It’s Only The End Of The World (Juste La Fin Du Monde)

BB (out of 5) Gaspard Ulliel is heading home to his exasperating mother (Nathalie Baye), boorish brother (Vincent Cassel) and rebellious sister (Léa Seydoux) to deliver some big news: he is dying.  When he arrives, he meets his sister in law (Marion Cotillard) and is immediately set upon by the others who have a world’s worth … More It’s Only The End Of The World (Juste La Fin Du Monde)

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Jason Bourne (2016)

PAUL GREENGRASS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2016.  Captivate Entertainment, Double Negative, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, Pearl Street Films, Perfect World Pictures (Beijing).  Screenplay by Paul Greengrass, Christopher Rouse, based on characters created by Robert Ludlum.  Cinematography by Barry Ackroyd.  Produced by Matt Damon, Gregory Goodman, Paul Greengrass, Frank Marshall, Ben Smith, Jeffrey M. Weiner.  Music by David Buckley, John … More Jason Bourne (2016)

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Tale Of Tales (Il Racconto Dei Racconti)

BB.5 (out of 5) Matteo Garrone turns away from the harsh contemporary realities of his recent films and applies his dark style to an adaptation of three fairy tales by seventeenth century storyteller Giambattista Basile. Salma Hayek is a queen who will do anything to have a child and must deal with the consequences of her determination, two aged sisters … More Tale Of Tales (Il Racconto Dei Racconti)

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Mon Roi

BBB (out of 5) Emmanuelle Bercot is a successful lawyer who runs into an old acquaintance (Vincent Cassel) at a club and spends the night with him, which then turns into a running affair, which goes onto pregnancy and marriage.  Not long after the serious legitimization of their relationship, things go wrong and they do so quickly: … More Mon Roi

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The Monk (Le Moine)

B.5 (out of 5) A novel published in 1796 by twenty-one year-old Matthew Lewis, overflowing with images of demons and ghost nuns, lusty blood-soaked virgins and murderous friars, all of them manifested by a committed belief in the supernatural world, has been turned into a dour and pompously spare experience directed by a skeptic with … More The Monk (Le Moine)

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Irreversible

BB (out of 5) Unpleasantness is the cornerstone of this Eurotrash extravaganza, a paltry viewing experience that has Monica Bellucci getting viciously raped in a subway corridor followed by boyfriend Vincent Cassel exacting some very gruesome revenge on the man he thinks might have done it. The film tries to justify its place in art cinema by … More Irreversible

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Derailed

BB.5 (out of 5) As fun as it is to see Jennifer Aniston in a sexy, serious role, it’s just about the only thing that isn’t fully predictable about Derailed.  Clive Owen plays a happy family man who is helped out of an embarrassing situation on his morning ride to work by a gorgeous stranger (Aniston), then … More Derailed

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