Field Of Dreams (1989)

PHIL ALDEN ROBINSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1989.  Gordon Company.  Screenplay by Phil Alden Robinson, based on the book by W.P. Kinsella.  Cinematography by John Lindley.  Produced by Charles Gordon, Lawrence Gordon.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Dennis Gassner.  Costume Design by Linda M. Bass.  Film Editing by Ian Crafford.  Academy Awards 1989.   Once a rebellious child of late-sixties counterculture, Kevin…

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House of Games

BBBB (out of 5) Lindsay Crouse is excellent as a psychiatrist who has hit the limelight with the publication of a best-selling book.  High on her superior power, she blurs the professional line when a patient of hers tells her that he is on the hook with a bunch of gamblers and is in danger of…

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Men In Black

BBB.5 (out of 5) Illegal aliens are living in the United States, but not the kind you’d assume. Will Smith is recruited by top-secret agency official Tommy Lee Jones to help rid the country of extra-terrestrials who are in the US without permission, and thanks to an arsenal of high-tech gadgetry at their disposal they…

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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.  Academy Awards 1987.  Golden Globe Awards 1987.   Michael Douglas plays a hapless married man who is left…

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Losing Isaiah

BB.5 (out of 5) Somehow these made-for-television movies make it to the big screen. Jessica Lange plays a hospital staffer who takes a baby home after she finds it abandoned in a trash bin. After raising it for a few years, she is requested to give it back to its birth mother (Halle Berry), a former…

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Harry And Tonto

BBBB (out of 5) Aging New Yorker Harry (Art Carney, in an Oscar-winning performance) is evicted from his Manhattan apartment building with his cat Tonto, so they go live with his son’s family in the suburbs. Finding life there unbearable, Harry decides to fly to Chicago where his daughter (Ellen Burstyn) lives, but a series…

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