The Money Pit (1986)

RICHARD BENJAMIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1986.  Amblin Entertainment, U-Drive Productions, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by David Giler.  Cinematography by Gordon Willis.  Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Art Levinson, Frank Marshall.  Music by Michel Colombier.  Production Design by Patrizia von Brandenstein.  Costume Design by Ruth Morley.  Film Editing by Jacqueline Cambas. Tom Hanks and Shelley Long are in love, their domestic bliss in her New … More The Money Pit (1986)

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Marci X (2003)

RICHARD BENJAMIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0.5.  USA, 2003.  Paramount Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions, Munich Film Partners New Century & Company.  Screenplay by Paul Rudnick.  Cinematography by Robbie Greenberg.  Produced by Scott Rudin.  Music by Mervyn Warren.  Production Design by Therese DePrez.  Costume Design by David C. Robinson.  Film Editing by Jacqueline Cambas.  Podcasts:  Bad Gay Movies.   Not even the presence of two adorable stars … More Marci X (2003)

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Frankie And Johnny

BBBB (out of 5) This enjoyable drama is based on Terrence McNally’s play Frankie and Johnny In The Claire De Lune, about an overworked diner waitress (Michelle Pfeiffer) who is romanced by the short-order cook (Al Pacino) who works with her. While Pfeiffer is a ridiculously glamorous choice for the role (it was played by … More Frankie And Johnny

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School Ties

BB.5 (out of 5) In this hybrid of Gentleman’s Agreement and Beverly Hills, 90210, Brendan Fraser plays a high school student whose exceptional scholastic achievements have earned him entrance into a high-ranking prep school. To succeed all he needs to do is maintain his grades and conceal his Jewish heritage from the bigoted student body and staff … More School Ties

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The Proposition (1998)

B.5 (out of 5) William Hurt and Madeleine Stowe play a filthy rich, prominent society couple whose marital troubles are centered on the fact that he can’t get her pregnant. To solve the problem, they hire a young lawyer from Hurt’s firm (Neil Patrick Harris) to do the job, but he falls in love with the leading … More The Proposition (1998)

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Now And Then

BBB (out of 5) Four friends who experienced their coming-of-age together are reunited for the first time in many years to recount their adventures after one of them announces she is going to have a baby. Great idea, but none of their memory flashbacks are all that exciting or memorable. The cast is attractive, marvelously … More Now And Then

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Cat People

PAUL SCHRADER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1982.  RKO Pictures, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Alan Ormsby, based on a story by DeWitt Bodeen.  Cinematography by John Bailey.  Produced by Charles W. Fries.  Music by Giorgio Moroder.  Production Design by Edward Richardson.  Costume Design by Daniel Paredes.  Film Editing by Jacqueline Cambas, Jere Huggins, Ned Humphreys.  Golden Globe Awards 1982.  Remake of the … More Cat People

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