Boy Erased (2018)

JOEL EDGERTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA/Australia, 2018.  Anonymous Content, Blue-Tongue Films, Focus Features, Perfect World Pictures.  Screenplay by Joel Edgerton, based on the memoir by Garrard Conley.  Cinematography by Eduard Grau.  Produced by Joel Edgerton, Steve Golin, Kerry Kohansky-Roberts.  Music by Danny Bensi, Saunder Jurriaans.  Production Design by Chad Keith.  Costume Design by Trish Summerville.  Film Editing by Jay Rabinowitz.  Golden Globe … More Boy Erased (2018)

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The Revenant

BBBBB (out of 5) We are immediately sunk into mind-spinning conflict at the beginning of this epic masterpiece, as a group of fur trappers have their camp raided by Arikara men and lose the pelts that were to be their big, early nineteenth century payday. The survivors make their way to the nearest outpost under … More The Revenant

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Spotlight

BBB.5 (out of 5) A new editor takes over the Boston Globe and tells members of “Spotlight”, a team of journalists who do deep work on long research projects, that a story has come up that he thinks they should pursue. A Catholic priest accused of multiple cases of sexual abuse against children in his … More Spotlight

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The Fifth Estate (2013)

BILL CONDON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/India/Belgium, 2013.  DreamWorks, Reliance Entertainment, Participant Media, Anonymous Content, FBO, Umedia.  Screenplay by Josh Singer, based on the book Inside WikiLeaks: My Time With Julian Assange at the World’s Most Dangerous Website by Daniel Domscheit-Berg, David Leigh, Luke Harding.  Cinematography by Tobias A. Schliessler.  Produced by Steve Golin, Michael Sugar.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production … More The Fifth Estate (2013)

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Laggies (Say When)

BBB (out of 5) Keira Knightley  is still part of the friend group that she had ten years earlier when she graduated from high school, and is living with the boy she has been dating since then. She has nothing in common with her girlfriends, has an education but pursues no career, spends her days … More Laggies (Say When)

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Kalifornia

BB.5 (out of 5) David Duchovny and Michelle Forbes are travelling the country visiting the sites of famous American murders. He is presumably working on a book about the subject, but the matter becomes something of a reality when they pick up two hitchhikers (Brad Pitt, Juliette Lewis) who turn out to be as dangerous as they are … More Kalifornia

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50 First Dates

BBBB (out of 5) Adam Sandler plays a marine veterinarian living in sunny Hawaii who has commitment issues and basically sticks to quick relationships with the island’s tourists. This all changes when he meets quirky, loveable Drew Barrymore in a diner and has the most romantically inspiring afternoon of his life; then the next day he finds … More 50 First Dates

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