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…

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Spartan

BBBB (out of 5) After the president’s daughter is kidnapped and taken by sex-slave traders from the Middle East, the Secret Service recruit a Lone Wolf military man (Val Kilmer) to track her down and be the one to enter the hot zone and retrieve her. When it turns out that the girl was actually…

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State And Main

BB (out of 5) Ridiculously smug comedy from David Mamet, who apparently thinks that he is the only clean soul in all of Hollywood. An independent film company comes to a tiny town on the East Coast to film a movie about what the writer (Philip Seymour Hoffman) calls ‘purity”:  this must be why the…

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JFK

BBBB (out of 5) Oliver Stone’s three hour epic of grand political investigation (and paranoia) is a thrilling, fascinating recreation of the John F. Kennedy assassination that will entertain even the most incredulous of viewers. Kevin Costner plays Louisiana District Attorney Jim Garrison, who was so devastated by the murder of America’s seemingly untouchable president that…

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