Becoming Cousteau (2021)

LIZ GARBUS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB USA, 2021. Story Syndicate, ACE Content, National Geographic Documentary Films, National Geographic. Screenplay by Mark Monroe, Pax Wassermann. Produced by Mridu Chandra, Dan Cogan, Liz Garbus, Evan Hayes. Music by Danny Bensi, Saunder Jurriaans. Film Editing by Pax Wassermann. Celebrated documentarian Liz Garbus brings her exuberant sense…

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All In: The Fight for Democracy (2020)

LISA CORTES, LIZ GARBUS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 2020. Story Syndicate. Screenplay by Jack Youngelson. Cinematography by Wolfgang Held. Produced by Stacey Abrams, Dan Cogan, Lisa Cortes, Liz Garbus. Music by Gil Talmi. Film Editing by Nancy Novack.  The 2018 gubernatorial race in Georgia between Brian Kamp and Stacey Abrams sets off…

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What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015)

LIZ GARBUS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2015.  Moxie Firecracker Films, Netflix, RadicalMedia.  Cinematography by Igor Martinovic.  Produced by Liz Garbus, Amy Hobby, Jayson Jackson, Justin Wilkes.  Production Design by Markus Kirschner.  Film Editing by Joshua L. Pearson.  Academy Awards 2015.  Dorian Awards 2015. After having given the world the best documentary ever made on Marilyn Monroe, Liz Garbus turns…

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The Farm: Angola USA (1998)

LIZ GARBUS, WILBERT RIDEAU, JONATHAN STACK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Alternate title:  The Farm: Life Inside Angola Prison USA, 1998.  Gabriel Films,  Kurtis Productions.  Screenplay by Bob Harris.  Cinematography by Sam Henriques, Bob Perrin.  Produced by Liz Garbus, Jonathan Stack.  Music by Curtis Lundy.  Film Editing by Mona Davis, Mary Manhardt.   The world inside one of America’s most complex and secure…

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Love, Marilyn

BBBBB (out of 5) She became a superstar in 1952 and a decade later was no more. The short life of Marilyn Monroe has had one of the greatest impacts on popular culture of any superstar in Hollywood, fifty years deceased and still a far more famous cinematic icon than some of the biggest stars to…

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