Blindspotting (2018)

CARLOS LOPEZ ESTRADA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  USA, 2018.  Foley Walkers Studio, Snoot Entertainment.  Screenplay by Rafael Casal, Daveed Diggs.  Cinematography by Robby Baumgartner. Produced by Jessica Calder, Keith Calder, Rafael Casal, Daveed Diggs.  Music by Michael Yezerski.  Production Design by Tom Hammock.  Costume Design by Emily Batson.  Film Editing by Gabriel Fleming.  Independent Spirit Awards 2018.   Daveed Diggs is on probation … More Blindspotting (2018)

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Ant-Man (2015)

PEYTON REED Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2015.  Marvel Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Story by Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish, Screenplay by Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish, Adam McKay, Paul Rudd, based on the Marvel comics by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Jack Kirby.  Cinematography by Russell Carpenter.  Produced by Kevin Feige.  Music by Christophe Beck.  Production Design by Shepherd Frankel.  Costume Design by … More Ant-Man (2015)

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American Sniper (2014)

CLINT EASTWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2014.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, Mad Chance, Joint Effort, Malpaso Productions.  Screenplay by Jason Hall, based on the book by Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, James Defelice.  Cinematography by Tom Stern.  Produced by Bradley Cooper, Clint Eastwood, Andrew Lazar, Robert Lorenz, Peter Morgan.  Production Design by Charisse Cardenas, James J. Murakami.  Costume Design … More American Sniper (2014)

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Multiplicity

BB.5 (out of 5) Michael Keaton definitely deserves a much better film to house his four excellent performances in this silly What-If comedy. He plays an overworked contractor who can’t find enough time to juggle career and family, but when a doctor introduces him to the possibility of instant cloning he is all for it. Now there’s … More Multiplicity

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Pay It Forward

BB (out of 5) Horrendously cheesy film, its excellent performance by Helen Hunt swamped by directionless direction by Mimi Leder and a hackneyed screenplay. The plot follows the plight of a troubled and shy young boy (Haley Joel Osment, his first post-Academy Award nomination role) who is given an assignment at school to change the world … More Pay It Forward

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Home For The Holidays

BBB.5 (out of 5) Jodie Foster makes her second film as director with this heartwarming but uneven family comedy/drama. Holly Hunter plays an art restorer who gets fired from her swanky California job and then has to spend Thanksgiving weekend in the Midwest being raked over hot coals by her family. Mom Anne Bancroft has never … More Home For The Holidays

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