York Film Critics…

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Crimes Of The Heart (1986)

BRUCE BERESFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1986.  De Laurentiis Entertainment Group.  Screenplay by Beth Henley, based on her play.  Cinematography by Dante Spinotti.  Produced by Freddie Fields.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Anne Goursaud.  Academy Awards 1986.  Golden Globe Awards 1986.  New York Film Critics Awards 1986. Three very different sisters…

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