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.   Eric Rohmer’s seasonal tales go to the months of gray skies and cold winds with…

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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.   Not nearly as saucy as the title might suggest. Rock Hudson was one of America’s most famous movie stars for decades, his gorgeous face and impressive physique making him the ideal…

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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.   Faithful, literate adaptation of the John Steinbeck novel is passionately adapted to the screen by…

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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.   Tim Robbins stars and directs for the first time in…

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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.   Poetic and touching, this…

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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.   Odd little tale from New…

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Swoon (1992)

TOM KALIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1992.  American Playhouse, Killer Films.  Screenplay by Tom Kalin, in collaboration with Hilton Als.  Cinematography by Ellen Kuras.  Produced by Christine Vachon.  Music by James Bennett.  Production Design by Therese DePrez.  Costume Design by Jessica Haston.  Film Editing by Tom Kalin.   The tale of Leopold and Loeb, two Depression-era serial killers who rampaged across…

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Visions Of Light (1992)

ARNOLD GLASSMAN, TODD McCARTHY, STUART SAMUELS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA/Japan, 1992.  American Film Institute, NHK.  Screenplay by Todd McCarthy.  Cinematography by Nancy Schreiber.  Produced by Stuart Samuels.  Film Editing by Arnold Glassman.   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…

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The Blue Hour (1992)

MARCEL GISLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB Original title:  Die Blaue Stunde Switzerland/Germany, 1992.  Marcel Gisler Filmproduktion, Schweizer Fernsehen, Westdeutscher Rundfunk.  Screenplay by Marcel Gisler, Andreas Herder, Rudolf Nadler.  Cinematography by Ciro Cappellari.  Produced by Marcel Gisler, Joachim von Mengershausen.  Music by Paul Bley.  Production Design by Kirsten Johannsen.  Costume Design by Beatrix Demleitner.  Film Editing by Bettina Bohler.   Soft, subtle drama about…

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Love After Love (1992)

DIANE KURYS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB Original title:  Apres L’Amour France/Portugal, 1992.  Alexandre Films, Canal+, Prodève, TF1 Films Production.  Screenplay by Diane Kurys, Antoine Lacomblez.  Cinematography by Fabio Conversi.  Produced by Jean-Bernard Fetoux.  Music by Yves Simon.  Production Design by Tony Egry.  Costume Design by Mic Cheminal.  Film Editing by Herve Schneid.   Isabelle Huppert plays a novelist suffering from writer’s block…

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