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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Cry Freedom

BBB (out of 5) Newspaper editor Donald Woods (Kevin Kline) considers himself a liberal with a fair and unbiased opinion about racial inequality in his native South Africa, viewing a freedom fighter like Steve Biko (Denzel Washington) as a reckless activist for an otherwise worthy cause. An article about Biko in Woods’ newspaper is seen as incendiary … More Cry Freedom

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De-Lovely

BBB (out of 5) It’s post-World War I, and debonair socialite Cole Porter (Kevin Kline) finds himself falling in love with a beautiful woman (Ashley Judd) and marrying her. She is escaping a failed marriage to a brute of a man and is very happy to now be in the arms of an artist whose … More De-Lovely

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Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End

BB (out of 5) Johnny Depp hilariously sashays his way through another overblown mess in this third pirate adventure inspired by the Disneyland ride. Picking up where the last chapter left off (the two films were actually filmed together), the film has crew members Geoffrey Rush, Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom sailing to the ends of the earth … More Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End

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Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

B (out of 5) Hackneyed sequel to the successful original is only worthwhile as a continued showcase for Johnny Depp‘s immensely likable Captain Jack Sparrow. Orlando Bloom‘s Will Turner is arrested along with his beloved fiancee Elizabeth (Keira Knightley, constantly jutting her lower jaw to honour the Empire) for having aided Sparrow in his escape … More Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

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Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl

BB.5 (out of 5) A young woman (Keira Knightley) grows up in British-controlled Jamaica hoping for all the things that “modern” women in period movies long for: a marriage to someone with integrity (i.e. he’s not as rich as her but doesn’t mind), lots of crazy adventure and the chance to reject nasty men. She … More Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl

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Spice World

BB (out of 5) Fans of the Spice Girls will enjoy this tribute to their momentary superfame as they go from one silly adventure to another in a musical directed by Bob Spiers (Absolutely Fabulous). Scary, Sporty, Posh, Ginger and Baby Spice are working hard towards a big concert, but before they can get around … More Spice World

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