Masquerade (1988)

BOB SWAIM Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA, 1988. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Michael Levy Enterprises. Screenplay by Dick Wolf. Cinematography by David Watkin. Produced by Michael I. Levy. Music by John Barry. Production Design by John Kasarda. Costume Design by John Boxer. Film Editing by Scott Conrad. Cashing in on the popularity of steamy erotic thrillers…

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About Last Night (1986)

EDWARD ZWICK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA, 1986.  TriStar Pictures, Delphi V Productions.  Screenplay by Tim Kazurinsky, Denise DeClue, based on the play Sexual Perversity in Chicago by David Mamet.   Cinematography by Andrew Dintenfass.   Produced by Jason Brett, Stuart Oken.   Music by Miles Goodman.   Production Design by Ida Random.   Costume Design by Deborah…

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Bad Influence (1990)

CURTIS HANSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA, 1990.  Epic Productions, Producers Representative Organization, Sarliu/Diamant.  Screenplay by David Koepp.   Cinematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by Steve Tisch.   Music by Trevor Jones.  Production Design by Ron Foreman.  Costume Design by Malissa Daniel.  Film Editing by Bonnie Koehler. James Spader is a straight-arrow stock broker whose…

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A View From The Top (2003)

BRUNO BARRETO Bil’s rating (out of 5): B USA, 2003.  Miramax, Brad Grey Pictures, Cohen Productions.  Screenplay by Eric Wald.  Cinematography by Affonso Beato.  Produced by Matthew Baer, Bobby Cohen, Brad Grey.  Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Dan Davis.  Costume Design by Mary Zophres.  Film Editing by Christopher Greenbury, Ray Hubley, Charles Ireland….

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Wayne’s World (1992)

PENELOPE SPHEERIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1992.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Mike Myers, Bonnie Turner, Terry Turner, based on characters created by Mike Myers.  Cinematography by Theo van de Sande.  Produced by Lorne Michaels. Music by J. Peter Robinson.  Production Design by Gregg Fonseca.  Costume Design by Pat Tonnema.  Film Editing by Malcolm Campbell.   Those funny dudes who reigned…

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St. Elmo’s Fire (1985)

JOEL SCHUMACHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA, 1985.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Delphi IV Productions.  Screenplay by Joel Schumacher, Carl Kurlander. Cinematography by Stephen H. Burum.  Produced by Lauren Shuler Donner.  Music by David Foster.  Production Design by William Sandell.  Costume Design by Susan Becker.  Film Editing by Richard Marks. If you fall for this idiotic ensemble drama, you’ll be under the impression…

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Austin Powers In Goldmember (2002)

JAY ROACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB USA, 2002.  New Line Cinema, Gratitude International, Team Todd, Moving Pictures, Eric’s Boy.  Screenplay by Mike Myers, Michael McCullers, based on characters created by Mike Myers.  Cinematography by Peter Deming.  Produced by Eric McLeod, Demi Moore, Mike Myers, Jennifer Todd, John S. Lyons, Suzanne Todd.  Music by George S. Clinton.  Production Design by Rusty…

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Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)

JAY ROACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5 USA, 1999.  New Line Cinema, Eric’s Boy, Moving Pictures, Team Todd.  Screenplay by Mike Myers, Michael McCullers, based on characters created by Mike Myers.  Cinematography by Ueli Steiger.  Produced by John S. Lyons, Eric McLeod, Demi Moore, Mike Myers, Jennifer Todd, Suzanne Todd.  Music by George S. Clinton.  Production Design by Rusty Smith.  Costume Design…

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Thank You For Smoking (2005)

JASON REITMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 2005.  Room 9 Entertainment, TYFS Productions LLC, ContentFilm, Major Studio Partners.  Screenplay by Jason Reitman, based on the novel by Christopher Buckley.  Cinematography by Jim Whitaker.  Produced by David O. Sacks.  Music by Rolfe Kent.  Production Design by Steve Saklad.  Costume Design by Danny Glicker.  Film Editing by Dana E. Glauberman.   Aaron Eckhart plays a lobbyist for Big…

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The Hotel New Hampshire (1984)

TONY RICHARDSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  United Kingdom/Canada/USA, 1984.  Woodfall Film Productions, Filmline Productions, Producers Circle.  Screenplay by Tony Richardson, based on the novel by John Irving. Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by Neil Hartley, Pieter Kroonenburg, David J. Patterson.  Production Design by Jocelyn Herbert.  Costume Design by Jocelyn Herbert.  Film Editing by Robert K. Lambert. Further proof, after The…

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Contact (1997)

ROBERT ZEMECKIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1997.  Warner Bros., South Side Amusement Company.  Story by Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan, Screenplay by James V. Hart, Michael Goldenberg, based on the novel by Carl Sagan.  Cinematography by Don Burgess.  Produced by Steve Starkey, Robert Zemeckis.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Ed Verreaux.  Costume Design by Joanna Johnston.  Film Editing by Arthur Schmidt.  …

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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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