Cookie (1989)

SUSAN SEIDELMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1989.  Lorimar Film Entertainment.  Screenplay by Nora Ephron, Alice Arlen.  Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton.  Produced by Laurence Mark.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Michael D. Haller.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Andrew Mondshein. Emily Lloyd plays a funky, rebellious teenager whose…

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Victory (1981)

JOHN HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   Alternate title:  Escape To Victory USA, 1981.  Lorimar Film Entertainment, Victory Company, New Gold Entertainment.  Story by Yabo Yablonsky, Djordje Milicevic, Jeff Maguire, Screenplay by Evan Jones, Yabo Yablonsky.  Cinematography by Gerry Fisher.  Produced by Freddie Fields.  Music by Bill Conti.  Production Design by J. Dennis Washington.  Costume Design by Tom Bronson.  Film Editing by Roberto Silvi.   A…

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The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)

BOB RAFELSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA/West Germany, 1981.  CIP Filmproduktion GmbH, Lorimar Film Entertainment, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, New Gold Entertainment, Northstar International.  Screenplay by David Mamet, based on the novel by James M. Cain.  Cinematography by Sven Nykvist.  Produced by Charles Mulvehill, Bob Rafelson.  Music by Michael Small.  Production Design by George Jenkins.  Costume Design by Dorothy Jeakins.  Film Editing by Graeme Clifford.  …

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An Officer And A Gentleman (1982)

TAYLOR HACKFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1982.  Lorimar Film Entertainment, Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Douglas Day Stewart.  Cinematography by Donald E. Thorin.  Produced by Martin Elfand.  Music by Jack Nitzsche.  Production Design by Philip M. Jefferies.  Costume Design by Rita Riggs, Laurie Riley.  Film Editing by Nancy Klopper.  Academy Awards 1982.  Golden Globe Awards 1982.  National Board of Review Awards 1982.   After having been…

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The Witches (1990)

NICOLAS ROEG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1990.  Lorimar Film Entertainment, Jim Henson Productions, The Jim Henson Company.  Screenplay by Allan Scott, based on the book by Roald Dahl.  Cinematography by Harvey Harrison.  Produced by Mark Shivas.  Music by Stanley Myers.  Production Design by Andrew Sanders.  Costume Design by Marit Allen.  Film Editing by…

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Cruising (1980)

WILLIAM FRIEDKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA/West Germany, 1980.  CiP – Europaische Treuhand AG, Lorimar Film Entertainment.  Screenplay by William Friedkin, based on the novel by Gerald Walker.  Cinematography by James A. Contner.  Produced by Jerry Weintraub.  Music by Jack Nitzsche.  Production Design by Bruce Weintraub.  Costume Design by Robert De Mora.  Film Editing by Bud S. Smith.  Podcast:  Bad Gay Movies….

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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.  Academy Awards 1988.  Golden Globe Awards 1988.  National Board of Review Awards 1988.   One of the most…

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Dangerous Liaisons (1988)

STEPHEN FREARS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA/United Kingdom, 1988.  Lorimar Film Entertainment, NFH Productions, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Christopher Hampton, based on his play from the novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Choderlos de Laclos.  Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot.  Produced by Norma Heyman, Hank Moonjean.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Stuart Craig.  Costume Design by James Acheson.  Film Editing by Mick Audsley.  Academy…

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Action Jackson

CRAIG R. BAXLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   Mundane, routine thriller features a great lead character mired in a simple storyline. Carl Weathers is terrific as the title hero, a tough Detroit cop who discovers that an automobile emperor (Craig T. Nelson) is resorting to the nastiest techniques to eliminate his own competition (namely, murder). When…

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Being There (1979)

HAL ASHBY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1979.  BSB, CIP, Lorimar Film Entertainment, NatWest Ventures, New Gold Entertainment, Northstar Media.   Screenplay by Jerzy Kosinski, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Caleb Deschanel.  Produced by Andrew Braunsberg.  Music by Johnny Mandel.  Production Design by Michael D. Haller.  Costume Design by May Routh.  Film Editing by Don Zimmerman.  Academy Awards 1979.  Cannes Film Festival 1980.  Golden…

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