The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)

ETHAN COEN, JOEL COEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2018.  Annapurna Pictures, Annapurna Television, Mike Zoss Productions.  Screenplay by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, segment All Gold Canyon based on a story by Jack London, segment The Gal Who Got Rattled inspired by a story by Stewart Edward White.  Cinematography by Bruno Delbonnel.  Produced by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen,…

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In Dreams

BB.5 (out of 5) Very strange nightmare thriller about a children’s writer (Annette Bening) who finds her mind beng invaded by visions of a ruthless murderer (Robert Downey Jr.) who may be coming after her daughter next. Neil Jordan’s moody direction and the beautiful camera work stand out immediately, but the plot becomes overbearing and…

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Sister Act 2: Back In The Habit

BB.5 (out of 5) All the fun is gone from the original musical comedy that preceded this uninspired sequel. Whoopi Goldberg is brought back into the fray and asked to don the habit for her sweet-singing sisters, this time as musical teacher to a group of high school kids looking to win a talent competition. Lauryn…

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Sister Act

BBBB (out of 5) This tune-filled Disney comedy came out of nowhere to become one of the biggest hits of the year. Whoopi Goldberg is marvelous as a lounge singer and mobster’s girlfriend who needs help from the police to hide out after she sees her boyfriend (Harvey Keitel) bump off a couple of his…

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