Ossessione (1943)

LUCHINO VISCONTI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Italy, 1943.  Industrie Cinematografiche Italiane.  Screenplay by Luchino Visconti, Mario Alicata, Giuseppe De Santis, Gianni Puccini, based on the novel The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain.  Cinematography by Domenico Scala, Aldo Tonti.  Produced by Libero Solaroli.  Music by Giuseppe Rosati.  Production Design by Gino Franzi.  Costume Design by Maria De Matteis.  Film Editing … More Ossessione (1943)

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Barabbas

BBB (out of 5) Those who enjoyed the gladiatorial spectacle of Spartacus but felt it lacked the cheesy religiosity of Ben-Hur were likely thrilled with Barabbas, a film that ably gives you both elements for the price of one. Anthony Quinn is excellent as the rough criminal of the title who, on the day of … More Barabbas

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The Nights of Cabiria (Le Notti di Cabiria)

BBBBB (out of 5) The best film from Fellini’s pre-Dolce Vita career is this scintillating comedy-drama that was the basis for the less impressive musical Sweet Charity. Cabiria (Giulietta Masina, in the best role of her career) is a prostitute with a hopeful heart who keeps putting her faith in human nature, and subsequently keeps … More The Nights of Cabiria (Le Notti di Cabiria)

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Reflections In A Golden Eye (1967)

JOHN HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1967.  Warner Brothers/Seven Arts.  Screenplay by Chapman Mortimer, Gladys Hill, based on the novel by Carson McCullers.  Cinematography by Aldo Tonti.  Produced by John Huston, Ray Stark.  Music by Toshiro Mayuzumi.  Production Design by Stephen B. Grimes.  Costume Design by Dorothy Jeakins.  Film Editing by Russell Lloyd.  Podcast:  Bad Gay Movies.   One of the absolute strangest experiences … More Reflections In A Golden Eye (1967)

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