Interstellar (2014)

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA/United Kingdom, 2014.  Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros., Legendary Entertainment, Syncopy, Lynda Obst Productions, Government of Alberta, Alberta Media Fund, Atvinnuvega- og nýsköpunarráðuneytið.  Screenplay by Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan.  Cinematography by Hoyte Van Hoytema.  Produced by Christopher Nolan, Lynda Obst, Emma Thomas.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Nathan Crowley.  Costume Design by Mary Zophres.  Film Editing … More Interstellar (2014)

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The Moderns

BB (out of 5) This meandering drama features characters who constantly threaten to be memorable but never quite manage it. Keith Carradine plays an American expatriate living as an artist in Paris who gets involved in a scam involving forged paintings. When he re-encounters an old flame (Linda Fiorentino), he is dismayed to find that she … More The Moderns

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The Namesake

BBB.5 (out of 5) Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri’s novel is brought to the big screen by director Mira Nair with wonderfully sentimental results. A Bengali man who has been living abroad goes back to India to find a wife, brings her to New York and they raise two children. The first of them, a son, … More The Namesake

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The Night We Never Met

BB.5 (out of 5) Annabella Sciorra and Matthew Broderick timeshare an apartment with a soon to be married bachelor (Kevin Anderson).  She is unhappily married and uses her two days a week in the apartment to catch up on her personal artistic pursuits, and when the other two guys switch arranged days without telling her, she thinks Broderick … More The Night We Never Met

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Fair Game (2010)

BBBB (out of 5) Riveting true story of Valerie Plame, a CIA operative whose cover was blown by the Bush administration in an effort to further their cause to invade Iraq.  Naomi Watts is compelling as Plame, a woman whose work in the field is key in sending back information as to the nature of the … More Fair Game (2010)

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In Her Shoes

BBBB (out of 5) Toni Collette is a successful lawyer whose orderly life is periodically disrupted by her aimless but highly glamorous, boy-crazy sister (Cameron Diaz) in this absorbing film by Curtis Hanson (L.A. Confidential, Wonder Boys). When the two of them have a serious rift over an unfortunate mistake, Diaz hikes her ass to … More In Her Shoes

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