Dumplin’ (2018)

ANNE FLETCHER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 2018.  COTA Films, Echo Films.  Screenplay by Kristin Hahn, based on the novel by Julie Murphy.  Cinematography by Elliot Davis.  Produced by Mohamed AlRafi, Michael Costigan, Kristin Hahn, Trish Hofmann.  Music by Jake Monaco.  Production Design by Elizabeth J. Jones.   Costume Design by Bina Daigeler.  Film Editing by Emma E. Hickox.  Golden Globe Awards 2018. … More Dumplin’ (2018)

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Go For Sisters (2013)

JOHN SAYLES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.   USA, 2013.  Anarchist’s Convention Films, Olmos Productions, Go For Films.   Screenplay by John Sayles.  Cinematography by Kat Westergaard.  Produced by Peter Bobrow, Edward James Olmos, Alejandro Springall.  Music by Mason Daring.  Production Design by Mara A. Spear.  Costume Design by Dana R. Woods.  Film Editing by John Sayles.  Independent Spirit Awards 2013. John Sayles … More Go For Sisters (2013)

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The Matrix Revolutions

B (out of 5) While machine-controlled sentinels storm their way towards the city of Zion, Neo (Keanu Reeves) continues his quest to find out what his purpose is as “The One”, the saviour of humanity against the cold-hearted computers that have taken over Earth. This messy second sequel to the Wachowski brothers’s highly superior 1999 … More The Matrix Revolutions

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The Matrix Reloaded

BB.5 (out of 5) At long last, the inevitable sequel to the best science-fiction film of the last five years has finally arrived, and surprisingly enough the Wachowski boys have bitten off less than they can chew. Following the events that concluded the first Matrix, this one follows the crew of the Nebuchadnezzar as they … More The Matrix Reloaded

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Woman On Top

BBB.5 (out of 5) Whimsical romantic comedy that, even at its worst, is leagues ahead of director Fina Torres’ last faltering attempt at capturing the colourful culture of her native South America, Celestial Clockwork. Penelope Cruz couldn’t be more perfectly cast as Isabella, a Brazilian housewife so beautiful and charming that even the flowers in the … More Woman On Top

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William Shakespeare’s Romeo And Juliet

BB.5 (out of 5) Baz Luhrmann applies MTV music-video editing techniques to a classic play and comes out with an over-directed bore that is perked up by its few musical sequences but feels labored the rest of the time. Leonardo DiCaprio makes for a grating Romeo, while Claire Danes is only slightly better as a wide-eyed and … More William Shakespeare’s Romeo And Juliet

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Flirt

BB.5 (out of 5) The same script is repeated three times in three different cities with different casts: New York, Tokyo and Berlin. Hal Hartley shows how different the interpretation is depending on the culture, and how similar we all are at the same time. Fascinating experiment, brought to life by great actors and some nifty, … More Flirt

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