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…

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You Were Never Really Here (2017)

LYNNE RAMSAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom/France/USA, 2017.  Why Not Productions, Film4, British Film Institute Production Board.  Screenplay by Lynne Ramsay, based on the book by Jonathan Ames.  Cinematography by Thomas Townend.  Produced by Rosa Attab, Pascal Caucheteux, Rebecca O’Brien, Lynne Ramsay, James Wilson.  usic by Jonny Greenwood.  Production Design by Tim Grimes.  Costume Design by Malgosia Turzanska.  Film Editing by Joe…

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Queen Of The Desert (2015)

WERNER HERZOG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Morocco/USA, 2015.  Benaroya Pictures, H Films, Raslan Company of America.  Screenplay by Werner Herzog.  Cinematography by Peter Zeitlinger.  Produced by Michael Benaroya, Cassian Elwes, Nick N. Raslan.  Music by Klaus Badelt.  Production Design by Ulrich Bergfelder.  Costume Design by Michele Clapton.  Film Editing by Joe Bini.  Bored of life in the quiet English countryside, Gertrude Bell (Nicole…

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American Honey

BBB (out of 5) Andrea Arnold ventures across the ocean for her first exploration of American culture, her focus on the less privileged keeping in line with her previous films about under-served British citizens (Fish Tank) and those enduring the grimy bleakness of working-class Glasgow (Red Road…I don’t want to talk about Wuthering Heights).  Charismatic newcomer Sasha Lane plays an eighteen…

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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…

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We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011)

LYNNE RAMSAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2011.  BBC Films, UK Film Council, Footprint Investment Fund, Piccadilly Pictures, Lipsync Productions, Independent, Artina Films, Rockinghorse Films, Caemhan, Panaramic, Beryl Betty, Atlantic Swiss Productions.  Screenplay by Lynne Ramsay, Rory Kinnear, based on the novel by Lionel Shriver.  Cinematography by Seamus McGarvey.  Produced by Jennifer Fox, Luc Roeg, Robert Salerno.  Music by Jonny Greenwood.  Production…

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Into The Abyss (2011)

WERNER HERZOG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   Germany/Canada, 2011.  Creative Differences Productions, Skellig Rock, Spring Films, Werner Herzog Filmproduktion, Investigation Discovery, More4, Revolver Entertainment.  Screenplay by Werner Herzog.  Cinematography by Peter Zeitlinger.  Produced by Erik Nelson.  Music by Mark De Gli Antoni.  Film Editing by Joe Bini.  Toronto International Film Festival 2011. Werner Herzog has had great success navigating between the worlds…

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Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)

WERNER HERZOG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Canada/USA/France/Germany/United Kingdom, 2010.  Creative Differences, History Films, Ministere de la Culture et de la Communication, Arte France, Werner Herzog Filmproduktion, More4.  Screenplay by Werner Herzog, based on an article by Judith Thurman.  Cinematography by Peter Zeitlinger.  Produced by Adrienne Ciuffo, Erik Nelson.  Music by Ernst Reijseger.  Film Editing by Joe Bini, Maya Hawke.  Toronto International Film Festival…

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The Bad Lieutenant: Port Of Call – New Orleans (2009)

WERNER HERZOG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2009.  Millennium Films, Edward R. Pressman Film, Saturn Films, Polsky Films, Osiris Productions, Lieutenant Productions.  Screenplay by William M. Finkelstein, based on the film Bad Lieutenant by Victor Argo, Paul Calderon, Abel Ferrara, Zoë Lund.  Cinematography by Peter Zeitlinger.  Produced by Stephen Belafonte, Randall Emmett, Alan Polsky, Gabe Polsky, Edward R. Pressman, John Thompson.  Music…

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Encounters At The End Of The World (2007)

WERNER HERZOG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2007.  Discovery Films, Creative Differences Productions, Discovery Channel, Discovery Communications.  Screenplay by Werner Herzog.  Cinematography by Peter Zeitlinger.  Produced by Henry Kaiser.  Music by Henry Kaiser, David Lindley.  Production Design by Douglas Martin, Bruce McCall.  Film Editing by Joe Bini.  Academy Awards 2007.  Gotham Awards 2008.  Toronto International Film Festival 2007.  Werner Herzog explores the south pole but…

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Rescue Dawn (2006)

WERNER HERZOG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2006.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Top Gun Productions, Thema Productions, Gibraltar Films, Blue Rider Pictures, Bruin Grip Services.  Screenplay by Werner Herzog.  Cinematography by Peter Zeitlinger.  Produced by Elton Brand, Harry Knapp, Steve Marlton.  Music by Klaus Badelt.  Production Design by Arin ‘Aoi’ Pinijvararak.  Costume Design by Annie Dunn.  Film Editing by Joe Bini.  Toronto International Film Festival 2006.  American army…

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Invincible (2001)

WERNER HERZOG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/United Kingdom/Germany/Ireland, 2001.  Werner Herzog Filmproduktion, Tatfilm, Little Bird, Jan Bart Productions, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Bayerischer Rundfunk, ARTE, Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Filmforderungsanstalt, Beaftragter der Bundesregierung fur Angelegenheinten der Kultur und der Medien, FilmFour, Fine Line Features.  Screenplay by Werner Herzog.  Cinematography by Peter Zeitlinger.  Produced by Gary Bart, Werner Herzog.  Music by Klaus Badelt, Hans Zimmer.  Production…

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