Evil Under The Sun (1982)

GUY HAMILTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 United Kingdom, 1982. EMI Films, Titan Productions, Mersham Productions Ltd.. Screenplay by Anthony Shaffer, based on the novel by Agatha Christie. Cinematography by Christopher Challis. Produced by John Brabourne, Richard Goodwin. Music by John Lanchbery. Production Design by Elliot Scott. Costume Design by Anthony Powell. Film Editing…

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Je T’Aime Moi Non Plus (1976)

SERGE GAINSBOURG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 Alternate Title: I Love You, I Don’t France, 1976. Président Films, Renn Productions. Screenplay by Serge Gainsbourg. Cinematography by Willy Kurant. Produced by Jacques-Eric Strauss. Music by Serge Gainsbourg. Production Design by Theobald Meurisse. Costume Design by Jeannette Descamps. Film Editing by Kenout Peltier. Serge Gainsbourg directs…

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La Belle Noiseuse (1991)

JACQUES RIVETTE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  France/Switzerland, 1991.  Pierre Grise Productions, George Reinhart Productions, FR3 Films Production, Centre National du Cinema et de L’Image Animee, Canal+, Investimage 2, Investimage 3, Région Languedoc-Roussillon.  Scenario by Pascal Bonitzer, Christine Laurent, Jacques Rivette, dialogue by Pascal Bonitzer, Christine Laurent, inspired by the novella Le Chef-d’Oeuvre Inconnu by…

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The French Minister (2013)

BERTRAND TAVERNIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   Original title:  Quai D’Orsay France, 2013.  Little Bear, Pathé, France 2 Cinéma, CN2 Productions, Alvy Développement, Canal+, Ciné+, Site 4 View Productions.  Screenplay by Abel Lanzac, Christophe Blain, Bertrand Tavernier, based on the comic book Quai d’Orsay-Chroniques Diplomatiques by Abel Lanzac, Christophe Blain.  Cinematography by Jerome Almeras.  Produced by Frederic Bourboulon, Jerome Seydoux.  Music…

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Around A Small Mountain (2009)

JACQUES RIVETTE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  France/Italy, 2009.   Original title:  36 vues du Pic Saint Loup Pierre Grise Productions, France 2 Cinema, Cinemaundici, Rai Cinema, Alien Produzioni, Canal+, France 2 (FR2), Centre National De La Cinematographie, Région Languedoc-Roussillon, MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Procirep.  Screenplay by Jacques Rivette, Pascal Bonitzer, Christine Laurent, Sergio Castellitto, Shirel Amitay,…

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The Swimming Pool (1969)

JACQUES DERAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Original title:  La Piscine Italy/France, 1969.  Societe Nouvelle de Cinematographie, Tritone Cinematografica.  Screenplay by Jean-Claude Carriere, Jacques Deray, from a story by Alain Page.  Cinematography by Jean-Jacques Tarbes.  Produced by Gerard Beytout.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Paul Laffargue.  Costume Design by Andre Courreges.  Film Editing by Paul Cayatte. This erotic drama likely became as…

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Wonderwall (1968)

JOE MASSOT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  United Kingdom, 1968.  Alan Clore Films, Compton Films.  Story by Gerard Brach, Screenplay by Guillermo Cabrera Infante.  Cinematography by Harry Waxman.  Produced by Andrew Braunsberg.  Music by George Harrison.  Production Design by Assheton Gorton.  Costume Design by Jocelyn Rickards.  Film Editing by Rusty Coppleman. A genuine curiosity from the swinging sixties, made with very little comprehensive plotting to speak…

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Twice Born (2012)

SERGIO CASTELLITTO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Italy/Spain, 2012.  Medusa Film, Alien Produzioni, Mod Producciones, Picomedia, Telecinco Cinema, Sky Cinema, Mediaset, Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali, Banca Nazionale del Lavoro, Film Investment Piedmont, Film Commission Torino-Piemonte, Regione Lazio.  Screenplay by Sergio Castellitto, Margaret Mazzantini, based on the novel by Margaret Mazzantini.  Cinematography by Gianfilippo…

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Merci Dr Rey! (2002)

ANDREW LITVACK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB Alternate title:  Merci Docteur Rey France/USA, 2002.  Merchant Ivory Productions, Eat Your Soup Productions.  Screenplay by Andrew Litvack.  Cinematography by Laurent Machuel.  Produced by Rahila Bootwala, Nathalie Gastaldo.  Music by Geoff Alexander.  Production Design by Jacques Bufnoir.  Costume Design by Pierre-Yves Gayraud.  Film Editing by Giles Gardner.   Despite the fact that his mother is the most famous…

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Death On The Nile (1978)

JOHN GUILLERMIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB. United Kingdom, 1978.  Mersham Productions Ltd..  Screenplay by Anthony Shaffer, based on the novel by Agatha Christie.  Cinematography by Jack Cardiff.   Produced by John Brabourne, Richard B. Goodwin.  Music by Nino Rota.  Production Design by Peter Murton.  Costume Design by Anthony Powell.  Film Editing by Malcolm Cooke.   Like Murder On The Orient Express before it, this…

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Daddy Nostalgia (1990)

BERTRAND TAVERNIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Original title:  Daddy Nostalgie Alternate title:  These Foolish Things France, 1990.  Cléa Productions, Eurisma, Little Bear, Solyfic.  Directed by Bertrand Tavernier.  Story by Colo Tavernier, Dialogue by Colo Tavernier, Bertrand Tavernier.  Cinematography by Denis Lenoir.  Produced by Adolphe Viezzi.  Music by Antoine Duhamel.  Production Design by Jean-Louis Poveda.  Costume Design by Christian Gasc.  Film Editing by Ariane Boeglin.   Absolutely…

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A Soldier’s Daughter Never Cries (1998)

JAMES IVORY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  France/United Kingdom/USA, 1998.   Capitol Films, Merchant Ivory Productions, British Screen Productions.   Screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, James Ivory, based on the novel by Kaylie Jones.   Cinematography by Jean-Marc Fabre.   Produced by Ismail Merchant.   Music by Richard Robbins.   Production Design by Pat Garner, Jacques Bufnoir.   Costume Design by Carol…

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