Prisoners (2013)

DENIS VILLENEUVE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  SA, 2013.  Alcon Entertainment, 8:38 Productions, Madhouse Entertainment.  Screenplay by Aaron Guzikowski.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Kira Davis, Broderick Johnson, Adam Kolbrenner, Andrew A. Kosove.  Music by Johann Johannsson.  Production Design by Patrice Vermette.  Costume Design by Renee April.  Film Editing by Joel Cox, Gary … More Prisoners (2013)

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American Animals (2018)

BART LAYTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2018.  Film4, New Amsterdam Film Company, RAW.  Screenplay by Bart Layton.  Cinematography by Ole Bratt Birkeland.  Produced by Katherine Butler, Dimitri Doganis, Derrin Schlesinger, Mary Jane Skalski.  Music by Anne Nikitin.  Production Design by Scott Dougan.  Costume Design by Jenny Eagan.  Film Editing by Nick Fenton, Chris Gill, Julian Hart.  Independent Spirit Awards … More American Animals (2018)

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Falling Down

BB.5 (out of 5) Michael Douglas is stuck in traffic on a super hot day in L.A. and decides he’s mad as hell and not going to take it anymore. Busting up after an altercation with a Korean store owner who is the victim of Douglas’ ignorant racism, our “hero” then takes to the streets, gets … More Falling Down

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Evolution

BB.5 (out of 5) Uninspired science-fiction comedy tries to go for Men In Black popularity but is beaten down by copycat special effects and a lame script. Geologists Orlando Jones and David Duchovny witness a phenomenon when they examine a fallen meteor and realize that it is infested with alien life that is evolving at a superfast … More Evolution

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Disclosure

BB.5 (out of 5) Michael Douglas is once again the bitch-magnet in this foray into misogyny and what it does to the corporate man. He plays an important executive at a computer software company who is sexually harassed by his tough boss (Demi Moore). Moore gets no character depth except as a two-dimensional villain, thus erasing some … More Disclosure

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Unstrung Heroes

BBBB (out of 5) Diane Keaton directs this bittersweet tale of a boy growing up under the experience of losing his mother (Andie MacDowell). He finds refuge in the companionship of two positively insane uncles (Maury Chaykin, Michael Richards) who help him deal with his terrible impending loss while his father (John Turturro) is too wrapped … More Unstrung Heroes

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Lincoln (2012)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2012.  DreamWorks, Twentieth Century Fox, Reliance Entertainment, Participant Media, Dune Entertainment, Amblin Entertainment, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Tony Kushner, based on the book by Doris Kearns Goodwin.  Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Rick Carter.  Costume Design by … More Lincoln (2012)

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