Silence (2016)

MARTIN SCORSESE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Mexico/Taiwan/USA, 2016.  Cappa Defina Productions, CatchPlay, Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films, Fábrica de Cine, IM Global, SharpSword Films, Sikelia Productions, Verdi Productions, Waypoint Entertainment.  Screenplay by Jay Cocks, Martin Scorsese, based on the novel by Shusaku Endo.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Vittorio Cecchi Gori, Barbara De Fina, Randall Emmett, Gaston Pavlovich, David…

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The Star Maker (1995)

GIUSEPPE TORNATORE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  Original title:  L’Uomo Delle Stelle Italy, 1995.  Cecchi Gori Group Tiger Cinematografica, RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana.  Story by Giuseppe Tornatore, Screenplay by Fabio Rinaudo, Giuseppe Tornatore.  Cinematography by Dante Spinotti.  Produced by Vittorio Cecchi Gori.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Francesco Bronzi.  Costume Design by Beatrice Bordone.  Film Editing by Massimo Quaglia.   A con man in…

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Mediterraneo (1991)

GABRIEL SALVATORES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Italy, 1991.  A.M.A. Film, Penta Film, Silvio Berlusconi Communications.  Screenplay by Enzo Monteleone.  Cinematography by Italo Petriccione.  Produced by Silvio Berlusconi, Mario Cecchi Gori, Vittorio Cecchi Gori, Gianni Minervini.  Music by Giancarlo Bigazzi, Marco Falagiani.  Production Design by Thalia Istikopoulou.  Costume Design by Francesco Panni.  Film Editing by Nina Baragli.   A platoon of Italian soldiers are sent…

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The Postman (1994)

MICHAEL RADFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Il Postino Italy/France/Belgium, 1994.  Cecchi Gori Group Tiger Cinematografica, Penta Film, Esterno Mediterraneo Film, Blue Dahlia Productions, K2 Two, Canal+.  Story by Furio Scarpelli, Giacomo Scarpelli, Screenplay by Anna Pavignano, Michael Radford, Furio Scarpelli, Giacomo Scarpelli, Massimo Troisi, based on the novel Ardiente Paciencia by Antonio Skarmeta.  Cinematography by Franco…

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Pasolini: An Italian Crime (1995)

MARCO TULLIO GIORDANA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5 Original title:  Pasolini: Un Delitto Italiano Italy/France, 1995.  Cecchi Gori Group Tiger Cinematografica, CGG Leopold Srl, Numero Cinque Srl, Flach Film.  Screenplay by Marco Tullio Giordana, Sandro Petraglia, Stefano Rulli, based on the novel Vita di Pasolini by Enzo Siciliano.  Cinematography by Franco Lecca.  Produced by Claudio Bonivento, Vittorio Cecchi Gori, Jean-François…

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The Voice Of The Moon (1990)

FEDERICO FELLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  La Voce Della Luna Italy/France, 1990.  Cecchi Gori Group Tiger Cinematografica, Films A2, La Sept Cinema, Cinemax, Rai 1.  Screenplay by Federico Fellini, Ermanno Cavazzoni, Tullio Pinelli.  Cinematography by Tonino Delli Colli.  Produced by Mario Cecchi Gori, Vittorio Cecchi Gori.  Music by Nicola Piovani.  Production Design by Dante Ferretti.  Costume Design by Maurizio Millenotti.  Film…

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Sotto…Sotto (1984)

LINA WERTMULLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  Original title:  Sotto…Sotto…Strapazzato Da Anomala Passione Italy, 1984.  Intercapital.  Screenplay by Lina Wertmuller, Enrico Oldoini.  Cinematography by Dante Spinotti.  Produced by Mario Cecchi Gori, Vittorio Cecchi Gori.  Music by Paolo Conte.  Production Design by Gianni Giovagnoni, Enrico Job.  Costume Design by Christiana Lafayette.  Film Editing by Luigi Zitta.   In this rapid-fire comedy by Lina Wertmuller, a…

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