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…

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Lolita (1997)

ADRIAN LYNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/France, 1997.  Guild, Lolita Productions, Pathé.  Screenplay by Stephen Schiff, based on the novel Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov.  Cinematography by Howard Atherton.  Produced by Mario Kassar, Joel B. Michaels.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Jon Hutman.  Costume Design by Judianna Makovsky.  Film Editing by David Brenner, Julie Monroe.   Vladimir Nabokov’s famously controversial novel received screen…

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Lebanon (2009)

SAMUEL MAOZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Israel/France/Lebanon/Germany, 2009.  Ariel Films, Arsam International, Arte France, Israeli Film Fund, Metro Communications, Paralite, Torus.  Screenplay by Samuel Maoz.  Cinematography by Giora Bejach.  Produced by Anat Bikel, Leon Edery, Moshe Edery, Ilann Girard, Benjamina Mirnik, Uri Sabag, David Silber.  Music by Nicolas Becker, Benoit Delbecq.  Production Design by Ariel Roshko.  Costume Design by Hila Bargiel, Laura…

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The Ladies Man (2000)

REGINALD HUDLIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2000.  Broadway Pictures, SNL Studios.  Screenplay by Tim Meadows, Dennis McNicholas, Andrew Steele.  Cinematography by Johnny E. Jensen.  Produced by Lorne Michaels.  Music by Marcus Miller.  Production Design by Franco De Cotiis, Dean A. O’Dell.  Costume Design by Eydi Caines-Floyd.  Film Editing by Earl Watson. Tim Meadows co-wrote and stars in this sometimes funny adaptation of his Saturday…

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Love’s Labour’s Lost (2000)

KENNETH BRANAGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  France/United Kingdom/Canada, 2000.  Pathé Pictures International, Intermedia Films, Arts Council of England, StudioCanal, Miramax, Shakespeare Film Company.  Screenplay by Kenneth Branagh, based on the play by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Alex Thomson.  Produced by David Barron, Kenneth Branagh.  Music by Patrick Doyle.  Production Design by Tim Harvey.  Costume Design by Anna Buruma.  Film Editing by Dan Farrell, Neil…

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Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

JONATHAN DAYTON, VALERIE FARIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2006.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Big Beach Films, Bona Fide Productions, Deep River Productions, Third Gear Productions.  Screenplay by Michael Arndt.  Cinematography by Tim Suhrstedt.  Produced by Albert Berger, David T. Friendly, Peter Saraf, Marc Turtletaub, Ron Yerxa.  Music by Mychael Danna, DeVotchKa.  Production Design by Kalina Ivanov.  Costume Design by Nancy Steiner.  Film Editing by Pamela Martin.  Academy…

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Love And Death (1975)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  France/USA, 1975.  Jack Rollins & Charles H. Joffe Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Ghislain Cloquet.  Produced by Charles H. Joffe.  Production Design by Willy Holt.  Costume Design by Gladys De Segonzac.  Film Editing by Ron Kalish, Ralph Rosenblum.   One of Woody Allen‘s funniest comedies, this joyful film is a hilarious spoof on epic Russian novels…

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