What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

LASSE HALLSTROM Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1993.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Peter Hedges, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Sven Nykvist.  Produced by David Matalon, Bertil Ohlsson, Meir Teper.  Music by Bjorn Isfalt, Alan Parker.  Production Design by Bernt Amadeus Capra.  Costume Design by Renee Ehrlich Kalfus.  Film Editing by Andrew Mondshein.  Academy Awards 1993.  Golden Globe Awards 1993. National Board of Review…

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Hear No Evil

BB.5 (out of 5) Routine, tired premise is given a false new jolt by giving the leading lady a physical challenge. A hearing-impaired personal trainer (Marlee Matlin) inadvertently comes into possession of a rare, stolen coin. Now her life is in danger, and not even her dopey-faced restaurant-owning boyfriend (D.B. Sweeney) can do much to…

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