The Best of Enemies (2019)

ROBIN BISSELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2019.  Astute Films, Material Pictures.  Screenplay by Robin Bissell, based on the book by Osha Gray Davidson.  Cinematography by David Lanzenberg.  Produced by Matt Berenson, Fred Bernstein, Tobey Maguire, Matthew Plouffe, Danny Strong, Dominique Telson.  Music by Marcelo Zarvos.  Production Design by Jeannine Oppewall.  Costume Design … More The Best of Enemies (2019)

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What Men Want (2019)

ADAM SHANKMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 2019.  BET Films, Paramount Players, Will Packer Productions.  Story by Jas Waters, Tina Gordon, Screenplay by Tina Gordon, Peter Huyck, Alex Gregory, based on the earlier film What Women Want, story by Josh Goldsmith, Cathy Yuspa, Diane Drake, screenplay by Josh Goldsmith, Cathy Yuspa.  Cinematography by … More What Men Want (2019)

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Hidden Figures (2016)

THEODORE MELFI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2016.  Levantine Films, Chernin Entertainment, Fox 2000 Pictures.  Screenplay by Allison Schroeder, Theodore Melfi, based on the book by Margot Lee Shetterly.  Cinematography by Mandy Walker.  Produced by Peter Chernin, Donna Gigliotti, Theodore Melfi, Jenno Topping, Pharrell Williams.  Music by Benjamin Wallfisch, Pharrell Williams, Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Wynn Thomas.  Costume Design … More Hidden Figures (2016)

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Larry Crowne

0.5 (out of 5) A film so disastrous it has to be seen to be believed.  Tom Hanks is a longtime employee at a Walmart-like store who is devastated when he gets fired due to downsizing, told that his lack of a college education is the reason why he has not been prioritized above employees with … More Larry Crowne

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No Good Deed

BBB.5 (out of 5) Jailed for manslaughter and suspected of killing five women that a lack of evidence kept off his overall sentence, hardened criminal Idris Elba is up for parole but, thanks to one dissenting vote is ordered to return to prison. Not that he cares, since he ignores the ruling, kills his prison guards … More No Good Deed

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Four Brothers

BBB.5 (out of 5) Surprisingly palatable glorification of vengeance stars Mark Wahlberg, André Benjamin, Tyrese Gibson and Garrett Hedlund as four brothers who, as children, were taken in as hopeless foster cases by a kindly woman (Fionnula Flanagan) and raised as her sons. When their mother is murdered in a grocery store holdup, the boys are reunited … More Four Brothers

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The Adventures Of Rocky And Bullwinkle

BB.5 (out of 5) Not great but very sometimes funny update of the classic television cartoon. The inane plot involves the evil trio of Fearless Leader (Robert De Niro), Boris (Jason Alexander) and Natasha (Rene Russo), who have turned themselves from cartoon into live-action so that they can buy a television station and take over … More The Adventures Of Rocky And Bullwinkle

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