Saving Face (2004)

ALICE WU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2004.  Destination Films, Forensic Films, GreeneStreet Films, Overbrook Entertainment.  Screenplay by Alice Wu.  Cinematography by Harlan Bosmajian.  Produced by James Lassiter, Will Smith, Teddy Zee.  Music by Anton Sanko.  Production Design by Daniel Ouellette.  Costume Design by Jill Newell.  Film Editing by Susan Graef, Sabine Hoffman.  Toronto International Film Festival 2004.   Family and cultural traditions are thrown…

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Lovely And Amazing (2001)

NICOLE HOLOFCENER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2001.  Blow Up Pictures, Good Machine.  Screenplay by Nicole Holofcener.  Cinematography by Harlan Bosmajian.  Produced by Anthony Bregman, Eric d’Arbeloff, Ted Hope.  Music by Craig Richey.  Production Design by Devorah Herbert.  Costume Design by Vanessa Vogel.  Film Editing by Robert Frazen.  Independent Spirit Awards 2002.  Toronto International Film Festival 2001.   Nicole Holofcener has fashioned a film that lives…

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Brother To Brother

BBB (out of 5) A gay black man (Anthony Mackie) struggles to be accepted, dealing with the racial prejudices of those who are not like him, and the intolerance of those who are. He is given a new sense of perspective when he befriends one of the men who live at the homeless shelter where…

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