Go For Sisters (2013)

JOHN SAYLES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.   USA, 2013.  Anarchist’s Convention Films, Olmos Productions, Go For Films.   Screenplay by John Sayles.  Cinematography by Kat Westergaard.  Produced by Peter Bobrow, Edward James Olmos, Alejandro Springall.  Music by Mason Daring.  Production Design by Mara A. Spear.  Costume Design by Dana R. Woods.  Film Editing by John Sayles. John Sayles is in top form…

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Fear City

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Tom Berenger is terrific as a former boxer who acts as a companion to small-time New York City hood Jack Scalia in this stylish thriller by Abel Ferrara. Their business is running a talent agency that is actually a front for managing strippers, which comes under threat when a mysterious mad man begins…

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Moneyball

BBB (out of 5) With the Oakland Athletics soon to suffer the loss of star players and the ball club not in its pinkest years, general manager Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) has to find a way to put together a crack team of athletes on a constricted budget that will hopefully yield results on the…

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Witness (1985)

PETER WEIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1985.  Paramount Pictures, Edward S. Feldman Production.  Story by William Kelley, Pamela Wallace, Earl W. Wallace, Screenplay by William Kelley, Earl W. Wallace.  Cinematography by John Seale.  Produced by Edward S. Feldman.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Stan Jolley.  Costume Design by Dallas D. Dornan, Shari Feldman.  Film Editing by Thom Noble.  Academy Awards 1985.  Golden Globe…

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Life (1999)

BB.5 (out of 5) Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence play two bootleggers who stumble across a dead body in a barn one fine evening and end up being convicted of the victim’s murder. Now in prison, they have to spend a lifetime working on a chain gang while also trying to avoid the love-hate relationship between them…

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The Serpent And The Rainbow

BB.5 (out of 5) This freaky foray into the world of the occult would be a lot better if it were not so rife with sensationalism. Bill Pullman plays a research scientist who travels to Haiti to investigate what he has heard about a drug which renders its takers into a zombie-like state, which is often…

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