The Best of Enemies (2019)

ROBIN BISSELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2019.  Astute Films, Material Pictures.  Screenplay by Robin Bissell, based on the book by Osha Gray Davidson.  Cinematography by David Lanzenberg.  Produced by Matt Berenson, Fred Bernstein, Tobey Maguire, Matthew Plouffe, Danny Strong, Dominique Telson.  Music by Marcelo Zarvos.  Production Design by Jeannine Oppewall.  Costume Design … More The Best of Enemies (2019)

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Endgame

BBB (out of 5) The years of oppression, violence and injustice under Apartheid in South Africa have taken their toll and it is time for change.  A British company sends its representative (Jonny Lee Miller) to set up talks between the all-white government in power and members of the African National Congress, to resolve issues … More Endgame

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The House Bunny

BB (out of 5) The comedy genius of Anna Faris gets center stage in this silly farce reminiscent of Legally Blonde in theme but not quality. She plays a former orphan turned Playboy bunny who is kicked out of Hugh Hefner‘s mansion when she is declared too old to stay. Taking to the streets to survive, she wanders … More The House Bunny

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Tightrope

BBBB (out of 5) Clint Eastwood plays a New Orleans detective who has quite the case up against him: someone is going around killing ladies of the night, some of whom our hero has enjoyed kinky dalliances with in the past. Is it possible that the murderer is targeting Eastwood personally? Enter Genevieve Bujold as a rape … More Tightrope

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The Contender

BBBB (out of 5) Joan Allen is fantastic as a woman chosen to take over for the late Vice-President, then plunged into controversy when a story surfaces that she once participated in a gang-bang in college that someone happened to photograph. Refusing to play the dirty games some politicians play, she offers no comment on the … More The Contender

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The Box

BB.5 (out of 5) It’s mid-70s Virginia, and married couple Cameron Diaz and James Marsden have just received a strange package on their doorstep: an unassuming box with nothing but a button to push. Diaz receives a visit the next day from Frank Langella, whose face is creepily half-missing, and told that if she pushes the button … More The Box

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Looper

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Near the end of the twentieth century, hit men known as “loopers” are hired by mobsters from the future to kill the men they send back in time.  As one of these employees, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a hired gun who stands in a cornfield at the same time every day, waiting for … More Looper

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