Destroyer (2018)

KARYN KUSAMA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2018.  30West, Automatik.  Screenplay by Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi.  Cinematography by Julie Kirkwood.  Produced by Fred Berger, Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi.   Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Kay Lee.  Costume Design by Audrey Fisher.  Film Editing by Plummy Tucker.  Golden Globe Awards 2018.  Toronto International Film Festival 2018. A grizzled, self-destructive Los Angeles cop (Nicole…

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Wind River (2017)

TAYLOR SHERIDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/Canada/USA, 2017.   Acacia Filmed Entertainment, Film 44, Ingenious Media, Savvy Media Holdings, Star Thrower Entertainment, Synergics Films, Thunder Road Pictures, Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana, Voltage Pictures, Wild Bunch.  Screenplay by Taylor Sheridan.  Cinematography by Ben Richardson.  Produced by Elizabeth A. Bell, Peter Berg, Matthew George, Basil Iwanyk, Wayne L. Rogers.  Music by Nick Cave, Warren…

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Certain Women

BBB (out of 5) Kelly Reichardt adapts three stories by Maile Meloy and gives them a slight connecting thread. Laura Dern is excellent in the best of the three as a lawyer whose mentally injured client (Jared Harris) has already lost his battle with his former employer but still thinks he has grounds to sue for the…

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Seraphim Falls

B (out of 5) Liam Neeson and his posse chase Pierce Brosnan relentlessly through the forests and across the desert of post-Civil War USA in this uninteresting drama. Why he’s after him is left a complete mystery until long after you’ve realized that you don’t have a single emotion invested in either of these characters. Along the…

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