Short Eyes (1977)

ROBERT M. YOUNG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1977.  Screenplay by Miguel Pinero, based on his play. Cinematography by Peter Sova. Produced by Lewis Harris, Robert M. Young. Music by Curtis Mayfield.  Production Design by Joe Babas. Costume Design by Paul Martino. Film Editing by Edward Beyer. Miguel Pineyro’s Tony-nominated play, based on his own experiences behind bars, is adapted to…

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Sparkle (1976)

BBB (out of 5) There’s an honest and unassuming quality about this tale of family and ambition that overrides its slow, easy pace.  Three sisters growing up in Harlem have varying relationships with their single mother (Mary Alice) who struggles to make ends meet as a maid.  Eldest daughter Lonette McKee is showing promise as a…

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