The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)

ETHAN COEN, JOEL COEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2018.  Annapurna Pictures, Annapurna Television, Mike Zoss Productions.  Screenplay by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, segment All Gold Canyon based on a story by Jack London, segment The Gal Who Got Rattled inspired by a story by Stewart Edward White.  Cinematography by Bruno Delbonnel.  Produced by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, … More The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)

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The Homesman

B.5 (out of 5) Three women are driven mad by the hardships of carving out a life on the unforgiving terrain of the mid-nineteenth century American frontier, prompting their husbands to send them back east to their families.  Hilary Swank plays an independent farmer who volunteers to be their escort, along the way taking on the … More The Homesman

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Meet The Fockers

BBB.5 (out of 5) Now that we’ve gotten to know Ben Stiller’s in-laws from Meet The Parents, it’s time to get to know his family. Just prior to his wedding to Teri Polo, Stiller invites her parents (Robert De Niro, Blythe Danner) to Florida to meet his (Dustin Hoffman, Barbra Streisand) and hopes to God … More Meet The Fockers

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Leaves Of Grass

BB (out of 5) Classics professor Edward Norton has worked hard to make himself the foremost scholar on ancient Greek philosophy, so much so that top Ivy League schools are starting to court him for their faculty. The future is threatened when he gets a phone call telling him that his decidedly opposite-personality but identical … More Leaves Of Grass

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The Last Shot

BBB (out of 5) Hilarious spoof, reportedly based on a true story, brims with vigour and wit and then ends without a satisfying third act. Alec Baldwin plays an FBI agent who comes up with a brilliant scheme to catch a mob boss (Tony Shalhoub) his team has long been after: fake a movie production so … More The Last Shot

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As I Lay Dying

B.5 (out of 5) James Franco continues his career as film director with this laborious adaptation of the novel by William Faulkner.  Beth Grant passes away and leaves behind her sons, whom she has instructed to make her coffin with their own hands and take her after her death to be buried in a nearby … More As I Lay Dying

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The Incredible Hulk

BBB.5 (out of 5) The mean green mother is back, a little slicker than last time, and thankfully, a lot sillier. It’s been almost a year since anyone has seen Bruce Banner (Edward Norton), as he has escaped from his university laboratory and scientist girlfriend (Liv Tyler) to hide out in a Brazilian slum. Tyler’s … More The Incredible Hulk

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