Leave No Trace (2018)

DEBRA GRANIK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA/Canada, 2018.  Bron Studios, Creative Wealth Media Finance, Harrison Productions, Topic Studios.  Screenplay by Debra Granik, Anne Rosellini, based on the novel My Abandonment by Peter Rock.  Cinematography by Michael McDonough.  Produced by Anne Harrison, Linda Reisman, Anne Rosellini.  Music by Dickon Hinchliffe.  Production Design by Chad Keith.  Costume Design by Erin Alridge Orr.  Film…

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Desert Heat (Inferno)

BB.5 (out of 5) Jean-Claude Van Damme stops in the middle of the desert to get drunk and pass out which, unfortunately, means he’s too wasted to fight off a group of trashy guys from the nearby town who beat him up and take his motorcycle. Thinking him dead when they leave, the bad guys go…

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Hidalgo

BB.5 (out of 5) Inspired by the supposedly true story of Frank Hopkins (most historians can’t agree on just how much of it is fiction), the famous cowboy who witnessed the massacre at Wounded Knee and later rode with Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley in their Wild West show. When Hopkins’ mustang horse Hidalgo is…

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The Guilt Trip

BBB.5 (out of 5) It’s difficult enough to get your entrepreneurial business of the ground without having to also accommodate your loud and overbearing mother, but that is where we find Seth Rogen at the beginning of this pleasant comedy. Rogen has invented a bio-friendly cleaning product so safe you can drink it, and is having…

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Alien Nation

BBB (out of 5) In a futuristic world where alien lifeforms have landed on earth and live as an ethnic minority among the general population, a jaded old cop (James Caan) is about to learn a lesson in tolerance. A member of the race now known as “Newcomers” (Mandy Patinkin) is assigned as his partner,…

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Enough

BBB.5 (out of 5) Hey, if they can Redux Apocalypse Now, why can’t they redo Sleeping With The Enemy and give it a better ending? An abusive husband is the evil villain once again in this nail biting thriller that has many genuine moments of suspense, even the ones you can spot a mile away….

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