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,…

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Hail, Caesar!

B.5 (out of 5) It’s 1951 and the post-war boom that has made America the leading industrial country in the world is reflected in the glorious movies being made in Hollywood. Josh Brolin plays the problem solver for a fictional movie studio whose job is to keep stars in line and their projects on track,…

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Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead

B.5 (out of 5) Graceless comedy stars Christina Applegate, who along with her siblings is left in the hands of an aged babysitter while her parents go away on vacation for three months. When their sitter dies shortly after their parents leave, Applegate is forced to find ways to make sure the household stays in order,…

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Air Force One

BBBB (out of 5) Exciting, edge-of-your-seat thriller has President of the United States Harrison Ford  defending himself and his family when terrorist Gary Oldman and his scary bad guys take over the First Airplane and hold its passengers hostage. Instructed by his security officials to take the escape pod (President Clinton said at the time the…

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Forget Paris

BB.5 (out of 5) Debra Winger and Billy Crystal‘s marriage is the subject of conversation when a group of friends get together at a bar and tell a newcomer to their group all about the couple’s very rocky relationship. Winger and Crystal have some fine chemistry between them, and there are many funny situations, but…

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