Hill Street Blues (1983) – A Hill of Beans, and Here’s Adventure, Here’s Romance

The final episode of Hill Street Blues’ third season, as usual, has a lot going on. Written by Anthony Yerkovich, David Milch, and Mark Frost from a story by Steven Bochco, Jeffrey Lewis and Milch, season three came to a close on 12 May, 1983. While Fay (Barbara Bosson) reveals she’s going to have a…

The Fury (1978) – Brian De Palma

Kirk Douglas and Amy Irving star in De Palma’s first film after his success with Carrie, and this one is another supernatural tinged thriller, but this one boasts a score by John Williams, and viewers should watch for brief appearances by Daryl Hannah and Dennis Franz. John Farris pens the screenplay from his own novel,…

Die Hard 2 (1990) – Renny Harlin

Bruce Willis returns as John McClane in the follow up to the blockbuster hit, Die Hard. Two years after the first film changed the action film game, Twentieth Century Fox delivered a sequel, one with just as solid a story as the first, something that started to slip after the the third entry. In this…

The A-Team (1984) – Chopping Spree and Harder Than It Looks

  You know if they didn’t follow the predictable arc of needing to make something in the last act of each episode, both of these stories this week could have been really solid. I mean they work for A-Team stories, but if they had played with their formula just a bit… I had a bit…

Dressed To Kill (1980)

Brian DePalma returns to the 101 Horror Movies list, but I have to say, this one isn’t so much of a horror as it is an erotic thriller. Emphasis on erotic. In the opening scene, Angie Dickinson, as Kate Miller,┬ácompletely changed the world’s perception of her as the straitlaced character she played in Police Woman…