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BBB.5 (out of 5) Strong comedy directed by Harold Ramis about a mobster (Robert De Niro) who decides that the best way to overcome his overwhelming feelings of anxiety when performing gangland hits is to consult a psychiatrist (Billy Crystal) and work his feelings out. Eventually, they become friends, and the hilarity from two completely … More Analyze This

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Mickey Blue Eyes

BBB (out of 5) Hugh Grant‘s charm and some extremely hilarious moments make up for the lack of substance and a bad ending in this charming but forgettable comedy. Grant plays (what else) a bumbling Englishman in love with beautiful Italian-American Jeanne Tripplehorn, who finds out upon his marriage proposal to her that she’s got … More Mickey Blue Eyes

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Goodfellas

BBBBB (out of 5) Martin Scorsese’s greatest achievement among his Tough Guys movies. Featuring exceptional performances and a brilliant script co-written by Scorsese and Nicholas Pileggi, author of the original novel Wise Guys that the screenplay is based on, it follows three New York City hoods through their lives in the crime racket. Ray Liotta … More Goodfellas

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Small Time Crooks (2000)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2000.  DreamWorks, Sweetland Films.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Fei Zhao.  Produced by Jean Doumanian.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Suzanne McCabe.  Film Editing by Alisa Lepselter.  Golden Globe Awards 2000.   Tracey Ullman is magnificent as Woody Allen‘s exasperated wife, who starts a cookie business as a front for her husband’s plans for … More Small Time Crooks (2000)

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Sweet And Lowdown (1999)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1999.  Sweetland Films, Magnolia Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Fei Zhao.  Produced by Jean Doumanian.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Laura Bauer.  Film Editing by Alisa Lepselter.  Academy Awards 1999.  Golden Globe Awards 1999.  Toronto International Film Festival 1999.   Woody Allen’s best film since Mighty Aphrodite is this sweet fictional documentary about the second greatest jazz … More Sweet And Lowdown (1999)

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Celebrity (1998)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1998.  Sweetland Films, Magnolia Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Sven Nykvist.  Produced by Jean Doumanian.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Suzy Benzinger.  Film Editing by Susan E. Morse.   Woody Allen has made a shallow film about shallow people, but hopefully the parade of famous faces who traverse the screen will … More Celebrity (1998)

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Deconstructing Harry (1997)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1997.  Sweetland Films, Jean Doumanian Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Carlo Di Palma.  Produced by Jean Doumanian.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Suzy Benzinger.  Film Editing by Susan E. Morse.  Academy Awards 1997.   Woody Allen plays a popular scribe with writer’s block who spends two days re-examining his life and his … More Deconstructing Harry (1997)

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