Short Eyes (1977)

ROBERT M. YOUNG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1977.  Screenplay by Miguel Pinero, based on his play. Cinematography by Peter Sova. Produced by Lewis Harris, Robert M. Young. Music by Curtis Mayfield.  Production Design by Joe Babas. Costume Design by Paul Martino. Film Editing by Edward Beyer. Miguel Pineyro’s Tony-nominated play, based on his own experiences behind bars, is adapted to … More Short Eyes (1977)

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Double Take

BBB (out of 5) Pretty funny, but everything in this comedy of errors seems like it’s all been done before.  Orlando Jones is a wealthy Wall Street businessman who gets caught up in a murder set-up and has no idea how to prove his innocence. Eddie Griffin is the incoherent, bumbling idiot who keeps getting in his … More Double Take

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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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