13 Going On 30

BBBB (out of 5) It’s 1987, and 13 year-old Jenna Rink is desperate to fit in with the cool kids at school. She even goes as far as alienating her geeky best friend Matt at her birthday party in order to impress ‘in-crowd’ ringleader Lucy. When she’s sprinkled with some birthday wishing dust and announces … More 13 Going On 30

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The Wedding Planner

BB.5 (out of 5) This sparkling romantic comedy starts off with such a lively step and good humour, then gives in to sappy sentimentality and weak plot movements in its conclusion. Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Lopez couldn’t be better as star-crossed lovers who click on their first meeting, she a high-anxiety wedding planner with a utility belt … More The Wedding Planner

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The Canyons

PAUL SCHRADER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.  USA, 2013.  Prettybird, Post Empire Films, Sodium Fox, Filmworks/FX, Canyons.  Screenplay by Bret Easton Ellis.  Cinematography by John DeFazio.  Produced by Braxton Pope.  Music by Brendan Canning.  Production Design by Stephanie J. Gordon.  Costume Design by Keely Crum.  Film Editing by Tim Silano.  A complete waste of time, both for Lindsay Lohan in attempting to … More The Canyons

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Flight

BB.5 (out of 5) Denzel Washington is a coke-snorting, booze-guzzling airline pilot whose excellent track record easily covers up his bad habits and helps him forget the trouble he left behind when he lost his marriage and son to his addictions.  A mechanical fault on a plane he is flying across the country nearly crashes … More Flight

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Laurel Canyon

BBBB (out of 5) Lisa Cholodenko’s follow-up to her critically acclaimed High Art is another probing examination of relationships in modern day Los Angeles.  Christian Bale is a straight-laced med student who has moved back to the city of Angels with his equally studious fiance (Kate Beckinsale) for his hospital internship. Since it’s the same city … More Laurel Canyon

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Somewhere (2010)

SOFIA COPPOLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2010.  Focus Features, Pathe Distribution, Medusa Film, Tohokushinsha Film Corporation, American Zoetrope.  Screenplay by Sofia Coppola.  Cinematography by Harris Savides.  Produced by G. Mac Brown, Roman Coppola, Sofia Coppola.  Music by Phoenix.  Production Design by Anne Ross.  Costume Design by Stacey Battat.  Film Editing by Sarah Flack.   Bouncing back from the disappointment of her beautiful but empty Marie Antoinette, … More Somewhere (2010)

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