Across 110th Street (1973)

BARRY SHEAR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 1973. Film Guarantors. Screenplay by Luther Davis, based on the novel Across 110th by Wally Ferris. Cinematography by Jack Priestley. Produced by Fouad Said, Ralph B. Sharpe. Music by J.J. Johnson. Production Design by Perry Watkins. Costume Design by Joseph Fretwell III. Film Editing by Byron…

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Crooklyn (1994)

SPIKE LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   USA, 1994.  Universal Pictures, 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks, Child Hood Productions.  Story by Joie Lee, Screenplay by Joie Lee, Spike Lee, Cinqué Lee.  Cinematography by Arthur Jafa.  Produced by Spike Lee.  Music by Terence Blanchard.  Production Design by Wynn Thomas.  Costume Design by Ruth E. Carter.  Film Editing by Barry Alexander Brown.  Spike…

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Ghostbusters (1984)

IVAN REITMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Alternate title:  Ghost Busters USA, 1984.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Producers Sales Organization, Delphi Films, Black Rhino Productions.  Screenplay by Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis.  Cinematography by Laszlo Kovacs.  Produced by Ivan Reitman.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by John DeCuir.  Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge.  Film Editing by David E. Blewitt, Sheldon Kahn.   After three scientists…

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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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Taxi Driver (1976)

MARTIN SCORSESE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1976.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Columbia Pictures, Bill/Phillips, Italo/Judeo Productions.  Screenplay by Paul Schrader.  Cinematography by Michael Chapman.  Produced by Julia Phillips, Michael Phillips.  Music by Bernard Herrmann.  Production Design by Charles Rosen.  Costume Design by Ruth Morley.  Film Editing by Tom Rolf, Melvin Shapiro.   An absolutely perfect film, mostly remembered now (unfortunately) for Robert De…

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The Long Walk Home (1990)

RICHARD PEARCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1990.  Dave Bell Associates, New Visions Pictures.  Screenplay by John Cork.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Dave Bell.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Blake Russell.  Costume Design by Shay Cunliffe.  Film Editing by Bill Yahraus.   Following the announcement of the black boycott of public transport in 1955, a Montgomery, Alabama maid (Whoopi Goldberg)…

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