Short Eyes (1977)

ROBERT M. YOUNG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1977.  Screenplay by Miguel Pinero, based on his play. Cinematography by Peter Sova. Produced by Lewis Harris, Robert M. Young. Music by Curtis Mayfield.  Production Design by Joe Babas. Costume Design by Paul Martino. Film Editing by Edward Beyer. Miguel Pineyro’s Tony-nominated play, based on his own experiences behind bars, is adapted to…

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2 Fast 2 Furious

B (out of 5) Abysmal sequel to the very fun Fast And The Furious sorely lacks the tough-guy chemistry that Vin Diesel brought to the story, instead relying on the totally undistinguished talents of his co-star Paul Walker.  An undercover cop in the original, Walker has now been removed from the force for bad behaviour…

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The Limey (1999)

STEVEN SODERBERGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1999.  Artisan Entertainment.  Screenplay by Lem Dobbs.  Cinematography by Edward Lachman.  Produced by John Hardy, Scott Kramer.  Music by Cliff Martinez.  Production Design by Gary Frutkoff.  Costume Design by Louise Frogley.  Film Editing by Sarah Flack.  Cannes Film Festival 1999.  Toronto International Film Festival 1999.   Terence Stamp plays a British ex-con who flies to Los Angeles to find…

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The Mask Of Zorro

BB.5 (out of 5) Enjoyable but bombastically loud update of the popular Zorro legend which hasn’t been seen legitimately on screen since Tyrone Power in the 40s (George Hamilton doesn’t count).  Antonio Banderas is a street thug trained by the mask-wearing Zorro (Anthony Hopkins) to take over his place now that he is going into…

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Miami Blues

B (out of 5) Strange and uncomfortable blend of comedy and action as bad guy Alec Baldwin gets out of prison, flies to Miami and goes on a crime spree in the hopes of becoming the king of the bad guys down there. He can barely get off his arriving flight without causing mayhem, and his destructive…

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