The Mule (2018)

CLINT EASTWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2018.  Warner Bros., Imperative Entertainment, Bron Creative, The Malpaso Company, Bron Studios.  Screenplay by Nick Schenk, inspired by the New York Times article “The Sinaloa Cartel’s 90-Year Old Drug Mule” by Sam Dolnick.  Cinematography by Yves Belanger.  Produced by Clint Eastwood, Dan Friedkin, Jessica Meier, Tim Moore, Kristina Rivera, Bradley Thomas.  Music…

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Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby

BB (out of 5) Sweet, goofy hick Will Ferrell was abandoned by his father at a young age and remembers only that the man loved vehicular speed; in his adulthood he becomes the most famous race car driver (with the smallest vocabulary) in the world, conquering the speedway with his bimbo wife and lifelong best friend…

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Book Of Shadows: Blair Witch 2

0 (out of 5) Horrid sequel to the frighteningly original Blair Witch Project. This time a group of teenagers go into the woods to explore the myth of the movie they saw last summer and, one morning, find themselves wondering why none of them can remember what they all did the night before. It starts…

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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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