Da 5 Bloods (2020)

SPIKE LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 2020. 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks, Rahway Road Productions. Screenplay by Danny Bilson, Paul De Meo, Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee. Cinematography by Newton Thomas Sigel. Produced by Jon Kilik, Spike Lee, Beatriz Levin, Lloyd Levin. Music by Terence Blanchard. Production Design by Wynn Thomas. Costume…

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Red Hook Summer (2012)

SPIKE LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 2012.  40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks.  Screenplay by Spike Lee, James McBride.  Cinematography by Kerwin DeVonish.  Produced by Spike Lee.  Music by Bruce Hornsby.  Production Design by Sarah Frank.  Costume Design by Emilio Sosa.  Film Editing by Hye Mee Na.  Flik (Jules Brown) is sent…

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Passing Strange (2009)

SPIKE LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2009.  40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks.  Screenplay by Stew.  Cinematography by Matthew Libatique.  Produced by Steve Klein.  Music by Stew.  Film Editing by Barry Alexander Brown. Spike Lee brings movie cameras to a performance of the Tony Award-winning Broadway show written by musician Stew. The…

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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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BlackkKlansman (2018)

SPIKE LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.   USA, 2018.  40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks, Blumhouse Productions, Legendary Entertainment, Monkeypaw Productions, Perfect World Pictures, QC Entertainment.  Screenplay by Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee, based on the book by Ron Stallworth.  Cinematography by Chayse Irvin.  Produced by Jason Blum, Spike Lee, Raymond Mansfield, Sean McKittrick, Jordan…

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Bamboozled (2000)

SPIKE LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.   USA, 2000.  New Line Cinema, 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks.  Screenplay by Spike Lee.  Cinematography by Ellen Kuras.  Produced by Jon Kilik, Spike Lee.  Music by Terence Blanchard.  Production Design by Victor Kempster.  Costume Design by Ruth E. Carter.  Film Editing by Samuel D. Pollard.   National Board of Review Awards 2000.  Toronto International Film Festival 2000.  …

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When We Were Kings (1996)

LEON GAST Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1996.  Das Films, David Sonenberg Production, Polygram Filmed Entertainment.  Cinematography by Maryse Alberti, Paul Goldsmith, Kevin Keating, Albert Maysles, Roderick Young.  Produced by Leon Gast, Taylor Hackford.  Film Editing by Leon Gast, Taylor Hackford, Jeffrey Kusama-Hinte, Keith Robinson.  Academy Awards 1996.  Independent Spirit Awards 1996. New York Film Critics Awards 1996.  …

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Inside Man (2006)

SPIKE LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 2006.  Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment, 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks, GH Two.  Screenplay by Russell Gewirtz.  Cinematography by Matthew Libatique.  Produced by Brian Grazer.  Music by Terence Blanchard.  Production Design by Wynn Thomas.  Costume Design by Donna Berwick.  Film Editing by Barry Alexander Brown.  American Film Institute 2006.   Enormously enjoyable thriller by Spike Lee,…

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25th Hour (2002)

SPIKE LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 2002.  25th Hour Productions, 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks, Gamut Films, Industry Entertainment, Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by David Benioff, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Julia Chasman, Jon Kilik, Spike Lee, Tobey Maguire.  Music by Terence Blanchard.  Production Design by James Chinlund.  Costume Design by Sandra Hernandez.  Film Editing by Barry…

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The Original Kings Of Comedy (2000)

SPIKE LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 2000.  40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks, Latham Entertainment, MTV Films.  Screenplay by Cedric the Entertainer, Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Bernie Mac.  Cinematography by Malik Hassan Sayeed.  Produced by David Gale, Walter Latham, Spike Lee.  Music by Linda Cohen.  Production Design by Wynn Thomas.  Costume Design by Denise Marsh.  Film Editing by Barry Alexander…

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Summer Of Sam (1999)

SPIKE LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.   USA, 1999.  40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks, Touchstone Pictures, Hostage Productions.  Screenplay by Spike Lee, Victor Colicchio, Michael Imperioli.  Cinematography by Ellen Kuras.  Produced by Jon Kilik, Spike Lee.  Music by Terence Blanchard.  Production Design by Therese DePrez.  Costume Design by Ruth E. Carter.  Film Editing by Barry Alexander Brown.   Spike Lee directs this exploitative and…

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He Got Game (1998)

SPIKE LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1998.  Touchstone Pictures, 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks.  Screenplay by Spike Lee.  Cinematography by Ellen Kuras, Malik Hassan Sayeed.  Produced by Jon Kilik, Spike Lee.  Music by Alex Steyermark.  Production Design by Wynn Thomas.  Costume Design by Sandra Hernandez.  Film Editing by Barry Alexander Brown.   Director Spike Lee’s characters are always so richly drawn,…

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