Destroyer (2018)

KARYN KUSAMA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2018.  30West, Automatik.  Screenplay by Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi.  Cinematography by Julie Kirkwood.  Produced by Fred Berger, Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi.   Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Kay Lee.  Costume Design by Audrey Fisher.  Film Editing by Plummy Tucker.  Golden Globe Awards 2018.  Toronto International Film Festival 2018. A grizzled, self-destructive Los Angeles cop (Nicole…

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Clash Of The Titans (2010)

0.5 (out of 5) The gods of Olympus created humans, but the love and adoration of humankind is what fuels their existence; ancient Greece is in trouble, then, when mortals become tired of their masters and decide to make war upon them, inspiring the wrath of Zeus (Liam Neeson) and even more ire from Hades…

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Aeon Flux

BB.5 (out of 5) Visually impressive but narratively anaemic science-fiction film about a futuristic society populated by survivors of an apocalyptic virus that wiped out ninety percent of humanity. Those left alive since the deadly outbreak live in a walled city that is viciously lorded over with an iron fist by leaders who can make…

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R.I.P.D.

BB (out of 5) Ryan Reynolds is a narc who feels bad about stealing pricey gold pieces that he and fellow dirty cop Kevin Bacon snatched while on a raid.  Determined to give the good stuff back, he is killed by his corrupt partner and suddenly finds himself in the afterlife.  Reeling from the surprise…

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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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