The Witches (Le streghe) (1967)

MAURO BOLOGNINI, VITTORIO DE SICA, PIER PAOLO PASOLINI, FRANCO ROSSI, LUCHINO VISCONTI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  Italy/France, 1967.  Dino de Laurentiis Cinematografica, Les Productions Artistes Associes.  Story and screenplay “La Strega Bruciata Viva” by Giuseppe Patroni Griffi, collaboration with Cesare Zavattini, Story and screenplay “Senso Civico” and “La Siciliana” by Agenore Incrocci, Furio Scarpelli, Bernardino Zapponi, … More The Witches (Le streghe) (1967)

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The Stranger (Lo straniero) (1967)

LUCHINO VISCONTI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Italy/France/Algeria, 1967.  Dino de Laurentiis Cinematografica, Master Film, Marianne Productions, Casbah Film.  Screenplay by Suso Cecchi D’Amico, Georges Conchon, Luchino Visconti, script revisions by Emmanuel Roblès, based on the novel by Albert Camus.  Cinematography by Giuseppe Rotunno.  Produced by Alfredo De Laurentiis.  Music by Piero Piccioni.  Production Design by Mario Garbuglia.  Costume Design by Piero … More The Stranger (Lo straniero) (1967)

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Camille 2000

BB.5 (out of 5) Modern update of the popular Alexandre Dumas story but with lots of boobs and bare asses thrown in. Danièle Gaubert is gorgeous as the woman of questionable morals who captures the eye of a handsome Italian aristocrat (Nino Castelnuovo) and seems likely to make him her latest victim.  He falls beyond lust … More Camille 2000

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Adua and Her Friends (Hungry For Love) (Adua e la Compagne)

BBBB.5 (out of 5) With the passing of laws that close the city’s brothels, four prostitutes decide to pool their savings and buy a restaurant in the country with the possibility of upstairs action for extra cash. The restaurant serves as a good retirement plan for when they’re too old to ply their usual wares, … More Adua and Her Friends (Hungry For Love) (Adua e la Compagne)

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All Screwed Up (Tutto A Posto E Niente In Ordine)

BB.5 (out of 5) Two men arrive in Milan from southern Italy in the hopes of taking advantage of the city’s bustling industry to make better lives for themselves. They almost immediately get caught up with two women with whom they start a communal living building, where expenses and duties are distributed and priced under … More All Screwed Up (Tutto A Posto E Niente In Ordine)

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The Moment Of Truth (Il Momento della Verita)

BBBB (out of 5) Scintillating drama about the rise to fame of a fictional bullfighter, played by real-life torero and Spanish icon Miguel Mateo (aka Miguelin). After leaving his dusty Andalusian village in search of a better life in Barcelona, Miguel (renamed Romero for the film) does a bunch of low-paying, dissatisfying manual labour jobs before … More The Moment Of Truth (Il Momento della Verita)

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The Tenth Victim (La Decima Vittima)

BBBB (out of 5) Hilarious science-fiction spoof by politically controversial filmmaker Elio Petri. Marcello Mastroianni and Ursula Andress are participants in a futuristic cat-and-mouse game where players sign up to kill each other for prizes. Why worry about preventing birth when you can control death is the key philosophy behind the exercise, one which allows … More The Tenth Victim (La Decima Vittima)

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