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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Paris Can Wait (2016)

ELEANOR COPPOLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2016.  Lifetime Films, American Zoetrope, Corner Piece Capital, Protagonist Pictures, Tohokushinsha Film Corporation, A+E Studios.  Screenplay by Eleanor Coppola.  Cinematography by Crystal Fournier.  Produced by Eleanor Coppola, Fred Roos.  Music by Laura Karpman.  Production Design by Anne Seibel.  Costume Design by Milena Canonero.  Film Editing by Glen Scantlebury.  Toronto International Film Festival 2016. Diane Lane has accompanied … More Paris Can Wait (2016)

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Twixt

B (out of 5) Francis Ford Coppola dips into the vampire genre with unwatchable results.  A terrible Val Kilmer plays a writer on the decline who finds himself in a dusty little town during a book tour, his tomes on witch hunts still maintaining some potency with readers.  Ornery old Bruce Dern approaches and informs him of … More Twixt

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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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The General’s Daughter (1999)

SIMON WEST Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA/Germany, 1999.  Paramount Pictures, Neufeld Rehme Productions, MFP Munich Film Partners GmbH & Company I. Produktions KG, Hollywood Licensing Group, Mace Neufeld Productions.  Screenplay by Christopher Bertolini, William Goldman, based on the novel by Nelson DeMille.  Cinematography by Peter Menzies Jr..  Produced by Mace Neufeld.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by J. Dennis Washington.  Costume Design by Erica … More The General’s Daughter (1999)

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Con Air (1997)

SIMON WEST Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1997.  Touchstone Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Kouf/Bigelow Productions, Runway Pictures, Hiett Designs of Las Vegas.  Screenplay by Scott Rosenberg.  Cinematography by David Tattersall.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.  Music by Mark Mancina, Trevor Rabin.  Production Design by Chas. Butcher, Edward T. McAvoy, Seven L. Nielsen.  Costume Design by Bobbie Read.  Film Editing by Chris Lebenzon, Steve Mirkovich, Glen Scantlebury.  Academy … More Con Air (1997)

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Dream House

0.5 (out of 5) It’s hard to do worse than this thriller, producing few chills, rife with bad character clichés and a hackneyed plot that makes all its actors look incredibly brainless (they apparently agree, since the finished project resulted in all of the leads refusing to participate in any pre-release promotion). Likely the top-flight … More Dream House

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