Certain Women (2016)

KELLY REICHARDT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2016.  Film Science, Stage 6 Films.  Screenplay by Kelly Reichardt, based on stories by Maile Meloy.  Cinematography by Christopher Blauvelt.  Produced by Neil Kopp, Vincent Savino, Anish Savjani.  Music by Jeff Grace.  Production Design by Anthony Gasparro.  Costume Design by April Napier.  Film Editing by Kelly Reichardt.  Gotham Awards 2016.  Independent Spirit Awards 2016.  Toronto International … More Certain Women (2016)

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Trumbo

BBB.5 (out of 5) Screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (played here by Bryan Cranston) easily became a prime target for the HUAC during the height of the Red Scare: gregarious, charismatic and a card-carrying Communist party member for years, Trumbo sees the congressional hearings as a blight on the First Amendment and, despite the suggestion of his peers, … More Trumbo

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Curly Sue

B (out of 5) James Belushi is unemployed and a father who, along with his precocious little girl, turns to con artistry to get by. When he and the tyke fake a car accident with a swanky lawyer (Kelly Lynch) to cash in on some guilt money, they all end up taking a liking to each … More Curly Sue

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The Fly

BBBB (out of 5) An obsessed scientist (Jeff Goldblum) pores over his research in matter transportation, the kind of technology that could lead to people being beamed up onto the Starship Enterprise.  After an attempt with a live subject proves successful, he decides to test his transportation device on himself, not realizing when he puts … More The Fly

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Blood Simple

JOEL COEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1984.  River Road Productions, Foxton Entertainment.  Screenplay by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen.  Cinematography by Barry Sonnenfeld.  Produced by Ethan Coen.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by Jane Musky.  Costume Design by Sara Medina-Pape.  Film Editing by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Don Wiegmann.   The Coen Brothers got off to a great start with their … More Blood Simple

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