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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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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Harriet (2019)

KASI LEMMONS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.    USA, 2019.  Martin Chase Productions, New Balloon, Perfect World Pictures, Stay Gold Features.  Story by Gregory Allen Howard, Screenplay by Gregory Allen Howard, Kasi Lemmons.  Cinematography by John Toll.   Produced by Debra Martin Chase, Gregory Allen Howard, Daniela Taplin Lundberg.   Music by Terence Blanchard.   Production Design…

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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.   A television producer with lofty ideals (Damon Wayans in…

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The Comedian (2016)

TAYLOR HACKFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2016.  Cinelou Films, Linson Entertainment, Anvil Films, Mad Riot Entertainment.  Story by Art Linson, Screenplay by Art Linson, Jeffrey Ross, Richard LaGravenese, Lewis Friedman.  Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton.  Produced by Mark Canton, Taylor Hackford, Art Linson, John Linson, Courtney Solomon.  Music by Terence Blanchard.  Production Design by Kristi Zea.  Costume Design by Aude Bronson-Howard,…

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‘Til There Was You (1997)

SCOTT WINANT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1997.  Lakeshore Entertainment, Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Winnie Holzman.  Cinematography by Bobby Bukowski.  Produced by Penney Finkelman Cox, Alan Poul, Tom Rosenberg.  Music by Terence Blanchard, Miles Goodman.  Production Design by Craig Stearns.  Costume Design by Enid Harris, Rita Salazar.  Film Editing by Joanna Cappuccilli Lovetti, Richard Marks.   Soulmates Jeanne Tripplehorn and Dylan McDermott are perfect for each other,…

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Barbershop (2002)

TIM STORY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB USA, 2002.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, State Street Pictures, Cube Vision.  Story by Mark Brown, Screenplay by Mark Brown, Don D. Scott, Marshall Todd.  Cinematography by Tom Priestley Jr..  Produced by Mark Brown, Robert Teitel, George Tillman Jr..  Music by Terence Blanchard. Production Design by Roger G. Fortune.  Costume Design by Devon Patterson.  Film Editing by John Carter.   A Chicago…

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Cadillac Records (2008)

DARNELL MARTIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2008.  LightWave Entertainment, Parkwood Pictures, Sony Music Film.  Screenplay by Darnell Martin.  Cinematography by Anastas N. Michos.  Produced by Andrew Lack, Sofia Sondervan.  Music by Terence Blanchard.  Production Design by Linda Burton.   Costume Design by Johnetta Boone.   Film Editing by Peter C. Frank.    The story of the…

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Talk To Me (2007)

KASI LEMMONS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2007.  Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Mark Gordon Productions, Pelagius Films, The Mark Gordon Company.  Story by Michael Genet, Screenplay by Michael Genet, Rick Famuyiwa.  Cinematography by Stephane Fontaine.  Produced by Joe Fries, Mark Gordon, Sidney Kimmel, Josh McLaughlin.  Music by Terence Blanchard.  Production Design by Warren Alan Young.  Costume Design by Gersha Phillips.  Film Editing by…

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Eve’s Bayou (1997)

KASI LEMMONS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1997.  Trimark Pictures, ChubbCo Film, Addis Wechsler Pictures.  Screenplay by Kasi Lemmons.  Cinematography by Amy Vincent.  Produced by Caldecot Chubb, Samuel L. Jackson.  Music by Terence Blanchard.  Production Design by Jeffrey Howard.  Costume Design by Karyn Wagner.  Film Editing by Terilyn A. Shropshire.  Stunning Southern Gothic atmosphere is the backbone of this lush family drama…

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