‘Til There Was You (1997)

SCOTT WINANT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1997.  Lakeshore Entertainment, Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Winnie Holzman.  Cinematography by Bobby Bukowski.  Produced by Penney Finkelman Cox, Alan Poul, Tom Rosenberg.  Music by Terence Blanchard, Miles Goodman.  Production Design by Craig Stearns.  Costume Design by Enid Harris, Rita Salazar.  Film Editing by Joanna Cappuccilli Lovetti, Richard Marks.   Soulmates Jeanne Tripplehorn and Dylan McDermott are perfect for each other,…

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Born Yesterday (1993)

LUIS MANDOKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1993.  Hollywood Pictures, Touchwood Pacific Partners 1.  Screenplay by Douglas McGrath, based on the play by Garson Kanin.  Cinematography by Lajos Koltai.  Produced by D. Constantine Conte.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Lawrence G. Paull.  Costume Design by Colleen Atwood.  Film Editing by Lesley Walker.   Excellent remake of the 1950 George Cukor classic…

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The Waterdance

BBBB (out of 5) Eric Stoltz is injured in a hiking accident and ends up paralyzed from the waist down, suddenly thrust into a world of nurses, physiotherapy and a wide variety of fellow patients who are also going through the same shock. His girlfriend (Helen Hunt), a married woman with whom he is having an…

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D.O.A. (1988)

ANNABEL JANKEL, ROCKY MORTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1988.  Bigelow Productions, Silver Screen Partners III, Touchstone Pictures.  Story and Screenplay by Charles Edward Pogue, based on the screenplay by Russell Rouse, Clarence Greene.  Cinematography by Yuri Neyman.  Produced by Ian Sander, Laura Ziskin.  Music by Chaz Jankel.  Production Design by Richard Amend.  Costume Design by Nancy Cone.  Film Editing by Raja…

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Beautiful

BB.5 (out of 5)Field makes a middling directorial debut with this distracting comedy about an obsessive beauty pageant contestant (Minnie Driver) who wants to be Miss Universe badly enough to ignore the people close to her.  Joey Lauren Adams is adorable as her best friend, who supports her as far as claiming to be the mother…

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