Old Enough (1984)

MARISA SILVER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 USA, 1984. Silver Films. Screenplay by Marisa Silver. Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus. Produced by Dina Silver. Music by Julian Marshall. Production Design by Jeffrey Townsend. Costume Design by Teri Kane. Film Editing by Mark Burns. Lonnie (Sarah Boyd) is approaching her teens and lives in a fancy…

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Maid To Order (1987)

AMY HOLDEN JONES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1987.  Vista Organization.  Screenplay by Amy Holden Jones, Perry Howze, Randy Howze.  Cinematography by Shelly Johnson.  Produced by Mort Engelberg, Herb Jaffe.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Jeffrey Townsend.  Costume Design by Lisa Jensen.  Film Editing by Jean Jellinek Jones, Sidney Wolinsky. Ally…

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Straight Talk (1992)

BARNET KELLMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1992.  Hollywood Pictures, Sandollar Productions, Touchwood Pacific Partners 1.  Story by Craig Bolotin, Screenplay by Craig Bolotin, Patricia Resnick.  Cinematography by Peter Sova.  Produced by Fred Berner, Robert Chartoff.  Music by Brad Fiedel.  Production Design by Jeffrey Townsend.  Costume Design by Jodie Lynn Tillen.  Film Editing by Michael Tronick.   Dolly Parton brings her naturally fresh and fun personality…

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The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)

STEVE KLOVES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1989.  Gladden Entertainment, Mirage, Tobis.  Screenplay by Steve Kloves.  Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus.  Produced by Mark Rosenberg, Paula Weinstein, Courtney Silberberg.  Music by Dave Grusin.  Production Design by Jeffrey Townsend.  Costume Design by Lisa Jensen.  Film Editing by William Steinkamp.   Wonderful character-driven drama has very little plot but is laden with atmosphere. Beau and Jeff Bridges play fraternal…

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Faithful (1996)

PAUL MAZURSKY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1996.  Miramax, New Line Cinema, Price Entertainment, Savoy Pictures, Tribeca Productions.  Screenplay by Chazz Palminteri, based on his play.  Cinematography by Fred Murphy.  Produced by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal.  Music by Phillip Johnston.  Production Design by Jeffrey Townsend.  Costume Design by Hope Hanafin.  Film Editing by Nicholas C. Smith.   Cher returns to the screen…

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Sleepless In Seattle (1993)

NORA EPHRON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1993.  TriStar Pictures.  Story by Jeff Arch, Screenplay by Nora Ephron, David S. Ward, Jeff Arch.  Cinematography by Sven Nykvist.  Produced by Gary Foster.  Music by Marc Shaiman.  Production Design by Jeffrey Townsend.  Costume Design by Judy L. Raskin.  Film Editing by Robert M. Reitano.   You could hardly do better in the romantic comedy department…

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After Hours (1985)

MARTIN SCORSESE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1985.  The Geffen Company, Double Play.  Screenplay by Joseph Minion.  Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus.  Produced by Robert F. Colesberry, Griffin Dunne, Amy Robinson.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Jeffrey Townsend.  Costume Design by Rita Ryack.  Film Editing by Thelma Schoonmaker.   Alice In Wonderland gets quite a curious interpretation in this wonderful comedy by…

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