The Mule (2018)

CLINT EASTWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2018.  Warner Bros., Imperative Entertainment, Bron Creative, The Malpaso Company, Bron Studios.  Screenplay by Nick Schenk, inspired by the New York Times article “The Sinaloa Cartel’s 90-Year Old Drug Mule” by Sam Dolnick.  Cinematography by Yves Belanger.  Produced by Clint Eastwood, Dan Friedkin, Jessica Meier, Tim Moore, Kristina Rivera, Bradley Thomas.  Music…

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Hidden Figures

BBBB (out of 5) The space race is a well documented period in American twentieth-century history, the project to get a man on the moon before the Russians could best the U.S.A. a second time one that had the government putting its best scientific minds together to make it happen.  What has rarely been highlighted…

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The Last Of Robin Hood

BB.5 (out of 5) Errol Flynn was already a notorious ladies man with a few statutory rape trials under his belt when he met teenager Beverly Aadland, beginning an affair with her that took up the last two years of his rather short life. Following his death was an eruption of scandal and gossip, criticized…

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Parental Guidance

B.5 (out of 5) Bette Midler and Billy Crystal play a middle-aged couple, she trying to find the fabulous in life post-50 and he dealing with having been fired from his job as a sports announcer at a baseball stadium.  When their estranged daughter (Marisa Tomei) calls and asks them to babysit her children, they jump at…

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All The King’s Men (2006)

BB (out of 5) An impressive cast is wasted around a two-hour Oscar speech by Sean Penn, who is impressive but has been given too much free reign to go crazy in this remake of the Robert Rossen 1949 Oscar winner. Penn plays a good ole boy from Louisiana who rises to the top of…

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