The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)

ETHAN COEN, JOEL COEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2018.  Annapurna Pictures, Annapurna Television, Mike Zoss Productions.  Screenplay by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, segment All Gold Canyon based on a story by Jack London, segment The Gal Who Got Rattled inspired by a story by Stewart Edward White.  Cinematography by Bruno Delbonnel.  Produced by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, … More The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)

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Widows (2018)

STEVE McQUEEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2018.  Regency Enterprises, See-Saw Films, Film4, New Regency Pictures.  Screenplay by Gillian Flynn, Steve McQueen, based on the miniseries by Lynda La Plante.  Cinematography by Sean Bobbitt.  Produced by Iain Canning, Steve McQueen, Arnon Milchan, Emile Sherman.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Adam Stockhausen.  Costume Design by Jenny Eagan.  Film Editing by … More Widows (2018)

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The Commuter (2018)

JAUME COLLET-SERRA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2018.  Ombra Films, StudioCanal, The Picture Company.  Story by Byron Willinger, Philip de Blasi, Screenplay by Byron Willinger, Philip de Blasi, Ryan Engle.  Cinematography by Paul Cameron.  Produced by Alex Heineman, Andrew Rona.  Music by Roque Baños.   Production Design by Richard Bridgland.  Costume Design by Betsy Heinemann, Jill Taylor.  Film Editing by Nicolas De Toth. … More The Commuter (2018)

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Silence

BBBB (out of 5) Informed that their colleague has abandoned the church and taken up life as a citizen of seventeenth-century Japan after voyaging there as a missionary, two Portuguese priests make it their mission to go to the far east and prove the news untrue.  What clerics Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver encounter when they arrive is … More Silence

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The Lego Movie

BBB (out of 5) A nameless face in the crowd dreams of being unique, and thanks to luck and happenstance ends up becoming the hero for a nation: it’s a tale as old as time, and one that animated films have been mining countlessly since A Bug’s Life (or maybe earlier if I actually give … More The Lego Movie

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Seraphim Falls

B (out of 5) Liam Neeson and his posse chase Pierce Brosnan relentlessly through the forests and across the desert of post-Civil War USA in this uninteresting drama. Why he’s after him is left a complete mystery until long after you’ve realized that you don’t have a single emotion invested in either of these characters. Along the … More Seraphim Falls

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