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 … More Fatal Attraction (1987)

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I Shot Andy Warhol

BB (out of 5) Lili Taylor‘s performance as Valerie Solanas starts out riveting and soon grows tiresome, as does this film.  It chronicles Solanas’ unstable life up until her date with destiny, when she shot pop culture icon Andy Warhol (the wound was eventually responsible for taking his life many years later). Director Mary Harron … More I Shot Andy Warhol

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Wall Street

BBB.5 (out of 5) If for nothing else, this film acts as an excellent time capsule of Reagan-era corporate greed, significantly different from nineties corporate greed because later tycoons wouldn’t decorate their apartments in such tacky, trendy styles.  Charlie Sheen gives a painfully weak performance as a desperate, low-level stock broker who longs to swim in … More Wall Street

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Town And Country

0 (out of 5) After three years of rewrites, reshoots and re-edits, this Warren Beatty vehicle was released and fell mightily flat with a huge crash. Beatty and Garry Shandling are two men who can’t stop cheating on their wives; Goldie Hawn and Diane Keaton are the women who are being betrayed by these philandering gits. … More Town And Country

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Blue Steel (1990)

KATHRYN BIGELOW Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1990.  Lightning Pictures, Precision Films, Mack-Taylor Productions, Vestron Pictures.  Screenplay by Kathryn Bigelow, Eric Red.  Cinematography by Amir Mokri. Produced by Edward R. Pressman, Oliver Stone.  Music by Brad Fiedel.  Production Design by Toby Corbett.  Costume Design by Richard Shissler.  Film Editing by Lee Percy. Kathryn Bigelow had the right idea in making an action film with a … More Blue Steel (1990)

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