Masquerade (1988)

BOB SWAIM Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA, 1988. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Michael Levy Enterprises. Screenplay by Dick Wolf. Cinematography by David Watkin. Produced by Michael I. Levy. Music by John Barry. Production Design by John Kasarda. Costume Design by John Boxer. Film Editing by Scott Conrad. Cashing in on the popularity of steamy erotic thrillers…

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Trading Places (1983)

JOHN LANDIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1983.  Cinema Group Ventures, Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Timothy Harris, Herschel Weingrod.  Cinematography by Robert Paynter.  Produced by Aaron Russo.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by Gene Rudolf.   Costume Design by Deborah Nadoolman.  Film Editing by Malcolm Campbell.   This is one of the films that led to Eddie Murphy becoming the biggest comedy stars of the…

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The King Of Comedy (1982)

MARTIN SCORSESE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1982.  Embassy International Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Paul D. Zimmerman.  Cinematography by Fred Schuler.  Produced by Arnon Milchan.  Music by Robbie Robertson.  Production Design by Boris Leven.  Costume Design by Richard Bruno.  Film Editing by Thelma Schoonmaker.   A wonderful change of pace for director Martin Scorsese, following his success with Raging Bull…

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Jane Austen In Manhattan (1980)

JAMES IVORY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1980.   Merchant Ivory Productions, Polytel International.   Screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, based on the libretto Sir Charles Grandison by Jane Austen, Samuel Richardson.   Cinematography by Larry Pizer, Ernest Vincze.   Produced by Ismail Merchant.   Music by Richard Robbins.   Production Design by Jeremiah Rusconi.   Costume Design by Jenny Beaven. …

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