Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge) (2017)

JOACHIM RONNING, ESPEN SANDBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.   USA, 2017.  Walt Disney Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Infinitum Nihil.  Story by Jeff Nathanson,Terry Rossio, Screenplay by Jeff Nathanson, based on characters created by Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Stuart Beattie, Jay Wolper.  Cinematography by Paul Cameron.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.  Music by Geoff Zanelli.  Production Design by Nigel Phelps.  Costume Design by Penny … More Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge) (2017)

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Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End

BB (out of 5) Johnny Depp hilariously sashays his way through another overblown mess in this third pirate adventure inspired by the Disneyland ride. Picking up where the last chapter left off (the two films were actually filmed together), the film has crew members Geoffrey Rush, Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom sailing to the ends of the earth … More Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End

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Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl

BB.5 (out of 5) A young woman (Keira Knightley) grows up in British-controlled Jamaica hoping for all the things that “modern” women in period movies long for: a marriage to someone with integrity (i.e. he’s not as rich as her but doesn’t mind), lots of crazy adventure and the chance to reject nasty men. She … More Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl

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Lorenzo’s Oil

BBBB (out of 5) Nick Nolte and Susan Sarandon play two real-life heroes, Augusto and Michaela Odone, two parents who found themselves with no place to turn when their son Lorenzo was diagnosed with a debilitating and eventually terminal genetic disease. Deciding that they were tired of the doctors around them who couldn’t give them any help, … More Lorenzo’s Oil

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Finding Neverland

BB.5 (out of 5) Following the abysmal failure of his play Little Mary, Irish playwright J.M. Barrie (Johnny Depp) finds himself wandering around London with his giant pet dog in search of inspiration for something better. He comes upon a charming family of four boys and their beautiful mother (Kate Winslet) while resting on a … More Finding Neverland

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Hugo

BBB.5 (out of 5) Tribute is paid to the early days of cinema in this enjoyable charmer by Martin Scorsese.  Asa Butterfield is wonderful as an orphan boy who lives in a Parisian train station, fixing the clocks that his uncle used to work on before he disappeared, and staying alive by stealing. His thievery makes … More Hugo

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Calendar Girls

BBBB (out of 5) Immediate comparisons to the other Brits-strip-for-a-good-cause film, The Full Monty, are inevitable, but up close it’s an equally delightful but very different story and experience. Helen Mirren and Julie Walters are outstanding as two women who are very bored with the dull activities they take part in as members of the Women’s Institutions … More Calendar Girls

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