Monster-In-Law

BB.5 (out of 5) Romance blooms between a dog-walker/office temp (Jennifer Lopez) and a successful doctor (Michael Vartan), with things moving at a steady pace until a giant bump in the road is encountered: his overprotective, nearly psychotic mother (Jane Fonda in a return to the big screen after a fifteen year absence). Fonda has recently … More Monster-In-Law

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ParaNorman

BBBB (out of 5) It’s not easy being a kid, and when you’re the type who sees dead people it’s a little bit harder. At least that’s what we learn about young Norman, whose parents are frustrated whenever he tells them that his dead grandmother (voiced by Elaine Stritch) keeps him company while he watches … More ParaNorman

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Small Time Crooks (2000)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2000.  DreamWorks, Sweetland Films.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Fei Zhao.  Produced by Jean Doumanian.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Suzanne McCabe.  Film Editing by Alisa Lepselter.  Golden Globe Awards 2000.   Tracey Ullman is magnificent as Woody Allen‘s exasperated wife, who starts a cookie business as a front for her husband’s plans for … More Small Time Crooks (2000)

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September (1987)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1987.  Jack Rollins & Charles H. Joffe Productions, Rollins-Joffe Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Carlo Di Palma.  Produced by Robert Greenhut.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Jeffrey Kurland.  Film Editing by Susan E. Morse.   One of Woody Allen’s weakest films is this romantic melodrama with a bit of a murder … More September (1987)

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