Alex Strangelove (2018)

CRAIG JOHNSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB. USA, 2018.  Netflix, Red Hour Films, Mighty Engine, STX Entertainment.  Screenplay by Craig Johnson.  Cinematography by Hillary Spera.  Produced by Jared Goldman, Ben Stiller, Nicholas Weinstock.  Music by Nathan Larson.  Production Design by Wynn Thomas.  Costume Design by David C. Robinson.  Film Editing by Jennifer Lee.   Alex Truelove (a wonderful Daniel Doheny) is succeeding in high … More Alex Strangelove (2018)

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A Wrinkle In Time (2018)

AVA DuVERNAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2018.  Walt Disney Pictures, Whitaker Entertainment.  Screenplay by Jennifer Lee, Jeff Stockwell, based on the novel by Madeleine L’Engle.  Cinematography by Tobias A. Schliessler.  Produced by Catherine Hand, Jim Whitaker.  Music by Ramin Djawadi.  Production Design by Naomi Shohan.  Costume Design by Paco Delgado.  Film Editing by Spencer Averick.   The disappearance of a brilliant physicist (Chris … More A Wrinkle In Time (2018)

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Zootopia (Zootropolis)

BBBB (out of 5) Animals were once divided into predators and prey but generations have passed and evolution has brought them to a peaceful co-existence in a world much like ours.  Good will aside, however, old prejudices still exist:  foxes are not trusted and rabbits are underestimated, so it requires quite a lot of gumption for Judy Hopps … More Zootopia (Zootropolis)

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The Sunshine Boys

BBBB (out of 5) Neil Simon’s hilarious Broadway play is adapted to the big screen with its sparkle intact. Richard Benjamin is a frustrated talent agent whose uncle (Walter Matthau) gives him no end of headaches.  He can’t book the old guy for any decent gigs, until he is given an offer from a cable network … More The Sunshine Boys

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The Skeleton Twins

CRAIG JOHNSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2014.  Duplass Brothers Productions, Venture Forth.  Screenplay by Mark Heyman, Craig Johnson.  Cinematography by Reed Morano.  Produced by Stephanie Langhoff, Jennifer Lee, Jacob Pechenik, Roxie Rodriguez.  Music by Nathan Larson.  Production Design by Ola Maslik.  Costume Design by Mikaela Wohl.  Film Editing by Jennifer Lee.  Gotham Awards 2014.   Attempted suicide is a great way to … More The Skeleton Twins

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Frozen

BBB (out of 5) Hans Christian Anderson’s The Snow Queen is given a thorough working over in this uneven but fully enjoyable Disney tale.  Two sisters are raised separately in the palace of their kingdom, elder sister Elsa (Idina Menzel) locked away in her room to hide her strange powers to turn everything into ice, … More Frozen

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Wreck-It Ralph

BB.5 (out of 5) Did you know that the characters in video games get together after work when the arcade closes? It’s kind of like how toys come to life when you’re not playing with them, or cars have a society of their own in a parallel universe that strangely doesn’t have humans to create … More Wreck-It Ralph

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