Five Corners (1987)

TONY BILL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 United Kingdom/USA, 1987. Cineplex Odeon Films, HandMade Films. Screenplay by John Patrick Shanley. Cinematography by Fred Murphy. Produced by Tony Bill, Forrest Murray. Music by James Newton Howard. Production Design by Adrianne Lobel. Costume Design by Peggy Farrell. Film Editing by Andy Blumenthal. John Patrick Shanley pays…

Rate this:

Girlfriends (1978)

CLAUDIA WEILL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1978.  Cyclops.  Story by Claudia Weill, Vicki Polon, Screenplay by Vicki Polon.  Cinematography by Fred Murphy.  Produced by Claudia Weill.  Music by Michael Small.  Production Design by Patrizia von Brandenstein.  Costume Design by Susan Becker, Jody Cyd-Cooper, Bonnie Daziel.  Film Editing by Suzanne Pettit.   Melanie Mayron‘s starring debut was this low-key charmer that made impressive…

Rate this:

Hoosiers (1986)

DAVID ANSPAUGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1986.  De Haven Productions, Hemdale.  Screenplay by Angelo Pizzo.  Cinematography by Fred Murphy.  Produced by Carter DeHaven, Angelo Pizzo.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by David Nichols.  Costume Design by Jane Anderson.  Film Editing by Carroll Timothy O’Meara.   Gene Hackman plays a basketball coach with a dubious past who shows up in the tiny…

Rate this:

Auto Focus (2002)

PAUL SCHRADER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 2002.  Focus Puller Inc., Good Machine, Propaganda Films.  Screenplay by Michael Gerbosi, based on the book The Murder Of Bob Crane by Robert Graysmith.  Cinematography by Jeffrey Greeley, Fred Murphy.  Produced by Scott Alexander, Alicia Allain, Patrick Dollard, Larry Karaszewski, Brian Oliver, Todd Rosken.  Music by Angelo Badalamenti.  Production Design by James Chinlund.  Costume…

Rate this:

The Mothman Prophecies (2002)

MARK PELLINGTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2002.  Lakeshore Entertainment.  Screenplay by Richard Hatem.  Cinematography by Fred Murphy.  Produced by Gary W. Goldstein, Gary Lucchesi, Tom Rosenberg.  Music by tomandandy.  Production Design by Richard Hoover.  Costume Design by Susan Lyall.  Film Editing by Brian Berdan.   Richard Gere plays a reporter for the Washington Post who is involved in a tragic accident when his wife (Debra…

Rate this:

The Trip To Bountiful (1985)

PETER MASTERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1985.  Bountiful Film Partners, FilmDallas Pictures.  Screenplay by Horton Foote, based on his play.  Cinematography by Fred Murphy.  Produced by Horton Foote, Sterling Van Wagenen.  Music by J.A.C. Redford.  Production Design by Neil Spisak.  Costume Design by Gary Jones.  Film Editing by Jay Freund.   Sweet, simple tale that is basically a one-woman showpiece for Geraldine…

Rate this:

Stir Of Echoes (1999)

DAVID KOEPP Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1999.  Artisan Entertainment.  Screenplay by David Koepp, based on the novel by Richard Matheson.  Cinematography by Fred Murphy.  Produced by Judy Hofflund, Gavin Polone.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Nelson Coates.  Costume Design by Leesa Evans.  Film Editing by Jill Savitt.   Unfairly compared to The Sixth Sense, this low-key murder mystery…

Rate this:

Secret Window (2004)

DAVID KOEPP Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2004.  Grand Slam Productions, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Mel’s Cite du Cinema, Pariah Entertainment Group.  Screenplay by David Koepp, based on the novel by Stephen King.  Cinematography by Fred Murphy.  Produced by Gavin Polone.  Music by Philip Glass, Geoff Zanelli.  Production Design by Howard Cummings.  Costume Design by Odette Gadoury.  Film Editing by Jill Savitt.  …

Rate this:

Ghost Town (2008)

DAVID KOEPP Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2008.  DreamWorks, Spyglass Entertainment, Pariah.  Screenplay by David Koepp, John Kamps.  Cinematography by Fred Murphy.  Produced by Gavin Polone.  Music by Geoff Zanelli.  Production Design by Howard Cummings.  Costume Design by Sarah Edwards.  Film Editing by Sam Seig.  Toronto International Film Festival 2008. Insipid romantic comedy that is neither funny nor particularly romantic, starring Ricky…

Rate this:

October Sky (1999)

JOE JOHNSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1999.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Lewis Colick, based on the book by Homer H. Hickam Jr..  Cinematography by Fred Murphy.  Produced by Larry J. Franco, Charles Gordon.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Barry Robison.  Costume Design by Betsy Cox.  Film Editing by Robert Dalva.   Jake Gyllenhaal‘s impressive starring debut was in this excellent…

Rate this:

Dance With Me

RANDA HAINES Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.   Dance enthusiasts will go wild for this sunny, upbeat romantic film. Puerto Rican music sensation Chayanne has just buried his mother in Santiago de Cuba and has decided to go looking for his father in Texas. He arrives there, taking a job working as a glorified janitor…

Rate this:

Enemies, A Love Story (1989)

PAUL MAZURSKY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1989.  Morgan Creek Productions.  Screenplay by Paul Mazursky, Roger L. Simon, based on the novel by Isaac Bashevis Singer.  Cinematography by Fred Murphy.  Produced by Paul Mazurksy.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Pato Guzman.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Stuart H. Pappé.   Ron Silver survives the Holocaust and begins…

Rate this: