Halloween (2018)

DAVID GORDON GREEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2018.  Blumhouse Productions, Miramax, Rough House Pictures, Trancas International Films, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by David Gordon Green, Danny McBride, Jeff Fradley, based on characters created by John Carpenter, Debra Hill.  Cinematography by Michael Simmonds.  Produced by Malek Akkad, Bill Block, Jason Blum.  Music by Cody Carpenter, John Carpenter, Daniel A. Davies.  Production Design…

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Blockers (2018)

KAY CANNON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2018.  Point Grey Pictures, DMG Entertainment, Good Universe, Hurwitz & Schlossberg Productions.  Screenplay by Brian Kehoe, Jim Kehoe.  Cinematography by Russ T. Alsobrook.  Produced by Chris Cowles, Chris Fenton, Evan Goldberg, Jon Hurwitz, Nathan Kahane, Seth Rogen, Hayden Schlossberg, James Weaver.  Music by Mateo Messina.  Production Design by Theresa Guleserian, Brandon Tonner-Connolly.  Costume Design by…

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Norbit

0 (out of 5) Eddie Murphy has had a few dogs in his highly successful career, but it’s still surprising to think that this piece of garbage could involve him. Teaming up with makeup wizard Rick Baker, Murphy plays three characters: the title role, a soft-spoken dweeb who is raised in an orphanage, an (offensively stereotyped)…

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Dead Man Walking

BBBBB (out of 5) Susan Sarandon is peerless in this powerful and fascinating adaptation of Sister Helen Prejean’s true-life novel, about her experiences as a nun counselling inmates on death row. Tim Robbins (showing exceptional power as a director) has written a script that combines Prejean’s two factual accounts into one fictional one involving Sean…

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