Road House (1989)

ROWDY HERRINGTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1989.  Silver Pictures, Star Partners II Ltd..  Story by R. Lance Hill, Screenplay by R. Lance Hill, Hilary Henkin.  Cinematography by Dean Cundey.  Produced by Joel Silver.  Music by Michael Kamen.  Production Design by William J. Durrell Jr..  Costume Design by Marilyn Vance.  Film Editing by…

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Ghost (1990)

JERRY ZUCKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1990.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Bruce Joel Rubin.  Cinematography by Adam Greenberg.  Produced by Lisa Weinstein.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Jane Musky.  Costume Design by Ruth Morley.  Film Editing by Walter Murch.   Audiences always love a good romance, and when it’s spiced up by a nifty murder mystery and some supernatural plot elements,…

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Along For The Ride (2000)

JOHN KAYE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB Alternate title:  Forever Lulu Germany/USA, 2000.  Cinelulu Internationale Filmproduktiongesellshaft mbH and Co. 1 Beteilegung KG, Cinerenta Medienbeteiligungs KG, Green Moon Productions, Loving Lulu Productions Inc..  Screenplay by John Kaye.  Cinematography by Dion Beebe.  Produced by Boaz Davidson, Abra Edelman, Diane Isaacs, John Thompson.  Music by Serge Colbert.  Production Design by Stephen J. Lineweaver.  Costume Design by Elsa Zamparelli.  Film…

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To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar (1995)

BEEBAN KIDRON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1995.  Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment. Screenplay by Douglas Carter Beane.  Cinematography by Steve Mason.  Produced by G. Mac Brown.  Music by Rachel Portman.  Production Design by Wynn Thomas.  Costume Design by Marlene Stewart.  Film Editing by Andrew Mondshein.   When a novice drag queen (John Leguizamo) fails miserably in a local pageant, grand prize co-winners…

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Donnie Darko (2001)

RICHARD KELLY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2001.  Pandora Cinema, Flower Films, Adam Fields Productions, Gaylord Films.  Screenplay by Richard Kelly.  Cinematography by Steven Poster.  Produced by Adam Fields, Nancy Juvonen, Sean McKittrick.    Music by Michael Andrews.  Production Design by Alec Hammond.    Costume Design by April Ferry.   Film Editing by Sam Bauer, Eric Strand.    Donnie Darko (Jake…

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Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004)

GUY FERLAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 2004.  Lions Gate Films, Miramax, Lawrence Bender Productions, A Band Apart, Havana Nights LLC, Artisan Entertainment.  Story by Kate Gunzinger, Peter Sagal, Screenplay by Boaz Yakin, Victoria Arch.  Cinematography by Anthony B. Richmond.  Produced by Lawrence Bender, Sarah Green.  Music by Heitor Pereira.  Production Design by Hugo Luczyc-Wyhowski.  Costume Design by Isis Mussenden.  Film Editing…

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The Outsiders (1983)

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1983.  Zoetrope Studios, AMLF.  Screenplay by Kathleen Rowell, based on the novel by S.E. Hinton.  Cinematography by Stephen H. Burum.  Produced by Gray Frederickson, Fred Roos.  Music by Carmine Coppola.  Production Design by Dean Tavoularis.  Costume Design by Kathleen Gore-Misko, Ernest Misko.  Film Editing by Anne Goursaud. Whatever has made S.E. Hinton’s novella such a…

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Point Break (1991)

KATHRYN BIGELOW Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   Japan/USA, 1991.  Largo Entertainment, JVC Entertainment Networks.  Story by Rick King, W. Peter Iliff, Screenplay by W. Peter Iliff.   Cinematography by Donald Peterman.  Produced by Peter Abrams, Robert L. Levy.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Peter Jamison.  Costume Design by Colby P. Bart, Louis Infante.  Film Editing by Howard E. Smith. After a series…

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Dirty Dancing (1987)

EMILE ARDOLINO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1987.  Great American Films Limited Partnership, Vestron Pictures.  Screenplay by Eleanor Bergstein.  Cinematography by Jeff Jur.  Produced by Linda Gottlieb.  Music by John Morris.  Production Design by David Chapman.  Costume Design by Hilary Rosenfeld.  Film Editing by Peter C. Frank.   The little film that could, this independently produced trifle went on to become one of…

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