Eureka (1983)

NICOLAS ROEG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1983.  JF Productions, Recorded Picture Company, Sunley Productions Ltd..  Screenplay by Paul Mayersberg, based on the book by Marshall Houts.  Cinematography by Alex Thomson.  Produced by Jeremy Thomas.  Music by Stanley Myers.  Production Design by Michael Seymour.  Costume Design by Marit Allen.  Film Editing by Tony Lawson. Gene Hackman is determined to find gold in … More Eureka (1983)

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My Cousin Vinny

BBBB (out of 5) One of the funniest and most memorable comedies in recent years, with two college roommates (Ralph Macchio, Mitchell Whitfield) taking off for college in their vintage convertible. When a misunderstanding at a southern roadside convenience store sees them accused of murder, Macchio calls upon his only hope for survival to bail … More My Cousin Vinny

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With Honours

BB (out of 5) College melodrama where students are taught to break the rules by an unorthodox guru. This time the mastermind in question is a free-spirited homeless man (Joe Pesci) who gets the youngsters at the campus near where he lives to see education and, eventually the whole world, in a new light. Brendan … More With Honours

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JFK

BBBB (out of 5) Oliver Stone’s three hour epic of grand political investigation (and paranoia) is a thrilling, fascinating recreation of the John F. Kennedy assassination that will entertain even the most incredulous of viewers. Kevin Costner plays Louisiana District Attorney Jim Garrison, who was so devastated by the murder of America’s seemingly untouchable president that … More JFK

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Lethal Weapon 2

BB.5 (out of 5) Caught between the excellent Lethal Weapon and the mindlessly entertaining Lethal Weapon 3, this lackluster installment doesn’t really stand up all too well. Mel Gibson is once again the loose cannon and Danny Glover the straight-laced cop who partner up on the Los Angeles police force. When they interview a witness (Joe … More Lethal Weapon 2

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Lethal Weapon 4

BB (out of 5) Danny Glover is no longer the only one who is getting too old for this shit. He and Mel Gibson have had their day and are long past it but insist on coming back for one more Lethal Weapon adventure. This one reunites them with Joe Pesci, Rene Russo (now Mel’s wife in the … More Lethal Weapon 4

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Lethal Weapon 3

BBB.5 (out of 5) Yup, those wiseguys are back, no smarter or quicker than they ever were before. This time, they’ve gotten themselves (or should I say, Mel Gibson has gotten them) into so much trouble with their superiors that he and Danny Glover have been demoted to beat cops on the sidewalk. Even at that … More Lethal Weapon 3

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