Incredibles 2 (2018)

BRAD BIRD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2018.  Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Brad Bird.  Cinematography by Mahyar Abousaeedi.  Produced by Nicole Paradis Grindle, John Walker.  Music by Michael Giacchino.  Production Design by Ralph Eggleston.  Film Editing by Stephen Schaffer. Academy Awards 2018.   Golden Globe Awards 2018. It’s been fourteen years since their first onscreen adventure, but as the aging … More Incredibles 2 (2018)

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Begin Again (Can A Song Save Your Life) (2013)

JOHN CARNEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2013.  Exclusive Media Group, Sycamore Pictures, Apatow Productions, Likely Story.  Screenplay by John Carney.  Cinematography by Yaron Orbach.  Produced by Judd Apatow, Tobin Armbrust, Anthony Bregman.  Music by Gregg Alexander.  Production Design by Chad Keith.  Costume Design by Arjun Bhasin.  Film Editing by Andrew Marcus.  Academy Awards 2014.  Toronto International Film Festival 2013.   Lonely souls meet over music once again … More Begin Again (Can A Song Save Your Life) (2013)

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Get Out (2017)

JORDAN PEELE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2017.  Blumhouse Productions, Monkeypaw Productions, QC Entertainment.  Screenplay by Jordan Peele.  Cinematography by Toby Oliver.  Produced by Jason Blum, Edward H. Hamm Jr., Sean McKittrick, Jordan Peele.  Music by Michael Abels.  Production Design by Rusty Smith.  Costume Design by Nadine Haders.  Film Editing by Gregory Plotkin.  Academy Awards 2017.  Golden Globe Awards 2017. Independent Spirit Awards 2017.  Gotham Awards 2017.  Daniel … More Get Out (2017)

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Peace, Love And Misunderstanding

BB.5 (out of 5) Fans of Jane Fonda will find this one worth watching, otherwise it’s an unfortunately forgettable experience.  After her uptight husband tells her he wants a divorce, career-driven Manhattan lawyer Catherine Keener goes to visit her hippie mother (Fonda) on her farm in Woodstock with her two kids (Elizabeth Olsen, Nat Wolff) until she … More Peace, Love And Misunderstanding

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Simpatico

BB.5 (out of 5) Moderately successful character drama is actually an improvement over Sam Shepard’s talky and convoluted play. Jeff Bridges plays a successful Kentucky racehorse mogul whose dirty past is brought back to haunt him by Nick Nolte, an old high school friend who was part of the crooked deal that made Bridges wealthy.  Sharon … More Simpatico

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Captain Phillips

PAUL GREENGRASS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2013.  Scott Rudin Productions, Michael De Luca Productions, Trigger Street Productions.  Screenplay by Billy Ray, based on the book A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS, and Dangerous Days At Sea by Richard Phillips, Stephan Talty.  Cinematography by Barry Ackroyd.  Produced by Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca, Scott Rudin.  Music by Henry Jackman.  Production Design … More Captain Phillips

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Into The Wild

BBBB (out of 5) Heartbreaking examination of the true story of Chris McCandless, a college graduate from a well-to-do family who decides to drop it all and head for the wilderness. Abandoning his car in the desert and hitchhiking west, McCandless (who now calls himself Alexander Supertramp) encounters kind-hearted hippies Brian H. Dierker and Catherine … More Into The Wild

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