Ghost Dad

B (out of 5) While in a coma after a bus accident, Bill Cosby‘s spirit leaves his body and roams the city trying to keep watch over his family, though he can only be seen when it is dark enough for his aura to materialize. This is one of those movies that encompasses two of…

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Fatal Attraction (1987)

ADRIAN LYNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1987.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by James Dearden, based on his short film.  Cinematography by Howard Atherton.  Produced by Sherry Lansing, Stanley R. Jaffe.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Mel Bourne.  Costume Design by Ellen Mirojnick.  Film Editing by Peter E. Berger, Michael Kahn.  Academy Awards 1987.  Golden Globe Awards 1987.   Michael Douglas plays a hapless married man who is left…

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Hart’s War

BB.5 (out of 5) A United States soldier (Colin Farrell) is caught during a secret World War II operation in Germany and is sent to a prisoner-of-war camp. There he meets with resistance from an imprisoned captain (Bruce Willis) and a disrespectful and insubordinate soldier (Cole Hauser) who ranks lower than him. When Hauser is…

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Outside Providence

BBB (out of 5) Alec Baldwin‘s touching performance is the heart of this sharp and moving film about growing up on the wrong side of the tracks. Shawn Hatosy plays a high-schooler from Pawtucket, Rhode Island whose lifestyle of hanging around, smoking up and joyriding is cut short by a car accident, prompting his exasperated father…

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Ride With The Devil

BBB (out of 5) Ang Lee’s gorgeously photographed Civil War epic is a mix of results, featuring exceptional performances and excellent production and costume design that is more interested in being accurate than being pretty, but also possessing a story that wavers in focus.  It follows the adventures of Bushwackers (renegade Southern fighters) but never really tells…

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