Molly’s Game (2017)

AARON SORKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  China/USA, 2017.  STX Entertainment, Huayi Brothers Pictures, The Mark Gordon Company, Pascal Pictures, Entertainment One.  Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin, based on the book by Molly Bloom.  Cinematography by Charlotte Bruus Christensen.  Produced by Mark Gordon, Matt Jackson, Amy Pascal.  Music by Daniel Pemberton.  Production Design by David Wasco.  Costume Design by Susan Lyall.  Film Editing by Alan Baumgarten, Elliot Graham, Josh … More Molly’s Game (2017)

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Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

KENNETH BRANAGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Twentieth Century Fox, Genre Films, Kinberg Genre, The Mark Gordon Company, Scott Free Productions, Latina Pictures, The Estate of Agatha Christie.  Malta/USA, 2017.  Screenplay by Michael Green, based on the novel by Agatha Christie.  Cinematography by Haris Zambarloukos.  Produced by Kenneth Branagh, Mark Gordon, Judy Hofflund, Simon Kinberg, Michael Schaefer, Ridley Scott.  Music by Patrick Doyle.  Production … More Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

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Steve Jobs

BBB (out of 5) Aaron Sorkin applies his fast-talking style to the career of Steve Jobs for a film that is, thankfully, not a biopic but an investigation of ambition and compromise. The entire thing takes place at three different stockholder presentations, all the action centered around the moments before show time: 1984, with the … More Steve Jobs

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The Messenger

BBBB (out of 5) Ben Foster returns from Iraq with a severe injury to his eye. After being welcomed home by his ex-girlfriend (Jena Malone) who is now engaged to someone else, Foster is assigned to join Gulf War veteran Woody Harrelson on a pretty hairy assignment: notifying soldiers’ Next Of Kin when they are killed in … More The Messenger

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Talk To Me

BBBB (out of 5) Petey Green (Don Cheadle) gets out of the clink where he has been entertaining fellow inmates on the prison’s radio system for years with his deep thoughts and smooth words. As soon as he is out, he and his wild-mouthed girlfriend (Taraji P. Henson) head over to the offices of a … More Talk To Me

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Source Code

B.5 (out of 5) Jake Gyllenhaal wakes up on a Chicago commuter train with a girl he doesn’t know (Michelle Monaghan) who keeps calling him a name he does not recognize. After a few minutes, the train blows up because of a bomb, but instead of dying Gyllenhaal ends up in an alternate reality as a … More Source Code

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The To Do List

BBB.5 (out of 5) High school is over, college awaits and all the expected pleasures of growing up and moving on are being anticipated by overachiever Brandy Klark and her friends:  in short, they’re looking forward to sex with college guys.  Brandy, who spent her entire scholastic career too busy getting top grades and joining … More The To Do List

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