Xanadu (1980)

ROBERT GREENWALD Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5.  USA, 1980.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Richard Christian Danus, Marc Reid Rubel.  Cinematography by Victor J. Kemper.  Produced by Lawrence Gordon.  Music by Barry De Vorzon.   Production Design by John W. Corso.  Costume Design by Bobbie Mannix.  Film Editing by Dennis Virkler. One of the most famous…

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Rollercoaster (1977)

JAMES GOLDSTONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 1977.  Universal Pictures.  Story by Sanford Sheldon, Richard Levinson, William Link, Screenplay by Richard Levinson, William Link, suggested by a story by Tommy Cook.  Cinematography by David M. Walsh.  Produced by Jennings Lang.  Music by Lalo Schifrin.  Production Design by Henry Bumstead.  Costume Design by Burton Miller.  Film Editing by Edward A. Biery, Richard M. Sprague….

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The First Wives Club (1996)

HUGH WILSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1996.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Robert Harling, based on the novel by Olivia Goldsmith.  Cinematography by Donald E. Thorin.  Produced by Scott Rudin.  Music by Marc Shaiman.  Production Design by Peter S. Larkin.  Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge.  Film Editing by John Bloom.  Academy Awards 1996.  National Board of Review Awards 1996. Serious alterations have been…

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The Horse Whisperer (1998)

ROBERT REDFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1998.  Touchstone Pictures, Wildwood Enterprises.  Screenplay by Eric Roth, Richard LaGravenese, based on the novel by Nick Evans.  Cinematography by Robert Richardson.  Produced by Patrick Markey, Robert Redford.  Music by Thomas Newman, Gwil Owen.  Production Design by Jon Hutman.  Costume Design by Judy L. Ruskin.  Film Editing by Hank Corwin, Freeman A….

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Quiz Show (1994)

ROBERT REDFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1994.  Baltimore Pictures, Hollywood Pictures, Wildwood Enterprises.  Screenplay by Paul Attanasio, based on the book Remembering America: A Voice From The Sixties by Richard N. Goodwin.  Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus.   Produced by Michael Jacobs, Julian Krainin, Michael Nozik, Robert Redford. Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Jon Hutman.  Costume Design by Kathy O’Rear.  Film…

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American Hot Wax (1978)

FLOYD MUTRUX Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1978.  Paramount Pictures.  Story by John Kaye, Art Linson, Screenplay by John Kaye.  Cinematography by William A. Fraker.  Produced by Art Linson.  Music by Kenny Vance.  Production Design by Elayne Barbara Ceder.  Costume Design by Robert De Mora.  Film Editing by Ronald J. Fagan, Melvin Shapiro.   Along with American Graffiti and The Hollywood Knights,…

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Green Card (1990)

PETER WEIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Australia/France/USA, 1990.  Touchstone Pictures, Australian Film Finance Corporation.  Screenplay by Peter Weir.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Simpson.  Produced by Peter Weir.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Wendy Stites.  Costume Design by Jennifer Ingram, Roseann Milano, Ingrid Price.  Film Editing by William M. Anderson.  Academy Awards 1990.  Golden Globe Awards 1990. This heartfelt romance comes across in so…

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Die Hard With A Vengeance (1995)

JOHN McTIERNAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1995.  Cinergi Pictures Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Jonathan Hensleigh, based on characters created by Roderick Thorp.  Cinematography by Peter Menzies Jr..  Produced by John McTiernan, Michael Tadross.  Music by Michael Kamen.  Production Design by Jackson De Govia.  Costume Design by Joseph G. Aulisi.  Film Editing by John Wright.   Probably the least entertaining…

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The Cemetery Club (1993)

BILL DUKE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1993.  Down To Earth Productions, Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by Ivan Menchell, based on his play.  Cinematography by Steven Poster.  Produced by David Brown.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by Maher Ahmad.  Costume Design by Hilary Rosenfeld.  Film Editing by John Carter.  Pleasant and at times funny account of three widows (Olympia Dukakis, Ellen…

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Pi (1998)

DARREN ARONOFSKY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1998.  Harvest Filmworks, Truth and Soul Pictures, Plantain Films.  Story by Darren Aronofsky, Sean Gullette, Eric Watson, Screenplay by Darren Aronofksy.  Cinematography by Matthew Libatique.  Produced by Eric Watson.  Music by Clint Mansell.  Production Design by Matthew Maraffi.  Costume Design by Eric ‘Shorty’ Meyerson.  Film Editing by Oren Sarch.  Gotham Awards 1998.  Independent Spirit Awards 1998. …

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