The Skin (1981)

LILIANA CAVANI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 Original Title: La pelle France/Italy, 1981.  Opera Film Produzione, Gaumont.   Screenplay by Robert Katz, Liliana Cavani, Catherine Breillat, based on the novel by Curzio Malaparte.   Cinematography by Armando Nannuzzi.  Produced by Alain Poire, Renzo Rossellini.   Music by Lalo Schifrin.   Production Design by Dante Ferretti.   Costume Design by…

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Francesco (1989)

LILIANA CAVANI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Italy/West Germany, 1989.  Karol Film, Royal Film, Rai 1, Istituto Luce-Italnoleggio Cinematografico.  Story by Liliana Cavani, Screenplay by Liliana Cavani, Roberta Mazzoni.  Cinematography by Ennio Guarnieri, Giuseppe Lanci.  Produced by Roberta Cadringher, Giulio Scanni, Jost Steinbruchel.  Music by Vangelis.  Production Design by Danilo Donati.  Costume Design by Danilo Donati.  Film Editing by Gabriella Cristiani.   Liliana…

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Great Directors (2009)

ANGELA ISMAILOS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2009.  Anisma Films.  Screenplay by Angela Ismailos.  Cinematography by John Pirozzi.  Produced by Patricia Romeu.  Music by Joel Douek.  Film Editing by Christina Burchard, Sabine Hoffman.  Angela Ismailos travels the world interviewing filmmakers of note and having them speak on camera about their experiences and achievements.  A wonderful assortment of artists are happy to share their…

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Ripley’s Game

BBBB (out of 5) Years after he originally showed us his talents by killing and assimilating his best friend, Tom Ripley (John Malkovich, at the very peak of his slithering form) lives the high life in a beautifully restored villa situated in a tiny Italian hamlet. He has retired from his life of thievery and…

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The Night Porter (1974)

LILIANA CAVANI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5 Original title:  Il Portiere Di Notte Italy, 1974.  Lotar Film Productions.  Story by Liliana Cavani, Barbara Alberti, Amedeo Amodio, Screenplay by Liliana Cavani, Italo Moscati, collaboration with Barbara Alberti, Amedeo Pagani.   Cinematography by Alfio Contini.   Produced by Joseph E. Levine.   Music by Daniele Paris.   Production Design by Nedo Azzini, Jean Marie Simon.  Costume Design…

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