The Seduction of Mimi (1972)

LINA WERTMULLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Original title:  Mimì metallurgico ferito nell’onore Italy, 1972.  Euro International Film.   Story and Screenplay by Lina Wertmuller.  Cinematography by Dario Di Palma.  Produced by Romano Cardarelli, Daniele Senatore.  Music by Piero Piccioni.  Production Design by Amedeo Fago.  Costume Design by Enrico Job.  Film Editing by Franco Fraticelli.   Lina…

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American Dreamer (1984)

RICK ROSENTHAL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1984.  CBS Theatrical Films.  Story by Ann Biderman, Screenplay by David Greenwalt, Jim Kouf.  Cinematography by Jan de Bont, Giuseppe Rotunno.  Produced by Doug Chapin.  Music by Lewis Furey.  Production Design by Brian Eatwell.  Costume Design by Michael Kaplan.  Film Editing by Anne Goursaud. Made at the height of the popularity of eighties concept comedies,…

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The Disappearance Of Garcia Lorca (1997)

MARCO ZURINAGA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Alternate title:  Death In Granada Spain/France/USA/Puerto Rico, 1997.  Antena 3 Televisión, Canal+, Enrique Cerezo Producciones Cinematográficas S.A., Esparza / Katz Productions, Kanzaman, Miramar Films.  Screenplay by Marco Zurinaga, Juan Antonio Ramos, Neil Cohen, based on the books The Assassination of Federico Garcia Lorca and Federico Garcia Lorca: A Life by Ian…

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Elective Affinities (1996)

PAOLO TAVIANI, VITTORIO TAVIANI Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  Original title:  La Affinita Elettive Italy/France, 1996.  Filmtre, Gierre Film, RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana, Florida Movies, France 3 Cinéma, Canal+.  Screenplay by Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani, based on the novel Die Wahlverwandtschaften by Johann Wolfgang Goethe.  Cinematography by Giuseppe Lanci. Produced by Jean-Claude Cecile, Grazia Volpi.  Music by Carlo Crivelli.  Production Design by Gianni Sbarra.  Costume…

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Once Upon A Crime… (1992)

EUGENE LEVY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Germany/USA, 1992.  Ascot Film, Dino De Laurentiis Company.  Story by Rodolfo Sonego, Screenplay by Charles Shyer, Nancy Meyers, Steve Kluger, based on an earlier screenplay by Rodolfo Sonego, Giorgio Arlorio, Stefano Strucchi, Luciano Vincenzoni.  Cinematography by Giuseppe Rotunno.  Produced by Dino De Laurentiis.  Music by Richard Gibbs.  Production Design by Pier Luigi Basile.  Costume Design by Molly…

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The Secret Of Santa Vittoria (1969)

STANLEY KRAMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1969.  Stanley Kramer Productions.  Screenplay by Ben Maddow, William Rose, based on the novel by Robert Crichton.  Cinematography by Giuseppe Rotunno.  Produced by Stanley Kramer.  Music by Ernest Gold.  Production Design by Robert Clatworthy.  Costume Design by Joe King.  Film Editing by Earle Herdan, William A. Lyon.   The Italian hamlet of Santa Vittoria decides,…

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Man On Fire (2004)

TONY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2004.  Fox 2000 Pictures, Regency Enterprises, New Regency Pictures, Scott Free Productions, Epsilon Motion Pictures.  Screenplay by Brian Helgeland, based on the novel by A.J. Quinnell.  Cinematography by Paul Cameron.  Produced by Lucas Foster, Arnon Milchan, Tony Scott.  Music by Harry Gregson-Williams.  Production Design by Benjamin Fernandez, Chris Seagers.  Costume Design by Louise Frogley.  Film…

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A Drama Of Jealousy (1970)

ETTORE SCOLA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   Original title:  Dramma Della Gelosia–Tutti I Particolari In Cronaca Alternate title:  Pizza Triangle, Jealousy–Italian Style Italy/Spain, 1970.  Dean Film, Jupiter Generale Cinematografica, Midega Film.  Screenplay by Agenore Incrocci, Furio Scarpelli, Ettore Scola.  Cinematography by Carlo Di Palma.  Produced by Pio Angeletti, Adriano De Micheli.  Music by Armando Trovajoli.  Production Design by Luciano Ricceri.  Costume Design by Ezio…

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Hannibal (2001)

RIDLEY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   United Kingdom/USA, 2001.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Universal Pictures, Dino De Laurentiis Company, Scott Free Productions.  Screenplay by David Mamet, Steven Zaillian, based on the novel by Thomas Harris.  Cinematography by John Mathieson.  Produced by Dino De Laurentiis, Martha De Laurentiis, Ridley Scott.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Diego Loreggian, Norris Spencer.  Costume Design by Janty…

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Quantum Of Solace (2008)

MARC FORSTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2008.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Columbia Pictures, Eon Productions, B22, Danjaq, United Artists. Screenplay by Paul Haggis, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, based on characters created by  Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by Roberto Schaefer.  Produced by Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson.  Music by David Arnold.  Production Design by Dennis Gassner.  Costume Design by Louise Frogley.  Film Editing by…

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Mimic (1997)

GUILLERMO DEL TORO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1997.  Dimension Films, Miramax.  Screen story and Screenplay by Guillermo del Toro, Matthew Robbins, based on the short story by Donald A. Wollheim.   Cinematography by Dan Laustsen.  Produced by Ole Bornedal, B.J. Rack, Bob Weinstein.  Music by Marco Beltrami.  Production Design by Carol Spier.  Costume Design by Marie-Sylvie Deveau.  Film Editing by Patrick…

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CQ (2001)

ROMAN COPPOLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB. USA/Luxembourg/France/Italy, 2001.  United Artists, American Zoetrope, Delux Productions, Luxembourg Film Fund, CQ Productions, Sawyer Productions.  Screenplay by Roman Coppola.  Cinematography by Robert D. Yeoman.  Produced by Gary Marcus.  Music by Pierre Begon-Lours, Stephane Luginbuhl, Mellow, Patrick Woodcock.  Production Design by Dean Tavoularis.  Costume Design by Judy Shrewsbury.  Film Editing by Leslie Jones.   It’s 1969, and an American…

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