One Night In Miami (2020)

REGINA KING Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 2020. ABKCO Films, Snoot Entertainment. Screenplay by Kemp Powers, based on his play. Cinematography by Tami Reiker. Produced by Jess Wu Calder, Keith Calder, Jody Klein. Music by Terence Blanchard. Production Design by Page Buckner, Barry Robison. Costume Design by Francine Jamison-Tanchuck. Film Editing by Tariq…

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Cecil B. Demented (2000)

JOHN WATERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  France/USA, 2000.  Artic Productions LLC, Canal+, Ice Cap Production, Polar Entertainment Corporation.  Written by by John Waters. Cinematography by Robert M. Stevens.  Produced by Joseph M. Caracciolo Jr., John Fiedler, Mark Tarlov.  Music by Basil Poledouris, Zoe Poledouris.  Production Design by Vincent Peranio.  Costume Design by Van Smith.  Film Editing by Jeffrey Wolf.   Pompous and tiring…

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The Associate (1996)

DONALD PETRIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1996.  Hollywood Pictures, Interscope Communications, Polygram Filmed Entertainment, Frederic Golchan Productions.  Screenplay by Nick Thiel, based on the screenplay L’Associe by Jean-Claude Carriere, Rene Gainville, from the novel El Socio by Jenaro Prieto.  Cinematography by Alex Nepomniaschy.  Produced by Frederic Golchan, Adam Leipzig, Patrick Markey.  Music by Christopher Tyng.  Production Design by Andrew…

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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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The Waterboy

FRANK CORACI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   Adam Sandler follows The Wedding Singer with another sweet, silly comedy about a simpleminded Louisiana bayou kid who becomes a football star. Starting out simply as the manager of the water cooler, Sandler is soon asked to play on the team when a mean crack from a teammate…

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Gangs Of New York (2002)

MARTIN SCORSESE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/Italy, 2002.  Miramax, Initial Entertainment Group, Alberto Grimaldi Productions.  Story by Jay Cocks, Screenplay by Jay Cocks, Steven Zaillian, Kenneth Lonergan.  Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus.  Produced by Alberto Grimaldi, Harvey Weinstein.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Dante Ferretti.  Costume Design by Sandy Powell.  Film Editing by Thelma Schoonmaker.  Academy Awards 2002.  American Film Institute Awards 2002. …

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