The Witches (Le streghe) (1967)

MAURO BOLOGNINI, VITTORIO DE SICA, PIER PAOLO PASOLINI, FRANCO ROSSI, LUCHINO VISCONTI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  Italy/France, 1967.  Dino de Laurentiis Cinematografica, Les Productions Artistes Associes.  Story and screenplay “La Strega Bruciata Viva” by Giuseppe Patroni Griffi, collaboration with Cesare Zavattini, Story and screenplay “Senso Civico” and “La Siciliana” by Agenore Incrocci, Furio Scarpelli, Bernardino Zapponi, … More The Witches (Le streghe) (1967)

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Face To Face (1967)

SERGIO SOLLIMA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Italy/Spain, 1967.  Produzioni Europee Associate, Arturo González Producciones Cinematográficas.  Story by Sergio Sollima, Screenplay by Sergio Donati, Sergio Sollima.  Cinematography by Rafael Pacheco.  Produced by Alberto Grimaldi.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Carlo Simi.  Costume Design by Carlo Simi.  Film Editing by Eugenio Alabiso.  Gian Maria Volonte plays a mild-mannered professor who leaves the … More Face To Face (1967)

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Burn! (Queimada) (1969)

GILLO PONTECORVO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Italy/France, 1969.  Produzioni Europee Associate, Les Productions Artistes Associés.  Story and Screenplay by Franco Solinas, Giorgio Arlorio, based on novels by Norman Gant.  Cinematography by Marcello Gatti, Giuseppe Ruzzolini.  Produced by Alberto Grimaldi.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Sergio Canevari.  Costume Design by Marilù Carteny.  Film Editing by Mario Morra.  Toronto International Film Festival 1977.  … More Burn! (Queimada) (1969)

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The Bird With The Crystal Plumage (L’Uccello Dalle Piume di Cristallo) (1970)

DARIO ARGENTO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Italy/West Germany, 1970.  Central Cinema Company Film, Glazier, Seda Spettacoli.  Screenplay by Dario Argento, based on the novel by Fredric Brown.  Cinematography by Vittorio Storaro.  Produced by Salvatore Argento.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Dario Micheli.  Costume Design by Dario Micheli.  Film Editing by Franco Fraticelli.  An American writer visiting Rome walks … More The Bird With The Crystal Plumage (L’Uccello Dalle Piume di Cristallo) (1970)

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The Hateful Eight

BBB (out of 5) Samuel L. Jackson blocks the path of a coach making its way to Red Rock across a nineteenth century snow-capped Wyoming ridge, begging a ride from its passengers. Jackson is a bounty hunter hauling in a few dead bodies for the reward, while riding comfortably inside the coach is another (Kurt … More The Hateful Eight

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1900 (Novecento)

BBBB (out of 5) Robert De Niro and Gerard Depardieu are born on the same day at the very beginning of the twentieth century, one the grandson of the padrone (Burt Lancaster) who has ownership of the peasants who work his land, and the other Lancaster’s own illegitimate son with one of the farm labourers.  They are … More 1900 (Novecento)

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