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.  Academy Awards 1986.  Golden Globe Awards 1986.  Independent Spirit Awards 1986. Gene Hackman plays a basketball coach with…

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‘Round Midnight (1986)

BERTRAND TAVERNIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/France, 1986.  Little Bear, PECF.  Screenplay by David Rayfiel, Bertrand Tavernier, French translation by Colo Tavernier.  Cinematography by Bruno de Keyzer.  Produced by Irwin Winkler.  Music by Herbie Hancock.  Production Design by Alexandre Trauner.  Costume Design by Jacqueline Moreau.  Film Editing by Armand Psenny.  Academy Awards 1986.  Golden Globe Awards 1986.   National Board of Review Awards…

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Little Shop Of Horrors (1986)

FRANK OZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1986.  The Geffen Company.  Screenplay by Howard Ashman, based on his musical play, adapted from the 1960 film by Roger Corman, screenplay by Charles B. Griffith.  Cinematography by Robert Paynter.  Produced by David Geffen.  Music by Miles Goodman.  Production Design by Roy Walker.  Costume Design by Marit Allen.  Film Editing by John Jympson.  Academy Awards…

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Mona Lisa

NEIL JORDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.   Bob Hoskins is released from prison and goes back to work for his gangster boss (Michael Caine). Immediately assigned as a driver to a high-class call girl (Cathy Tyson), this meathead thug finds himself falling for his beautiful charge and willing to do whatever she needs. His survival skills…

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Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

JOHN HUGHES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1986.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by John Hughes.  Cinematography by Tak Fujimoto.  Produced by John Hughes, Tom Jacobson.  Music by Arthur Baker, Ira Newborn, John Robie.  Production Design by John W. Corso.  Costume Design by Marilyn Vance.  Film Editing by Paul Hirsch.  Golden Globe Awards 1986.   Teenagers have always been huge fans of this John Hughes comedy, and…

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Top Gun

BB.5 (out of 5) Tom Cruise is a pilot school student who lives under the shadow of his father’s accidental death and the weight of his own smug self-confidence. Constantly at war with authority, Cruise hot-rods his way through training while romancing one of his gorgeous instructors (Kelly McGillis). It’s easy to see why this guy…

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Children Of A Lesser God

BBBB (out of 5) William Hurt goes to work at a school for deaf children and befriends a young janitor (Marlee Matlin) who was once a pupil there. Getting to know her, he realizes she has been avoiding the outside world from fear, and through their friendship and eventual love affair, they give each other…

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Down And Out In Beverly Hills (1986)

PAUL MAZURSKY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1986.  Touchstone Pictures, Silver Screen Partners II.  Screenplay by Paul Mazursky, Leon Capetanos, based on the play Boudu Sauve Des Eaux by Rene Fauchois.  Cinematography by Donald McAlpine.  Produced by Paul Mazursky.  Music by Andy Summers.  Production Design by Pato Guzman.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Richard Halsey.  Golden Globe Awards 1986.  …

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The Mission (1986)

ROLAND JOFFE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1986.  Warner Bros., Goldcrest Films International, Kingsmere Productions Ltd., Enigma Productions, AMLF.  Story and screenplay by Robert Bolt.  Cinematography by Chris Menges.  Produced by Fernando Ghia, David Puttnam.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Stuart Craig.  Costume Design by Enrico Sabbatini.  Film Editing by Jim Clark.  Academy Awards 1986.  Cannes Film Festival 1986.  Golden Globe Awards 1986.  National…

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Platoon (1986)

OLIVER STONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1986.  Hemdale.  Screenplay by Oliver Stone.  Cinematography by Robert Richardson.  Produced by Arnold Kopelson.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Bruno Rubeo.  Costume Design by Wynn Arenas.  Film Editing by Claire Simpson.  Academy Awards 1986.  Boston Film Critics Awards 1986.  Golden Globe Awards 1986.  Independent Spirit Awards 1986.  New York Film Critics Awards 1986.   Outstanding film…

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Blue Velvet (1986)

DAVID LYNCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  USA, 1986.  De Laurentiis Entertainment Group.  Screenplay by David Lynch.  Cinematography by Frederick Elmes.  Produced by Fred C. Caruso.  Music by Angelo Badalamenti.  Production Design by Patricia Norris.  Costume Design by Gloria Glynn.  Film Editing by Duwayne Dunham.  Academy Awards 1986.  Boston Film Critics Awards 1986.  Golden Globe Awards 1986.  Independent Spirit Awards 1986.  New York Film Critics…

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Ginger And Fred (1986)

FEDERICO FELLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Italy/France/West Germany, 1986.  Produzioni Europee Associate, Les Films Ariane, France 3 Cinema, Revcom Films, Stella Film, Rai 1, Anthea Film.  Story by Federico Fellini, Tonino Guerra, Screenplay by Federico Fellini, Tonino Guerra, Tullio Pinelli.  Cinematography by Tonino Delli Colli, Ennio Guarnieri.  Produced by Alberto Grimaldi.  Music by Nicola Piovani.  Production Design by Dante Ferretti….

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