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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Blue Streak

BB (out of 5) Forgettable cop comedy about a bumbling criminal (Martin Lawrence) who is arrested during a jewel heist after managing to successfully hide a precious jewel in a hiding spot in the building. Years later, he is released from jail and the building he hid the jewel in turns out to be the…

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Waterworld

BB.5 (out of 5) Not nearly as bad as its reputation would have you think, this film was the most expensive film ever made at its time (budgeted roughly at $170 million). Kevin Costner plays a slightly mutated drifter in a Mad Max Meets The Flintstones futuristic world that is completely sunk in water. He and…

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Nightwatch

BB.5 (out of 5) Stylish thriller can’t get over its clichés enough to really sell its tale, but fans of Ewan McGregor might enjoy it anyway. He plays a university student who takes a job working as the night clerk in the city morgue, a position that promises to be incredibly boring but ends up being…

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The Professional (Leon) (1994)

LUC BESSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  France, 1994.  Gaumont, Les Films du Dauphin.  Screenplay by Luc Besson.  Cinematography by Thierry Arbogast.  Produced by Patrice Ledoux.  Music by Eric Serra.  Production Design by Dan Weil.  Costume Design by Magali Guidasci.  Film Editing by Sylvie Landra.   Sort-of sequel to La Femme Nikita has director Luc Besson giving us more info on the character of Leon,…

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Death Race

B.5 (out of 5) After the U.S. succumbs to a devastating economic collapse in 2012, federal penitentiaries are privatized and run by greedy corporations. The bosses now make money off their prisoners by having them participate in highly dangerous car races that fight to the death, a modern gladiatorial spectator sport that proves to be…

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