13 Going On 30

BBBB (out of 5) It’s 1987, and 13 year-old Jenna Rink is desperate to fit in with the cool kids at school. She even goes as far as alienating her geeky best friend Matt at her birthday party in order to impress ‘in-crowd’ ringleader Lucy. When she’s sprinkled with some birthday wishing dust and announces…

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The Singing Detective

B.5 (out of 5) Dennis Potter’s immensely popular British television series finds its way to the Hollywood silver screen with tragically weak results. Robert Downey Jr. couldn’t be better in the lead role, a modern writer with psoriasis so bad it has crippled him in a hospital bed (the makeup effects on Downey’s skin are unappealingly…

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Boogie Nights (1997)

PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1997.  New Line Cinema, Lawrence Gordon Productions, Ghoulardi Film Company.  Screenplay by Paul Thomas Anderson.  Cinematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by Paul Thomas Anderson, Lloyd Levin, John S. Lyons, JoAnne Sellar.  Music by Michael Penn.  Production Design by Bob Ziembicki.  Costume Design by Mark Bridges.  Film Editing by Dylan Tichenor.  Academy Awards 1997.  Golden Globe Awards 1997. Toronto International Film…

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