The Mule (2018)

CLINT EASTWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2018.  Warner Bros., Imperative Entertainment, Bron Creative, The Malpaso Company, Bron Studios.  Screenplay by Nick Schenk, inspired by the New York Times article “The Sinaloa Cartel’s 90-Year Old Drug Mule” by Sam Dolnick.  Cinematography by Yves Belanger.  Produced by Clint Eastwood, Dan Friedkin, Jessica Meier, Tim Moore, Kristina Rivera, Bradley Thomas.  Music…

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Loving

BBBB (out of 5) Mildred Jeter (Ruth Negga) tells her boyfriend Richard Loving (Joel Edgerton) that she’s pregnant; he is pleased with the news and immediately buys a plot, begins building a house in their rural Virginia community and, most important, asks her to marry him.  They are not together for long after their Washington, D.C. wedding before the…

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Radioland Murders

BB (out of 5) Painfully boring comedy from the usually more imaginative George Lucas tries to pay tribute to the “good old days” of moviemaking but falls flat on its face. It takes place at a radio station in the forties where a program executive (Mary Stuart Masterson) is trying desperately to keep everything in…

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Minority Report (2002)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2002.  Twentieth Century Fox, DreamWorks, Cruise/Wagner Productions, Blue Tulip Productions, Ronald Shusett/Gary Goldman, Digital Image Associates.  Screenplay by Scott Frank, Jon Cohen, based on the short story by Philip K. Dick.  Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by Bonnie Curtis, Jan de Bont, Gerald R. Molen, Walter F. Parkes.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design…

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Virus

BB (out of 5) Cheesy Alien ripoff that stars Jamie Lee Curtis (a worthy substitute for Jamie Lee Curtis if the film was better) leading a crew of salvage sailors who board a Russian ship that mysteriously goes dead in the middle of the ocean. What they don’t know is that an alien force has infected the…

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