Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

MATTHEW VAUGHN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2017.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Marv Films, Shangri-La Entertainment, TSG Entertainment.  Screenplay by Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn, based on the comic book The Secret Service by Mark Millar, Dave Gibbons.  Cinematography by George Richmond.  Produced by Adam Bohling, David Reid, Matthew Vaughn.  Music by Henry Jackman, Matthew Margeson.  Production Design by Darren Gilford.  Costume Design … More Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

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Miss Sloane

JOHN MADDEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  France/USA, 2016.  Transfilm, Archery Pictures, Canal+ Distribution, Cine+, FilmNation Entertainment, France 2 Cinema, France Télévisions Distribution.  Screenplay by Jonathan Perera.  Cinematography by Sebastian Blenkov.  Produced by Ben Browning, Kris Thykier, Ariel Zeitoun.  Music by Max Richter.  Production Design by Matthew Davies.  Costume Design by Georgina Yarhi.  Film Editing by Alexander Berner.  Golden Globe Awards 2016.   Political lobbying is a cutthroat business in … More Miss Sloane

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Oliver Twist (2005)

BBB.5 (out of 5) Roman Polanski follows his Oscar winning The Pianist with the fulfillment of a longtime dream of his, to adapt Dickens’ oft-filmed novel, reuniting with screenwriter Ronald Harwood and cinematographer Pawel Edelman.  Barney Clark is terrific in the titular lead as a woefully treated boy who is raised in an orphanage and workhouse before taking to the streets of London … More Oliver Twist (2005)

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Green Lantern

BB.5 (out of 5) Ambitious, beautifully shot but ultimately flat entry in the superhero genre, with the always amiable Ryan Reynolds trying but failing to make much of an impression.  He plays a hotshot jet pilot whose unruly ways are hemmed in good when an alien crash lands on earth’s shores and its powerful ring becomes … More Green Lantern

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Endgame

BBB (out of 5) The years of oppression, violence and injustice under Apartheid in South Africa have taken their toll and it is time for change.  A British company sends its representative (Jonny Lee Miller) to set up talks between the all-white government in power and members of the African National Congress, to resolve issues … More Endgame

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Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)

MATTHEW VAUGHN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 2014.  Twentieth Century Fox, Marv Films, Cloudy Productions, TSG Entertainment.  Screenplay by Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn, based on the comic book The Secret Service by Mark Millar, Dave Gibbons.  Cinematography by George Richmond.  Produced by Adam Bohling, David Reid, Matthew Vaughn.  Music by Henry Jackman, Matthew Margeson.  Production Design by Paul Kirby.  Costume Design by Arianne … More Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)

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Before I Go To Sleep

BB (out of 5) Nicole Kidman wakes up beside Colin Firth and has no idea where she is.  He explains to her that, thanks to an accident years earlier, she has brain damage that causes her to wake up every morning with a clean mental slate, which we know from Memento means that solving mysteries requires organizational … More Before I Go To Sleep

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