City Of Angels (1998)

BRAD SILBERLING

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5

Germany/USA, 1998.  Atlas Entertainment, Monarchy Enterprises B.V., Regency Enterprises, Taurus Film, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by , based on the screenplay Der Himmel Uber Berlin by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , Charles Roven.  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  Golden Globe Awards 1998.  

Stylish and poetic remake of Wim Wenders’ classic Wings of Desire, featuring Nicolas Cage as the wandering angel in search of his own humanity, and  as the love interest (now a surgeon instead of a circus performer) who inspires him to fall to earth and be a mortal. Cage takes the leap of faith only to find that things don’t always quite work out as expected on the big scary planet. It’s nowhere near the wandering meditation that Wings was (this one is actually stylistically closer to Faraway, So Close than the original), but Ryan is excellent in one of her most notable dramatic roles, and is charming as the other fallen angel, originally played by Peter Falk.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s