It: Chapter Two (2019)

ANDY MUSCHIETTI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  Canada/USA, 2019.  KatzSmith Productions, Lin Pictures, New Line Cinema, Rideback, Vertigo Entertainment.  Screenplay by Gary Dauberman, based on the novel It by Stephen King.  Cinematography by Checco Varese.  Produced by Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Barbara Muschietti.  Music by Benjamin Wallfisch.  Production Design by Paul D. Austerberry.  Costume…

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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…

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Men With Brooms

BB.5 (out of 5) Romantic comedy that was to date the most publicized Canadian film ever made, but unfortunately doesn’t live up to its hype. Paul Gross directs and stars as an ex-champion curler who returns to his fictional hometown of Long Bay, Ontario to attend the funeral of a former mentor. Upon hearing the…

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Take The Lead

BB.5 (out of 5) Antonio Banderas stars in this tired retread of Dangerous Minds, Mad Hot Ballroom, Strictly Ballroom, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, Shall We Dance, Music Of The Heart, To Sir With Love, Dance With Me, Save The Last Dance, Sister Act 2: Back In The Habit and Oh Jesus Christ the list goes on…

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The Tuxedo

BB.5 (out of 5) A kamikaze taxi driver (Jackie Chan) is recruited to work for a top secret agent (Jason Isaacs) and be his personal chauffeur. Befriending him, the driver is devastated when his boss is injured in a bombing and rendered unfit for duty. Not wanting to let any bad guy get the upper…

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Death Race

PAUL W.S. ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5.  USA/Germany/United Kingdom, 2008.  Universal Pictures, Relativity Media, Cruise/Wagner Productions, H2S2 Filmproduktionsgesellschaft, Scion Films, Impact Pictures.  Screen story and Screenplay by Paul W.S. Anderson, based on the 1975 film Death Race 2000, story by Ib Melchior, screenplay by Robert Thom, Charles B. Griffith.  Cinematography by Scott Kevan.  Produced by Paul W.S. Anderson,…

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