Darkest Hour (2017)

JOE WRIGHT Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  Working Title Films.  United Kingdom, 2017.  Screenplay by Anthony McCarten.  Cinematography by Bruno Delbonnel.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Lisa Bruce, Eric Fellner, Anthony McCarten, Douglas Urbanski.  Music by Dario Marianelli.  Production Design by Sarah Greenwood.  Costume Design by Jacqueline Durran.  Film Editing by Valerio Bonelli.  Academy Awards 2017.  Golden Globe Awards 2017.  Toronto International Film Festival 2017. With the Nazi threat swallowing more … More Darkest Hour (2017)

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The Contender

BBBB (out of 5) Joan Allen is fantastic as a woman chosen to take over for the late Vice-President, then plunged into controversy when a story surfaces that she once participated in a gang-bang in college that someone happened to photograph. Refusing to play the dirty games some politicians play, she offers no comment on the … More The Contender

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The Social Network

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Facebook.com was already a giant phenomenon when it was an exclusive social network for university and college students around the globe; when it went beyond the scholastic borders and was available universally, the website mushroom-clouded into a brilliantly multifaceted spiderweb that has contributed to everyday vocabulary (“Facebook me”, “Unfriend her”) and … More The Social Network

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Tiptoes

BBB (out of 5) Matthew McConaughey and Kate Beckinsale are enjoying what seems to be a perfectly healthy relationship until they hit a big bump: she thinks she’s pregnant, and he’s not sure he’s ready for it. Figuring it’s male commitment issues, Beckinsale is willing to bide her time until a very small man (Gary Oldman, … More Tiptoes

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