The Land of Steady Habits (2018)

NICOLE HOLOFCENER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2018.  Likely Story.  Screenplay by Nicole Holofcener, based on the novel by Ted Thompson.  Cinematography by Alar Kivilo.  Produced by Stefanie Azpiazu, Anthony Bregman.  Music by Marcelo Zarvos.  Production Design by Dina Goldman.  Costume Design by Alex Bovaird.  Film Editing by Robert Frazen.  Toronto International Film Festival 2018. Ben Mendelsohn is enjoying life in early retirement,…

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Beatriz At Dinner (2017)

MIGUEL ARTETA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA, 2017.  Bron Studios, Killer Films.  Screenplay by Mike White.  Cinematography by Wyatt Garfield.  Produced by Aaron L. Gilbert, David Hinojosa, Pamela Koffler, Christine Vachon.  Music by Mark Mothersbaugh.  Production Design by Ashley Fenton.  Costume Design by Christina Blackaller.  Film Editing by Jay Deuby.   Independent Spirit Awards 2017. Salma Hayek is magnificent as a masseuse and healer who drives…

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This Is Where I Leave You

BB.5 (out of 5) Jason Bateman‘s life hits a slew of giant roadblocks in one day when he catches his wife in bed with his boss (Dax Shepard) and then gets a call from his sister (Tina Fey) that their father has died.  When Bateman gets home for the funeral, he learns from his best-selling…

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The To Do List

BBB.5 (out of 5) High school is over, college awaits and all the expected pleasures of growing up and moving on are being anticipated by overachiever Brandy Klark and her friends:  in short, they’re looking forward to sex with college guys.  Brandy, who spent her entire scholastic career too busy getting top grades and joining…

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The Brothers McMullen

BB (out of 5) Do not operate any heavy machinery or motor vehicles while viewing this film, for the results could be fatal. Edward Burns‘ directorial debut, which was inexplicably the hit of the Sundance film festival, concerns three Irish-American brothers and their complicated love lives. Burns plays the youngest, a filmmaker who goes from…

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Friday Night Lights (2004)

PETER BERG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2004.  Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment, Friday Night Lights LLC, MDBF Filmgesellschaft mbH & Company KG.  Screenplay by David Aaron Cohen, Peter Berg, based on the book Friday Night Lights: A Town, A Team, and a Dream by Buzz Bissinger.  Cinematography by Tobias A. Schliessler.  Produced by Brian Grazer.  Music by Explosions…

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