A Winter’s Tale (1992)

ERIC ROHMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Conte d’Hiver France, 1992.  Compagnie Eric Rohmer, Les Films du Losange, Canal+, Investimage, Sofiarp.  Screenplay by Eric Rohmer.  Cinematography by Luc Pages.  Produced by Margaret Menegoz.  Music by Sebastien Erms.  Costume Design by Pierre-Jean Larroque.  Film Editing by Mary Stephen.  Toronto International Film Festival 1992. Eric Rohmer’s seasonal tales go to the months of gray skies and…

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Rock Hudson’s Home Movies (1992)

MARK RAPPAPORT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1992.  Couch Potatoe Productions.  Screenplay by Mark Rappaport.  Cinematography by Mark Daniels.  Produced by Mark Rappaport.  Film Editing by Mark Rappaport.  New York Film Critics Awards 1993.  Toronto International Film Festival 1992.   Not nearly as saucy as the title might suggest. Rock Hudson was one of America’s most famous movie stars for decades, his…

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Man Bites Dog (1992)

REMY BELVAUX, ANDRE BONZEL, BENOIT POELVOORDE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  C’est Arrive Pres De Chez Vous Belgium, 1992.  Les Artistes Anonymes.  Story by Remy Belvaux, Screenplay by Remy Belvaux, Andre Bonzel, Benoit Poelvoorde, Vincent Tavier.  Cinematography by Andre Bonzel. Produced by Remy Belvaux, Andre Bonzel, Benoit Poelvoorde.  Music by Jean-Marc Chenut, Laurence Dufrene, Philippe Malempre.  Film Editing by Remy…

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Hard Boiled (1992)

JOHN WOO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Lat sau san taam Hong Kong, 1992.  Golden Princess Film Production Limited, Milestone Pictures, Pioneer LDC.  Story by John Woo, Screenplay by Barry Wong.  Cinematography by Wing-hang Wong.  Produced by Terence Chang, Linda Kuk.  Music by Michael Gibbs.  Production Design by Wah-Sang Leung.  Costume Design by Janet Chun, Bruce Yu.  Film Editing by Ah-Chik, Kit-Wai Kai, John Woo,…

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Of Mice And Men (1992)

GARY SINISE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1992.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Horton Foote, based on the novel by John Steinbeck.  Cinematography by Kenneth MacMillan. Produced by Gary Sinise.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by David Gropman.  Costume Design by Shay Cunliffe.  Film Editing by Robert L. Sinise.  Cannes Film Festival 1992.   Faithful, literate adaptation of the John Steinbeck novel is passionately adapted to…

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Bob Roberts (1992)

TIM ROBBINS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 1992.  Miramax, Live Entertainment, Polygram Filmed Entertainment, The Rank Organisation, Working Title Films.  Screenplay by Tim Robbins.  Cinematography by Jean Lepine.  Produced by Forrest Murray.  Music by David Robbins.  Production Design by Richard Hoover.  Costume Design by Bridget Kelly.  Film Editing by Lisa Zeno Churgin.  Golden Globe Awards 1992.  National Board of Review Awards 1992….

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A River Runs Through It (1992)

ROBERT REDFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1992.  Allied Filmmakers, Wildwood Enterprises.  Screenplay by Richard Friedenberg, based on the story by Norman Maclean.  Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot.  Produced by Patrick Markey, Amalia Mato, Robert Redford.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Jon Hutman.  Costume Design by Kathy O’Rear, Bernie Pollack.  Film Editing by Robert Estrin, Lynzee Klingman.  Academy Awards 1992.  Golden Globe Awards…

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Crush (1992)

ALISON MacLEAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  New Zealand, 1992.  Hibiscus Films, New Zealand Film Commission, New Zealand On Air, Avalon/NFU Studios, Movie Partners.  Screenplay by Anne Kennedy, Alison Maclean.  Cinematography by Dion Beebe.  Produced by Bridget Ikin.  Music by The J.P.S. Experience.  Production Design by Meryl Cronin.  Costume Design by Ngila Dickson.  Film Editing by John Gilbert.  Cannes Film Festival 1992.   Odd little…

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Swoon

BBB (out of 5) The tale of Leopold and Loeb, two Depression-era serial killers who rampaged across America for months before they were finally caught, has been told many times in the movies, from Alfred Hitchcock’s Rope to Compulsion starring Orson Welles. One key element of the relationship, that they were lovers as well as…

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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…

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The Blue Hour

BBB (out of 5) Original title:  Die Blaue Stunde Soft, subtle drama about love in unexpected places. A male prostitute has found himself growing numb to his emotions from spending his days being used for other men’s pleasure; his next-door neighbour is a woman whose relationship with her boyfriend is anything but satisfying. Through chance encounters…

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Love After Love

BBB (out of 5) Original title:  Apres L’Amour Isabelle Huppert plays a novelist suffering from writer’s block for her latest project, and it is likely due to her personal situation: she is keeping up two full-fledged relationships with two separate men, and they in turn are maintaining their lives (and children) with other women. All…

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