The Mule (2018)

CLINT EASTWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2018.  Warner Bros., Imperative Entertainment, Bron Creative, The Malpaso Company, Bron Studios.  Screenplay by Nick Schenk, inspired by the New York Times article “The Sinaloa Cartel’s 90-Year Old Drug Mule” by Sam Dolnick.  Cinematography by Yves Belanger.  Produced by Clint Eastwood, Dan Friedkin, Jessica Meier, Tim Moore, Kristina Rivera, Bradley Thomas.  Music…

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All The Money In The World (2017)

RIDLEY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2017.  Imperative Entertainment, RedRum Films, Scott Free Productions, TriStar Productions.  Screenplay by David Scarpa, based on the book by John Pearson.  Cinematography by Dariusz Wolski.  Produced by Chris Clark, Quentin Curtis, Dan Friedkin, Mark Huffam, Ridley Scott, Bradley Thomas, Kevin J. Walsh.  Music by Daniel Pemberton.  Production Design by Arthur Max.  Costume Design by Janty…

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Dumb And Dumber To

BB (out of 5) Twenty years after they solidified Jim Carrey‘s non-stop reign at the box-office, Harold and Lloyd are back to unleash their special brand of tomfoolery on an unsuspecting world. Jeff Daniels‘ Harold busts Carrey’s Lloyd out of a hospital after having visited him there for twenty years, telling him that he is…

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Fever Pitch

BB (out of 5) Poor remake of the British film now has the Peter Pan-complexed male hero obsessed with baseball instead of football (aka soccer). Jimmy Fallon plays a schoolteacher who brings his top mathematics students to Drew Barrymore‘s office on a school trip to see how their field of study is being used practically…

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Stuck On You

BBBB (out of 5) Walt and Bob Tenor (Greg Kinnear and Matt Damon) are twin brothers who were born conjoined at the hip and have lived that way, quite comfortably, for thirty years (their unequally shared liver accounts for Walt seeming a bit older than Bob). Living a perfectly idyllic life as burger joint owners in…

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Shallow Hal

B.5 (out of 5) Much was made of the subject matter of this film, whether it was in good taste or not, etc., but whether or not it passes muster with your sensitivity level has no impact on the fact that it just isn’t funny. Jack Black, in a grating performance, plays a thimble-shallow individual…

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Osmosis Jones

BB.5 (out of 5) Half of this Farrelly Brothers comedy is a delight, while the other half is practically unbearable. A combination of live-action and animation filmmaking, it stars Bill Murray as a hygienically repulsive zoo worker whose concerned daughter is trying very hard to get him to live a healthier life. When he catches…

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Me, Myself & Irene

BBB.5 (out of 5) Funny film from the Farrelly brothers that is nowhere near as impressive as There’s Something About Mary nor as tacky as their earlier films. Jim Carrey is hilarious as a peaceful cop in a small town who finds himself succumbing to a split personality when the anger he has suppressed for…

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There’s Something About Mary

BBBB.5 (out of 5) A cut above all other films in the gross-out comedy genre, and a sight better than anything else the Farrelly brothers have done before or since is this sweet, daringly funny romance. A whiny nebbish (Ben Stiller) looks up an old high-school flame (Cameron Diaz) and finds himself falling in love…

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