The Money Pit (1986)

RICHARD BENJAMIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1986.  Amblin Entertainment, U-Drive Productions, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by David Giler.  Cinematography by Gordon Willis.  Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Art Levinson, Frank Marshall.  Music by Michel Colombier.  Production Design by Patrizia von Brandenstein.  Costume Design by Ruth Morley.  Film Editing by Jacqueline Cambas. Tom Hanks and Shelley Long are in love, their domestic bliss in her New … More The Money Pit (1986)

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The Sunshine Boys

BBBB (out of 5) Neil Simon’s hilarious Broadway play is adapted to the big screen with its sparkle intact. Richard Benjamin is a frustrated talent agent whose uncle (Walter Matthau) gives him no end of headaches.  He can’t book the old guy for any decent gigs, until he is given an offer from a cable network … More The Sunshine Boys

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Marci X (2003)

RICHARD BENJAMIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0.5.  USA, 2003.  Paramount Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions, Munich Film Partners New Century & Company.  Screenplay by Paul Rudnick.  Cinematography by Robbie Greenberg.  Produced by Scott Rudin.  Music by Mervyn Warren.  Production Design by Therese DePrez.  Costume Design by David C. Robinson.  Film Editing by Jacqueline Cambas.  Podcasts:  Bad Gay Movies.   Not even the presence of two adorable stars … More Marci X (2003)

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Diary Of A Mad Housewife

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Carrie Snodgress is brilliant in this excellent examination of the life of a bored (and, as the title says, ‘mad’) housewife. She is the perfect partner to her successful businessman husband (Richard Benjamin): their beautiful Manhattan condo overlooking Central Park stays in tiptop shape, she is raising two good daughters and … More Diary Of A Mad Housewife

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Westworld

BBBB (out of 5) Supercool sci-fi film by Michael Crichton is an interesting pre-cursor to his extremely popular Jurassic Park. Richard Benjamin and James Brolin  pay $1000 a day to attend an amusement park for grownups where they get to flesh out their fantasies of living in different worlds. The park offers the option of staying … More Westworld

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Mrs. Winterbourne

RICHARD BENJAMIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1996.  TriStar Pictures, A&M Films.  Screenplay by Phoef Sutton, Lisa-Maria Radano, based on the novel I Married A Dead Man by Cornell Woolrich.  Cinematography by Alex Nepomniaschy.  Produced by Ross Canter, Oren Koules, Dale Pollock.  Music by Patrick Doyle.  Production Design by Evelyn Sakash.  Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge.  Film Editing by Jacqueline Cambas, … More Mrs. Winterbourne

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Milk Money

RICHARD BENJAMIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1994.  Paramount Pictures, The Kennedy/Marshall Company.  Screenplay by John Mattson.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall.  Music by Michael Convertino.  Production Design by Paul Sylbert.  Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge.  Film Editing by Jacqueline Cambas.  A little boy feels his widowed dad (Ed Harris) needs a wife fast … More Milk Money

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