John Tucker Must Die

BBB (out of 5) Charming comedy veers into lowbrow foolishness from time to time but is mostly a pleasant affair. Brittany Snow is weak in the main role as a perpetually ignored teenager who befriends three popular girls at school when she notices that they are all dating the school’s most popular jock student (Jesse Metcalfe). … More John Tucker Must Die

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The War Between Us

BBBB (out of 5) Touching film that examines the effect that the internment camps, instituted by the Canadian government during World War II for Japanese-Canadians, have on a group of citizens. One particular family is the focus of the action as they enter a town where a white family has to decide how it feels … More The War Between Us

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Fantastic Four

BBB (out of 5) Another popular comic book reaches the big screen, with less than fantastic but still enjoyable results. While five researchers are conducting investigative work on a space station above earth, a dangerous solar flare envelops their craft before they have a chance to get under cover. Instead of killing them, as would … More Fantastic Four

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Watchmen (2009)

ZACK SNYDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2009.  Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures, Legendary Entertainment, Lawrence Gordon Productions, DC Comics.   Screenplay by David Hayter, Alex Tse, based on the graphic novel by Alan Moore, illustrated by Dave Gibbons.  Cinematography by Larry Fong.  Produced by Lawrence Gordon, Lloyd Levin, Deborah Snyder.  Music by Tyler Bates.  Production Design by Alex McDowell.  Costume Design by Michael Wilkinson.  Film … More Watchmen (2009)

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Intersection

B (out of 5) In the middle of a possibly fatal car crash, Richard Gere contemplates the two women in his life, a sexless marriage to Sharon Stone and a loveless affair with Lolita Davidovich. While his car spins out of control against the steely gray Vancouver landscape, he feels forced to decide which woman to stay … More Intersection

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The Accused

BBBB (out of 5) This impressive drama deals with an important issue and features excellent acting from all of its performers, which well overcome the times it feels. Jodie Foster plays a woman who gets viciously raped by three men at a local college student hangout while the rest of the guys hanging out in the … More The Accused

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Narrow Margin (1990)

PETER HYAMS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1990.  Carolco Pictures.  Screenplay by Peter Hyams, based on the earlier film story by Martin Goldsmith, Jack Leonard, screenplay by Earl Felton.  Cinematography by Peter Hyams.  Produced by Jonathan A. Zimbert.  Music by Bruce Broughton.  Production Design by Joel Schiller.  Costume Design by Ellen Mirojnick.  Film Editing by James Mitchell.   Remake of the 1952 Richard Fleischer thriller … More Narrow Margin (1990)

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