Apollo 11 (2019)

TODD DOUGLAS MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2019.  CNN Films, Statement Pictures.  Cinematography by Adam Holender.  Produced by Evan Krauss, Todd Douglas Miller, Thomas Peterson.  Music by Matt Morton.  Film Editing by Todd Douglas Miller.  To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the walk on the moon, an event that propelled scientific achievement … More Apollo 11 (2019)

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Never Fear (1949)

IDA LUPINO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1949.  The Filmakers.  Screenplay by Ida Lupino, Collier Young.  Cinematography by Archie Stout.  Produced by Ida Lupino, Collier Young.  Music by Leith Stevens.  Production Design by Van Nest Polglase.  Costume Design by Reta Dawson, Margaret Greenway.  Film Editing by Harvey Manger, William H. Ziegler.   Ida Lupino began her directorial career with this sensitive portrayal of a dancer … More Never Fear (1949)

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There’s No Business Like Show Business

BB.5 (out of 5) The life of a show business family is the subject of this shallow musical. Ethel Merman and Dan Dailey are the parents, while Donald O’Connor and Mitzi Gaynor are the kids, both of whom engage in romantic affairs between splashy numbers.  Marilyn Monroe appears as one of O’Connor’s distractions, and sings the film’s best songs, including … More There’s No Business Like Show Business

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Broken Lance

BBBB (out of 5) Excellent western by Edward Dmytryk and featuring a terrific performance by Spencer Tracy as a cattle baron who raids a copper smelter that is polluting his water and harming his livestock. His son (Robert Wagner) takes credit for the crime and goes to jail in place of his father, while Tracy’s other … More Broken Lance

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