Free Solo (2018)

JIMMY CHIN, ELIZABETH CHAI VASARHELYI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2018.  Itinerant Films, Little Monster Films, National Geographic, Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation.  Cinematography by Jimmy Chin.  Produced by Jimmy Chin, Shannon Dill, Evan Hayes, Shannon Hill, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi.  Music by Marco Beltrami.  Film Editing by Bob Eisenhardt.  Academy Awards 2018.  Toronto International Film Festival … More Free Solo (2018)

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The Circle (2017)

JAMES PONSOLDT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  United Arab Emirates/USA, 2017.  1978 Films, Imagenation Abu Dhabi FZ, Likely Story, Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation, Playtone, Route One Entertainment.  Screenplay by James Ponsoldt, Dave Eggers, based on the novel by Dave Eggers.  Cinematography by Matthew Libatique.  Produced by Anthony Bregman, Gary Goetzman, James Ponsoldt.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Gerald Sullivan.  Costume Design by … More The Circle (2017)

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Rings (2017)

F. JAVIER GUTIERREZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2017.  Macari/Edelstein, Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation, Vertigo Entertainment, Waddleish Claretrap.  Story by David Loucka, Jacob Estes, Screenplay by David Loucka, Jacob Estes, Akiva Goldsman, based on the novel The Ring by Koji Suzuki.  Cinematography by Sharone Meir.  Produced by Laurie MacDonald, Walter F. Parkes.  Music by Matthew Margeson.  Production Design by Kevin Kavanaugh.  Costume Design … More Rings (2017)

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The Ring

BB (out of 5) Flat, tepid thriller that steals from every film of its kind.  Naomi Watts stars as a driven journalist whose niece mysteriously dies of a stroke seven days after watching a videotape that depicts strange, nightmarish images. Deciding that the story of the tape is more than just urban legend, she begins to … More The Ring

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Men In Black II

BBB.5 (out of 5) Sequel to the 1997 blockbuster hit is no better or worse than its predecessor: distractingly entertaining throughout with a minimal impression left afterwards.  Will Smith returns as the secret agent working to monitor alien activity on planet Earth, and in this particular adventure he gets a big assignment when a bombshell villainess … More Men In Black II

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Men In Black

BBB.5 (out of 5) Illegal aliens are living in the United States, but not the kind you’d assume. Will Smith is recruited by top-secret agency official Tommy Lee Jones to help rid the country of extra-terrestrials who are in the US without permission, and thanks to an arsenal of high-tech gadgetry at their disposal they … More Men In Black

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