Destroyer (2018)

KARYN KUSAMA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2018.  30West, Automatik.  Screenplay by Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi.  Cinematography by Julie Kirkwood.  Produced by Fred Berger, Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi.   Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Kay Lee.  Costume Design by Audrey Fisher.  Film Editing by Plummy Tucker.  Golden Globe Awards 2018.  Toronto International Film Festival 2018. A grizzled, self-destructive Los Angeles cop (Nicole…

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Ginger Snaps: Unleashed

BBBB (out of 5) Creepy, entertaining sequel to the successful original. Surviving sister Brigitte lives alone in her room, taking Monkshood (normally poisonous for us mere humans) to keep her werewolf tendencies at bay (no pun intended). Unfortunately, a skirmish with the law finds her stuck in a drug-rehabilitation centre where a counsellor insists that…

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Eastern Promises

BB (out of 5) An intriguing title and the reunion of the key figures of A History Of Violence bode well for this thriller-drama that eventually fails on promises in any direction, despite excellent performances and beautiful cinematography by Peter Suschitzky.  Naomi Watts plays a London doctor who delivers the baby of an unidentified teenager who…

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