The Delta Force (1986)

MENAHEM GOLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA/Israel, 1986.  Golan-Globus Productions.  Screenplay by James Bruner, Menahem Golan.  Cinematography by David Gurfinkel.  Produced by Yoram Globus, Menahem Golan.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Luciano Spadoni.  Costume Design by Tami Mor.  Film Editing by Alain Jakubowicz. Having previously made an Oscar nominated film about the 1976 Air France hijacking that resulted in…

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I Don’t Just Want You To Love Me (1993)

HANS GUNTHER PFLAUM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5 Original title:  Ich Will Nur, Dass Ihr Mich Liebt – Der Filmemacher Rainer Werner Fassbinder Germany, 1993.  Pro-ject Filmproduktion.  Screenplay by Hans Gunther Pflaum.  Cinematography by Manfred Burkle, Werner Kurz.Produced by Theo Hinz.  Film Editing by Ingrid Wolff.   Intelligent, thorough documentary that covers the career of German filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder, the…

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Passion (1982)

JEAN-LUC GODARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  France/Switzerland, 1982.  Sara Films, Sonimage, Films A2, Film et Video Productions, Société Suisse de Radiodiffusion et Télévision (SSR).  Screenplay by Jean-Luc Godard.  Cinematography by Raoul Coutard.  Produced by Armand Barbault, Catherine Lapoujade, Martine Marignac.  Production Design by Jean Bauer, Serge Marzolff.  Costume Design by Christian Gasc, Rosalie Varda.  Film Editing by Jean-Luc Godard.   Go ahead and…

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The Story Of Piera (1983)

MARCO FERRERI Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5 Original title:  Storia Di Piera Italy/France/West Germany, 1983.  Faso Film, Sara Films, Ascot Film.  Story and Screenplay by Marco Ferreri, Piera Degli Esposti, Dacia Maraini, based on the book by Piera Degli Esposti, Dacia Maraini.  Cinematography by Ennio Guarnieri.  Produced by Erwin C. Dietrich, Achille Manzotti.  Music by Philippe Sarde.  Production Design by Lorenzo…

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The Marriage Of Maria Braun (1979)

RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5 Original title:  Die Ehe Der Maria Braun West Germany, 1979.  Albatros Filmproduktion, Fengler Films, Filmverlag der Autoren, Tango Film, Trio Film, Westdeutscher Rundfunk.  Idea by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Screenplay by Pea Fröhlich, Peter Märthesheimer, Dialogue by Pea Frohlich, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Peter Marthesheimer.  Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus.  Produced by Wolf-Dietrich Brucker, Volker Canaris.  Music by…

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The Bitter Tears Of Petra Von Kant (1972)

RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5 Original title:  Die Bitteren Tranen Der Petra von Kant West Germany, 1972.  Filmverlag der Autoren, Tango Film.  Screenplay by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, based on his play.  Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus.  Produced by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Michael Fengler.  Production Design by Kurt Raab.  Costume Design by Maja Lemcke.  Film Editing by Thea Eymesz.   Rainer Werner…

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Beware Of A Holy Whore (1971)

RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB Original title:  Warnung Vor Einer Heiligen Nutte West Germany, 1971.  Antiteater-X-Film, Nova International Films.  Screenplay by Rainer Werner Fassbinder.  Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus.  Produced by Peter Berling.  Music by Peer Raben.  Production Design by Kurt Raab.  Film Editing by Thea Eymesz, Rainer Werner Fassbinder.   Arch, highly stylized fishbowl look into the world of film…

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Katzelmacher (1969)

RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  West Germany, 1969.  Antiteater-X-Film.  Screenplay by Rainer Werner Fassbinder.   Cinematography by Dietrich Lohmann.   Produced by Peer Raben.   Music by Peer Raben.  Film Editing by Rainer Werner Fassbinder.   Imagine a Paul Morrissey movie with German dialogue and good actors and you have this unsuccessfully experimental film by Rainer Werner Fassbinder….

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Dead Again (1991)

KENNETH BRANAGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Paramount Pictures, Mirage Enterprises.  USA, 1991.  Screenplay by Scott Frank.  Cinematography by Matthew F. Leonetti.  Produced by Lindsay Doran, Charles H. Maguire.  Music by Patrick Doyle.  Production Design by Tim Harvey.  Costume Design by Phyllis Dalton.  Film Editing by Peter E. Berger.   A Los Angeles police detective (Kenneth Branagh) comes across a terrorized mute woman (Emma…

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The Edge of Heaven (2007)

FATIH AKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Original title:  Auf Der Anderen Seite Germany/Turkey/Italy, 2007.  Anka Film, Beauftragter der Bundesregierung für Angelegenheiten der Kultur und der Medien, Dorje Film, Filmförderung Hamburg, Filmförderungsanstalt, Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Kulturelle Filmförderung Schleswig-Holstein, Norddeutscher Rundfunk, Nordmedia Fonds.  Screenplay by Fatih Akin.  Cinematography by Rainer Klausmann.  Produced by Fatih Akin, C. Duygu Bingol, Klaus Maeck, Andreas Thiel,…

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