One Night In Miami (2020)

REGINA KING Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 2020. ABKCO Films, Snoot Entertainment. Screenplay by Kemp Powers, based on his play. Cinematography by Tami Reiker. Produced by Jess Wu Calder, Keith Calder, Jody Klein. Music by Terence Blanchard. Production Design by Page Buckner, Barry Robison. Costume Design by Francine Jamison-Tanchuck. Film Editing by Tariq…

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Captain America: Civil War (2016)

ANTHONY RUSSO, JOE RUSSO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA/Germany, 2016.  Marvel Studios, Vita-Ray Dutch Productions, Studio Babelsberg, Marvel Entertainment, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, based on the comic book by Mark Millar, and characters created by Joe Simon, Jack Kirby.  Cinematography by Trent Opaloch.  Produced by Kevin Feige.  Music by Henry Jackman.  Production Design by Owen…

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The Patriot (2000)

ROLAND EMMERICH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  Germany/USA, 2000.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Centropolis Entertainment, Mutual Film Company, Global Entertainment Productions GmbH & Company Medien KG.  Screenplay by Robert Rodat.  Cinematography by Caleb Deschanel.  Produced by Dean Devlin, Mark Gordon, Gary Levinsohn.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Kirk M. Petruccelli.  Costume Design by Deborah Lynn Scott.  Film Editing by David Brenner.  Academy Awards…

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Stone

BBB (out of 5) After decades of working with inmates and recommending their fitness for parole, Robert De Niro spends his last months on the job before retirement with a case that throws him for a loop. Edward Norton has been in jail for almost eight years for having burned down his grandparents’ house and, hoping…

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The Painted Veil

BBBB.5 (out of 5) An old-fashioned movie that gives the “They Don’t Make ‘Em Like They Used To” crowd something to cheer for, and more cynical, modern audiences something deep to sink their teeth into. Ron Nyswaner skillfully adapts W. Somerset Maugham’s novel, previously made as a Greta Garbo vehicle in 1934, fleshing out a…

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We Don’t Live Here Anymore

BB.5 (out of 5) Yeah, but we don’t care. This adaptation of two Andre Dubus novellas (originally published in 1984, and it shows) falls short of the recent spew of film transfers of his works, including the acclaimed House Of Sand And Fog and the overrated In The Bedroom.  Mark Ruffalo and Laura Dern star as a…

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