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,…

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Hello, My Name Is Doris (2015)

MICHAEL SHOWALTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  Red Crown Productions, Haven Entertainment, Frame Switch.  USA, 2015.  Screenplay by Laura Terruso, Michael Showalter, based on the short film Doris & The Intern by Laura Terruso.  Cinematography by Brian Burgoyne.  Produced by Daniel Crown, Kevin Mann, Riva Marker, Jordana Mollick, Daniela Taplin Lundberg.  Music by Brian H. Kim.  Production Design by Melanie Jones.  Costume…

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The Enforcer

BBBB (out of 5) Clint Eastwood is back as Dirty Harry and he’s still a force of nature that the movies can barely contain. The streets of San Francisco are once again dirtied up by the presence of killers, this time a group of disillusioned Vietnam vets who cause mayhem on the streets, kidnap the mayor…

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Carol Channing: Larger Than Life

BBBB (out of 5) She conquered Broadway when she originated the role of Lorelei in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, then made herself immortal with the lead in Hello, Dolly, still one of the longest-running shows in history and one that she played in thousands of performances in New York and on tour. Carol Channing is the…

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The Aviator (1985)

BB.5 (out of 5) A 1920s mail carrier (Christopher Reeve) crash lands his airplane on a barren mountain with a rich heiress (Rosanna Arquette) on board. The two of them survive the accident, but now they must also make their way through a harsh wilderness with hungry wolves on their tails while searching for civilization….

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