City Slickers (1991)

RON UNDERWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1991.  Castle Rock Entertainment, Nelson Entertainment, Face Productions.  Written by Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel.  Cinematography by Dean Semler.  Produced by Irby Smith.  Music by Marc Shaiman.  Production Design by Lawrence G. Paull.  Costume Design by Judy L. Ruskin.  Film Editing by O. Nicholas Brown.   Three stressed out city company men and age-old friends (Billy Crystal, Bruno Kirby,…

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The Prince Of Tides (1991)

BARBRA STREISAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1991.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Barwood Films, Longfellow Pictures.  Screenplay by Pat Conroy, Becky Johnston, based on the novel by Pat Conroy.  Cinematography by Stephen Goldblatt.  Produced by Barbra Streisand.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Paul Sylbert.  Costume Design by Ruth Morley.  Film Editing by Don Zimmerman.   Barbra Streisand shows, as with her other films…

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For The Boys (1991)

MARK RYDELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1991.  All Girl Productions.  Story by Neal Jimenez, Lindy Laub, Screenplay by Marshall Brickman, Neal Jimenez, Lindy Laub.  Cinematography by Stephen Goldblatt.  Produced by Bonnie Bruckheimer, Bette Midler, Margaret South.  Music by Dave Grusin.  Production Design by Assheton Gorton.  Costume Design by Wayne A. Finkelman.  Film Editing by Gerald B. Greenberg, Jere Huggins.   An unstoppable Bette Midler is…

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Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves (1991)

KEVIN REYNOLDS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1991.  Warner Bros., Morgan Creek Entertainment.  Story by Pen Densham, Screenplay by Pen Densham, John Watson.  Cinematography by Douglas Milsome.  Produced by Pen Densham, Richard Barton Lewis, John Watson.  Music by Michael Kamen.  Production Design by John Graysmark.  Costume Design by John Bloomfield.  Film Editing by Peter Boyle.   Even the simplest of history buffs…

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Frankie And Johnny (1991)

GARRY MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1991.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Terrence McNally, based on his play Frankie and Johnny in the Claire De Lune.  Cinematography by Dante Spinotti.  Produced by Garry Marshall.  Music by Marvin Hamlisch.  Production Design by Albert Brenner.  Costume Design by Rosanna Norton.  Film Editing by Jacqueline Cambas, Battle Davis.   This enjoyable drama is based on…

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Bugsy (1991)

BARRY SONNENFELD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1991.  TriStar Pictures, Mulholland Productions, Baltimore Pictures.  Screenplay by James Toback.  Cinematography by Allen Daviau.  Produced by Warren Beatty, Mark Johnson, Barry Levinson.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Dennis Gassner.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Stu Linder, Christopher Holmes.   Thoroughly overrated gangster movie tells the true story of Benjamin…

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The Addams Family (1991)

BARRY SONNENFELD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1991.  Orion Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions.  Screenplay by Caroline Thompson, Larry Wilson, based on characters created by Charles Addams.  Cinematography by Owen Roizman.  Produced by Scott Rudin.  Music by Marc Shaiman.  Production Design by Richard Macdonald.  Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film Editing by Dede Allen, Jim Miller.     Of the many retro…

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Europa Europa (1990)

AGNIESZKA HOLLAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Germany/France/Poland, 1990.  Bayerischer Rundfunk, Filmförderungsanstalt, The Senate of Berlin, Sofima, Ministère de la Culture, Centre National du Cinéma et de L’image Animée, Central Cinema Company Film, Les Films du Losange, Telmar Film International Ltd., Zespol Filmowy “Perspektywa”.  Screenplay by Agnieszka Holland, additional material by Paul Hengge, based on the book…

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Soapdish (1991)

MICHAEL HOFFMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1991.  Paramount Pictures.Story by Robert Harling, Screenplay by Robert Harling, Andrew Bergman.  Cinematography by Ueli Steiger.  Produced by Alan Greisman, Aaron Spelling.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Eugenio Zanetti.  Costume Design by Nolan Miller.  Film Editing by Garth Craven.   At the beginning of this marginally hilarious comedy, Sally Field plays a soap opera…

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Hook (1991)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 1991.  Amblin Entertainment, TriStar Pictures. Screen story by James V. Hart, Nick Castle, Screenplay by James V. Hart, Malia Scotch Marmo, based on the play and books by J.M. Barrie.  Cinematography by Dean Cundey.  Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Gerald R. Molen.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Norman Garwood.  Costume…

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The Commitments (1991)

ALAN PARKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Ireland/United Kingdom/USA, 1991.  Beacon Communications, Beacon Pictures, Dirty Hands Productions, First Film Company.  Screenplay by Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais, Roddy Doyle.  Cinematography by Gale Tattersall.  Produced by Lynda Myles, Roger Randall-Cutler.  Music by Wilson Pickett.  Production Design by Brian Morris.  Costume Design by Penny Rose.  Film Editing by Gerry Hambling.   One of Alan Parker’s most…

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The Fisher King (1991)

TERRY GILLIAM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1991.  TriStar Pictures, Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Richard LaGravenese.  Cinematography by Roger Pratt.  Produced by Debra Hill, Lynda Obst.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Mel Bourne.  Costume Design by Beatrix Aruna Pasztor.  Film Editing by Lesley Walker.   Jeff Bridges plays a talk radio host who is devastated when a listener misinterprets his advice…

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