Scream Of Stone (1991)

WERNER HERZOG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB Original Title: Cerro Torre: Schrei aus Stein Alternate Title: Cerro Torre Scream Of Stone Germany/France/Canada/Italy/Argentina/United Kingdom/South Africa, 1991. Sera Filmproduktion, Molécule, Films A2, Les Films Stock International, Wildlife Films, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Constantin Film, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Canal+, Telefilm Canada, Lucky Red, Rai 2, European Script Fund,…

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Cobra Verde (1987)

WERNER HERZOG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  West Germany/Ghana, 1987.  Werner Herzog Filmproduktion, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Ghana Film Industry Corporation.   Screenplay by Werner Herzog, based on the novel by Bruce Chatwin.  Cinematography by Viktor Ruzicka.   Produced by Lucki Stipetic.   Music by Popol Vuh.   Production Design by Ulrich Bergfelder.   Costume Design by Gisela Storch.   Film…

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Penguins of Madagascar (2014)

ERIC DARNELL, SIMON J. SMITH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2014.  DreamWorks Animation, Pacific Data Images.  Story by Alan Schoolcraft, Brent Simons, Michael Colton, John Aboud, Screenplay by Michael Colton, John Aboud, Brandon Sawyer.  Produced by Lara Breay, Mark Swift.  Music by Lorne Balfe.  Production Design by Shannon Jeffries.  Film Editing by Nick…

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Fitzcarraldo (1982)

WERNER HERZOG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.   West Germany/Peru/South Africa, 1982.  Werner Herzog Filmproduktion, Pro-ject Filmproduktion, Filmverlag der Autoren, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Wildlife Films Peru.  Screenplay by Werner Herzog.  Cinematography by Thomas Mauch.  Produced by Werner Herzog, Willi Segler, Lucki Stipetic.  Music by Popol Vuh.  Production Design by Ulrich Bergfelder, Henning von Gierke.  Costume Design by Gisela Storch.  Film Editing by Beate…

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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.  Berlin Film Festival 2015.   Bored of life in the…

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The Wind Rises (2013)

HAYAO MIYAZAKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Kaze Tachinu Japan, 2013.  Studio Ghibli, Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Hakuhodo DY Media Partners, KDDI Corporation, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, Nippon Television Network, Toho Company.  Screenplay by Hayao Miyazaki, based on his comic.  Produced by Toshio Suzuki.  Music by Joe Hisaishi.  Production Design by Yoji Takeshige.   Animation becomes poetry as Hayao Miyazaki makes…

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What Dreams May Come (1998)

VINCENT WARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA/New Zealand, 1998.  PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Interscope Communications, Metafilmics.  Screenplay by Ronald Bass, based on the novel by Richard Matheson. Cinematography by Eduardo Serra.  Produced by Barnet Bain.  Music by Michael Kamen.  Production Design by Eugenio Zanetti.  Costume Design by Yvonne Blake.  Film Editing by David Brenner, Maysie Hoy.   Robin Williams plays a happy family man, married…

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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.   Werner Herzog has had great success navigating between the worlds of fiction and…

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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.    A…

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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…

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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.   Werner Herzog explores the south pole but promises us that he has not gone…

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