Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge) (2017)

JOACHIM RONNING, ESPEN SANDBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.   USA, 2017.  Walt Disney Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Infinitum Nihil.  Story by Jeff Nathanson,Terry Rossio, Screenplay by Jeff Nathanson, based on characters created by Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Stuart Beattie, Jay Wolper.  Cinematography by Paul Cameron.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.  Music by Geoff Zanelli.  Production Design by Nigel Phelps.  Costume Design by Penny … More Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge) (2017)

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Eraser (1996)

CHUCK RUSSELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1996.  Kopelson Entertainment, Warner Bros..  Story by Tony Puryear, Walon Green, Michael S. Chernuchin, Screenplay by Tony Puryear, Walon Green.  Cinematography by Adam Greenberg.  Produced by Anne Kopelson, Arnold Kopelson.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Bill Kenney.  Costume Design by Richard Bruno.  Film Editing by Michael Tronick.  Academy Awards 1996. After a business executive in a high-tech weapons company … More Eraser (1996)

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The Dark Knight (2008)

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA/United Kingdom, 2008.  Warner Bros., Legendary Entertainment, Syncopy, DC Comics.  Story by Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer, Screenplay by Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan, based on characters created by Bob Kane.  Cinematography by Wally Pfister.  Produced by Christopher Nolan, Lorne Orleans, Charles Roven, Emma Thomas.  Music by James Newton Howard, Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Nathan Crowley.  Costume Design … More The Dark Knight (2008)

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The Cider House Rules

BBBB (out of 5) Overrated but touching drama based on the best-selling novel by John Irving (who adapted the screenplay himself). Where other Irving novels have failed miserably on the big screen (The Hotel New Hampshire, The World According To Garp), this one succeeds by not being as self-aware of its quirky nature as the … More The Cider House Rules

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Grand Canyon

BBBB (out of 5) Eight years after Lawrence Kasdan caught the world’s attention with The Big Chill, he provides another tasteful and intelligent examination of a group of thirtysomething characters. Kevin Kline opens the film in a riveting sequence that has his car die in the middle of a troubled neighbourhood until a stranger (Danny … More Grand Canyon

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Jeffrey

BBB.5 (out of 5) Paul Rudnick’s hysterical off-Broadway play has been turned into a stagy but equally funny film. Directed by the original theatrical director, Christopher Ashley, the film version actually deserved someone with motion picture experience who could give the story more energy (Terrence McNally’s Love! Valour! Compassion! suffered from the same problem), but … More Jeffrey

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Grosse Pointe Blank

BBBB (out of 5) Dark comedy stars John Cusack as a government assassin who decides to go back to his home town for his high school reunion. Upon arrival there he meets up with an old girlfriend (Minnie Driver) he jilted on prom night years ago to join the army and take up his current … More Grosse Pointe Blank

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