Captain Conan (1996)

BERTRAND TAVERNIER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Original Title: Capitaine Conan France, 1996. Canal+, Les Films Alain Sarde, Little Bear, Studio Images 2, TF1 Films Production. Screenplay by Jean Cosmos, Bertrand Tavernier, dialogue by Jean Cosmos, based on the novel by Roger Vercel. Cinematography by Alain Choquart. Produced by Frédéric Bourboulon, Alain Sarde. Music…

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Space Jam (1996)

JOE PYTKA Bil’s rating (out of 5): B USA, 1996. Warner Bros. Family Entertainment, Northern Lights Entertainment, Courtside Seats Productions, Warner Bros. Animation, Warner Bros. Feature Animation. Screenplay by Leo Benvenuti, Steve Rudnick, Timothy Harris, Herschel Weingrod. Cinematography by Michael Chapman. Produced by Daniel Goldberg, Joe Medjuck, Ivan Reitman. Music by James Newton Howard. Production…

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Nenette And Boni (1996)

CLAIRE DENIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: Nenette Et Boni France, 1996. Canal+, Centre National du Cinema et de L’Image Animee, Dacia Films, IMA Productions, La Sept Cinema. Screenplay by Claire Denis, Jean-Pol Fargeau. Cinematography by Agnes Godard. Produced by Georges Benayoun. Music by Tindersticks. Production Design by Arnaud de Moleron. Costume…

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The Ogre (1996)

VOLKER SCHLONDORFF Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 Original Title: Der Unhold Germany/France/United Kingdom, 1996.  Canal+, France 2 Cinema, Heritage Films, Recorded Picture Company, Renn Productions, Studio Babelsberg, Universum Film, Westdeutscher Rundfunk.  Screenplay by Jean-Claude Carriere, Volker Schlondorff, based on the novel by Michel Tournier.  Cinematography by Bruno de Keyzer.   Produced by Gebhard Henke, Ingrid…

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Escape From L.A. (1996)

JOHN CARPENTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 1996.  Paramount Pictures, Rysher Entertainment.  Story by John Carpenter, Nick Castle, Screenplay by John Carpenter, Debra Hill, Kurt Russell.  Cinematography by Gary B. Kibbe.  Produced by Debra Hill, Kurt Russell.  Music by John Carpenter, Shirley Walker.  Production Design by Lawrence G. Paull.  Costume Design by Robin Michel Bush.  Film Editing by Edward A. Warschilka.  John Carpenter returns…

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The Phantom (1996)

SIMON WINCER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Australia/USA, 1996.  Paramount Pictures, The Ladd Company, Boam Productions, Robert Evans Company, Village Roadshow Pictures.  Screenplay by Jeffrey Boam, based on characters created by Lee Falk.  Cinematography by David Burr.  Produced by Robert Evans, Alan Ladd Jr..  Music by David Newman.  Production Design by Paul Peters.  Costume Design by Marlene Stewart.  Film Editing by O. Nicholas…

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Carla’s Song (1996)

KEN LOACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/Spain/Germany, 1996.  Alta Films, Channel Four Films, Degeto Film, Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Institute of Culture, Parallax Pictures, Road Movies Dritte Produktionen, Television Espanola, The Glasgow Film Fund, Tornasol Films.  Screenplay by Paul Laverty.  Cinematography by Barry Ackroyd.  Produced by Sally Hibbin.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Martin Johnson.  Costume Design by Daphne Dare,…

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The Typewriter, The Rifle & The Movie Camera (1996)

ADAM SIMON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1996.  British Film Institute, Independent Film Channel.  Screenplay by Adam Simon.  Cinematography by Caroline Champetier.  Produced by Paula Jalfon, Colin MacCabe.  Film Editing by William Diver.   Adam Simon teams up with Tim Robbins to investigate the life and work of the great Samuel Fuller, a landmark American filmmaker who has…

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Fire (1996)

DEEPA MEHTA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Canada/India, 1996.  Trial by Fire Films Inc., Kaleidoscope Entertainment.  Screenplay by Deepa Mehta.  Cinematography by Giles Nuttgens.  Produced by Bobby Bedi, Deepa Mehta.  Music by A.R. Rahman.  Production Design by Aradhana Seth.  Costume Design by Neelam Mansingh Chowdhury.  Film Editing by Barry Farrell.   A household is crowded with loneliness and frustration as two brothers run their…

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Drifting Clouds (1996)

AKI KAURISMAKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.    Original title:  Kauas Pilvet Karkaavat Finland, 1996.  Sputnik.  Screenplay by Aki Kaurismaki.  Cinematography by Timo Salminen.  Produced by Aki Kaurismaki.  Music by Shelley Fisher.  Production Design by Markku Peltola, Jukka Salmi.  Costume Design by Tuula Hilkamo.  Film Editing by Aki Kaurismaki.  Cannes Film Festival 1996.  Toronto International Film Festival 1996. Kati Outinen and Kari Väänänen play a couple whose luck never seems…

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The Spitfire Grill (1996)

LEE DAVID ZLOTOFF Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1996.  Castle Rock Entertainment, Gregory Productions, The Mendocino Corporation.  Screenplay by Lee David Zlotoff.  Cinematography by Robert Draper.  Produced by Forrest Murray.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Howard Cummings.  Costume Design by Louise Mingenbach.  Film Editing by Margaret Goodspeed.   Sappy small town drama about an ex-convict (Alison Elliott) with a heart of gold who…

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Jane Eyre (1996)

FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  France/Italy/United Kingdom/USA, 1996.  Cineritino S.r.L., Flach Film, Mediaset, Miramax, RCS Editori S.p.A., Rochester.  Screenplay by Hugh Whitemore, Franco Zeffirelli, based on the novel by Charlotte Bronte.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by Dyson Lovell.  Music by Claudio Capponi, Alessio Vlad.  Production Design by Roger Hall.  Costume Design by Jenny Beavan.  Film Editing by Richard Marden.   Strongly acted…

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