Obsession

BBB (out of 5) Cliff Robertson loses wife Genevieve Bujold and their small daughter after they die with their kidnappers in a fiery blaze during a police chase.  Years later and obsessed with grief, Robertson goes to Italy and meets a dead ringer for his spouse (also played by Bujold) with whom he becomes obsessed and brings back … More Obsession

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De Palma (2015)

NOAH BAUMBACH, JAKE PALTROW Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2015.  Boxmotion, Empire Ward.  Cinematography by Jake Paltrow.  Produced by Noah Baumbach, Jake Paltrow.  Film Editing by Matt Mayer, Lauren Minnerath.   Film fans won’t want to miss this excellent summation of the career of one of the most divisive American filmmakers of the twentieth century. Brian De Palma started his … More De Palma (2015)

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Femme Fatale

BBB.5 (out of 5) Rebecca Romijn starts the film off as a jewel thief who pulls a major heist during the 2001 Cannes Film Festival (during a hilarious reconstruction of the East-West premiere with director Regis Wargnier and star Sandrine Bonnaire appearing as themselves). Stealing a jewel-encrusted vest from a slinky supermodel, our dangerous heroine … More Femme Fatale

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Mission To Mars

BBB.5 (out of 5) Slow-moving but gorgeously designed space adventure that undermines its audience by delivering a lame ending after a huge buildup.  It concerns the adventure of a crew on a mission to the red planet to save a previous crew of astronauts who were never heard from after landing there.  Some have criticized … More Mission To Mars

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Snake Eyes

BBB (out of 5) Shady cop Nicolas Cage is enjoying front row seats at a boxing match when the politician sitting behind him is gunned down during the fight. Despite having been easy on the take in the past, Cage suddenly develops a conscience and decides to investigate the matter immediately, interrogating suspects and getting … More Snake Eyes

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Mission: Impossible

BBBB (out of 5) Brian De Palma has done a great job with bringing the classic sixties television show to a nineties sensibility, and he’s got a veritable movie star like Tom Cruise to pull it off without a hitch. Cruise plays superspy Ethan Hunt, who witnesses his entire team get murdered in front of … More Mission: Impossible

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