The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)

ETHAN COEN, JOEL COEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2018.  Annapurna Pictures, Annapurna Television, Mike Zoss Productions.  Screenplay by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, segment All Gold Canyon based on a story by Jack London, segment The Gal Who Got Rattled inspired by a story by Stewart Edward White.  Cinematography by Bruno Delbonnel.  Produced by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, … More The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)

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Hail, Caesar! (2016)

ETHAN COEN, JOEL COEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2016.  Universal Pictures, Working Title Films, Mike Zoss Productions, Dentsu, Fuji Television Network.  Screenplay by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Eric Fellner.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by Jess Gonchor.  Costume Design by Mary Zophres.  Film Editing by Ethan Coen, … More Hail, Caesar! (2016)

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99 Homes

BBBBB (out of 5) Andrew Garfield is superb as a Florida construction worker who has done his best to keep his family afloat but is in a losing game; legal measures to avoid losing his house have resulted in the bank foreclosing and a real estate agent (Michael Shannon) showing up to take over the … More 99 Homes

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Green Lantern

BB.5 (out of 5) Ambitious, beautifully shot but ultimately flat entry in the superhero genre, with the always amiable Ryan Reynolds trying but failing to make much of an impression.  He plays a hotshot jet pilot whose unruly ways are hemmed in good when an alien crash lands on earth’s shores and its powerful ring becomes … More Green Lantern

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Female Perversions

BBB (out of 5) Interesting examination of the many images and roles women in modern-day society take upon and/or create for themselves; Susan Streitfeld’s plotline doesn’t measure up to the message, but it does have its moments. Tilda Swinton plays an ambitious judge-to-be who has to battle with pre-conceived notions that people have of women in powerful … More Female Perversions

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Bad Boys (1983)

RICK ROSENTHAL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1983.  EMI Films, Solofilm.  Screenplay by Richard Di Lello.  Cinematography by Bruce Surtees, Donald E. Thorin.  Produced by Robert H. Solo.  Music by Bill Conti.  Production Design by J. Michael Riva.  Costume Design by Mickey Antonetti, Jay Hurley.  Film Editing by Antony Gibbs.   What at first seems like just another early eighties excuse for hyperglamourized juvenile delinquency … More Bad Boys (1983)

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Highlander

BB (out of 5) Here’s a story idea that will rivet every ten year-old boy in the audience to their very seats: a select group of tall, brooding men have been chosen without rhyme or reason to be immortal, and for an even more obscure reason will be whittled down to just one at an … More Highlander

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