Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970)

OSSIE DAVIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1970. Formosa Productions. Screenplay by Arnold Perl, Ossie Davis, based on the novel by Chester Himes. Cinematography by Gerald Hirschfeld. Produced by Samuel Goldwyn Jr.. Music by Galt MacDermot. Production Design by Emanuel Gerard. Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone. Film Editing by Robert Q. Lovett….

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Ganja & Hess (1973)

BILL GUNN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5. USA, 1973. Kelly/Jordan Enterprises. Screenplay by Bill Gunn. Cinematography by James E. Hinton. Produced by Chiz Schultz. Music by Sam L. Waymon. Production Design by Tom H. John. Costume Design by Scott Barrie. Film Editing by Victor Kanefsky. The late Bill Gunn directed this still beloved cult…

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Eureka (1983)

NICOLAS ROEG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   United Kingdom/USA, 1983.  JF Productions, Recorded Picture Company, Sunley Productions Ltd..  Screenplay by Paul Mayersberg, based on the book by Marshall Houts.  Cinematography by Alex Thomson.  Produced by Jeremy Thomas.  Music by Stanley Myers.  Production Design by Michael Seymour.  Costume Design by Marit Allen.  Film Editing by Tony Lawson. Gene Hackman is determined to find gold…

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Shaft (1971)

GORDON PARKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1971.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Shaft Productions. Screenplay by Ernest Tidyman, John D.F. Black, based on the novel by Ernest Tidyman. Cinematography by Urs Furrer.  Produced by Joel Freeman.  Music by Isaac Hayes, J.J. Johnson.  Production Design by Emanuel Gerard.  Costume Design by Joseph G. Aulisi. Film Editing by Hugh A. Robertson.   The origin of…

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Live And Let Die (1973)

GUY HAMILTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1973.  Eon Productions.  Screenplay by Tom Mankiewicz, based on the novel by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by Ted Moore.  Produced by Albert R. Broccoli, Harry Saltzman.  Music by George Martin.  Production Design by Syd Cain.  Costume Design by Julie Harris.  Film Editing by Bert Bates, Raymond Poulton, John Shirley.   Roger Moore makes his…

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