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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RoboCop 2 (1990)

IRVIN KERSHNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1990.  Orion Pictures, Tobor Productions.  Story by Frank Miller, Screenplay by Frank Miller, Walon Green, based on characters created by Edward Neumeier, Michael Miner.  Cinematography by Mark Irwin.  Produced by Jon Davison.  Music by Leonard Rosenman.  Production Design by Peter Jamison.  Costume Design by Rosanna Norton.  Film Editing by Armen Minasian, Lee Smith, Deborah…

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Love! Valour! Compassion! (1997)

JOE MANTELLO Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1997.  Krost/Chapin Productions.  Screenplay by Terrence McNally, based on his play.  Cinematography by Alik Sakharov.  Produced by Doug Chapin, Barry Krost.  Music by Harold Wheeler.  Production Design by Francois Seguin.  Costume Design by Jess Goldstein.  Film Editing by Colleen Sharp.   Cardboard adaptation of Terence McNally’s play about a group of gay men who gather…

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White Nights (1985)

TAYLOR HACKFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1985.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, New Visions, Delphi IV Productions.  Story by James Goldman, Screenplay by James Goldman, Eric Hughes.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by William S. Gilmore, Taylor Hackford.  Music by Michel Colombier.  Production Design by Philip Harrison.  Costume Design by Evangeline Harrison.  Film Editing by Fredric Steinkamp, William Steinkamp.   Soviet defector and ballet superstar…

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Julia (1977)

FRED ZINNEMANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1977.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Alvin Sargent, based on the story Pentimento by Lillian Hellman.  Cinematography by Douglas Slocombe.  Produced by Richard Roth.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Gene Callahan, Carmen Dillon, Willy Holt.  Costume Design by Anthea Sylbert.  Film Editing by Marcel Durham, Walter Murch.   Until writing her autobiographical book…

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Scrooged (1988)

RICHARD DONNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1988.  Paramount Pictures, Mirage Productions.  Screenplay by Mitch Glazer, Michael O’Donoghue, based on the novel A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.  Cinematography by Michael Chapman.  Produced by Richard Donner, Art Linson.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by J. Michael Riva.  Costume Design by Wayne A. Finkelman.  Film Editing by Fredric Steinkamp, William Steinkemp.   Cute modernization…

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Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)

JOE DANTE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1990.  Warner Bros., Amblin Entertainment.  Screenplay by Charles S. Haas, based on characters created by Chris Columbus.  Cinematography by John Hora.  Produced by Michael Finnell.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by James H. Spencer.  Costume Design by Rosanna Norton.  Film Editing by Kent Beyda. Those furry little creatures are back, and they’re…

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Melvin And Howard (1980)

JONATHAN DEMME Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1980.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Bo Goldman.  Cinematography by Tak Fujimoto.  Produced by Art Linson, Don Phillips.  Music by Bruce Langhorne.  Production Design by Toby Carr Rafelson.  Costume Design by Eddie Marks, Nancy McArdle.  Film Editing by Craig McKay.   Driving through the Nevada desert in the middle of the night, a down on his luck…

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In The Mouth Of Madness (1994)

JOHN CARPENTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 1994.  New Line Cinema.  Screenplay by Michael De Luca.  Cinematography by Gary B. Kibbe.  Produced by Sandy King.  Music by John Carpenter, Jim Lang.  Production Design by Jeff Ginn.  Costume Design by Robin Michel Bush.  Film Editing by Edward A. Warschilka.  A horror writer (Jürgen Prochnow) becomes the object of an investigation when his latest…

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Batman And Robin (1997)

JOEL SCHUMACHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB USA/United Kingdom, 1997.  Warner Bros., Polygram Filmed Entertainment.  Screenplay by Akiva Goldsman, based on characters created by Bob Kane.  Cinematography by Stephen Goldblatt.  Produced by Peter Macgregor-Scott.  Music by Elliot Goldenthal.  Production Design by Barbara Ling.  Costume Design by Ingrid Ferrin, Robert Turturice.  Film Editing by Mark Stevens, Dennis Virkler. Watching the first four Batman movies in…

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Annie Hall (1977)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB USA, 1977.  Jack Rollins & Charles H. Joffe Productions, Rollins-Joffe Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen, Marshall Brickman. Cinematography by Gordon Willis.  Produced by Charles H. Joffe.  Production Design by Mel Bourne.  Costume Design by Ruth Morley.  Film Editing by Wendy Greene Bricmont, Ralph Rosenblum.   La dee da, la la. Woody Allen takes a sharp…

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