Skin Deep (1989)

BLAKE EDWARDS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA, 1989. Beco Films, Morgan Creek Entertainment. Screenplay by Blake Edwards. Cinematography by Isidore Mankofsky. Produced by Tony Adams. Music by Henry Mancini. Production Design by Rodger Maus. Costume Design by Nolan Miller. Film Editing by Robert Pergament. Blake Edwards spent a great deal of his post-sixties…

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A Song To Remember (1945)

CHARLES VIDOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1945. Columbia Pictures. Story by Ernst Marischka, Screenplay by Sidney Buchman. Cinematography by Allen M. Davey, Tony Gaudio. Produced by Sidney Buchman, Louis F. Edelman. Music by Morris Stoloff. Production Design by Lionel Banks, Van Nest Polglase. Costume Design by Walter Plunkett. Film Editing by Charles…

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Nomads (1985)

JOHN McTIERNAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA, 1985. Cinema VII, Producers Sales Organization. Screenplay by John McTiernan. Cinematography by Stephen Ramsey. Produced by Cassian Elwes, Elliott Kastner, George Pappas. Music by Bill Conti. Production Design by Marcia Hinds. Costume Design by Rhaz Zeisler. Film Editing by Michael John Bateman. Lesley-Anne Down plays an…

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Rich And Famous (1981)

GEORGE CUKOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1981.  Jaquet, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Gerald Ayres, based on the play by John Van Druten.  Cinematography by Donald Peterman.  Produced by William Allyn.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Jan Scott.  Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge.  Film Editing by John F. Burnett.  George Cukor…

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Mahogany (1975)

BERRY GORDY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.   USA, 1975.  Motown Productions, Nikor Productions, Paramount Pictures.  Story by Toni Amber, Screenplay by John Byrum.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by Jack Ballard, Rob Cohen.  Music by Michael Masser.  Production Design by Aurelio Crugnola, Leon Erickson.  Costume Design by Diana Ross.  Film Editing by Peter Zinner.  Diana Ross follows her triumph as Billie…

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Cash McCall (1960)

JOSEPH PEVNEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1960.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Lenore J. Coffee, Marion Hargrove, based on the novel by Cameron Hawley.  Cinematography by George J. Folsey.  Produced by Henry Blanke.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Malcolm C. Bert.  Costume Design by Howard Shoup.  Film Editing by Philip W. Anderson. When an aging businessman decides to sell…

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Executive Suite (1954)

ROBERT WISE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1954.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Ernest Lehman, based on the play by Cameron Hawley.  Cinematography by George J. Folsey.  Produced by John Houseman.  Production Design by Edward C. Carfagno, Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Helen Rose.  Film Editing by Ralph E. Winters.   The president of a furniture-making corporation drops dead of a heart attack on the streets…

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‘Til There Was You (1997)

SCOTT WINANT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1997.  Lakeshore Entertainment, Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Winnie Holzman.  Cinematography by Bobby Bukowski.  Produced by Penney Finkelman Cox, Alan Poul, Tom Rosenberg.  Music by Terence Blanchard, Miles Goodman.  Production Design by Craig Stearns.  Costume Design by Enid Harris, Rita Salazar.  Film Editing by Joanna Cappuccilli Lovetti, Richard Marks.   Soulmates Jeanne Tripplehorn and Dylan McDermott are perfect for each other,…

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Sliver (1993)

PHILLIP NOYCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1993.  Paramount Pictures, Robert Evans Company.  Screenplay by Joe Eszterhas, based on the novel by Ira Levin.  Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.  Produced by Robert Evans.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Paul Sylbert.  Costume Design by Deborah Lynn Scott.  Film Editing by Richard Francis-Bruce, William Hoy. Laughable adaptation of Ira Levin’s novel retains the title and…

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How To Deal (2003)

CLARE KILNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2003.  Focus Features, Golden Mean, Radar Pictures.  Screenplay by Neena Beber, based on the novels by Sarah Dessen.  Cinematography by Eric Alan Edwards.  Produced by Erica Huggins, William Teitler.  Music by David Kitay.  Production Design by Dan Davis.  Costume Design by Alexander Walker.  Film Editing by Shawna Callahan, Janice Hampton.   Mandy Moore is a teenager who has…

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It’s My Party (1996)

RANDAL KLEISER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1996.  Opala Productions.  Screenplay by Randal Kleiser.  Cinematography by Bernd Heinl.  Produced by Randal Kleiser, Joel Thurm.  Music by Basil Poledouris.  Production Design by Clark Hunter.  Costume Design by Danielle King.  Film Editing by Ila von Hasperg.   In the brief prologue of this touching drama, Eric Roberts learns that he is HIV-positive, which is…

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Shadow Of Doubt (1998)

RANDAL KLEISER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB. USA, 1998.  Largo Entertainment, Reasonable Doubt Productions.  Screenplay by Myra Byanka, Raymond De Felitta.  Cinematography by Craig Haagensen.  Produced by Adam Kline, T.J. Mancini.  Music by Joel Goldsmith.  Production Design by Curtis A. Schnell.  Costume Design by Rita Riggs.  Film Editing by Jeff Gourson.   Middling but diverting courtroom drama has a superior Melanie Griffith as a…

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