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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The Drop

BBBB (out of 5) James Gandolfini‘s Brooklyn bar is a quiet, out of the way joint that was purchased from him by Chechen mobsters who now use it as a central station for payment drops.  Gandolfini still runs the place, assisted by his quiet, unassuming cousin (Tom Hardy) who sees everything and says nothing.  Two … More The Drop

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Proof (2005)

JOHN MADDEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2005.  Miramax, Endgame Entertainment, Hart-Sharp Entertainment, Inside Track 1.  Screenplay by David Auburn, Rebecca Miller, based on the play by David Auburn.  Cinematography by Alwin H. Kuchler.  Produced by Robert Kessel, Alison Owen,Jeffrey Sharp.  Music by Stephen Warbeck.  Production Design by Alice Normington.  Costume Design by Jill Taylor.  Film Editing by Mick Audsley.  Golden Globe Awards 2005.  Toronto … More Proof (2005)

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Derailed

BB.5 (out of 5) As fun as it is to see Jennifer Aniston in a sexy, serious role, it’s just about the only thing that isn’t fully predictable about Derailed.  Clive Owen plays a happy family man who is helped out of an embarrassing situation on his morning ride to work by a gorgeous stranger (Aniston), then … More Derailed

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Stranger Than Fiction

MARC FORSTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2006.  Columbia Pictures, Mandate Pictures, Three Strange Angels, Crick Pictures, Ebeling Group.  Screenplay by Zach Helm.  Cinematography by Roberto Schaefer.  Produced by Lindsay Doran.  Music by Britt Daniel, Brian Reitzell.  Production Design by Kevin Thompson.  Costume Design by Frank L. Fleming.  Film Editing by Matt Chesse.  Toronto International Film Festival 2006.   A tax auditor for the … More Stranger Than Fiction

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Flags Of Our Fathers

CLINT EASTWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2006.  DreamWorks, Warner Bros., Amblin Entertainment, Malpaso Productions.  Screenplay by William Broyles Jr., Paul Haggis, based on the book by James Bradley, Ron Powers.  Cinematography by Tom Stern.  Produced by Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Steven Spielberg.  Music by Clint Eastwood.  Production Design by Henry Bumstead.  Costume Design by Deborah Hopper.  Film Editing by Joel … More Flags Of Our Fathers

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