Deep Rising (1998)

STEPHEN SOMMERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1998.  Calimari Productions, Cinergi Pictures Entertainment, Hollywood Pictures.  Screenplay by Stephen Sommers.  Cinematography by Howard Atherton.  Produced by John Baldecchi, Laurence Mark.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Holger Gross.  Costume Design by Joseph A. Porro.  Film Editing by Bob Ducsay, John Wright.   Lame sea adventure that should have remained at the bottom of the…

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Indecent Proposal (1993)

ADRIAN LYNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.   USA, 1993.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Amy Holden Jones, based on the novel by Jack Engelhard.  Cinematography by Howard Atherton.  Produced by Sherry Lansing.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Mel Bourne.  Costume Design by Beatrix Aruna Pasztor, Bernie Pollack, Bobbie Read.  Film Editing by Joe Hutshing.   Demi Moore and Woody Harrelson play a couple whose plans to…

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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.   Michael Douglas plays a hapless married man who is left alone for…

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Lolita (1997)

ADRIAN LYNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/France, 1997.  Guild, Lolita Productions, Pathé.  Screenplay by Stephen Schiff, based on the novel Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov.  Cinematography by Howard Atherton.  Produced by Mario Kassar, Joel B. Michaels.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Jon Hutman.  Costume Design by Judianna Makovsky.  Film Editing by David Brenner, Julie Monroe.  National Board of Review Awards 1998.   Vladimir…

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Hanging Up (2000)

DIANE KEATON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/Germany, 2000.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Global Entertainment Productions GmbH & Company Medien KG, Laurence Mark Productions, Nora Ephron Productions.  Screenplay by Delia Ephron, Nora Ephron, based on the book by Delia Ephron.  Cinematography by Howard Atherton.  Produced by Nora Ephron, Laurence Mark.  Music by David Hirschfelder.  Production Design by Waldemark Kalinowski.  Costume Design by Bobbie Read.  Film…

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Mermaids (1990)

RICHARD BENJAMIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1990.  Orion Pictures.  Screenplay by June Roberts, based on the novel by Patty Dann.  Cinematography by Howard Atherton.  Produced by Lauren Lloyd, Wallis Nicita, Patrick J. Palmer.  Music by Jack Nitzsche.  Production Design by Stuart Wurtzel.  Costume Design by Marit Allen.  Film Editing by Jacqueline Cambas.   Performances are the best thing about this underrated…

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Bad Boys (1995)

MICHAEL BAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1995.  Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films.  Story by George Gallo, Screenplay by Michael Barrie, Jim Mulholland, Doug Richardson.  Cinematography by Howard Atherton.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Don Simpson.  Music by Mark Mancina.  Production Design by John Vallone.  Costume Design by Bobbie Read.  Film Editing by Christian Wagner.   The great chemistry between the two stars of this…

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