Evil Dead II (1987)

SAM RAIMI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.    USA, 1987.  De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, Renaissance Pictures.   Screenplay by Sam Raimi, Scott Spiegel.  Cinematography by Peter Deming. Produced by Rob Tapert.  Music by Joseph LoDuca.  Production Design by Randy Bennett, Philip Duffin.  Costume Design by Vicki Graef.  Film Editing by Kaye Davis.   More a remake than a sequel, this cult favourite by Sam Raimi takes…

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The Fisher King (1991)

TERRY GILLIAM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1991.  TriStar Pictures, Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Richard LaGravenese.  Cinematography by Roger Pratt.  Produced by Debra Hill, Lynda Obst.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Mel Bourne.  Costume Design by Beatrix Aruna Pasztor.  Film Editing by Lesley Walker.  Academy Awards 1991.  Boston Film Critics Awards 1991.  Golden Globe Awards 1991.  Toronto International Film Festival 1991.   Jeff…

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The Grifters (1990)

STEPHEN FREARS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA, 1990.  Cineplex-Odeon Films.  Screenplay by Donald E. Westlake, based on the novel by Jim Thompson.  Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton.  Produced by Robert A. Harris, Jim Painter, Martin Scorsese.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by Dennis Gassner.  Costume Design by Richard Hornung.  Film Editing by Mick Audsley.  Academy Awards 1990. Boston Film Critics Awards 1990.   Golden…

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Places In The Heart (1984)

ROBERT BENTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA, 1984.  Delphi II Productions, TriStar Pictures.  Screenplay by Robert Benton.  Cinematography by Nestor Almendros.  Produced by Arlene Donovan.  Music by John Kander.  Production Design by Gene Callahan.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Carol Littleton.  Academy Awards 1984.  Boston Film Critics Awards 1984.  Golden Globe Awards 1984.  National Board of Review Awards 1984.  New York…

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