Spy Game

BBB (out of 5) Tony Scott continues his reign of mediocrity with this difficult but sometimes rewarding thriller. It’s about a retiring CIA operative (Robert Redford) who is forced to go above heads and conduct some covert business of his own when his superiors decide that an imprisoned marksman agent gone rogue (Brad Pitt) is … More Spy Game

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Alexander

BB.5 (out of 5) Oh thank you, Gladiator, for convincing filmmakers everywhere that anyone can make a sword-and-toga epic worth its weight in millions. In 2004, audiences were first assaulted with the boredom of Troy and are now made to suffer the slightly superior but still ridiculous tedium of Oliver Stone’s epic. It encapsulates, in … More Alexander

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Children Of Men

BBB (out of 5) It’s 2027 and for eighteen years women have been unable to conceive children, submerging the entire world into a hopeless mess of crime and chaos. Britain is the one place in the world that hasn’t gone up in flames, creating a huge problem with illegal immigration that has turned the nation … More Children Of Men

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Wanted

0.5 (out of 5) You suspect you might be watching an adolescent male fantasy disguised as a movie when this one starts…and then Angelina Jolie shows up in a revealing dress and dangerous tattoos and starts shooting up a drugstore to save a geeky IT guy and you’re sure it’s an adolescent male fantasy disguised as … More Wanted

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The Fountain (2006)

DARREN ARONOFSKY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2006.  Warner Bros., Regency Enterprises, Protozoa Pictures, New Regency Pictures, Muse Entertainment Enterprises.  Story by Darren Aronofsky, Ari Handel, Screenplay by Darren Aronofsky.  Cinematography by Matthew Libatique.  Produced by Arnon Milchan, Iain Smith, Eric Watson.  Music by Clint Mansell.  Production Design by James Chinlund.  Costume Design by Renee April.  Film Editing by Jay Rabinowitz.  Golden Globe Awards … More The Fountain (2006)

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Seven Years In Tibet

BB (out of 5) You’ll feel like you’ve been seven years in Tibet by the time you’re halfway through this execrable film.  Brad Pitt plays the real-life Heinrich Harrer, a model Nazi who leads an Aryan exhibition into the Himalayas to prove the might and power of the Third Reich. His bad attitude (and probably his … More Seven Years In Tibet

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