Accident (1967)

JOSEPH LOSEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB United Kingdom, 1967. Royal Avenue Chelsea. Screenplay by Harold Pinter, based on the novel by Nicholas Mosley. Cinematography by Gerry Fisher. Produced by Joseph Losey, Norman Priggen. Music by John Dankworth. Production Design by Carmen Dillon. Costume Design by Beatrice Dawson. Film Editing by Reginald Beck. None…

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A Doll’s House (1973)

JOSEPH LOSEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/France, 1973.  World Film Services.   Screenplay by David Mercer, Michael Meyer, based on the play by Henrik Ibsen.   Cinematography by Gerry Fisher.    Produced by Joseph Losey.  Music by Michel Legrand.   Production Design by Eileen Diss.   Costume Design by John Furniss.    Film Editing by Reginald…

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Mr. Freedom (1969)

WILLIAM KLEIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  France, 1969.  Films du Rond-Point, O.P.E.R.A..  Screenplay by William Klein.  Cinematography by Pierre Lhomme.  Produced by Guy Belfond, Christian Thivat, Michel Zemer.  Music by Michel Colombier, Serge Gainsbourg.  Production Design by Jacques Dugied.  Costume Design by Janine Klein.  Film Editing by Anne-Marie Cotret. Mr. Freedom (former baseball player John Abbey) is a superhero who fights…

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Who Are You, Polly Maggoo? (1966)

WILLIAM KLEIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Qui etes-vous, Polly Maggoo? France, 1966.  Delpire Productions.  Screenplay by William Klein.  Cinematography by Jean Boffety, Robert Boffety.  Produced by Robert Delpire.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Bernard Evein.  Costume Design by Janine Klein.  William Klein’s satire of show business has a suspicious attitude towards mid-sixties fashion trends and celebrity culture…

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Documenteur (1981)

AGNES VARDA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA/France, 1981.  Ciné Tamaris.  Screenplay by Agnes Varda.  Cinematography by Nurith Aviv, Affonso Beato, Bob Carr.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Film Editing by Bob Gould, Sabine Mamou.   Agnes Varda followed the shooting of her excellent documentary Mur Murs with this intelligent and absorbing fictional film.  It’s about a recently divorced French woman who is getting…

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Muriel, Or The Time Of Return (1963)

ALAIN RESNAIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Muriel ou Le Temps d’un Retour France/Italy, 1963.  Argos Films, Alpha Productions, Eclair, Les Films de la Pleiade, Dear Film Produzione.  Screenplay by Jean Cayrol.  Cinematography by Sacha Vierny.  Produced by Anatole Dauman.  Music by Hans Werner Henze.  Production Design by Jacques Saulnier.  Costume Design by Lucille Mussini.  Film Editing by Kenout Peltier, Eric Pluet….

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Last Year At Marienbad (1961)

ALAIN RESNAIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  L’Annee Derniere A Marienbad France/Italy, 1961.  Cocinor, Terra Film, Cormoran Films, Precitel, Como Films, Argos Films, Les Films Tamara, Cinétel, Silver Films, Cineriz.  Screenplay by Alain Robbe-Grillet.  Cinematography by Sacha Vierny.  Produced by Pierre Courau, Anatole Dauman, Raymond Froment.  Music by Francis Seyrig.  Production Design by Jacques Saulnier.  Costume Design by Bernard Evein.  Film Editing by Jasmine…

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Daughters Of Darkness (1971)

HARRY KUMEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5 Original title:  Les Levres Rouges Belgium/France/West Germany, 1971.  Showking Films, Maya Films, Ciné Vog Films, Roxy Film.  Scenario by Pierre Drouot, Harry Kumel, dialogue by Jean Ferry.  Cinematography by Eduard van der Enden.  Produced by Paul Collet, Henry Lange.  Music by Francois de Roubaix.  Production Design by Francoise Hardy.  Costume Design by Bernard Perris.  Film Editing by Denis…

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The Day Of The Jackal (1973)

FRED ZINNEMANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/France, 1973.  John Woolf Productions, Warwick Film Productions, Universal Productions France.  Screenplay by Kenneth Ross,based on the book by Frederick Forsyth.  Cinematography by Jean Tournier.  Produced by John Woolf.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Ernest Archer, Willy Holt.  Costume Design by Elizabeth Haffenden, Joan Bridge, Rosine Delamare.  Film Editing by Ralph Kemplen.  …

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Stolen Kisses (1968)

FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB. Original title:  Baisers Voles France, 1968.  Les Films du Carrosse, Les Productions Artistes Associes.  Scenario and dialogue by Francois Truffaut, Claude de Givray, Bernard Revon.  Cinematography by Denys Clerval.  Produced by Marcel Berbert, Francois Truffaut.  Music by Antoine Duhamel.  Production Design by Claude Pignot.  Film Editing by Agnes Guillemot.   Podcast: My Criterions. The second feature concerning…

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Donkey Skin (1970)

JACQUES DEMY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Peau D’Ane Alternate title:  Once Upon A Time France, 1970.  Marianne Productions, Parc Film.  Screenplay by Jacques Demy, based on the fairy tale by Charles Perreault.  Cinematography by Ghislain Cloquet.  Produced by Mag Bodard.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Jacques Dugied.  Costume Design by Gitt Magrini.  Film Editing by Anne-Marie Cotret.  Podcast:  My Criterions….

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The Discreet Charm Of The Bourgeoisie (1972)

LUIS BUNUEL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  Original title:  La Charme Discret De La Bourgeoisie France/Italy/Spain, 1972.  Greenwich Film Productions.  Scenario by Luis Bunuel, in collaboration with Jean-Claude Carriere.  Cinematography by Edmond Richard.  Produced by Serge Silberman.  Production Design by Pierre Guffroy.  Costume Design by Jacqueline Guyot.  Film Editing by Helene Plemiannikov.   Hilarious satire about upper-class life as seen by the…

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