Free Fire (2016)

BEN WHEATLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom/France, 2016.  Film4, Protagonist Pictures, Rook Films.  Screenplay by Amy Jump, Ben Wheatley.  Cinematography by Laurie Rose.  Produced by Andrew Starke.  Music by Geoff Barrow, Ben Salisbury.  Production Design by Paki Smith.  Costume Design by Emma Fryer.  Film Editing by Amy Jump, Ben Wheatley.  Toronto International Film Festival 2016.   A group of low creatures enter an abandoned … More Free Fire (2016)

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Maleficent

BB.5 (out of 5) In an effort to present young female viewers with more than the unimaginative binary feminine personality around which fairy tales are built, usually in the form of the innocent maiden versus the evil witch, films inspired by the book and Broadway musical of Wicked have become a new trend, giving us … More Maleficent

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On The Road

BBB (out of 5) At long last, after decades of false starts and development hell, Francis Ford Coppola’s dream of bringing Jack Kerouac’s milestone novel to the big screen has come true, with Coppola relegating the director seat to Walter Salles and keeping himself on as producer.  The narrative follows the fictionalized members of Kerouac’s … More On The Road

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Byzantium

BB.5 (out of 5) Vampire tales are given yet another twist, this time concentrating on the bond between mother and daughter, in this return to the genre by Interview With The Vampire director Neil Jordan.  It adapts Moira Buffini’s play to the big screen with Saoirse Ronan, once again spending an entire movie looking like … More Byzantium

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