The Best of Enemies (2019)

ROBIN BISSELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2019.  Astute Films, Material Pictures.  Screenplay by Robin Bissell, based on the book by Osha Gray Davidson.  Cinematography by David Lanzenberg.  Produced by Matt Berenson, Fred Bernstein, Tobey Maguire, Matthew Plouffe, Danny Strong, Dominique Telson.  Music by Marcelo Zarvos.  Production Design by Jeannine Oppewall.  Costume Design … More The Best of Enemies (2019)

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The Shape Of Water (2017)

GUILLERMO DEL TORO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Canada/USA, 2017.  Bull Productions, Double Dare You, Fox Searchlight Pictures.  Story by Guillermo del Toro, Screenplay by Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor.  Cinematography by Dan Laustsen.  Produced by J. Miles Dale, Guillermo del Toro.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.   Production Design by Paul D. Austerberry.  Costume Design by Luis Sequeira.  Film Editing by Sidney Wolinsky.  Academy Awards … More The Shape Of Water (2017)

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Love Field

BBBB (out of 5) Sweet, heartfelt road movie that showcases Michelle Pfeiffer at her best and the screenwriting debut of writer Don Roos. Pfeiffer plays a Jackie Kennedy-obsessed Dallas housewife whose life seems to finally have a meaning when in November 1963, America’s royal couple announce a visit to her fair city. After missing her chance … More Love Field

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The Prince Of Tides

BBB.5 (out of 5) Barbra Streisand shows, as with her other films as director, her incredible talent with directing actors while never being able to balance out uneven storylines.  Nick Nolte is excellent as a high school teacher from the south who is brought to New York City by a psychiatrist (Streisand) to help in the case … More The Prince Of Tides

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Tigerland

BBBB.5 (out of 5) A group of young American soldiers are trained in a hellish boot camp in Louisiana before being sent off to Vietnam. Unlike the men who have come before them, however, these guys are being trained well past the point when news reports coming back from the battlefield are reporting heavy losses. … More Tigerland

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One Hour Photo

BB.5 (out of 5) The slick photography and crafty direction of this film are definitely reasons to admire it, but the entire story is too routine for words. Robin Williams plays a dry, lonely department store photo developer whose obsession with happiness leads him to closely follow the lives of a seemingly happy family: wealthy … More One Hour Photo

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Head Of State

B (out of 5) After a presidential candidate dies in a plane crash, members of his party decide to promote a completely hopeless candidate in order to build prestige for themselves in the election following the current one. Chris Rock plays a ruthlessly mouthy, totally unorthodox Washington, D.C. alderman (in a state that does not have … More Head Of State

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