Broken Rainbow

BBBB (out of 5) America’s devastating history of strife between European and native citizens is examined in this haunting, heartbreaking documentary. It concerns the controversy that arose in 1974 when the U.S. government decided that the citizens of a Navajo reservation in Arizona would be moved off their land, supposedly in the name of “bettering” … More Broken Rainbow

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Trial By Jury

BB.5 (out of 5) A year after this film was released, Demi Moore starred in its carbon copy The Juror, and neither of them are particularly memorable. Joanne Whalley plays a public citizen selected to serve on a courtroom jury in a case involving a powerful mobster on trial for murder. When one of the defendant’s … More Trial By Jury

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Visions Of Light

BBBB (out of 5) Movies about movies are always entertaining, and this beautiful film about the art of cinematography is no exception. The filmmakers have interviewed a group of cinematographers from recent decades as they talk about the films that have influenced their work and the experiences that they went through on the projects they … More Visions Of Light

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Broken Flowers (2005)

JIM JARMUSCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BBBB.  USA/France, 2005.  Focus Features, Five Roses, Bac Films.  Screenplay by Jim Jarmusch, inspired by an idea from Bill Raden, Sara Driver.  Cinematography by Frederick Elmes.  Produced by Jon Kilik, Stacey Smith.  Music by Mulatu Astatke.  Production Design by Mark Friedberg.  Costume Design by John Dunn.  Film Editing by Jay Rabinowitz.  Cannes Film Festival 2005. Offbeat, … More Broken Flowers (2005)

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Coffee And Cigarettes (2003)

JIM JARMUSCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2003.  Asmik Ace Entertainment, BIM Distribuzione, Smokescreen Inc..  Screenplay by Jim Jarmusch.  Cinematography by Tom DiCillo, Frederick Elmes, Ellen Kuras, Robby Muller.  Produced by Jason Kliot, Rudd Simmons, Jim Stark, Joana Vicente.  Production Design by Dan Bishop, Mark Friedberg, Tom Jarmusch.  Costume Design by Catherine George.  Film Editing by Jim Jarmusch, Terry Katz, … More Coffee And Cigarettes (2003)

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Night On Earth (1991)

JIM JARMUSCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  France/United Kingdom/Germany/USA/Japan, 1991.  Victor Company of Japan, Victor Musical Industries, Pyramide Productions, Canal+, Pandora Cinema, Pandora Filmproduktion, Channel Four Films, JVC Entertainment Networks, Locus Solus Entertainment.  Screenplay by Jim Jarmusch.  Cinematography by Frederick Elmes.  Produced by Jim Jarmusch.  Music by Tom Waits.  Production Design by Johan Le Tenoux.  Costume Design by Magda Bava, Claire Fraisse, … More Night On Earth (1991)

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Wild At Heart

BB.5 (out of 5) Lynch psychedelia at its most unimportant. After getting out of jail on probation, Nicolas Cage picks up his lady love (Laura Dern) and drives her across the country on his motorcycle. Her slightly psychotic mother (a fantastic Diane Ladd) hates Cage for his past and is entirely sure that her daughter is in … More Wild At Heart

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