Soul Food (1997)

GEORGE TILLMAN JR. Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1997.  Fox 2000 Pictures, Edmonds Entertainment Group.  Screenplay by George Tillman, Jr..  Cinematography by Paul Elliott.  Produced by Tracey E. Edmonds, Robert Teitel. Music by Lisa Coleman, Wendy Melvoin.  Production Design by Maxine Shepard.  Costume Design by Salvador Perez Jr..  Film Editing by John Carter.   Touching comedy-drama about a family led by grandmother Irma…

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Dawn Of The Dead (2004)

ZACK SNYDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA/Canada/Japan/France, 2004.  Strike Entertainment, New Amsterdam Entertainment, Metropolitan Filmexport, Toho-Towa.  Screenplay by James Gunn, based on the 1978 screenplay by George A. Romero.  Cinematography by Matthew F. Leonetti.  Produced by Marc Abraham, Eric Newman, Richard P. Rubinstein.  Music by Tyler Bates.  Production Design by Andrew Neskoromny.  Costume Design by Denise Cronenberg.  Film Editing by Niven Howie….

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Shaft (2000)

JOHN SINGLETON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Germany/USA, 2000.  Paramount Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions, New Deal Productions, Munich Film Partners & Company, Shaft Productions.  Story by John Singleton, Shane Salerno, Screenplay by Richard Price, John Singleton, Shane Salerno, based on the novel by Ernest Tidyman.  Cinematography by Donald E. Thorin.  Produced by Mark Roybal, Scott Rudin, John Singleton.  Music by David Arnold.  Production…

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8 Mile (2002)

CURTIS HANSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/Germany, 2002.  Imagine Entertainment, Mikona Productions GmbH & Co. KG.  Screenplay by Scott Silver.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Brian Grazer, Curtis Hanson, Jimmy Iovine.  Music by Carol Fenelon.  Production Design by Philip Messina.  Costume Design by Mark Bridges.  Film Editing by Craig Kitson, Jay Rabinowitz.   Producer Brian Grazer saw the potential of acting charisma in rap…

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Impostor (2001)

GARY FLEDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2001.  Dimension Films, Marty Katz Productions, Mojo Films, P.K. Pictures.  Screenplay by Caroline Case, Ehren Kruger, David Twohy, adaptation by Scott Rosenberg, based on the short story by Philip K. Dick.  Cinematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by Gary Fleder, Marty Katz, Daniel Lupi, Gary Sinise.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Nelson…

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Clockers (1995)

SPIKE LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1995.  Universal Pictures, 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks.  Screenplay by Richard Price, Spike Lee, based on the book by Richard Price.  Cinematography by Malik Hassan Sayeed.  Produced by Jon Kilik, Spike Lee, Martin Scorsese.  Music by Terence Blanchard.  Production Design by Andrew McAlpine.  Costume Design by Ruth E. Carter.  Film Editing by Samuel D….

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