One Night In Miami (2020)

REGINA KING Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 2020. ABKCO Films, Snoot Entertainment. Screenplay by Kemp Powers, based on his play. Cinematography by Tami Reiker. Produced by Jess Wu Calder, Keith Calder, Jody Klein. Music by Terence Blanchard. Production Design by Page Buckner, Barry Robison. Costume Design by Francine Jamison-Tanchuck. Film Editing by Tariq…

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Beyond The Lights (2014)

GINA PRINCE-BYTHEWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2014.  Black Entertainment Television, Homegrown Pictures, Relativity Media, Studio 11 Films, Undisputed Cinema.  Screenplay by Gina Prince-Bythewood.  Cinematography by Tami Reiker.  Produced by Stephanie Allain, Reggie Rock Bythewood, Ryan Kavanaugh, Amar’e Stoudemire, Sharon Tomlinson.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Cecilia Montiel, Hannah Purdy Foggin. …

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Pieces Of April (2003)

PETER HEDGES Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 2003.  United Artists, IFC Productions, InDigEnt, Kalkaska Productions, Well Done Productions.  Screenplay by Peter Hedges.  Cinematography by Tami Reiker.  Produced by Alexis Alexanian, John S. Lyons, Gary Winick.  Music by Stephin Merritt.  Production Design by Rick Butler.  Costume Design by Laura Bauer.  Film Editing by Mark Livolsi.   Katie Holmes plays a young woman whose difficult…

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High Art (1998)

LISA CHOLODENKO Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  Canada/USA, 1998.  391 Productions, Antidote Films, October Films.  Screenplay by Lisa Cholodenko.  Cinematography by Tami Reiker.  Produced by Dolly Hall, Jeffrey Kusama-Hinte, Susan A. Stover.  Music by Stuart Hill, Nathan Larson, Craig Wedren.  Production Design by Bernhard Blythe.  Costume Design by Victoria Farrell.  Film Editing by Amy E. Duddleston.   An intoxicating performance by Ally Sheedy…

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The Love Letter (1999)

PETER CHAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1999.  DreamWorks, Sanford/Pillsbury Productions.  Screenplay by Maria Maggenti, based on the novel by Cathleen Schine.  Cinematography by Tami Reiker.  Produced by Kate Capshaw, Sarah Pillsbury, Midge Sanford.  Music by Luis Bacalov.  Production Design by Andrew Jackness.  Costume Design by Tracy Tynan.  Film Editing by Jacqueline Cambas.   Delightful comedy about Kate Capshaw living in the tiny (fictitious)…

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