Secret In Their Eyes (2015)

BILLY RAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/United Kingdom/Spain/South Korea, 2015.  IM Global, STX Entertainment, Route One Entertainment, Union Investment Partners, Gran Via Productions, SITE Productions, Willies Movies, Ingenious Media.  Screenplay by Billy Ray, based on the film El Secreto De Sus Ojos by Juan Jose Campanella, Eduardo Sacheri.  Cinematography by Daniel Moder.  Produced by Matt Jackson, Mark Johnson.  Music by … More Secret In Their Eyes (2015)

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Pay It Forward

BB (out of 5) Horrendously cheesy film, its excellent performance by Helen Hunt swamped by directionless direction by Mimi Leder and a hackneyed screenplay. The plot follows the plight of a troubled and shy young boy (Haley Joel Osment, his first post-Academy Award nomination role) who is given an assignment at school to change the world … More Pay It Forward

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The Hunted

BB.5 (out of 5) Tommy Lee Jones has spent much of his career chasing down fugitive criminals, and it’s starting to show on his face. The man definitely looks tired, and in this run-of-the-mill thriller by William Friedkin, neither he nor Oscar-winning actor Benicio Del Toro can find much new to do with the worn out … More The Hunted

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The X-Files

BBB.5 (out of 5) Big-screen adaptation of the popular television show has nothing new to offer from its small screen counterpart except what a bigger budget affords. That said, it’s coming from a very good and very exciting show full of episodes that each easily make a good movie anyway, so missing the film would … More The X-Files

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The Master of Disguise

0 (out of 5) It really doesn’t get much worse.  Dana Carvey embarrasses himself thoroughly as Pistachio Disguisey, the son of an Italian restaurant owner (James Brolin, and why is he playing an Italian?) who has no idea that his family background is populated by masters of disguise. For generations, the Disguisey family has helped … More The Master of Disguise

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