The Hindenburg (1975)

ROBERT WISE Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  USA, 1975.  The Filmakers Group, Universal Pictures.  Screen story by Richard Levinson, William Link, Screenplay by Nelson Gidding, based on the book by Michael M. Mooney.  Cinematography by Robert Surtees.  Produced by Robert Wise.  Music by David Shire.  Production Design by Edward C. Carfagno.  Costume Design by…

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Harry And The Hendersons (1987)

WILLIAM DEAR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.   USA, 1987.  Amblin Entertainment, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by William Dear, Bill Martin, Ezra D. Rappaport.  Cinematography by Allen Daviau.  Produced by William Dear, Richard Vane.  Music by Bruce Broughton.  Production Design by Jim Bissell.  Costume Design by Peter V. Saldutti, Marla Denise Schlom.  Film Editing by Donn Cambern. A vacation in Mt. Rainier national park…

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Ghostbusters II (1989)

IVAN REITMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1989.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, based on characters created by Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis.  Cinematography by Michael Chapman.  Produced by Ivan Reitman.  Music by Randy Edelman.  Production Design by Bo Welch.  Costume Design by Gloria Gresham.  Film Editing by Donn Cambern, Sheldon Kahn.   Tepid sequel finds the gang of Ghostbusters…

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Time After Time (1979)

NICHOLAS MEYER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1979.  Orion Pictures, Warner Bros..  Story by Karl Alexander, Steve Hayes, Screenplay by Nicholas Meyer.  Cinematography by Paul Lohmann.  Produced by Herb Jaffe.  Music by Miklos Rozsa.  Production Design by Edward C. Carfagno.  Costume Design by Sal Anthony, Yvonne Kubis.  Film Editing by Donn Cambern.  National Board of Review Awards 1979.   H.G. Wells announces at his…

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The Bodyguard (1992)

MICK JACKSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1992.  Kasdan Pictures, Tig Productions, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan.  Cinematography by Andrew Dunn.  Produced by Kevin Costner, Lawrence Kasdan, Jim Wilson.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Jeffrey Beecroft.  Costume Design by Susan Nininger.  Film Editing by Donn Cambern, Richard A. Harris.  Academy Awards 1992.   Whitney Houston made her feature starring debut in…

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The Butcher’s Wife (1991)

TERRY HUGHES Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1991.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Ezra Litwak, Marjorie Schwartz.  Cinematography by Frank Tidy.  Produced by Lauren Lloyd, Wallis Nicita.  Music by Michael Gore, Steven Jae Johnson.  Production Design by Charles Rosen.  Costume Design by Theadora Van Runkle.  Film Editing by Donn Cambern.   Demi Moore attempts to lighten up a bit in this quirky comedy, but…

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Easy Rider

DENNIS HOPPER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1969.  Pando Company Inc., Raybert Productions. Screenplay by Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Terry Southern. Cinematography by Laszlo Kovacs.  Produced by Peter Fonda.  Production Design by Jeremy Kay.  Film Editing by Donn Cambern.  Academy Awards 1969.  Cannes Film Festival 1969.  Golden Globe Awards 1969.  New York Film Critics Awards 1969.   This classic is just as…

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Feds

DANIEL GOLDBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   Considering all the talent that the two stars bring to this comedy, it’s a shame how unimportant and shallow it ends up being. Mary Gross plays the bookish genius and Rebecca De Mornay the sexy street smart gal who become roommates when they sign up for training as federal…

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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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Romancing The Stone (1984)

ROBERT ZEMECKIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Mexico/USA, 1984.  Twentieth Century Fox, El Corazon Producciones S.A., Nina Saxon Film Design, SLM Production Group.  Screenplay by Diane Thomas.  Cinematography by Dean Cundey.  Produced by Michael Douglas.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Lawrence G. Paull.  Costume Design by Marilyn Vance.  Film Editing by Donn Cambern, Frank Morriss.  Academy Awards 1984.  Golden Globe Awards 1984.   Delightful entertainment…

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The Last Picture Show (1971)

PETER BOGDANOVICH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1971.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, BBS Productions, Last Picture Show Productions.  Screenplay by Larry McMurtry, Peter Bogdanovich, based on the novel by Larry McMurtry.  Cinematography by Robert Surtees.  Produced by Stephen J. Friedman.  Production Design by Polly Platt.  Costume Design by Polly Platt.  Film Editing by Donn Cambern.  Academy Awards 1971.  Golden Globe Awards 1971.  National…

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