Caligula (1979)

TINTO BRASS Bil’s rating (out of 5): B Original Title: Caligola Italy, 1979. Penthouse Films International, Felix Cinematografica. Screenplay by Gore Vidal. Cinematography by Silvano Ippoliti. Produced by Bob Guccione. Music by Bruno Nicolai, Renzo Rossellini. Production Design by Danilo Donati. Costume Design by Danilo Donati. Film Editing by Nino Baragli, Enzo Micarelli. The phenomenon…

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Midnight Express (1978)

ALAN PARKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA/Turkey, 1978.  Columbia Pictures, Casablanca Filmworks.  Screenplay by Oliver Stone, based on the book by Billy Hayes, William Hoffer.  Cinematography by Michael Seresin.  Produced by Alan Marshall, David Puttnam.  Music by Giorgio Moroder.  Production Design by Geoffrey Kirkland.  Costume Design by Milena Canonero.  Film Editing by Gerry Hambling.   A textbook example of the kind…

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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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Salo, or The 120 Days Of Sodom (1975)

PIER PAOLO PASOLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5.  Original title:  Salo o Le 120 Giornate Di Sodoma Italy/France, 1975.  Produzioni Europee Associate, Les Productions Artistes Associés.  Screenplay by Pier Paolo Pasolini, collaboration with Sergio Citti, based on the novel Les 120 Journees de Sodome by Marquis de Sade.  Cinematography by Tonino Delli Colli.  Produced by Alberto Grimaldi.  Music by Ennio…

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Night On Earth (1991)

JIM JARMUSCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  France/United Kingdom/Germany/USA/Japan, 1991.  Victor Company of Japan, Victor Musical Industries, Pyramide Productions, Canal+, Pandora Cinema, Pandora Filmproduktion, Channel Four Films, JVC Entertainment Networks, Locus Solus Entertainment.  Screenplay by Jim Jarmusch.  Cinematography by Frederick Elmes.  Produced by Jim Jarmusch.  Music by Tom Waits.  Production Design by Johan Le Tenoux.  Costume Design by Magda Bava, Claire Fraisse,…

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Mission: Impossible III (2006)

J.J. ABRAMS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Germany/USA, 2006.  Paramount Pictures, Cruise/Wagner Productions, MI 3 Film, China Film Co-Production Corporation, The Fourth Production Company Film Group, China Film Group Corporation, Studio Babelsberg.  Screenplay by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, J.J. Abrams, based on characters created by Bruce Geller.  Cinematography by Daniel Mindel.  Produced by Tom Cruise, Paula Wagner.  Music by Michael Giacchino.  Production Design by…

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