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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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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The Wind Rises (Kaze Tachinu)

BBBB (out of 5) Animation becomes poetry as Hayao Miyazaki makes what he has announced as his final film into an ode to dreaming itself.  This beautiful romance between both a man and a woman and a boy and his childhood dream tells the true story of Jiro Horikoshi, who adored flight as a child…

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What Dreams May Come

B.5 (out of 5) Robin Williams plays a happy family man, married to Annabella Sciorra, who tries to help a car accident victim and ends up getting himself killed in a highway tunnel. Next thing he knows he’s being escorted around an oil painting-inspired utopia by welcome wagon Cuba Gooding Jr., discovering the many wonderful things…

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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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Woyzeck (1979)

WERNER HERZOG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  West Germany, 1979.  Werner Herzog Filmproduktion, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen.  Screenplay by Werner Herzog, based on the play by Georg Buchner.  Cinematography by Jorg Schmidt-Reitwein.  Production Design by Henning von Gierke.  Costume Design by Gisela Storch.  Film Editing by Beate Mainka-Jellinghaus.  Cannes Film Festival 1979.  Klaus Kinski gives a haunting performance in this dramatically charged adaptation of…

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Nosferatu The Vampyre (Nosferatu: Phantom Der Nacht) (1979)

WERNER HERZOG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  West Germany/France, 1979.  Werner Herzog Filmproduktion, Gaumont, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen.  Screenplay by Werner Herzog, based on the novel Dracula by Bram Stoker.  Cinematography by Jorg Schmidt-Reitwein.  Produced by Werner Herzog.  Music by Florian Fricke, Popol Vuh.  Production Design by Henning von Gierke.  Costume Design by Gisela Storch.  Film Editing by Beate Mainka-Jellinghaus.  Deliciously creepy remake of the F.W….

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