The Best of Enemies (2019)

ROBIN BISSELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2019.  Astute Films, Material Pictures.  Screenplay by Robin Bissell, based on the book by Osha Gray Davidson.  Cinematography by David Lanzenberg.  Produced by Matt Berenson, Fred Bernstein, Tobey Maguire, Matthew Plouffe, Danny Strong, Dominique Telson.  Music by Marcelo Zarvos.  Production Design by Jeannine Oppewall.  Costume Design … More The Best of Enemies (2019)

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Wild Card (2015)

SIMON WEST Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2015.  Lionsgate, SJ Heat Productions, Sierra / Affinity, Cinema Seven Productions, Current Entertainment, Quad Films, SJ Pictures, Silver State Production Services.  Screenplay by William Goldman, based on his novel Heat.  Cinematography by Shelly Johnson.  Produced by Steve Chasman.  Music by Dario Marianelli.  Production Design by Greg Berry.  Costume Design by Lizz Wolf.  Film Editing by Padraic McKinley, … More Wild Card (2015)

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Return To Paradise

BBB.5 (out of 5) Remake of Force Majeure, about two friends (Vince Vaughn, David Conrad) approached by a lawyer (Anne Heche) who beseeches them to return to Thailand where they recently vacationed with buddy Joaquin Phoenix.  It seems the drugs they’d had fun with while there were found by local police on Phoenix’s person and he … More Return To Paradise

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Six Days, Seven Nights

BBB (out of 5) Harrison Ford is once again the reluctant hero with a crooked smirk, this time an inter-island pilot in the South Pacific who finds himself planewrecked on a deserted island with a mouthy New York magazine writer (Anne Heche). Normally, Ford has no problem travelling through his movies giving this performance, but in … More Six Days, Seven Nights

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Walking And Talking

BBBB (out of 5) Nicole Holofcener began a successful career of excellent explorations of female friendship with this wonderful film.  Catherine Keener and Anne Heche have been best friends since they were young women, and now as adults are trying to get happy in the relationship field while maintaining their own supportive intimacy.  Keener has stayed friends … More Walking And Talking

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Volcano

B (out of 5) Anne Heche is a bouncy geologist who discovers the hard way that Los Angeles is sitting on a major volcano hot spot and is seconds away from turning into the world’s largest lava lamp.  Tommy Lee Jones plays a local cop who stumbles upon her during a city-wide panic and together they team … More Volcano

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The Third Miracle

BBBB (out of 5) Agnieszka Holland’s tale is of a jaded priest (Ed Harris) looking into the so-called miracles performed by a now-deceased cleaning lady (Barbara Sukowa) to see if she qualifies for sainthood, and his relationship with her agnostic daughter (Anne Heche).  It is a powerful examination of faith, organized religion and the power … More The Third Miracle

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