American Dreamer (1984)

RICK ROSENTHAL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1984.  CBS Theatrical Films.  Story by Ann Biderman, Screenplay by David Greenwalt, Jim Kouf.  Cinematography by Jan de Bont, Giuseppe Rotunno.  Produced by Doug Chapin.  Music by Lewis Furey.  Production Design by Brian Eatwell.  Costume Design by Michael Kaplan.  Film Editing by Anne Goursaud. Made at the height of the popularity of eighties concept comedies,…

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Sweet Dreams (1985)

KAREL REISZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1985.  Home Box Office, Silver Screen Partners.  Screenplay by Robert Getchell.  Cinematography by Robbie Greenberg.  Produced by Bernard Schwartz.  Music by Charles Gross.  Production Design by Albert Brenner. Costume Design by Ann Roth.   Film Editing by Malcolm Cooke.  This is a wonderful, captivating film biography of the greatest country singer of all time,…

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Pacific Heights (1990)

JOHN SCHLESINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1990.  Morgan Creek Entertainment Group.  Screenplay by Daniel Pyne.  Cinematography by Amir Mokri.  Produced by Scott Rudin, William Sackheim.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Neil Spisak.  Costume Design by Bridget Kelly, Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Steven Ramirez, Mark Warner. Melanie Griffith and Matthew Modine finally get to purchase their dream home atop a gorgeous San Francisco hill,…

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Protocol (1984)

HERBERT ROSS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1984.  Hawn/Sylbert Movie Company, Warner Bros..  Story by Charles Shyer, Nancy Meyers, Harvey Miller, Screenplay by Buck Henry.  Cinematography by William A. Fraker.  Produced by Anthea Sylbert.  Music by Basil Poledouris.  Production Design by Bill Malley.  Costume Design by Wayne A. Finkelman.  Film Editing by Paul Hirsch. Goldie Hawn tries to recreate her success from…

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