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 Trip To Italy (2014)

MICHAEL WINTERBOTTOM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom, 2014.  British Broadcasting Corporation, Revolution Films.  Screenplay by Michael Winterbottom.  Cinematography by James Clarke.  Produced by Melissa Parmenter.  Film Editing by Mags Arnold, Robbie Giddon, Paul Monaghan, Marc Richardson.   After touring restaurants of the Lake District was such a hit, featuring spirited conversation over gourmet meals, best mates and, more subtly, professional … More The Trip To Italy (2014)

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If A Tree Falls: A Story Of The Earth Liberation Front

BBBB (out of 5) Searing documentary that looks at the history and activities of a political movement aimed at punishing those whose greed is ecologically destructive, with the focus on one member whose activity caught up with many years after a number of crimes were committed.  Co-workers were shocked when police officers entered the workplace … More If A Tree Falls: A Story Of The Earth Liberation Front

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Sweet Sixteen (2002)

KEN LOACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/Germany/Spain, 2002.  Alta Films, British Broadcasting Corporation, Road Movies Filmproduktion, Scottish Screen, Sixteen Films, Tornasol Films.  Screenplay by Paul Laverty.  Cinematography by Barry Ackroyd.  Produced by Rebecca O’Brien.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Martin Johnson.  Costume Design by Carole K. Millar.  Film Editing by Jonathan Morris.  Cannes Film Festival 2002.  Toronto International Film Festival 2002.   Just shy of … More Sweet Sixteen (2002)

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Roman Polanski: Wanted And Desired

BBB.5 (out of 5) It’s one of the most notorious celebrity-related crime cases in history, so confused by rumour and hearsay that this film’s desire to set the record straight is admirable to say the least. Roman Polanski was already an established superstar filmmaker when police arrested him for unlawful sexual intercourse with a thirteen … More Roman Polanski: Wanted And Desired

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Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)

SIMON WEST Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/United Kingdom/Japan/Germany, 2001.  Paramount Pictures, Mutual Film Company, British Broadcasting Corporation, Lawrence Gordon Productions, Marubeni, Eidos Interactive, KFP Produktions GmbH & Co. KG, Tele München Fernseh Produktionsgesellschaft, Toho-Towa.  Story by Sara B. Cooper, Mike Werb, Michael Colleary, Screenplay by Patrick Massett, John Zinman, Adaptation by Simon West.  Cinematography by Peter Menzies Jr..  Produced by Lawrence … More Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)

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