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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Mr. North

BBB (out of 5) Charming enterprise directed by Danny Huston and executive-produced and written by his father John.  Anthony Edwards is full of aplomb as a Yale student who pulls in extra money as a tutor and has just recently quit his last job working for a snooty Eastern seaboard family and their rotten children. Arriving…

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Boys Life 2

BB.5 (out of 5) The number of films is increased but the quality is lowered for this follow-up to the successful original. Another group of short films about gay men are combined to feature length, but the selections this time are, for the most part, far more shallow than in the first Boys Life, beginning…

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National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

BBB.5 (out of 5) The Griswolds are back, and after having ravaged all of Europe they’ve decided to cause trouble at home. Deciding to host a family reunion for the Yuletide season, they have gone all out in making sure the holidays are well enjoyed by all. Chevy Chase is once again the erstwhile dad who…

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