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…

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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…

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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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School Ties (1992)

ROBERT MANDEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1992.  Paramount Pictures.  Story by Dick Wolf, Screenplay by Dick Wolf, Darryl Ponicsan.  Cinematography by Freddie Francis.  Produced by Stanley R. Jaffe, Sherry Lansing.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Jeannine Oppewall.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Jacqueline Cambas, Gerald B. Greenberg.   In this hybrid of Gentleman’s Agreement and Beverly…

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The Proposition (1998)

LESLI LINKA GLATTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.5.  USA, 1998.  Interscope Communications, Polygram Filmed Entertainment.  Screenplay by Rick Ramage.  Cinematography by Peter Sova.  Produced by Ted Field, Scott Kroopf, Diane Nabatoff.  Music by Stephen Endelman.  Production Design by David Brisbin.  Costume Design by Anna B. Sheppard.  Film Editing by Jacqueline Cambas.   William Hurt and Madeleine Stowe play a filthy rich, prominent society couple whose…

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Now And Then (1995)

LESLI LINKA GLATTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1995.  New Line Cinema, Moving Pictures, First Independent Films.  Screenplay by I. Marlene King.  Cinematography by Ueli Steiger.  Produced by Demi Moore, Suzanne Todd.  Music by Cliff Eidelman.  Production Design by Gershon Ginsburg, Anne Kuljian.  Costume Design by Deena Appel.  Film Editing by Jacqueline Cambas.   Four friends who experienced their coming-of-age together are reunited for…

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Cat People (1982)

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.   Remake of the forties classic that…

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The Love Letter (1999)

PETER CHAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1999.  DreamWorks, Sanford/Pillsbury Productions.  Screenplay by Maria Maggenti, based on the novel by Cathleen Schine.  Cinematography by Tami Reiker.  Produced by Kate Capshaw, Sarah Pillsbury, Midge Sanford.  Music by Luis Bacalov.  Production Design by Andrew Jackness.  Costume Design by Tracy Tynan.  Film Editing by Jacqueline Cambas.   Delightful comedy about Kate Capshaw living in the tiny (fictitious)…

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Mrs. Winterbourne (1996)

RICHARD BENJAMIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1996.  TriStar Pictures, A&M Films.  Screenplay by Phoef Sutton, Lisa-Maria Radano, based on the novel I Married A Dead Man by Cornell Woolrich.  Cinematography by Alex Nepomniaschy.  Produced by Ross Canter, Oren Koules, Dale Pollock.  Music by Patrick Doyle.  Production Design by Evelyn Sakash.  Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge.  Film Editing by Jacqueline Cambas,…

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Milk Money (1994)

RICHARD BENJAMIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1994.  Paramount Pictures, The Kennedy/Marshall Company.  Screenplay by John Mattson.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall.  Music by Michael Convertino.  Production Design by Paul Sylbert.  Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge.  Film Editing by Jacqueline Cambas. A little boy feels his widowed dad (Ed Harris) needs a wife fast…

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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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My Stepmother Is An Alien (1988)

RICHARD BENJAMIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1988.  Weintraub Entertainment Group, The Catalina Production Group.  Screenplay by Jerico, Herschel Weingrod, Timothy Harris, Jonathan Reynolds.  Cinematography by Richard H. Kline.  Produced by Franklin R. Levy, Ronald Parker.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Charles Rosen.  Costume Design by Aggie Guerard Rodgers.  Film Editing by Jacqueline Cambas. Kim Basinger is such a delightful…

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