Battle Of the Sexes (2017)

JONATHAN DAYTON, VALERIE FARIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2017.  Cloud Eight Films, Decibel Films, Fox Searchlight Pictures, TSG Entertainment.  Screenplay by Simon Beaufoy.  Cinematography by Linus Sandgren.  Produced by Danny Boyle, Christian Colson, Robert Graf.  Music by Nicholas Britell.  Production Design by Judy Becker.  Costume Design by Mary Zophres.  Film Editing by Pamela Martin.  Golden Globe Awards 2017.  Toronto International Film Festival 2017.   … More Battle Of the Sexes (2017)

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge) (2017)

JOACHIM RONNING, ESPEN SANDBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.   USA, 2017.  Walt Disney Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Infinitum Nihil.  Story by Jeff Nathanson,Terry Rossio, Screenplay by Jeff Nathanson, based on characters created by Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Stuart Beattie, Jay Wolper.  Cinematography by Paul Cameron.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.  Music by Geoff Zanelli.  Production Design by Nigel Phelps.  Costume Design by Penny … More Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge) (2017)

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Hacksaw Ridge

BBB (out of 5) Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield) does not want to stay home when all his friends are leaving to fight in World War II, but enlistment is also a problem for a man who has vowed, thanks to the violence he witnessed in childhood, to never pick up a weapon for the purpose … More Hacksaw Ridge

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The Dressmaker

BBBB (out of 5) A dusty Australian outback town in 1952 is thrown for a loop when Kate Winslet arrives in a glamorous dress and heads to the house on the hill.  In it lives a crazy old lady (Judy Davis) who is actually Winslet’s mother, living surrounded by a group of people who are tied to … More The Dressmaker

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Blue

BBB.5 (out of 5) Nearing the end of his life and losing his eyesight, filmmaker Derek Jarman made his last work without compromising his ability to have audiences see life through his perspective. A screen that is perpetually, endlessly blue appears for eighty minutes while music and a host of voices appear on the soundtrack, … More Blue

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Frisk

B.5 (out of 5) Disgusting and pointless examination of the relationship between violence and pornography is only noteworthy for a small cameo by Parker Posey, and even that is pushing its value. The various relationships of a group of gay men (including Raoul O’Connell) intersect with some very bad behaviour in this offputting and boring … More Frisk

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