A Wrinkle In Time (2018)

AVA DuVERNAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2018.  Walt Disney Pictures, Whitaker Entertainment.  Screenplay by Jennifer Lee, Jeff Stockwell, based on the novel by Madeleine L’Engle.  Cinematography by Tobias A. Schliessler.  Produced by Catherine Hand, Jim Whitaker.  Music by Ramin Djawadi.  Production Design by Naomi Shohan.  Costume Design by Paco Delgado.  Film Editing by Spencer Averick.   The disappearance of a brilliant physicist (Chris … More A Wrinkle In Time (2018)

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Whitney: Can I Be Me (2017)

NICK BROOMFIELD, RUDI DOLEZAL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2017.  Lafayette Films, Passion Pictures, Showtime Networks.  Screenplay by Nick Broomfield.  Cinematography by Sam Mitchell.  Produced by Nick Broomfield, Marc Hoeferlin.  Music by Nick Laird-Clowes.  Film Editing by Marc Hoeferlin.   The phenomenon of Whitney Houston‘s career as pop star came to a devastating end when she was found dead of a … More Whitney: Can I Be Me (2017)

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Selma (2014)

AVA DuVERNAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2014.  Cloud Eight Films, Celador Films, Harpo Films, Pathe, Plan B Entertainment.  Screenplay by Paul Webb.  Cinematography by Bradford Young.  Produced by Christian Colson, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Oprah Winfrey.  Music by Jason Moran.  Production Design by Mark Friedberg.  Costume Design by Ruth E. Carter.  Film Editing by Spencer Averick.  Academy Awards 2014.  Golden Globe Awards 2014.  Independent Spirit Awards … More Selma (2014)

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Charlotte’s Web

BB.5 (out of 5) E.B. White’s novel, one of the most perfect books ever written for children, is given the big-screen treatment in this passable family film looking to take up where Babe left off. Wilbur is the runt of a litter of pigs who is saved from being executed by a farmer when little … More Charlotte’s Web

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Bee Movie

BBB (out of 5) Animated films anthropomorphizing insects or inanimate objects have become as formulaic and predictable as romantic comedies, and this one is no exception.  Jerry Seinfeld, who also co-wrote and co-produced, plays the member of a bumblebee hive who just wants to get out and see the world. He sneaks into a group … More Bee Movie

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The Color Purple

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Whoopi Goldberg makes a beautiful film acting debut as a mistreated woman in Georgia in the early teens and twenties, whose own sad story is surrounded by the misfortunes of close friends around her.  Steven Spielberg directs everyone to one extreme or another throughout–you’re either a big villain or the most noble … More The Color Purple

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The Butler

BB.5 (out of 5) When Barack Obama was voted in to the White House in 2008, the first African American ever to take the highest office in the land and the breath of fresh air to breeze out the Bush administration, the meaning of the experience was most poignant for White House butler Cecil Gaines … More The Butler

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