Wonder Wheel (2017)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2017.  Amazon Studios, Gravier Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Vittorio Storaro.  Produced by Erika Aronson, Letty Aronson, Edward Walson.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Suzy Benzinger.  Film Editing by Alisa Lepselter.   It’s Coney Island in the 1950s, and while all of New York gathers in crowds on the beach underneath … More Wonder Wheel (2017)

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Yogi Bear

BB (out of 5) The silly antics of the perpetually hungry ursine residents of Jellystone National Park make their way to the big screen in a live-action/CGI romp.  The hopelessly predictable plot finds the park’s ranger Tom Cavanagh in a bind when a greedy mayor decides to shut the area down and cut down all its … More Yogi Bear

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Inside Llewyn Davis

ETHAN COEN, JOEL COEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA/France, 2013.  CBS Films, StudioCanal, Anton Capital Entertainment, Mike Zoss Productions, Scott Rudin Productions.  Screenplay by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen.  Cinematography by Bruno Delbonnel.  Produced by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Scott Rudin.  Production Design by Jess Gonchor.  Costume Design by Mary Zophres.  Film Editing by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen.  Academy Awards 2013.  Cannes Film … More Inside Llewyn Davis

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Southland Tales

BB (out of 5) Following a nuclear attack on Texas in the mid-2000s, America has become a completely militarized war state, run by super-paranoid corporations and ultra-conservative politicians. At the centre of this multi-character story are a movie star with amnesia (Dwayne Johnson) whose latest script is eerily reminiscent of current events, a porn star … More Southland Tales

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Runner Runner

BB (out of 5) Sort of a Social Network for the intellectually dim, this mildly amusing B-movie stars Justin Timberlake as a Princeton masters student who tries to meet his enormous tuition requirements by directing fellow students to online gambling websites.  After trying to win his own tuition money by throwing all savings down on one … More Runner Runner

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Shrek The Third

BBB.5 (out of 5) You’d think that the pop culture references and jabs at traditional childhood fairy tales would have gotten old by the third installment, but this second sequel to the surprise 2001 hit (which was the highest critically rated film of its year) turns out be another fresh, if inevitably familiar, helping of … More Shrek The Third

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Friends With Benefits

BBB (out of 5) Corporate headhunter Mila Kunis recruits L.A. web designer Justin Timberlake for a job in New York City and, soon after their success professionally, they become the best of friends. As both of them are unable to hold down a successful relationship, and since both of them are unbelievably young and pretty, … More Friends With Benefits

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