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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Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)

PEYTON REED Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA, 2018.  Marvel Studios.  Screenplay by Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Paul Rudd, Andrew Barrer, Gabriel Ferrari, based on the Marvel Comics by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Jack Kirby.  Cinematography by Dante Spinotti.  Produced by Stephen Broussard, Kevin Feige.  Music by Christophe Beck.  Production Design by Shepherd Frankel.  Costume Design by Louise Frogley.  Film Editing by Dan…

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A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)

CHUCK RUSSELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1987.  New Line Cinema, Heron Communications, Smart Egg Pictures.  Story by Wes Craven, Bruce Wagner, Screenplay by Wes Craven, Bruce Wagner, Frank Darabont, Chuck Russell, based on characters created by Wes Craven.  Cinematography by Roy H. Wagner.  Produced by Robert Shaye.  Music by Angelo Badalamenti.  Production Design by C.J. Strawn, Mick Strawn.  Costume Design by…

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Passengers

BB (out of 5) Chris Pratt is on a spaceship holding hundreds of crew and thousands of passengers bound for Homestead II, a colonized planet that is among the many that exist as relief for overcrowded Earth.  Like all other humans on board, he has been in deep hypersleep to deal with the more than…

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Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)

ZACK SNYDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2016.  Warner Bros., Atlas Entertainment, Cruel & Unusual Films, DC Comics, DC Entertainment, RatPac-Dune Entertainment.  Screenplay by Chris Terrio, David S. Goyer, based on Batman created by Bob Kane, Bill Finger, and Superman created by Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster.  Cinematography by Larry Fong.  Produced by Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder.  Music by Junkie XL, Hans…

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Searching For Bobby Fischer

BBBB (out of 5) Young Josh Waitzin (Max Pomeranc) feels only passably amused by the activities and sports he enjoys with his friends, until one day in the park with his mother he discovers something captivating: chess. When his parents Fred and Bonnie (Joe Mantegna and Joan Allen) realize he’s something of a prodigy, they immediately…

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The Matrix Revolutions

B (out of 5) While machine-controlled sentinels storm their way towards the city of Zion, Neo (Keanu Reeves) continues his quest to find out what his purpose is as “The One”, the saviour of humanity against the cold-hearted computers that have taken over Earth. This messy second sequel to the Wachowski brothers’s highly superior 1999…

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The Matrix Reloaded

BB.5 (out of 5) At long last, the inevitable sequel to the best science-fiction film of the last five years has finally arrived, and surprisingly enough the Wachowski boys have bitten off less than they can chew. Following the events that concluded the first Matrix, this one follows the crew of the Nebuchadnezzar as they…

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The Matrix

BBBBB (out of 5) Nothing is what it seems in this cyberkinetic action thriller that grabs hold and never lets go. Keanu Reeves plays a bottomfeeding computer hacker who goes from zero to hero when he pursues the myth of a world-class hack expert (Laurence Fishburne) and finds him. Discovering that he is a saviour of…

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Boyz N The Hood

BBBBB (out of 5) Director John Singleton knocked the socks off the movie industry when he directed this poignant, intelligent and unforgettable drama at the age of 23. It stars Cuba Gooding Jr. as a young man growing up in the ‘hood’ of Los Angeles after his parents divorce and he goes to live with his…

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Othello (1995)

BB.5 (out of 5) Director Oliver Parker faithfully adapts much of Shakespeare’s original dialogue in this adaptation of the Bard’s play about the titular Moor, but his staging and direction is uneven and dull. Laurence Fishburne (the first actor to portray the role in a film version without a painted face) is excellent in the lead role,…

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TMNT

BB.5 (out of 5) The toy craze of the early 90s is resurrected in this charming animated film that will definitely distract the youngsters. Leonardo is the leader of the four mutant turtles who haven’t been on the surface of society for a long time, training and preparing under the tutelage of their sensei Splitter…

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