The Crow

BB (out of 5) Adaptation of the popular comic book has its place in film history for being the last film to star Brandon Lee (son of Bruce), who died tragically in a shooting accident during filming.  Several of his scenes were computer graphically recreated to complete production, likely the main reason why a majority of its … More The Crow

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Water Drops On Burning Rocks (Gouttes D’Eau Sur Pierres Brulantes) (2000)

FRANCOIS OZON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  France, 2000.  Fidélité Productions, Les Films Alain Sarde, Euro Space, Studio Images 6.  Screenplay by Francois Ozon, based on the play Tropfen Auf Heisse Steine by Rainer Werner Fassbinder.  Cinematography by Jeanne Lapoirie.  Produced by Olivier Delbosc, Christine Gozlan, Christine Gozlan, Marc Missonnier, Alain Sarde.  Production Design by Arnaud de Moleron.  Costume Design by Pascaline Chavanne.  Film … More Water Drops On Burning Rocks (Gouttes D’Eau Sur Pierres Brulantes) (2000)

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Fatal Attraction (1987)

ADRIAN LYNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1987.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by James Dearden, based on his short film.  Cinematography by Howard Atherton.  Produced by Sherry Lansing, Stanley R. Jaffe.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Mel Bourne.  Costume Design by Ellen Mirojnick.  Film Editing by Peter E. Berger, Michael Kahn.  Academy Awards 1987.  Golden Globe Awards 1987.   Michael Douglas plays a hapless married man who is left … More Fatal Attraction (1987)

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True Romance

BB (out of 5) Quentin Tarantino wrote the screenplay for this excessively violent road picture directed by Tony Scott. Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette are excellent as lovers on the lam who are trying to outrun the police and the mob, while also hoping to maintain the delicious intensity of their relationship. There are some fun moments, … More True Romance

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I Shot Andy Warhol

BB (out of 5) Lili Taylor‘s performance as Valerie Solanas starts out riveting and soon grows tiresome, as does this film.  It chronicles Solanas’ unstable life up until her date with destiny, when she shot pop culture icon Andy Warhol (the wound was eventually responsible for taking his life many years later). Director Mary Harron … More I Shot Andy Warhol

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