Tempest (1982)

PAUL MAZURSKY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA, 1982.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Paul Mazursky, Leon Capetanos, based on the play by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Donald McAlpine.  Produced by Paul Mazursky.  Music by Stomu Yamashta.  Production Design by Pato Guzman.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Donn Cambern.  Golden Globe Awards 1982.   Bloated, self-important near-adaptation of Shakespeare’s play in…

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Down And Out In Beverly Hills (1986)

PAUL MAZURSKY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1986.  Touchstone Pictures, Silver Screen Partners II.  Screenplay by Paul Mazursky, Leon Capetanos, based on the play Boudu Sauve Des Eaux by Rene Fauchois.  Cinematography by Donald McAlpine.  Produced by Paul Mazursky.  Music by Andy Summers.  Production Design by Pato Guzman.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Richard Halsey.  Golden Globe Awards 1986.  …

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Moon Over Parador (1988)

PAUL MAZURSKY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1988.  Universal Pictures.  Story by Charles G. Booth, Screenplay by Paul Mazursky, Leon Capetanos.  Cinematography by Donald McAlpine.  Produced by Paul Mazursky.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Pato Guzman.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Stuart H. Pappé.  Golden Globe Awards 1988.   This movie isn’t in any way difficult to watch,…

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Medicine Man (1992)

JOHN McTIERNAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1992.  Hollywood Pictures, Cinergi Pictures Entertainment.  Story by Tom Schulman, Screenplay by Tom Schulman, Sally Robinson.  Cinematography by Donald McAlpine.  Produced by Donna Dubrow, Andrew G. Vajna.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by John Krenz Reinhart Jr..  Costume Design by Marilyn Vance.  Film Editing by Michael R. Miller.   John McTiernan brings less than his…

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Predator (1987)

JOHN McTIERNAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1987.  Twentieth Century Fox, Lawrence Gordon Productions, Silver Pictures, Davis Entertainment, Amercent Films, American Entertainment Partners L.P., Estudios Churubusco Azteca S.A..  Screenplay by Jim Thomas, John Thomas.  Cinematography by Donald McAlpine.  Produced by John Davis, Lawrence Gordon, Joel Silver.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by John Vallone.  Costume Design by Marilyn Vance.  Film Editing by…

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Stepmom (1998)

CHRIS COLUMBUS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1998.  TriStar Pictures, 1492 Pictures.  Story by Gigi Levangie, Screenplay by Gigi Levangie, Jessie Nelson, Steven Rogers, Karen Leigh Hopkins, Ronald Bass.  Cinematography by Donald McAlpine.  Produced by Michael Barnathan, Chris Columbus, Wendy Finerman, Mark Radcliffe.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Stuart Wurtzel.  Costume Design by Joseph G. Aulisi.  Film Editing by Neil Travis.  Golden…

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Nine Months (1995)

CHRIS COLUMBUS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1995.  Twentieth Century Fox, 1492 Pictures.  Screenplay by Chris Columbus, based on the film Neuf Mois by Patrick Braoudé.  Cinematography by Donald McAlpine.  Produced by Michael Barnathan, Chris Columbus, Anne François, Mark Radcliffe.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Angelo P. Graham.  Costume Design by Jay Hurley.  Film Editing by Raja Gosnell, Stephen E….

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Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

CHRIS COLUMBUS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1993.  Twentieth Century Fox, Blue Wolf Productions.  Screenplay by Randi Mayem Singer, Leslie Dixon, based on the novel Alias Madame Doubtfire by Anne Fine.  Cinematography by Donald McAlpine.  Produced by Mark Radcliffe, Marsha Garces Williams, Robin Williams.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Angelo P. Graham.  Costume Design by Marit Allen. Film…

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Peter Pan (2003)

P.J. HOGAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.  Australia/USA/United Kingdom, 2003.  Universal Pictures, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Revolution Studios, Red Wagon Entertainment, Allied Stars Ltd..  Screenplay by P.J. Hogan, Michael Goldenberg, based on the play and books by J.M. Barrie.  Cinematography by Donald McAlpine.  Produced by Lucy Fisher, Patrick McCormick, Douglas Wick.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Roger Ford.  Costume…

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The Man Without A Face (1993)

MEL GIBSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1993.  Icon Entertainment International, Icon Productions.  Screenplay by Malcolm MacRury, based on the novel by Isabelle Holland.  Cinematography by Donald McAlpine.  Produced by Bruce Davey.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Barbara Dunphy.  Costume Design by Shay Cunliffe.  Film Editing by Antony Gibbs.   Nick Stahl plays an unhappy, frustrated pre-adolescent who wants to attend…

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Breaker Morant (1980)

BRUCE BERESFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Australia, 1980.  The South Australian Film Corporation, The Australian Film Commission, 7 Network, Pact Productions.  Screenplay by Jonathan Hardy, David Stevens, Bruce Beresford, based on the play by Kenneth G. Moss, additional material from The Breaker by Kit Denton.  Cinematography by Donald McAlpine.  Produced by Matt Carroll.  Production Design by David Copping.  Costume…

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My Brilliant Career (1979)

GILLIAN ARMSTRONG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Australia, 1979.  Greater Union Organisation, Margaret Fink Productions, New South Wales Film Corp..  Screenplay by Eleanor Witcombe, based on the novel by Miles Franklin.  Cinematography by Donald McAlpine.  Produced by Margaret Fink.  Music by Nathan Waks.  Production Design by Luciana Arrighi.  Costume Design by Anna Senior.  Film Editing by Nicholas Beauman.  Academy Awards 1980.  Cannes Film Festival 1979.  Golden…

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