A Matter of Time (1976)

VINCENTE MINNELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  Italy, 1976.  American International Pictures, Coralta Cinematografica, Deux Femmes Service Company, General International Film Company.  Screenplay by John Gay, based on the novel by Maurice Druon.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Unsworth.  Produced by Edmund Grainger, Jack H. Skirball.  Music by Nino Oliveiro.  Production Design by Veniero Colasanti, John Moore.  Costume Design by Andretta Ferrero.  Film Editing by Peter … More A Matter of Time (1976)

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Incredibles 2 (2018)

BRAD BIRD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2018.  Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Brad Bird.  Cinematography by Mahyar Abousaeedi.  Produced by Nicole Paradis Grindle, John Walker.  Music by Michael Giacchino.  Production Design by Ralph Eggleston.  Film Editing by Stephen Schaffer. Academy Awards 2018.   Golden Globe Awards 2018. It’s been fourteen years since their first onscreen adventure, but as the aging … More Incredibles 2 (2018)

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Closet Monster

BB.5 (out of 5) A young boy raised in a broken home in Newfoundland grows into his sexual self-awareness carrying a lot of baggage, namely his loving but overbearing father (Aaron Abrams), and the haunting memory of having witnessed a gruesome hate crime as a child.  Aiming to eventually leave his sedentary hometown and make his … More Closet Monster

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Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words (Jag Ar Ingrid)

BBBB (out of 5) A richly enjoyable valentine to one of the cinema’s greatest performers, for the celebration of her centenary. Originally from Sweden, Ingrid Bergman grew up the adored child of her father before losing him as a pre-teen, and having already lost her mother as an infant was freely set upon the world … More Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words (Jag Ar Ingrid)

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Joy

BBB (out of 5) Joy is at a point in her life where everyone is wearing her out: her mother (Virginia Madsen) watches soap operas all day and lives in a dream world, her ex-husband (Edgar Ramirez) is living in the basement, her father (Robert De Niro) has been dumped by his girlfriend and needs … More Joy

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The Impostors

BBB.5 (out of 5) Stanley Tucci’s tribute to silent-era filmmaking is an art-deco delight, one that is short on substance but long on rollicking humour. Tucci and Oliver Platt play two down-and-out unemployed actors who find themselves stowing away on an ocean liner when they have to hide out from an esteemed actor (Alfred Molina) they … More The Impostors

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Immortal Beloved

BBB (out of 5) When Ludwig van Beethoven died, he left an important piece of music behind him that he inscribed as being dedicated to his “immortal beloved”.  In this film, three very different women reply to that particular endearment, and we are given the opportunity to examine his relationships with all of three of … More Immortal Beloved

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