The Devil’s Advocate (1997)

TAYLOR HACKFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5.  USA/Germany, 1997.  Warner Bros., Regency Enterprises, Kopelson Entertainment, Taurus Film, Monarchy Enterprises B.V..  Screenplay by Jonathan Lemkin, Tony Gilroy, based on the novel by Andrew Neiderman.  Cinematography by Andrzej Bartkowiak.  Produced by Anne Kopelson, Arnon Milchan, Arnold Kopelson.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Bruno Rubeo.  Costume Design by Judianna Makovsky.  Film Editing by … More The Devil’s Advocate (1997)

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Career Girls (1997)

MIKE LEIGH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  United Kingdom/France, 1997.  Channel Four Films, Thin Man Films, Matrix Films, Channel 4 Television Corporation.  Screenplay by Mike Leigh.   Cinematography by Dick Pope.  Produced by Simon Channing Williams.  Music by Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Tony Remy.  Production Design by Eve Stewart.  Film Editing by Robin Sales. Mike Leigh scores a rare misfire with this drab story … More Career Girls (1997)

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Little Dieter Needs To Fly (1997)

WERNER HERZOG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB. Germany/United Kingdom/France, 1997.  Werner Herzog Filmproduktion, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, ZDF Enterprises, British Broadcasting Corporation, Arte, Media Ventures, Outpost Studios.  Screenplay by Werner Herzog.  Cinematography by Peter Zeitlinger.  Produced by Lucki Stipetic.  Film Editing by Joe Bini, Glen Scantlebury, Rainer Standke.   Werner Herzog investigates the life of Dieter Dengler, shot down over Laos … More Little Dieter Needs To Fly (1997)

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The Life Of Jesus (La Vie de Jesus) (1997)

BRUNO DUMONT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  France, 1997.  3B Productions, Norfilm, C.R.R.A.V, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Ministère de la Culture de la Republique Française, Canal+, Procirep, La Fondation Gan pour le Cinéma, Région Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Pictanovo Nord-Pas-de-Calais.  Screenplay by Bruno Dumont.  Cinematography by Philippe Van Leeuw.  Produced by Rachid Bouchareb, Jean Brehat.  Music by Richard Cuvillier.  Production Design by Frederique … More The Life Of Jesus (La Vie de Jesus) (1997)

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Face/Off

BBB.5 (out of 5) You’ll actually enjoy being suckered in by this crazy action film from Hong Kong director John Woo.  John Travolta plays a straight-ace cop still haunted by the memory of the son who was murdered by his arch enemy, seething criminal Nicolas Cage. When Cage goes into a coma during an arrest … More Face/Off

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‘Til There Was You

BBB (out of 5) Soulmates Jeanne Tripplehorn and Dylan McDermott are perfect for each other, if only they could meet, while Sarah Jessica Parker plays a child star who is dating McDermott and doesn’t realize she’s in destiny’s way. These three attractive and committed actors add a lot of glamour to this pretty routine but enjoyable film, one that boasts … More ‘Til There Was You

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