Joe Gould’s Secret (2000)

STANLEY TUCCI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2000.  Bohemian Productions, First Cold Press Productions, October Films, Weinstock Productions.  Screenplay by Howard A. Rodman, based on the books Professor Seagull and Joe Gould’s Secret by Joseph Mitchell.  Cinematography by Maryse Alberti.  Produced by Elizabeth W. Alexander, Stanley Tucci, Charles Weinstock.  Music by Evan Lurie.  Production Design by Andrew Jackness.  Costume Design by Juliet Polcsa.  Film…

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Nine 1/2 Weeks (1986)

ADRIAN LYNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   Alternate title:  9 1/2 Weeks USA, 1986.  Producers Sales Organization, Jonesfilm, Galactic Films, Triple Ajaxxx.  Screenplay by Sarah Kernochan, Zalman King, Patricia Louisianna Knop, based on the novel by Elizabeth McNeill.  Cinematography by Peter Biziou.  Produced by Mark Damon, Sidney Kimmel, Zalman King, Antony Rufus-Isaacs.  Music by Jack Nitzsche.  Production Design by Ken Davis.  Costume…

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Fatal Attraction (1987)

ADRIAN LYNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1987.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by James Dearden, based on his short film.  Cinematography by Howard Atherton.  Produced by Sherry Lansing, Stanley R. Jaffe.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Mel Bourne.  Costume Design by Ellen Mirojnick.  Film Editing by Peter E. Berger, Michael Kahn.   Michael Douglas plays a hapless married man who is left alone for…

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An Eye For An Eye (1996)

JOHN SCHLESINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B USA, 1996.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Amanda Silver, Rick Jaffa, based on the novel by Erika Holzer.  Cinematography by Amir Mokri.  Produced by Michael I. Levy.  Music by James Newton Howard.  roduction Design by Stephen Hendrickson.  Costume Design by Bobbie Read.  Film Editing by Peter Honess. It’s rather unfortunate when an Oscar winning star and similarly feted director can…

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Arthur (1981)

STEVE GORDON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB USA, 1981.  Orion Pictures, Jack Rollins & Charles H. Joffe Productions.  Screenplay by Steve Gordon.  Cinematography by Fred Schuler.  Produced by Robert Greenhut.  Music by Burt Bacharach.  Production Design by Stephen Hendrickson.  Costume Design by Jane Greenwood.  Film Editing by Susan E. Morse.   Dudley Moore is terrific as the spoiled heir to a vast fortune who is…

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Running On Empty (1988)

SIDNEY LUMET Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1988.  Double Play, Lorimar Film Entertainment.  Screenplay by Naomi Foner.  Cinematography by Gerry Fisher.  Produced by Griffin Dunne, Amy Robinson.  Music by Tony Mottola.  Production Design by Philip Rosenberg.  Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone.  Film Editing by Andrew Mondshein.   One of the most emotionally heartfelt films of the decade, this excellent drama never succumbs…

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Bogus (1996)

NORMAN JEWISON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.   USA, 1996.  New Regency Pictures, Regency Enterprises, Warner Bros., Yorktown Productions.  Story by Jeff Rothberg, Francis X. McCarthy Jr., Screenplay by Alvin Sargent.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by Norman Jewison, Arnon Milchan, Jeff Rothberg.  Music by Marc Shaiman.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film Editing by Stephen E. Rivkin.   One of…

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