Under The Volcano (1984)

JOHN HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Mexico/USA, 1984.  Conacite Unoo, Ithaca.  Screenplay by Guy Gallo, based on the novel by Malcolm Lowry.   Cinematography by Gabriel Figueroa.  Produced by Moritz Borman, Wieland Schulz-Keil.   Music by Alex North.  Production Design by Gunther Gerszo.   Costume Design by Angela Dodson.  Film Editing by Roberto Silvi.   A British…

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Two Mules For Sister Sara (1970)

DON SIEGEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA/Mexico, 1970.  Universal Pictures, The Malpaso Company, Sanen Productions.  Story by Budd Boetticher, Screenplay by Albert Maltz.  Cinematography by Gabriel Figueroa.  Produced by Carroll Case, Martin Rackin.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Jose Rodriguez Granada.  Costume Design by Carlos Chavez, Helen Colvig.  Film Editing by Robert F. Shugrue While on a mission to find out about…

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Macario (1960)

ROBERTO GAVALDON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Mexico, 1960.  Clasa Films Mundiales.  Screenplay by Emilio Carballido, Roberto Gavaldon, based on the story The Third Guest by B. Traven.   Cinematography by Gabriel Figueroa.   Produced by Armando Orive Alba.   Music by Raul Lavista.  Production Design by Manuel Fontanals.  Costume Design by Anita Jones.  Film Editing by Gloria Schoemann.   Dreamy Mexican ghost story…

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The Night Of The Iguana (1964)

JOHN HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1964.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Anthony Veiller, John Huston, based on the play by Tennessee Williams.  Cinematography by Gabriel Figueroa.  Produced by Ray Stark.  Music by Benjamin Frankel.  Production Design by Stephen B. Grimes.  Costume Design by Dorothy Jeakins.  Film Editing by Ralph Kemplen.   A one-time pastor (Richard Burton) finds himself working as a tour…

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Simon Of The Desert (1965)

LUIS BUNUEL   Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  Original title:  Simon del Desierto Mexico, 1965.  Sindicato de Trabajadores de la Producción Cinematográfica.  Story by Luis Bunuel, Screenplay by Luis Bunuel, Julio Alejandro.  Cinematography by Gabriel Figueroa. Produced by Gustavo Alatriste.  Music by Raul Lavista.  Film Editing by Carlos Savage. Luis Bunuel was a filmmaker of such power that even when…

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The Exterminating Angel (1962)

LUIS BUNUEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Original title:  El Angel Exterminador Mexico, 1962.  Producciones Gustavo Alatriste.  Screenplay by Luis Bunuel.  Cinematography by Gabriel Figueroa.  Produced by Gustavo Alatriste.  Music by Raul Lavista.  Production Design by Jesus Bracho.  Costume Design by Georgette Somohano.  Film Editing by Carlos Savage.   A group of high society members gather together for a dinner party full of witty…

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Nazarin (1959)

LUIS BUNUEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Mexico, 1959.  Producciones Barbachano Ponce.  Adapted for the screen by Luis Bunuel, Julio Alejandro, dialogue by Emilio Carballido, based on the novel by Benito Perez Galdos.  Cinematography by Gabriel Figueroa.  Produced by Manuel Barbachano Ponce.  Music by Rodolfo Halffter.  Production Design by Edward Fitzgerald.  Costume Design by Georgette Somohano.  Film Editing by Carlos Savage.   A young…

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El (1953)

LUIS BUNUEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Original title:  This Strange Passion Mexico, 1953.  Producciones Tepeyac.  Story and adaptation by Luis Bunuel, Luis Alcoriza, based on the novel by Mercedes Pinto.  Cinematography by Gabriel Figueroa.  Produced by Oscar Dancigers.  Music by Luis Hernandez Breton.  Production Design by Edward Fitzgerald.  Costume Design by Henri de Chatillon.  Film Editing by Carlos Savage.   One of Luis…

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Los Olvidados (1950)

LUIS BUNUEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Alternate title:  The Young And The Damned Mexico, 1950.  Ultramar Films.  Screenplay by Luis Alcoriza, Luis Bunuel.  Cinematography by Gabriel Figueroa.  Produced by Oscar Dancigers, Sergio Kogan, Jaime A. Menasce.  Music by Rodolfo Halffter, Gustavo Pittaluga.  Production Design by Edward Fitzgerald.  Film Editing by Carlos Savage.   Luis Bunuel’s first internationally acclaimed film was this brilliant…

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