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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Leaving Normal (1992)

EDWARD ZWICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1992.  Mirage Entertainment, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Ed Solomon.  Cinematography by Ralf D. Bode.  Produced by Lindsay Doran.  Music by W.G. Snuffy Walden.  Production Design by Patricia Norris.  Costume Design by Patricia Norris.  Film Editing by Victor Du Bois.   I suppose coming out only a year after Thelma and Louise made it impossible to think of this…

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Sleep With Me (1994)

RORY KELLY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1994.  August Entertainment, Castleberg Productions, Paribas Film Corparation.  Screenplay by Duane Dell’Amico, Roger Hedden, Neal Jimenez, Joe Keenan, Rory Kelly, Michael Steinberg.  Cinematography by Andzej Sekula.  Produced by Roger Hedden, Michael Steinberg, Eric Stoltz.  Music by David Lawrence.  Production Design by Randy Eriksen.  Costume Design by Isis Mussenden.  Film Editing by David Moritz.   Meg Tilly is…

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Fame (1980)

ALAN PARKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1980.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Christopher Gore.  Cinematography by Michael Seresin.  Produced by David De Silva, Alan Marshall.  Music by Michael Gore.  Production Design by Geoffrey Kirkland.  Costume Design by Kristi Zea.  Film Editing by Gerry Hambling.   Four years in the life of students at a New York performing arts school are chronicled in this…

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Valmont (1989)

MILOS FORMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  France/USA, 1989.  Renn Productions, Timothy Burrill Productions.  Screenplay by Jean-Claude Carriere, Milos Forman, based on the novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Choderlos de Laclos.  Cinematography by Miroslav Ondricek.  Produced by Michael Hausman, Paul Rassam.  Music by Christopher Palmer.  Production Design by Pierre Guffroy.  Costume Design by Paule Mangenot, Theodor Pistek, Carine Sarfati.  Film Editing by Nena…

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Body Snatchers (1993)

ABEL FERRARA Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1993.  Dorset Productions, Robert H. Solo Productions, Warner Bros..  Screen story by Raymond Cistheri, Larry Cohen, Screenplay by Nicholas St. John, Dennis Paoli, Stuart Gordon, based on the novel The Body Snatchers by Jack Finney.  Cinematography by Bojan Bazelli.  Produced by Robert H. Solo.  Music by Joe Delia.  Production Design by Peter Jamison.  Costume…

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The Big Chill (1983)

LAWRENCE KASDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1983.   Columbia Pictures Corporation, Carson Productions, Columbia-Delphi Productions.   Screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan, Barbara Benedek.   Cinematography by John Bailey.   Produced by Michael Shamberg.   Music by Meg Kasdan.   Production Design by Ida Random.   Costume Design by April Ferry.   Film Editing by Carol Littleton.    Years after they were…

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Agnes Of God (1985)

NORMAN JEWISON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5 USA, 1985.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Delphi IV Productions.  Screenplay by John Pielmeier, based on his stage play.  Cinematography by Sven Nykvist.  Produced by Norman Jewison, Patrick J. Palmer.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Renee April.  Film Editing by Antony Gibbs.   Enjoyable melodrama about the investigation of a possible miracle and/or murder….

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