Molly’s Game (2017)

AARON SORKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  China/USA, 2017.  STX Entertainment, Huayi Brothers Pictures, The Mark Gordon Company, Pascal Pictures, Entertainment One.  Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin, based on the book by Molly Bloom.  Cinematography by Charlotte Bruus Christensen.  Produced by Mark Gordon, Matt Jackson, Amy Pascal.  Music by Daniel Pemberton.  Production Design by David Wasco.  Costume Design by Susan Lyall.  Film Editing by Alan Baumgarten, Elliot Graham, Josh … More Molly’s Game (2017)

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Spotlight

BBB.5 (out of 5) A new editor takes over the Boston Globe and tells members of “Spotlight”, a team of journalists who do deep work on long research projects, that a story has come up that he thinks they should pursue. A Catholic priest accused of multiple cases of sexual abuse against children in his … More Spotlight

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Amelia

BBBB (out of 5) Absorbing biopic of famed aviation legend Amelia Earhart (Hilary Swank) that improves greatly on the TV movie The Final Flight starring Diane Keaton. Director Mira Nair wisely touches on aspects of Earhart’s biography without going into unnecessary detail as she covers the period from the relationship between her subject and George … More Amelia

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Adoration

BBBB (out of 5) Atom Egoyan gets it right with this powerful drama starring a moving Scott Speedman as the young uncle to Sam, whom he has been raising since his parents died in a car accident, and an excellent Arsinée Khanjian as the young man’s high school French teacher. Sam has drawn fire at school by … More Adoration

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Victoria Day

BBBB (out of 5) There’s a tangible sense of endless expectation in this brooding debut film by David Bezmozgis, set in 1988 Toronto. A group of teenagers play hockey, talk about messing around with girls and, in the case of protagonist Ben, put up with their loving but intrusive parents over the course of a … More Victoria Day

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