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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Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot! (1992)

ROGER SPOTTISWOODE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1992.  Northern Lights Entertainment, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Blake Snyder, William Davies, William Osborne. Cinematography by Frank Tidy.  Produced by Michael C. Gross, Joe Medjuck, Ivan Reitman.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Charles Rosen.  Costume Design by Marie France.  Film Editing by Mark Conte, Lois Freeman-Fox. Sylvester Stallone badly wants to break into a comedy…

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Poltergeist (1982)

TOBE HOOPER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1982.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, SLM Production Group.  Story by Steven Spielberg, Screenplay by Steven Spielberg, Michael Grais, Mark Victor.  Cinematography by Matthew F. Leonetti.  roduced by Frank Marshall, Steven Spielberg.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by James H. Spencer.  Costume Design by Ann Gray Lambert.  Film Editing by Michael Kahn.   Here’s something you’ve always been looking…

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Fever Pitch (2005)

BOBBY FARRELLY, PETER FARRELLY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA/Germany, 2005.  Fox 2000 Pictures, Flower Films, Wildgaze Films, Alan Greenspan Productions, Mars Media Beteiligungs.  Screenplay by Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel, based on the novel by Nick Hornby.  Cinematography by Matthew F. Leonetti.  Produced by Drew Barrymore, Alan Greenspan, Nancy Juvonen, Gil Netter, Amanda Posey, Bradley Thomas.  Music by…

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Wyatt Earp (1994)

LAWRENCE KASDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1994.   Warner Bros., Tig Productions, Kasdan Pictures, Eaves Movie Ranch, Paragon Entertainment Corporation.   Screenplay by Dan Gordon, Lawrence Kasdan.  Cinematography by Owen Roizman.   Produced by Kevin Costner, Lawrence Kasdan, Jim Wilson.   Music by James Newton Howard.   Production Design by Ida Random.   Costume Design by Colleen Atwood.   Film…

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The Big Chill (1983)

LAWRENCE KASDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1983.   Columbia Pictures Corporation, Carson Productions, Columbia-Delphi Productions.   Screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan, Barbara Benedek.   Cinematography by John Bailey.   Produced by Michael Shamberg.   Music by Meg Kasdan.   Production Design by Ida Random.   Costume Design by April Ferry.   Film Editing by Carol Littleton.    Years after they were…

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Switch (1991)

BLAKE EDWARDS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1991.  Beco Films, Cinema Plus, Home Box Office.  Screenplay by Blake Edwards.  Cinematography by Dick Bush.  Produced by Tony Adams.  Music by Henry Mancini.  Production Design by Rodger Maus.  Costume Design by Ellen Mirojnick.  Film Editing by Robert Pergament.   Ellen Barkin‘s hysterical performance is the main reason to watch this one-joke comedy. One of…

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Kramer Vs. Kramer (1979)

ROBERT BENTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1979.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Stanley Jaffe Production.  Screenplay by Robert Benton, based on the novel by Avery Corman.  Cinematography by Nestor Almendros.  Produced by Stanley R. Jaffe.  Production Design by Paul Sylbert.  Costume Design by Ruth Morley.  Film Editing by Gerald B. Greenberg.   Meryl Streep decides she can no longer stand the…

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Searching For Debra Winger

BBB.5 (out of 5) Alternately fascinating and disappointingly shallow, this terrific concept has Rosanna Arquette interviewing successful women in Hollywood about being female in the male-dominated movie business. Her inspiration was the news that Debra Winger announced her retirement from the movies in her mid-thirties, and Arquette found herself wanting to know more about why she did…

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