Bruised (2020)

HALLE BERRY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA/United Kingdom, 2020. Romulus Entertainment, Aloe Entertainment, Bohemia Media, Entertainment 360, Head Gear Films, Metrol Technology, Rhea Films, Thunder Road Pictures. Screenplay by Michelle Rosenfarb. Cinematography by Frank G. DeMarco. Produced by Halle Berry, Guymon Casady, Terry Dougas, Brad Feinstein, Linda Gottlieb, Gillian Hormel, Basil Iwanyk, Paris…

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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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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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Diary Of A Mad Black Woman (2005)

DARREN GRANT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2005.  BET Pictures, Diary of a Woman Inc., Diary of a Woman Productions Inc., Reuben Cannon Productions, The Tyler Perry Company.  Screenplay by Tyler Perry, based on his play.  Cinematography by David Claessen.  Produced by Reuben Cannon, Tyler Perry.  Music by Elvin Ross.  Production Design by Ina Mayhew.  Costume Design by Keith G. Lewis.  Film Editing…

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Sparkle (2012)

SALIM AKIL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB. USA, 2012.  Akil Production Company, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Stage 6 Films, TDJ Enterprises / New Dimensions Entertainment.  Story by Joel Schumacher, Howard Rosenman, Screenplay by Mara Brock Akil.  Cinematography by Anastas N. Michos.  Produced by Salim Akil, Mara Brock Akil, Debra Martin Chase, T.D. Jakes, Curtis Wallace.  Music by Salaam Remi.  Production Design…

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