The World of Jacques Demy (1995)

AGNES VARDA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   Original title:  L’univers de Jacques Demy France/Belgium/Spain, 1995.  Canal+ Espana, Canal+, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Ciné Tamaris, DocStar, Institut National de L’Audiovisuel, La Sept-Arte, Ministere des Affaires Etrangeres et du Developpement International, Sofica Valor 2.  Screenplay by Agnes Varda.  Cinematography by Stephane Krausz, Peter Pilafian Georges Strouve.  Music by Michel Colombier, Michel…

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The Journey (1959)

ANATOLE LITVAK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1959.  Alby Pictures.  Screenplay by George Tabouri.  Cinematography by Jack Hildyard.  Produced by Anatole Litvak.  Music by Georges Auric.  Production Design by Isabella Schlichting, Werner Schlichting.  Costume Design by Rene Hubert.  Film Editing by Dorothy Spencer.   A varied group of passengers are trying to catch a flight out of Budapest during the Hungarian Uprising…

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Model Shop (1969)

JACQUES DEMY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  France/USA, 1969.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Jacques Demy, English dialogue by Carole Eastman.  Cinematography by Michel Hugo.  Produced by Jacques Demy. Music by Spirit.  Production Design by Kenneth A. Reid.  Costume Design by Gene Ashman, Rita Riggs.  Film Editing by Walter Thompson. We reunite with Anouk Aimee‘s Lola from the film of the same name when,…

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Festival In Cannes (2001)

HENRY JAGLOM Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.  USA, 2001.  Revere Entertainment, The Rainbow Film Company.  Screenplay by Victoria Foyt, Henry Jaglom.  Cinematography by Hanania Baer.  Produced by John Goldstone.  Music by Gaili Schoen.  Costume Design by Jo Kissack.  Film Editing by Henry Jaglom.   Henry Jaglom strikes a pitifully wrong note with this talky and boring drama that takes place during the…

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A Man And A Woman (1966)

CLAUDE LELOUCH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  Original title:  Un Homme Et Une Femme France, 1966.  Les Films 13.  Screenplay by Claude Lelouch, Pierre Uytterhoeven.  Cinematography by Claude Lelouch.  Produced by Claude Lelouch.  Music by Francis Lai.  Production Design by Robert Luchaire.  Costume Design by Richard Marvil.  Film Editing by Claude Barrois.  Academy Awards 1966.  Cannes Film Festival 1966.  Golden Globe Awards 1966.   National Board Of Review…

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8 ½ (1963)

FEDERICO FELLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  Original title:  Otto E Mezzo Italy/France, 1963.  Cineriz, Francinex.  Story by Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano, Screenplay by Ennio Flaiano, Tullio Pinelli, Federico Fellini, Brunello Rondi.  Cinematography by Gianni Di Venanzo.  Produced by Angelo Rizzoli.  Music by Nino Rota.  Production Design by Piero Gherardi.  Costume Design by Piero Gherardi.  Film Editing by Leo Catozzo.  Podcast:  My Criterions.  Academy Awards 1963. …

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La Dolce Vita (1960)

FEDERICO FELLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  Italy/France, 1960.  Riama Film, Cinecittà, Pathe Consortium Cinema.  Story by Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano, Tullio Pinelli, Screenplay by Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano, Tullio Pinelli, Brunello Rondi.  Cinematography by Otello Martelli.  Produced by Giuseppe Amato, Angelo Rizzoli.  Music by Nino Rota.  Production Design by Piero Gherardi.  Costume Design by Piero Gherardi.  Film Editing by Leo Catozzo.  Podcast:  My Criterions.  Academy Awards…

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Lola (1961)

JACQUES DEMY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Italy/France, 1961.  Rome Paris Films.  Screenplay by Jacques Demy.  Cinematography by Raoul Coutard.  Produced by Georges de Beauregard, Carlo Ponti.  Music by Michel Legrand. Production Design by Bernard Evein.  Costume Design by Bernard Evein.  Film Editing by Anne-Marie Cotret.  The Criterion Collection. This is one of Anouk Aimee‘s most famous, image-making roles. She plays a…

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Tragedy Of A Ridiculous Man (1981)

BERNARDO BERTOLUCCI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  La Tragedia Di Un Uomo Ridicolo Italy, 1981.  Fiction Cinematografica S.p.a..  Screenplay by Bernardo Bertolucci.  Cinematography by Carlo Di Palma.  Produced by Giovanni Bertolucci.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Costume Design by Lina Nerli Taviani.  Film Editing by Gabriella Cristiani.  Cannes Film Festival 1981.   Middling Bertolucci drama about a cheese factory owner (Ugo Tognazzi) who witnesses…

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Chacun Son Cinema, ou Ce Petit Coup Au Coeur Quand La Lumiere S’Eteint et Que Le Film Commence (2007)

Theodoros Angelopoulos, Olivier Assayas, Bille August, Jane Campion, Youssef Chahine, Kaige Chen, Michael Cimino, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, David Cronenberg, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Manoel de Oliveira, Raymond Depardon, Atom Egoyan, Amos Gitai, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Hsiao-Hsien Hou, Aki Kaurismaki, Abbas Kiarostami, Takeshi Kitano, Andrey Konchalovskiy, Claude Lelouch, Ken Loach, David Lynch, Nanni Moretti, Roman Polanski,…

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Ready To Wear (1994)

ROBERT ALTMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Pret-A-Porter USA, 1994.  Etalon Film, Miramax.  Screenplay by Robert Altman, Barbara Shulgasser.  Cinematography by Jean Lepine, Pierre Mignot.  Produced by Robert Altman.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Stephen Altman.  Costume Design by Catherine Leterrier.  Film Editing by Suzy Elmiger, Geraldine Peroni.  Golden Globe Awards 1994.  National Board of Review Awards 1994.   There are…

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