The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)

ETHAN COEN, JOEL COEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2018.  Annapurna Pictures, Annapurna Television, Mike Zoss Productions.  Screenplay by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, segment All Gold Canyon based on a story by Jack London, segment The Gal Who Got Rattled inspired by a story by Stewart Edward White.  Cinematography by Bruno Delbonnel.  Produced by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen,…

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Fast And Furious (2009)

JUSTIN LIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2009.  Universal Pictures, Relativity Media, Original Film, One Race Productions, Dentsu.  Screenplay by Chris Morgan, based on characters created by Gary Scott Thompson.  Cinematography by Amir Mokri.  Produced by Vin Diesel, Michael Fottrell, Neal H. Moritz.  Music by Brian Tyler.  Production Design by Ida Random.  Costume Design by Sanja Milkovic Hayes.  Film Editing by Fred Raskin,…

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No Ordinary Love

0 (out of 5) Those of you who love an indie gay flick set in California that was obviously made for five dollars and stars a great cast in compromising situations (such as Relax…It’s Just Sex or Latter Days) will still find nothing worthwhile here. It concerns a house full of roommates and the soap…

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The Trip (2002)

BB.5 (out of 5) A closeted Republican in 1970s San Francisco writes a book about the modern-day homosexual that is full of all the nasty stereotyping that you would expect. His publisher decides to keep the book off the shelves due to a lack of timeliness, which makes our protagonist happy because, following its completion,…

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Shelter

BB.5 (out of 5) A poor teenager in San Pedro (no, not the one Madonna dreamt of) spends his days perfecting his street art, taking care of his selfish sister’s little boy, watching out for his drugged-up, post-work-injury dad and surfing with his best friend. A chance meeting with his best friend’s older brother (Brad…

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Iron Man 2

BBB.5 (out of 5) Now that his status as Iron Man has made world news, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) has become something of a joke, more a glorified party host than a superhero, and his ridiculously smarmy personality can’t get enough of the attention. His frustrated assistant Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) has decided she’s…

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