Short Eyes (1977)

ROBERT M. YOUNG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1977.  Screenplay by Miguel Pinero, based on his play. Cinematography by Peter Sova. Produced by Lewis Harris, Robert M. Young. Music by Curtis Mayfield.  Production Design by Joe Babas. Costume Design by Paul Martino. Film Editing by Edward Beyer. Miguel Pineyro’s Tony-nominated play, based on his own experiences behind bars, is adapted to … More Short Eyes (1977)

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Arthur (2011)

B.5 (out of 5) Remaking the classic Dudley Moore comedy with yet another fun, lovable rascal in the lead seemed like such a good idea at the time. The Bach family has been in possession of their multi-billion-dollar media empire for generations, and if it is going to stay in the family name, all hope … More Arthur (2011)

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Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events

BBBB (out of 5) The influence of Tim Burton’s work can be felt on every inch of this thoroughly enjoyable children’s horror film, so much so that you’ll wonder if Burton had anything to do with the production (he didn’t, but the production designer, costume designer and cinematographer of Sleepy Hollow are employed here which … More Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events

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Anger Management

BB.5 (out of 5) Jack Nicholson and Adam Sandler earn big money cashing in on their trademark personalities. Sandler plays a frustrated executive assistant who internalizes all his anger and never lets it out in any positive way. When a misunderstanding on an airplane leads to a court case for harassment and the assault of a flight … More Anger Management

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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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Fast Food Nation

RICHARD LINKLATER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2006.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Participant Media, HanWay Films, BBC Films, Recorded Picture Company.  Screenplay by Eric Schlosser, Richard Linklater, based on the book Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal by Eric Schlosser.  Cinematography by Lee Daniel.  Produced by Malcolm McLaren, Jeremy Thomas.  Music by Friends of Dean Martinez.  Production … More Fast Food Nation

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