Serenity (2019)

STEVEN KNIGHT Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  USA, 2019.  Global Road Entertainment, IM Global, Shoebox Films, Starlings Entertainment.  Screenplay by Steven Knight.  Cinematography by Jess Hall.  Produced by Guy Heeley, Steven Knight, Greg Shapiro.  Music by Benjamin Wallfisch.  Production Design by Andrew McAlpine.  Costume Design by Danny Glicker.  Film Editing by Laura Jennings. Matthew McConaughey has an Ahab-level obsession with catching a giant tuna…

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The Immigrant (2013)

JAMES GRAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2013.  Worldview Entertainment, Keep Your Head, Kingsgate Films, Wild Bunch.  Screenplay by James Gray, Ric Menello.  Cinematography by Darius Khondji.  Produced by James Colby, Anthony Katagas, Greg Shapiro, Christopher Woodrow.  Music by Christopher Spelman.  Production Design by Happy Massee.  Costume Design by Patricia Norris.  Film Editing by John Axelrad, Kayla Emter.  Cannes Film Festival 2013. Marion Cotillard and her…

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Harold And Kumar Go To White Castle

BB.5 (out of 5) After a day of having his talents taken advantage of by his racist boss, investment banker Harold (John Cho) is happy to relax with his best friend and roommate Kumar (Kal Penn) and smoke a much-needed joint. While stoned, they realize they’ve got the munchies and nothing could possibly satisfy them…

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The Hurt Locker (2008)

KATHRYN BIGELOW Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2008.  Voltage Pictures, Grosvenor Park Media, Film Capital Europe Funds, First Light Production, Kingsgate Films, Summit Entertainment.  Screenplay by Mark Boal.  Cinematography by Barry Ackroyd.  Produced by Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Nicolas Chartier, Greg Shapiro.  Music by Marco Beltrami, Buck Sanders.  Production Design by Karl Júlíusson.  Costume Design by George L. Little.  Film Editing by Chris…

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The Rules Of Attraction

B (out of 5) Yet another Bret Easton Ellis novel has been made a terrible film (Less Than Zero and American Psycho being the other pristine examples).  James Van Der Beek plays a drug-loving college student who is in trouble with his dealers and in love with Shannyn Sossamon.  Sossamon likes him too, but she’s also…

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