The Greatest Showman (2017)

MICHAEL GRACEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA, 2017.  Chernin Entertainment, TSG Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox.  Story by Screenplay by Jenny Bicks, Bill Condon.  Cinematography by Seamus McGarvey.  Produced by Peter Chernin, Laurence Mark, Jenno Topping.  Music by John Debney, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, Joseph Trapanese.  Production Design by Nathan Crowley.  Costume Design by Ellen Mirojnick.  Film Editing by Tom Cross, Robert Duffy, Joe Hutshing, Michael McCusker, … More The Greatest Showman (2017)

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Broken Arrow (1996)

BBB.5 (out of 5) This exciting adventure stars Christian Slater and John Travolta as bomber pilots whose flying mission goes awry and the top-secret weapons they are carrying go missing. Or do they? It seems Travolta might not be the good guy we all thought he was, and having been passed over for a recent job advance … More Broken Arrow (1996)

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The Skeleton Key

BBB (out of 5) Silly, overwrought thriller that is entertaining enough to keep you seated for two hours.  Kate Hudson plays a nursing home employee who decides to improve her salary by working privately in the old New Orleans mansion of a cantankerous old woman (Gena Rowlands, brilliant as ever) and her ailing husband (John … More The Skeleton Key

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Lions For Lambs

BB.5 (out of 5) Three stories play out simultaneously in this highly charged political drama. A university professor (Robert Redford) in California councils a student (Andrew Garfield) about his failing attendance in his political science course. In Washington, a successful journalist (Meryl Streep) is brought in to a one-hour interview with a Republican senator (Tom … More Lions For Lambs

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It’s Complicated

BBB (out of 5) Ten years after her husband (Alec Baldwin) left her for a much younger woman, Meryl Streep is a confident and adjusted single woman with three kids and a collection of good girlfriends. When she attends her son’s graduation in New York City and finds her ex there alone, the two of them … More It’s Complicated

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The Holiday

BB.5 (out of 5) Kate Winslet is heartbroken when she discovers that the man who dumped her years before (Rufus Sewell), but for whom she still carries a torch, is marrying another woman. Cameron Diaz is frustrated by her breakup with her cheating boyfriend (Edward Burns) and longs to be far away from him during the Christmas … More The Holiday

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