Pay It Forward

BB (out of 5) Horrendously cheesy film, its excellent performance by Helen Hunt swamped by directionless direction by Mimi Leder and a hackneyed screenplay. The plot follows the plight of a troubled and shy young boy (Haley Joel Osment, his first post-Academy Award nomination role) who is given an assignment at school to change the world … More Pay It Forward

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Silverado

BBBB (out of 5) Lawrence Kasdan’s attempt to reintroduce Western lore to modern cinema goers is a successful one. This enjoyable film is a great combination of ensemble character drama and gun-toting action, with a host of terrific actors bringing the Wild West back to life. It’s the late 19th-century, and the town of Silverado … More Silverado

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Ocean’s Eleven (2001)

STEVEN SODERBERGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2001.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, NPV Entertainment, Jerry Weintraub Productions, Section Eight, WV Films II, St. Petersburg Clearwater Film Commission.  Screenplay by Ted Griffin, based on the 1960 film, story by George Clayton Johnson, Jack Golden Russell, Screenplay by Harry Brown, Charles Lederer.  Cinematography by Steven Soderbergh.  Produced by Jerry Weintraub.  Music by … More Ocean’s Eleven (2001)

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