Homicide (1991)

DAVID MAMET Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 1991. Pressman Film, Cinehaus. Screenplay by David Mamet. Cinematography by Roger Deakins. Produced by Michael Hausman, Edward R. Pressman. Music by Alaric Jans. Production Design by Michael Merritt. Costume Design by Nan Cibula. Film Editing by Barbara Tulliver. Joe Mantegna plays a detective in an unspecified…

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The Stranger (1991)

SATYAJIT RAY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: Agantuk India/France, 1991. National Film Development Corporation, Canal+, DD Productions, Erato Films. Screenplay by Satyajit Ray, based on his story. Cinematography by Barun Raha. Produced by Gerard Depardieu, Satyajit Ray, Daniel Toscan du Plantier. Music by Satyajit Ray. Production Design by Ashoke Bose. Costume Design…

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V.I. Warshawski (1991)

JEFF KANEW Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA, 1991. Hollywood Pictures, Silver Screen Partners IV, Chestnut Hill Productions. Screen story by Edward Taylor, Screenplay by Edward Taylor, David Aaron Cohen, Nick Thiel, based on the novels by Sara Paretsky. Cinematography by Jan Kiesser. Produced by Jeffrey Lurie. Music by Randy Edelman. Production Design by…

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Voyager (1991)

VOLKER SCHLONDORFF Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: Homo Faber France/Germany/Greece/United Kingdom, 1991.  Action Films, Bioskop Film, Stefi 2.  Screenplay by Rudy Wurlitzer, adaptation by James Ragan, based on the novel by Max Frisch.  Cinematography by Giorgos Arvanitis, Pierre Lhomme.   Produced by Eberhard Junkersdorf.  Music by Stanley Myers.   Production Design by Nicos Perakis. …

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Scream Of Stone (1991)

WERNER HERZOG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB Original Title: Cerro Torre: Schrei aus Stein Alternate Title: Cerro Torre Scream Of Stone Germany/France/Canada/Italy/Argentina/United Kingdom/South Africa, 1991. Sera Filmproduktion, Molécule, Films A2, Les Films Stock International, Wildlife Films, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Constantin Film, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Canal+, Telefilm Canada, Lucky Red, Rai 2, European Script Fund,…

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La Belle Noiseuse (1991)

JACQUES RIVETTE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  France/Switzerland, 1991.  Pierre Grise Productions, George Reinhart Productions, FR3 Films Production, Centre National du Cinema et de L’Image Animee, Canal+, Investimage 2, Investimage 3, Région Languedoc-Roussillon.  Scenario by Pascal Bonitzer, Christine Laurent, Jacques Rivette, dialogue by Pascal Bonitzer, Christine Laurent, inspired by the novella Le Chef-d’Oeuvre Inconnu by…

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Daughters of The Dust (1991)

JULIE DASH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB USA/Germany, 1991.  American Playhouse, Geechee Girls, WMG Film.  Screenplay by Julie Dash.  Cinematography by Arthur Jafa.  Produced by Julie Dash, Arthur Jafa, Steven Jones.  Music by John Barnes.  Production Design by Kerry Marshall.  Costume Design by Arline Burks Gant.  Film Editing by Joseph Burton, Amy Carey.  At…

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I Am a Promise: The Children of Stanton Elementary School (1991)

SUSAN RAYMOND Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1991.  Cinematography by Alan Raymond.  Produced by Alan Raymond, Susan Raymond.  Music by Tom Verlaine.  Film Editing by Alan Raymond. An elementary school in a rough Philadelphia neighbourhood is, in this heartfelt documentary, the voice of all underfunded inner-city schools in America. Filmmakers Susan and Alan…

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Stepping Out (1991)

LEWIS GILBERT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.    USA, 1991.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Richard Harris, based on his play.  Cinematography by Alan Hume.  Produced by Lewis Gilbert.  Music by Peter Matz.  Production Design by Alicia Keywan.  Costume Design by Candy Paterson.  Film Editing by Humphrey Dixon.  Richard Harris’ community theatre favourite gets its shot at the big screen, and the results…

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Body Parts (1991)

ERIC RED Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1991.  Vista Street Entertainment.  Screen story by Patricia Herskovic, Joyce Taylor, Screenplay by Eric Red, Norman Snider, based on the novel Et mon tout est un homme by Pierre Boileau, Thomas Narcejac.  Cinematography by Theo van de Sande.  Produced by Frank Mancuso Jr..  Music by Loek Dikker.  Production Design by Bill Brodie.  Costume Design…

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A Rage In Harlem (1991)

BILL DUKE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1991.  Palace Pictures, Miramax.  Screenplay by John Toles-Bey, Bobby Crawford, based on the novel by Chester Himes.  Cinematography by Toyomichi Kurita.  Produced by Kerry Rock, Stephen Woolley.  Music by Elmer Bernstein, Jeff Vincent.  Production Design by Steven Legler.  Costume Design by Nele Samples.  Film Editing by Curtiss Clayton.   A magnificent shoot-out in mid-fifties Mississippi ends with…

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Jacquot de Nantes (1991)

AGNES VARDA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   France, 1991.  Canal+, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Ciné Tamaris, La Sept Cinema, Sofiarp.  Screenplay by Agnes Varda, based on the memoirs of Jacques Demy.  Cinematography by Patrick Blossier, Agnes Godard, Georges Strouve.  Music by Joanna Bruzdowicz.  Production Design by Robert Nardone.  Costume Design by Françoise Disle.  Film Editing by Marie-Josee Audiard.   Jacques Demy…

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