Just Cause

BB.5 (out of 5) Sean Connery is a long-in-the-tooth law professor who decides to help out a death row inmate (Blair Underwood) on trial for murder because something tells him that the guy is worth helping. Searching the entire state of Florida to find clues as to the original evidence of murder, he seeks the Hannibal … More Just Cause

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American Gangster (2007)

RIDLEY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2007.  Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment, Relativity Media, Scott Free Productions, WR Universal Group.  Screenplay by Steven Zaillian, based on the article The Return Of Superfly by Mark Jacobson.  Cinematography by Harris Savides.  Produced by Brian Grazer, Ridley Scott.  Music by Marc Streitenfeld.  Production Design by Arthur Max.  Costume Design by Janty Yates.  Film Editing by Pietro Scalia.  Academy … More American Gangster (2007)

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Jungle Fever (1991)

SPIKE LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1991.  Universal Pictures, 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks.  Screenplay by Spike Lee.  Cinematography by Ernest R. Dickerson.  Produced by Spike Lee.  Music by Terence Blanchard.  Production Design by Wynn Thomas.  Costume Design by Ruth E. Carter.  Film Editing by Samuel D. Pollard.  Cannes Film Festival 1991.   Even when Spike Lee makes a less-than-perfect movie it’s still incredibly watchable … More Jungle Fever (1991)

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Do The Right Thing (1989)

SPIKE LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1989.  40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks.  Screenplay by Spike Lee.  Cinematography by Ernest R. Dickerson.  Produced by Spike Lee.  Music by Bill Lee.  Production Design by Wynn Thomas.  Costume Design by Ruth E. Carter.  Film Editing by Barry Alexander Brown.  Academy Awards 1989.  Cannes Film Festival 1989.  Golden Globe Awards 1989.   Spike Lee’s best film is this explosive examination … More Do The Right Thing (1989)

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Cat People

PAUL SCHRADER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1982.  RKO Pictures, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Alan Ormsby, based on a story by DeWitt Bodeen.  Cinematography by John Bailey.  Produced by Charles W. Fries.  Music by Giorgio Moroder.  Production Design by Edward Richardson.  Costume Design by Daniel Paredes.  Film Editing by Jacqueline Cambas, Jere Huggins, Ned Humphreys.  Golden Globe Awards 1982.  Remake of the … More Cat People

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