Modesty Blaise (1966)

JOSEPH LOSEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1966.  Modesty Blaise Ltd., Twentieth Century-Fox Productions.  Screenplay by Evan Jones, based on the comic strip by Peter O’Donnell, Jim Holdaway. Cinematography by Jack Hildyard.  Produced by Joseph Janni.  Music by John Dankworth.  Production Design by Richard Macdonald.  Costume Design by Beatrice Dawson.  Film Editing by Reginald Beck.   She’s an ace with…

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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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The Phantom Of Liberty (1974)

LUIS BUNUEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  Le Fantome De La Liberte Italy/France, 1974.  Greenwich Film Productions.  Screenplay by Luis Bunuel, Jean-Claude Carriere.  Cinematography by Edmond Richard.  Produced by Serge Silberman.  Production Design by Pierre Guffroy.  Costume Design by Jacqueline Guyot.  Film Editing by Helene Plemiannikov.  Luis Bunuel takes the touches of surrealism he used in The Discreet Charm of The…

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Red Desert (1964)

MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Original title:  Il Deserto Rosso Italy/France, 1964.  Film Duemila, Federiz, Francoriz Production.  Screenplay by Michelangelo Antonioni, Tonino Guerra.  Cinematography by Carlo Di Palma.  Produced by Tonino Cervi, Angelo Rizzoli.  Music by Giovanni Fusco, Vittorio Gelmetti.  Production Design by Piero Poletto.  Costume Design by Gitt Magrini.  Film Editing by Eraldo Da Roma.   More art house brilliance from Michelangelo…

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L’Eclisse (1962)

MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Alternate title:  The Eclipse Italy/France, 1962.  Cineriz, Interopa Film, Paris Film.  Scenario and dialogue by Michelangelo Antonioni, Tonino Guerra, scenario collaborators Elio Bartolini, Ottiero Ottieri.  Cinematography by Gianni Di Venanzo.  Produced by Robert Hakim, Raymond Hakim.  Music by Giovanni Fusco.  Production Design by Piero Poletto.  Costume Design by Bice Brichetto, Gitt Magrini.  Film Editing by Eraldo Da Roma.  …

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La Notte (1961)

MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Italy/France, 1961.  Nepi Film, Sofitedip, Silver Films.  Story and screenplay by Michelangelo Antonioni, Ennio Flaiano, Tonino Guerra.  Cinematography by Gianni Di Venanzo.  Produced by Emanuele Cassuto.  Music by Giorgio Gaslini.  Production Design by Piero Zuffi.  Film Editing by Eraldo Da Roma. Marcello Mastroianni and Jeanne Moreau are terrific as a wealthy Milanese couple who have…

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L’Avventura (1960)

MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  Italy/France, 1960.  Cino del Duca, Produzioni Cinematografiche Europee, Societé Cinématographique Lyre.  Story by Michelangelo Antonioni, Screenplay by Michelangelo Antonioni, Elio Bartolini, Tonino Guerra.  Cinematography by Aldo Scavarda.  Produced by Amato Pennasilico.  Music by Giovanni Fusco.  Production Design by Piero Poletto.  Costume Design by Adriana Berselli.  Film Editing by Eraldo Da Roma.   Michelangelo Antonioni went from journeyman…

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