Murder In Harlem (1935)

OSCAR MICHEAUX, CLARENCE WILLIAMS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1935.  Micheaux Film.  Screenplay by Oscar Micheaux, Clarence Williams, based on the novel The Story Of Dorothy Stanfield by Oscar Micheaux.  Cinematography by Charles Levine.  Produced by Oscar Micheaux, Alice B. Russell.  Production Design by Tony Contineri.   One of Oscar Micheaux’s bigger productions and a foray into genre, though the wooden…

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Birthright (1939)

OSCAR MICHEAUX Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1939.  Micheaux Film.  Screenplay by Oscar Micheaux, based on the novel by Thomas Sigismund Stribling. Cinematography by Robert J. Marshall.  Produced by Oscar Micheaux, Alice B. Russell. One of Oscar Micheaux’s finest and most poignant works.  A Harvard graduate returns to his home town with the prospect of giving his fellow…

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Veiled Aristocrats (1932)

OSCAR MICHEAUX Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1932.  Micheaux Film.  Screenplay by Oscar Micheaux, based on the novel The House Behind The Cedars by Charles W. Chesnutt.  Produced by Oscar Micheaux. Oscar Micheaux’s films do not easily stand the test of time, the low budget productions evident on the screen in prints that are rarely still in complete…

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Black Swan (2010)

DARREN ARONOFSKY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA, 2010.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Cross Creek Pictures, Protozoa Pictures, Phoenix Pictures, Dune Entertainment.  Story by Andres Heinz, Screenplay by Mark Heyman, Andres Heinz, John J. McLaughlin.  Cinematography by Matthew Libatique.  Produced by Scott Franklin, Mike Medavoy, Arnold Messer, Brian Oliver.  Music by Clint Mansell.  Production Design by Therese DePrez.  Costume Design by Amy Westcott.  Film…

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