City Of Angels

BBB.5 (out of 5) Stylish and poetic remake of Wim Wenders’ classic Wings of Desire, featuring Nicolas Cage as the wandering angel in search of his own humanity, and Meg Ryan as the love interest (now a surgeon instead of a circus performer) who inspires him to fall to earth and be a mortal. Cage takes the … More City Of Angels

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Die Hard 2

BBBB (out of 5) Endlessly fun sequel to John McTiernan’s genre-breaking action film, with Bruce Willis once again playing the wisecracking super cop who is in the wrong place at the wrong time. This time it’s Dulles airport in Washington, where his wife’s plane is overhead trying to land (fuel tank is running low too) but … More Die Hard 2

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Body Double

BBB.5 (out of 5) A struggling actor (Craig Wasson) breaks up with his girlfriend after he finds her in bed with another man. Busy working on a vampire B-movie and in immediate need of new living accommodations, he instantly snatches up an offer he gets from another actor who needs someone to house sit for … More Body Double

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Blow Out

BBBB (out of 5) John Travolta is excellent as a movie sound mixer who is randomly taping wild sound when he witnesses a car drive off a bridge and into the river. After saving the female passenger (Nancy Allen) from drowning, Travolta listens to the tape he made of the accident and believes wholeheartedly that he … More Blow Out

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Dressed To Kill

BBB.5 (out of 5) Of all the films that Brian DeHitchcock has made as tribute to the master of suspense, this one is the most enjoyable and also probably the scariest as well. Angie Dickinson plays a beautiful, icy blonde woman (a la Hitchcock) who relates her sexual fantasies to her psychiatrist (Michael Caine, a la … More Dressed To Kill

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Popeye

ROBERT ALTMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1980.  Paramount Pictures, Walt Disney Productions.  Screenplay by Jules Feiffer, based on characters created by E.C. Segar.  Cinematography by Giuseppe Rotunno.  Produced by Robert Evans.  Music by Harry Nilsson, Tom Pierson.  Production Design by Wolf Kroeger.  Costume Design by Scott Bushnell.  Film Editing by John W. Holmes, David A. Simmons.   Robert Altman’s dedication to … More Popeye

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A Perfect Couple

ROBERT ALTMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1979.  Lion’s Gate Films.  Screenplay by Robert Altman, Allan F. Nicholls.  Cinematography by Edmond L. Koons.  Produced by Robert Altman.  Music by Tom Pierson.  Production Design by Stephen Altman.  Costume Design by Beth Alexander.  Film Editing by Tony Lombardo. A genuine low for Robert Altman, this examination of the beginnings of a difficult relationship … More A Perfect Couple

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