Hairspray (2007)

BBBB (out of 5) A teenager in the 1960s decides to fight racial segregation and is met with serious threats to her future; sounds like an update of Mississippi Burning until you add big hair, rocking tunes and John Travolta in a dress. Newcomer Nikki Blonsky plays the youngster in question, Tracy, in this wonderful … More Hairspray (2007)

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That Old Feeling

BBBB (out of 5) The first film Bette Midler produced through her company All Girl Productions since For The Boys is this hilarious comedy, in which she and Dennis Farina are fantastic as bickering ex-spouses who reunite during their daughter’s wedding and end up running away together. Paula Marshall is the exasperated daughter and bride who bumbles around … More That Old Feeling

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Bogus (1996)

NORMAN JEWISON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1996.  New Regency Pictures, Regency Enterprises, Warner Bros., Yorktown Productions.  Story by Jeff Rothberg, Francis X. McCarthy Jr., Screenplay by Alvin Sargent.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by Norman Jewison, Arnon Milchan, Jeff Rothberg.  Music by Marc Shaiman.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film Editing by Stephen E. Rivkin.  Toronto International Film Festival 1996.   … More Bogus (1996)

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