Apollo 11 (2019)

TODD DOUGLAS MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2019.  CNN Films, Statement Pictures.  Cinematography by Adam Holender.  Produced by Evan Krauss, Todd Douglas Miller, Thomas Peterson.  Music by Matt Morton.  Film Editing by Todd Douglas Miller.  To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the walk on the moon, an event that propelled scientific achievement … More Apollo 11 (2019)

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Julia (2008)

BB.5 (out of 5) Julia (Tilda Swinton) is a party girl who has never quite caught on to the idea of a responsible life. Partying all night, random sex partners and too much booze may have been glamorous twenty years ago, but now that she’s pushing forty she is merely a self-destructive addict. Her AA … More Julia (2008)

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Beware Of Greeks Bearing Guns (Fovou Tous Ellines)

BBB.5 (out of 5) Twin brothers are raised in Greece on the island of Crete by their stern grandmother, told at a young age that they must avenge a family vendetta against the man who killed their grandfather. Thirty years later, the villain is found in Australia, and the eldest of the two sons (both … More Beware Of Greeks Bearing Guns (Fovou Tous Ellines)

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For All Mankind

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Fantastic documentary by Al Reinert that served as the inspiration for Ron Howard’s Apollo 13 (right down to some identically reproduced images). Reinert sifts through hundreds of hours of NASA footage from Apollo space missions and pieces them together to recreate the experience of a lunar voyage, from nervous take off … More For All Mankind

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Barfly

BBB (out of 5) Faye Dunaway made a brilliant post-Mommie Dearest comeback with this searing look at two alcoholics (the other being Mickey Rourke) who have nothing but each other and a bottle. The script by Charles Bukowski is based on his own experiences, and in his role we watch Rourke spend time in bars with … More Barfly

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Defenseless

BBB (out of 5) After a seemingly respectable businessman (J.T. Walsh) is accused of being involved in making porn movies featuring underage girls, he asks his lover and lawyer (Barbara Hershey) to defend him in court. When Hershey finds out that he is married and to an old school friend of hers (Mary Beth Hurt), … More Defenseless

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