Fatal Attraction (1987)

ADRIAN LYNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1987.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by James Dearden, based on his short film.  Cinematography by Howard Atherton.  Produced by Sherry Lansing, Stanley R. Jaffe.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Mel Bourne.  Costume Design by Ellen Mirojnick.  Film Editing by Peter E. Berger, Michael Kahn.  Academy Awards 1987.  Golden Globe Awards 1987.   Michael Douglas plays a hapless married man who is left…

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Random Hearts

BB.5 (out of 5) Valiant but unfortunately disastrous effort to bring out the more serious side of Harrison Ford, with director Sydney Pollack also trying to recapture the mellow romanticism of his stunning Out of Africa with minimal results. Ford’s wife dies in a tragic plane accident, the aftermath revealing that the man she was…

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Tootsie

BBBBB (out of 5) One of the funniest comedies you’ll ever see, this one also features one of Dustin Hoffman‘s best performances. He’s a riot as a struggling actor who has trouble getting hired because of how difficult he is to work with. Desperately in need of cash to finance the play his roommate (Bill…

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Hair

BBBB (out of 5) The energy is tangible in this exciting adaptation of the groundbreaking, taboo-smashing Broadway musical. Sadly, the film took so long to get to the screen that the subject was no longer groundbreaking or taboo, but the songs still sound beautiful. Forman and company take the original play, which was more or…

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Cocktail

B (out of 5) When production on Rain Man was delayed for various reasons, Tom Cruise killed the six extra months he suddenly had on his hands by filming this dreadful film, probably the worst movie he’s ever made since becoming a star (and yes, I have seen Legend). Cruise and his hockey hair graduate…

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Married To The Mob

BBBB (out of 5) Michelle Pfeiffer is hilarious in this terrific comedy as a mafia wife who decides to get far away from her husband’s mob connections after he is bumped off by a heartless boss (Dean Stockwell). Stockwell isn’t happy about her attempts to distance herself, deciding to keep a close eye on her…

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The King Of Comedy

BBBB (out of 5) A wonderful change of pace for director Martin Scorsese, following his success with Raging Bull with this truly creepy comedy. Robert De Niro is superb as a man obsessed with becoming a celebrity, so much so that he keeps a fake late-night show set in his basement that he decorates with…

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