The Angel Levine (1970)

JAN KADAR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA, 1970. Belafonte Enterprises. Screenplay by Bill Gunn, Ronald Ribman, based on a story by Bernard Malamud. Cinematography by Richard C. Kratina. Produced by Chiz Schultz. Music by Zdenek Liska. Production Design by George Jenkins. Costume Design by Domingo A. Rodriguez. Film Editing by Carl Lerner. Zero…

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The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

LILLY WACHOWSKI, LANA WACHOWSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/Australia, 2003.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Silver Pictures, NPV Entertainment, Heineken Branded Entertainment.  Screenplay by Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, based on their characters.  Cinematography by Bill Pope.  Produced by Joel Silver.  Music by Don Davis.  Production Design by Owen Paterson.  Costume Design by Kym Barrett.  Film Editing by Zach Staenberg.   At long last, the inevitable sequel…

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The Matrix (1999)

LILLY WACHOWSKI, LANA WACHOWSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1999.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Groucho Film Partnership, Silver Pictures.  Screenplay by Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski.  Cinematography by Bill Pope.  Produced by Joel Silver.  Music by Don Davis.  Production Design by Owen Paterson.  Costume Design by Kym Barrett.  Film Editing by Zach Staenberg.   Nothing is what it seems in this cyberkinetic action thriller that…

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Nothing But A Man (1964)

MICHAEL ROEMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1964.  DuArt Film and Video, Nothing But a Man Company.  Screenplay by Michael Roemer, Robert M. Young.  Cinematography by Robert M. Young.  Produced by Michael Roemer, Robert Rubin, Robert M. Young.  Costume Design by Nancy Ruffing.  Film Editing by Luke Bennett.   This wonderfully honest, low-budget film tells of an Alabama highway worker (Ivan…

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The Comedians (1967)

PETER GLENVILLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/France, 1967.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Screenplay by Graham Greene, based on his novel.   Cinematography by Henri Decae.   Produced by Peter Glenville.   Music by Laurence Rosenthal.   Production Design by Francois de Lamothe.  Film Editing by Francoise Javet.   Peter Glenville followed his brilliant Becket with this terrible adaptation of Grahame Greene’s novel. It stars Richard Burton as…

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City Of Hope (1991)

JOHN SAYLES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1991.  Esperanza Films Inc., The Samuel Goldwyn Company.  Screenplay by John Sayles.  Cinematography by Robert Richardson.  Produced by Sarah Green, Maggie Renzi.  Music by Mason Daring.  Production Design by Dan Bishop, Dianna Freas.  Costume Design by John Dunn.  Film Editing by John Sayles.   John Sayles’ tale of urban drama is a multi-casted tale that takes…

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