Blindspotting (2018)

CARLOS LOPEZ ESTRADA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  USA, 2018.  Foley Walkers Studio, Snoot Entertainment.  Screenplay by Rafael Casal, Daveed Diggs.  Cinematography by Robby Baumgartner. Produced by Jessica Calder, Keith Calder, Rafael Casal, Daveed Diggs.  Music by Michael Yezerski.  Production Design by Tom Hammock.  Costume Design by Emily Batson.  Film Editing by Gabriel Fleming.  Independent Spirit Awards 2018.   Daveed Diggs is on probation … More Blindspotting (2018)

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Escape From L.A. (1996)

JOHN CARPENTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1996.  Paramount Pictures, Rysher Entertainment.  Story by John Carpenter, Nick Castle, Screenplay by John Carpenter, Debra Hill, Kurt Russell.  Cinematography by Gary B. Kibbe.  Produced by Debra Hill, Kurt Russell.  Music by John Carpenter, Shirley Walker.  Production Design by Lawrence G. Paull.  Costume Design by Robin Michel Bush.  Film Editing by Edward A. Warschilka.  John Carpenter returns to … More Escape From L.A. (1996)

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The Guest

BBBB (out of 5) Sharply handsome Dan Stevens shows up at the home of his late army buddy and immediately cuts through the dull air they live in: mom Sheila Kelley is still depressed over the death of her son in battle, dad Leland Orser has a miserable job at a store that won’t promote … More The Guest

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The Bone Collector

BB.5 (out of 5) Typical and predictable thriller that is worth watching only for its amusingly gothic atmosphere and a great lead performance by Angelina Jolie.  She plays a patrol officer who stumbles on a serial killer’s trail when she discovers the body of a rich industrialist buried near an old railway station. The case … More The Bone Collector

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Daredevil

BB.5 (out of 5) After a little boy is blinded by toxic chemicals during a freak accident, he finds that his remaining sense of hearing is so strong that sound vibrations give him an X-ray vision of the world around him. He develops his newfound ability until his adulthood when he takes to the street … More Daredevil

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Alien Resurrection

BBBB (out of 5) Excellent entry in the Alien series is nowhere near the brilliance of the first two (Alien, Aliens) but is a considerable improvement upon the lackluster Alien 3. Sigourney Weaver‘s Ellen Ripley has been cloned from genetic samples found of her at the site of her death, brought back to life so … More Alien Resurrection

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Saving Private Ryan (1998)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1998.  DreamWorks, Paramount Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, Mutual Film Company.  Screenplay by Robert Rodat.  Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by Ian Bryce, Mark Gordon, Gary Levinsohn, Steven Spielberg.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Thomas E. Sanders.  Costume Design by Joanna Johnston.  Film Editing by Michael Kahn.  Academy Awards 1998.  Golden Globe Awards 1998.   The first half hour of … More Saving Private Ryan (1998)

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