Beatriz At Dinner (2017)

MIGUEL ARTETA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA, 2017.  Bron Studios, Killer Films.  Screenplay by Mike White.  Cinematography by Wyatt Garfield.  Produced by Aaron L. Gilbert, David Hinojosa, Pamela Koffler, Christine Vachon.  Music by Mark Mothersbaugh.  Production Design by Ashley Fenton.  Costume Design by Christina Blackaller.  Film Editing by Jay Deuby.   Salma Hayek is magnificent as a masseuse and healer who drives to Connie Britton‘s mansion…

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Happy Endings

BB.5 (out of 5) Don Roos ignores the speedbump of Bounce and returns to the flavour of his directorial debut The Opposite Of Sex with this shrewd but downbeat multi-character study. At the center of the magnolia-leaved roster is Lisa Kudrow as a bitter divorcee who is stultified when a young filmmaker shows up (Jesse…

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Full Frontal (2002)

STEVEN SODERBERGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2002.  Miramax, Monophonic Inc., Populist Pictures, Propaganda Films, Section Eight.  Screenplay by Coleman Hough.  Cinematography by Steven Soderbergh.  Produced by Gregory Jacobs, Scott Kramer.  Music by Jacques Davidovici.  Costume Design by Shosahan Rubin.  Film Editing by Sarah Flack.   A group of characters spend their day in various complications until they are all (or most of…

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Ocean’s Thirteen (2007)

STEVEN SODERBERGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2007.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Jerry Weintraub Productions, Section Eight.  Screenplay by Brian Koppelman, David Levien, based on characters created by George Clayton Johnson, Jack Golden Russell.  Cinematography by Steven Soderbergh.  Produced by Jerry Weintraub.  Music by David Holmes.  Production Design by Philip Messina.  Costume Design by Louise Frogley.  Film Editing by Stephen Mirrione.  Cannes Film Festival 2007.  …

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Star Maps

BB (out of 5) Badly acted, badly written drama about a hopeful Latino actor (Douglas Spain) who is trying to break into the Hollywood scene while working the streets as a hustler for his pimp father. When one of his tricks (Kandeyce Jorden) turns out to be a producer on a big-time soap opera (even…

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