First Man (2018)

DAMIEN CHAZELLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/Japan, 2018.  Universal Pictures, DreamWorks, Perfect World Pictures, Temple Hill Entertainment, Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office, Dentsu, Fuji Television Network.  Screenplay by Josh Singer, based on the book by James R. Hansen.  Cinematography by Linus Sandgren.  Produced by Marty Bowen, Damien Chazelle, Wyck Godfrey, Isaac Klausner.  Music by Justin Hurwitz.  Production Design by…

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Love, Simon (2018)

GREG BERLANTI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2018.  Fox 2000 Pictures, New Leaf Literary & Media, Temple Hill Entertainment, Twisted Media.  Screenplay by Elizabeth Berger, Isaac Aptaker, based on the novel Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli.  Cinematography by John Guleserian.  Produced by Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey, Isaac Klausner, Pouya Shahbazian.  Music by Rob Simonsen.  Production Design by…

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I, Robot

BBB.5 (out of 5) Isaac Asimov’s popular science-fiction story has been liberally adapted into an exciting action thriller with Will Smith as a cop who is not pleased with the modern advent of robot technology. In 2035, android workers are as common as household assistants and companions, with three programmed laws built in to them…

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Twilight (2008)

BB (out of 5) Teenager Bella (Kristen Stewart) leaves her mom’s home in Phoenix to go live with her dad in the tiny town of Forks, Washington, and really doesn’t mind it one bit. She starts at a new school and gets along with all the kids and seems to be doing quite well in…

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Daddy Day Care

BB (out of 5) After losing his cushy advertising job, Eddie Murphy decides to beat the doldrums of being a stay-at-home dad by opening up a day care centre with his former business partner (Jeff Garlin). At first the project is a huge mess, but eventually the chaos sorts itself out and Murphy turns out…

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A Good Day To Die Hard

B.5 (out of 5) Even the most ardent and uncritical fan of action movies will have a tough time wrapping their brain around this convoluted lunacy, evidence of a breakdown in the gene pool in this fourth sequel to the 1988 hit (that is still one of the greatest action films of all time). The ever-stalwart…

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