Manchester By The Sea

BBBB.5 (out of 5) A Boston janitor (Casey Affleck) works for demanding tenants all day and drinks alone in his miserable basement apartment at night, except for the evenings he spends picking fights in bars to release his pent-up aggression.  He heads back to his home town when he gets the news that his brother (Kyle … More Manchester By The Sea

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The Finest Hours (2016)

CRAIG GILLESPIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2016.  Walt Disney Pictures, Whitaker Entertainment.  Screenplay by Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson, based on the book by Casey Sherman, Michael J. Tougias.  Cinematography by Javier Aguirresarobe.  Produced by Dorothy Aufiero, James Whitaker.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by Michael Corenblith.  Costume Design by Louise Frogley.  Film Editing by Tatiana S. Riegel. The true … More The Finest Hours (2016)

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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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American Pie

BBB.5 (out of 5) Four teenagers make a pact that they will get laid in their last year of high school before heading off to college. The ridiculous situations they find themselves in, including a practice session with the titular food, make up the bulk of this crass, irreverent, sometimes sweet but mostly hilarious comedy that … More American Pie

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Chasing Amy

BBB (out of 5) Kevin Smith’s modern character piece is a feast for those who love great relationship studies. Ben Affleck plays a comic book artist who finds himself thrown into the deep end when he falls in love with a lesbian (Joey Lauren Adams) who also does the same work. She eventually finds a … More Chasing Amy

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American Pie 2

B (out of 5) While the charm and appeal of the original is debatable (some find it brilliant, others too crass), there’s no denying the failure of its sequel to appease. Regardless of the nature of the humour in American Pie, it did have a level of spontaneity that is sorely missing here, instead replaced … More American Pie 2

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Drowning Mona

B (out of 5) Very unfunny comedy about the murder of a woman whom everybody in the town has completely hated for years. Bette Midler as the foul-mouthed victim of the crime is excellent, Nick Gomez’ direction is really not. Code Entertainment, Jersey Shore, Marigold Productions Inc., Neverland Films USA, 2000 Directed by Nick Gomez Screenplay … More Drowning Mona

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