Unstrung Heroes

BBBB (out of 5) Diane Keaton directs this bittersweet tale of a boy growing up under the experience of losing his mother (Andie MacDowell). He finds refuge in the companionship of two positively insane uncles (Maury Chaykin, Michael Richards) who help him deal with his terrible impending loss while his father (John Turturro) is too wrapped … More Unstrung Heroes

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Shoot The Moon

ALAN PARKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Family troubles are at the centre of this moderately enjoyable drama that borrows liberally from similar films like Ordinary People. Albert Finney and Diane Keaton are terrific as a married couple on the skids; he’s having an affair, and she’s becoming more and more preoccupied with pursuing … More Shoot The Moon

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Little Big Man

BBBBB (out of 5) Glorious western by Bonnie And Clyde director Arthur Penn. Dustin Hoffman plays the child of a prairie settler whose parents are killed by Natives and he and his sister are adopted into their tribe. Now over a hundred years old (great makeup on him too), Hoffman relays the story of his life … More Little Big Man

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Wedding Crashers

B (out of 5) This is the kind of movie that stupid people watch and say things like ‘I just wanted something fun to help me forget my troubles’.  If forgetting your troubles requires indulging in lame-ass eighties-style titty jokes, gay stereotypes, guys calling each other ‘pussy’ and turning Jane Seymour into an object of humorous … More Wedding Crashers

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The Odd Couple II

BBB.5 (out of 5) Riding on the wave of successes they had shared with Grumpy Old Men, its sequel and the comedy Out To Sea, the perfect comedy team of Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon reunited for a sequel to one of their most popular films.  It’s more of a rehash of their recent films than anything … More The Odd Couple II

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Bird

BBBB (out of 5) The life and art of jazz trumpetist Charlie “Bird” Parker has been brought to the screen with vigour and intensity by director Clint Eastwood. Forest Whitaker is finely cast as Parker, a phenomenally talented musician whose personal life was dogged by tragedy and drug addiction. Eastwood uses an improvisational narrative style … More Bird

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