First Man (2018)

DAMIEN CHAZELLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/Japan, 2018.  Universal Pictures, DreamWorks, Perfect World Pictures, Temple Hill Entertainment, Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office, Dentsu, Fuji Television Network.  Screenplay by Josh Singer, based on the book by James R. Hansen.  Cinematography by Linus Sandgren.  Produced by Marty Bowen, Damien Chazelle, Wyck Godfrey, Isaac Klausner.  Music by Justin Hurwitz.  Production Design by…

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RoboCop

BBBBB (out of 5) This awesome science-fiction film is a standout from the already impressive list of great genre entries in the 1980s (The Terminator, 2010, Outland, etc.).  Peter Weller plays an honest cop who is shot nearly to death by a criminal gang and brought into the hospital full of bullet holes. The police department…

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Nick of Time

BB.5 (out of 5) Johnny Depp plays an innocent bystander whose daughter is suddenly kidnapped by unknown thugs and he finds out what he has to do to get her back:  assassinate an important political leader (Marsha Mason) ninety minutes from the time that he is instructed to do so. The nifty thing is, from that…

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