The Fighter

BBBBB (out of 5) The last thing cinema needed was another boxing movie, and yet here is an unforgettable, instant classic that must be seen. Mark Wahlberg has been battling it in the ring for years with the help of his domineering mother (Melissa Leo) as manager and his once-successful, now has-been junkie brother (Christian Bale)…

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Broadway Danny Rose (1984)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1984.  Orion Pictures, Jack Rollins & Charles H. Joffe Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Gordon Willis.  Produced by Robert Greenhut.  Production Design by Mel Bourne.  Costume Design by Jeffrey Kurland.  Film Editing by Susan E. Morse.  Academy Awards 1984.  Golden Globe Awards 1984.   This wonderful comedy by Woody Allen finds the great director smack dab…

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