Roger Corman’s Frankenstein Unbound (1990)

ROGER CORMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1990.  The Mount Company.  Screenplay by Roger Corman, F.X. Feeney, based on the novel by Brian Aldiss.  Cinematography by Armando Nannuzzi, Michael Scott.  Produced by Roger Corman, Kobi Jaeger, Thom Mount.  Music by Carl Davis.  Production Design by Enrico Tovaglieri.  Costume Design by Franca Zucchelli.  Film Editing by Mary Bauer, Jay Cassidy.   Roger Corman returns…

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Tequila Sunrise

BBB.5 (out of 5) The age-old tale of two best friends who go separate ways is not in any way a new one (Manhattan Melodrama, Angels With Dirty Faces), but Robert Towne injects enough character into this drama to make it seem pretty fresh. Mel Gibson is the one who went bad and Kurt Russell…

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Bull Durham

BBBB.5 (out of 5) One of the most enjoyable sports movies ever made is this classic comedy by Ron Shelton.  Susan Sarandon is lethally sexy as a boy-crazy baseball fan who every season picks a member of a minor-league baseball team to ‘sponsor’; her inspirational techniques with men guarantee a red-letter season, and this season…

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Stealing Home

BB.5 (out of 5) Has-been baseball player Mark Harmon returns to the town of his youth to attend the funeral of an old friend (Jodie Foster) who has committed suicide. While there, he reminisces about his teenage days (his younger self played by William McNamara), particularly the summer when he came of age and met the…

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Frantic

BBB.5 (out of 5) Very cool thriller by Roman Polanski stars Harrison Ford (unusually excellent) as a successful doctor visiting Paris with his wife (Betty Buckley) in order to give a presentation at a conference. Their first day in the city, Ford takes a shower in their hotel room while his wife, in a superbly creepy…

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