The Devil’s Advocate (1997)

TAYLOR HACKFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5.  USA/Germany, 1997.  Warner Bros., Regency Enterprises, Kopelson Entertainment, Taurus Film, Monarchy Enterprises B.V..  Screenplay by Jonathan Lemkin, Tony Gilroy, based on the novel by Andrew Neiderman.  Cinematography by Andrzej Bartkowiak.  Produced by Anne Kopelson, Arnon Milchan, Arnold Kopelson.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Bruno Rubeo.  Costume Design by Judianna Makovsky.  Film Editing by … More The Devil’s Advocate (1997)

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The Impostors

BBB.5 (out of 5) Stanley Tucci’s tribute to silent-era filmmaking is an art-deco delight, one that is short on substance but long on rollicking humour. Tucci and Oliver Platt play two down-and-out unemployed actors who find themselves stowing away on an ocean liner when they have to hide out from an esteemed actor (Alfred Molina) they … More The Impostors

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Analyze This

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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The Associate

BBB (out of 5) Whoopi Goldberg is her usual winning self as a frustrated financial stock broker who decides to start her own company after realizing she has hit the glass ceiling in her sexist workplace. As a front for her new business, she invents a mythical old white man who really runs the joint, … More The Associate

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Cadillac Records

BB.5 (out of 5) The story of the origins of rock ‘n’ roll, except without much historical accuracy or even skillfully fanciful storytelling. Adrien Brody plays Leonard Chess, the man who teams up with Muddy Waters (Jeffrey Wright) to start up Chess Records and, according to this movie, invents a musical genre. Waters’ star begins to … More Cadillac Records

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The Juror

BB.5 (out of 5) Demi Moore did a double-header turkey show when she followed her box-office failure in Striptease with this lame drama that steals the entire plot from Trial By Jury, which wasn’t much better anyway. Moore plays a regular everyday hardworking mom who is selected for jury duty at the murder trial of a notorious … More The Juror

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