Wetherby (1985)

DAVID HARE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  United Kingdom, 1985.  Film Four International, Greenpoint Films, Zenith Entertainment.  Screenplay by David Hare. Cinematography by Stuart Harris.   Produced by Simon Relph.  Music by Nick Bicât.  Production Design by Hayden Griffin.  Costume Design by Jane Greenwood, Lindy Hemming.  Film Editing by Chris Wimble.  Vanessa Redgrave is a…

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The Four Seasons (1981)

ALAN ALDA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1981.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Alan Alda.  Cinematography by Victor J. Kemper.  Produced by Martin Bregman.  Production Design by Jack T. Collis.  Costume Design by Jane Greenwood.  Film Editing by Michael Economou.  Golden Globe Awards 1981.   Three couples get together for vacations four times, one in each season, and we watch as their relationships with…

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Can’t Stop The Music (1980)

NANCY WALKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA, 1980.  EMI Films.  Screenplay by Bronte Woodard, Allan Carr.  Cinematography by Bill Butler.  Produced by Henri Belolo, Allan Carr, Jacques Morali.  Music by Jacques Morali. Production Design by Linda Conaway-Parsloe, Harold Michelson.  Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge, Jane Greenwood.  Film Editing by John F. Burnett.  Podcast:  Bad Gay Movies. It truly is as bonkers as…

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Oleanna (1994)

DAVID MAMET Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1994.  Bay Kinescope, Channel Four Films, The Samuel Goldwyn Company, The School Company.  Screenplay by David Mamet, based on his play.  Cinematography by Andrzej Sekula.  Produced by Sarah Green, Patricia Wolff.  Music by Rebecca Pidgeon.  Production Design by Sandy Reynolds-Wasco, David Wasco.  Costume Design by Jane Greenwood.  Film Editing by Barbara Tulliver.  Independent Spirit Awards 1994.   Fascinating…

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Arthur (1981)

BBBB (out of 5) Dudley Moore is terrific as the spoiled heir to a vast fortune who is told that unless he marries beautiful Jill Eikenberry, the money he is expecting to inherit will not be given to him. Regardless of whether or not he loves her, Moore is required to bring respect to the family…

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Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

JAMES FOLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 1992.  GGR, New Line Cinema, Zupnik Cinema Group II.  Screenplay by David Mamet, based on his play.  Cinematography by Juan Ruiz Anchia.  Produced by Jerry Tokofsky, Stanley R. Zupnik.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Jane Musky.  Costume Design by Jane Greenwood.  Film Editing by Howard E. Smith.  National Board of Review Awards 1992.  Academy Awards…

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Sweet Liberty (1986)

ALAN ALDA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1986.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Alan Alda.  Cinematography by Frank Tidy.  Produced by Martin Bregman.  Music by Bruce Broughton.  Production Design by Ben Edwards.  Costume Design by Jane Greenwood.  Film Editing by Michael Economou.   Another intelligent romantic comedy by Alan Alda, which like most of his films is neither bitter nor sweet enough…

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