‘Round Midnight (1986)

BERTRAND TAVERNIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/France, 1986.  Little Bear, PECF.  Screenplay by David Rayfiel, Bertrand Tavernier, French translation by Colo Tavernier.  Cinematography by Bruno de Keyzer.  Produced by Irwin Winkler.  Music by Herbie Hancock.  Production Design by Alexandre Trauner.  Costume Design by Jacqueline Moreau.  Film Editing by Armand Psenny.  Academy Awards 1986.  Golden Globe Awards 1986.   National Board of Review Awards…

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Children Of A Lesser God

BBBB (out of 5) William Hurt goes to work at a school for deaf children and befriends a young janitor (Marlee Matlin) who was once a pupil there. Getting to know her, he realizes she has been avoiding the outside world from fear, and through their friendship and eventual love affair, they give each other…

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The Mission (1986)

ROLAND JOFFE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1986.  Warner Bros., Goldcrest Films International, Kingsmere Productions Ltd., Enigma Productions, AMLF.  Story and screenplay by Robert Bolt.  Cinematography by Chris Menges.  Produced by Fernando Ghia, David Puttnam.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Stuart Craig.  Costume Design by Enrico Sabbatini.  Film Editing by Jim Clark.  Academy Awards 1986.  Cannes Film Festival 1986.  Golden Globe Awards 1986.  National…

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Ginger And Fred (1986)

FEDERICO FELLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Italy/France/West Germany, 1986.  Produzioni Europee Associate, Les Films Ariane, France 3 Cinema, Revcom Films, Stella Film, Rai 1, Anthea Film.  Story by Federico Fellini, Tonino Guerra, Screenplay by Federico Fellini, Tonino Guerra, Tullio Pinelli.  Cinematography by Tonino Delli Colli, Ennio Guarnieri.  Produced by Alberto Grimaldi.  Music by Nicola Piovani.  Production Design by Dante Ferretti….

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Stand By Me (1986)

ROB REINER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1986.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Act III, Act III Communications, The Body.  Screenplay by Raynold Gideon, Bruce A. Evans, based on the novella The Body by Stephen King.  Cinematography by Thomas Del Ruth.  Produced by Bruce A. Evans, Raynold Gideon, Andrew Scheinman.  Music by Jack Nitzsche.  Production Design by J. Dennis Washington.  Costume Design…

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My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)

STEPHEN FREARS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1985.  Working Title Films, SAF Productions, Channel Four Films.  Screenplay by Hanif Kureishi.  Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Sarah Radcylffe.  Music by Ludus Tonalis.  Production Design by Hugo Luczyc-Wyhowski.  Costume Design by Lindy Hemming.  Film Editing by Mick Audsley.  Academy Awards 1986.  Independent Spirit Awards 1986.  National Board of Review Awards 1986.   New…

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The Fly (1986)

DAVID CRONENBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1986.  SLM Production Group, Brooksfilms.  Screenplay by Charles Edward Pogue, David Cronenberg, based on the short story by George Langelaan.  Cinematography by Mark Irwin.  Produced by Stuart Cornfeld.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Carol Spier.  Costume Design by Denise Cronenberg.  Film Editing by Ronald Sanders.  Academy Awards 1986.  National Board of Review Awards 1986. …

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Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  USA, 1986.  TriStar Pictures, Rastar Pictures, Zoetrope Studios, Delphi V Productions.   Screenplay by Jerry Leichtling, Arlene Sarner. Cinematography by Jordan Cronenweth.  Produced by Paul R. Gurian.  Music by John Barry.   Production Design by Dean Tavoularis.  Costume Design by Theadora Van Runkle. Film Editing by Barry Malkin.  Academy Awards 1986.  Golden Globe Awards…

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The Color Of Money (1986)

MARTIN SCORSESE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1986.  Touchstone Pictures, Silver Screen Partners II.  Screenplay by Richard Price, based on the novel by Walter Tevis.  Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus.  Produced by Irving Axelrad, Barbara De Fina.  Music by Robbie Robertson.  Production Design by Boris Leven.  Costume Design by Richard Bruno.  Film Editing by Thelma Schoonmaker.  Academy Awards 1986.  Golden Globe Awards 1986.  National Board…

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A Room With A View (1985)

JAMES IVORY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom, 1985.  Goldcrest Films International, National Film Finance Corporation, Curzon Film Distributors, Film Four International, Merchant Ivory Productions.  Screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, based on the novel by E.M. Forster.  Cinematography by Tony Pierce-Roberts.  Produced by Ismail Merchant. Music by Richard Robbins.  Production Design by Brian Ackland-Snow, Gianni Quaranta.  Costume Design by…

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Hannah And Her Sisters (1986)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA, 1986.  Orion Pictures, Jack Rollins & Charles H. Joffe Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Carlo Di Palma.  Produced by Robert Greenhut.  Production Design by Stuart Wurtzel.  Costume Design by Jeffrey Kurland.  Film Editing by Susan E. Morse.  Academy Awards 1986.  Boston Film Critics Awards 1986.   Golden Globe Awards 1986.  National Board of Review…

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