Five Corners (1987)

TONY BILL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 United Kingdom/USA, 1987. Cineplex Odeon Films, HandMade Films. Screenplay by John Patrick Shanley. Cinematography by Fred Murphy. Produced by Tony Bill, Forrest Murray. Music by James Newton Howard. Production Design by Adrianne Lobel. Costume Design by Peggy Farrell. Film Editing by Andy Blumenthal. John Patrick Shanley pays…

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Alive (1993)

FRANK MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA/Canada, 1993.  Film Andes S.A., The Kennedy/Marshall Company, Paramount Pictures, Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by John Patrick Shanley, based on the book by Piers Paul Read.  Cinematography by Peter James.  Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Robert Watts.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Norman Reynolds.  Costume Design by Jennifer L. Parsons.  Film Editing by William Goldenberg,…

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Crossing Delancey (1988)

JOAN MICKLIN SILVER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1988.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Susan Sandler, based on her play.  Cinematography by Theo van de Sande.  Produced by Michael Nozik.  Music by Paul Chihara.  Production Design by Dan Leigh.  Costume Design by Rita Ryack.  Film Editing by Rick Shaine.   Intimate little romance sparkles thanks to heartfelt performances by Peter Riegert and the always riveting Amy Irving….

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Doubt (2008)

JOHN PATRICK SHANLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2008.  Goodspeed Productions, Scott Rudin Productions.  Screenplay by John Patrick Shanley, based on his play.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Mark Roybal, Scott Rudin.  Music by Howard Shore. Production Design by David Gropman.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Dylan Tichenor.  Academy Awards 2008.  Golden Globe Awards 2008.  Screen Actors Guild…

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Joe Versus The Volcano (1990)

JOHN PATRICK SHANLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1990.  Warner Bros., Amblin Entertainment.  Screenplay by John Patrick Shanley.  Cinematography by Stephen Goldblatt.  Produced by Teri Schwartz.  Music by Georges Delerue, Peter Gordon.  Production Design by Bo Welch.  Costume Design by Colleen Atwood, Robert Chase, Sue Moore.  Film Editing by Richard Halsey, Kenneth Wannberg.   Oscar-winning screenwriter John Patrick Shanley (Moonstruck) makes an…

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The January Man (1989)

PAT O’CONNOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1989.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Star Partners II Ltd..   Screenplay by John Patrick Shanley.  Cinematography by Jerzy Zielinski.  Produced by Norman Jewison, Ezra Swerdlow.  Music by Marvin Hamlisch.  Production Design by Philip Rosenberg.  Costume Design by Ann Roth, Neil Spisak.  Film Editing by Lou Lombardo.   An all-star cast can’t save this incredibly dull mystery-comedy. Kevin Kline, who…

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Congo (1995)

FRANK MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1995.  Paramount Pictures, The Kennedy/Marshall Company.   Screenplay by John Patrick Shanley, based on the novel by Michael Crichton. Cinematography by Allen Daviau.  Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Sam Mercer.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by J. Michael Riva.  Costume Design by Marilyn Matthews.  Film Editing by Anne V. Coates.   Michael Crichton’s…

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Moonstruck (1987)

NORMAN JEWISON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA, 1987.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Star Partners. Screenplay by John Patrick Shanley.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by Norman Jewison, Patrick J. Palmer.  Music by Dick Hyman.  Production Design by Philip Rosenberg.  Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge.  Film Editing by Lou Lombardo.  This is the exemplary, perfectly acted, written and directed romantic comedy you’ve been looking…

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