Il Sorpasso (1962)

DINO RISI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Italy, 1962.  Incei Film, Sancro Film, Fair Film.  Story and Screenplay by Dino Risi, Ettore Scola, Ruggero Maccari, dialogue by Ettore Scola, Ruggero Maccari.  Cinematography by Alfio Contini.  Produced by Mario Cecchi Gori.  Music by Riz Ortolani.  Production Design by Ugo Pericoli.  Costume Design by Ugo Pericoli.  Film Editing by Maurizio Lucidi. Vittorio Gassman…

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Beyond The Clouds (1995)

MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI, WIM WENDERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  Al Di La Delle Nuvole France/Germany/Italy, 1995.  Sunshine, France 3 Cinema, Ciné B, Cecchi Gori Group Tiger Cinematografica, Road Movies Zweite Produktionen, Canal+, Arbeitsgemeinschaft der öffentlich-rechtlichen Rundfunkanstalten der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Degeto Film, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Eurimages, Wim Wenders Stiftung.  Screenplay by Michelangelo Antonioni, Tonino Guerra, Wim…

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Ripley’s Game

BBBB (out of 5) Years after he originally showed us his talents by killing and assimilating his best friend, Tom Ripley (John Malkovich, at the very peak of his slithering form) lives the high life in a beautifully restored villa situated in a tiny Italian hamlet. He has retired from his life of thievery and…

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The Night Porter (1974)

LILIANA CAVANI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5 Original title:  Il Portiere Di Notte Italy, 1974.  Lotar Film Productions.  Story by Liliana Cavani, Barbara Alberti, Amedeo Amodio, Screenplay by Liliana Cavani, Italo Moscati, collaboration with Barbara Alberti, Amedeo Pagani.   Cinematography by Alfio Contini.   Produced by Joseph E. Levine.   Music by Daniele Paris.   Production Design by Nedo Azzini, Jean Marie Simon.  Costume Design…

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The Trojan Women (1971)

MICHAEL CACOYANNIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/USA/Greece, 1971.  Josef Shaftel Productions Inc..  Screenplay by Mihalis Kakogiannis, English translation by Edith Hamilton, based on the play by Euripides.  Cinematography by Alfio Contini.  Produced by Mihalis Kakogiannis, Anis Nohra.  Music by Mikis Theodorakis.  Production Design by Nicholas Georgiadis.  Costume Design by Nicholas Georgiadis, Annalisa Nasalli-Rocca.  Film Editing by Mihalis Kakogiannis.   This stagey but…

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