Free Fire (2016)

BEN WHEATLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom/France, 2016.  Film4, Protagonist Pictures, Rook Films.  Screenplay by Amy Jump, Ben Wheatley.  Cinematography by Laurie Rose.  Produced by Andrew Starke.  Music by Geoff Barrow, Ben Salisbury.  Production Design by Paki Smith.  Costume Design by Emma Fryer.  Film Editing by Amy Jump, Ben Wheatley.  Toronto International Film Festival 2016.   A group of low creatures enter an abandoned … More Free Fire (2016)

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Sleeping With The Enemy

JOSEPH RUBEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1991.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Ronald Bass, based on the novel by Nancy Price.  Cinematography by John Lindley.  Produced by Leonard Goldberg.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Doug Kraner.  Costume Design by Richard Hornung.  Film Editing by George Bowers.   Julia Roberts was already well into filming this wife-abuse thriller when … More Sleeping With The Enemy

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Patriot Games

BBB.5 (out of 5) CIA man Jack Ryan (Harrison Ford, continuing the role that Alec Baldwin created in The Hunt For Red October) becomes the target of revenge after he takes out an IRA terrorist on a visit to Ireland. The victim’s brother (Sean Bean) travels to America in order for payback, starting a series … More Patriot Games

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Eye Of The Beholder

BB (out of 5) Incomprehensible thriller that has stylish moments but for the most part is just too silly for words. Ashley Judd is terrific as a psychopathic killer who is being stalked by an obsessed Ewan McGregor. First he wants to catch her, but soon finds himself falling in love with her and tries … More Eye Of The Beholder

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When The Sky Falls

BBB.5 (out of 5) Riveting Irish drama stars an excellent Joan Allen (the same year she was critically lauded for her performance in The Contender) as a fictionalized version of Veronica Guerin (here named Sinead Hamilton), a Dublin crime journalist who was murdered by the high-power drug ring that she was trying to infiltrate with her … More When The Sky Falls

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