Daughters of The Dust (1991)

JULIE DASH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB USA/Germany, 1991.  American Playhouse, Geechee Girls, WMG Film.  Screenplay by Julie Dash.  Cinematography by Arthur Jafa.  Produced by Julie Dash, Arthur Jafa, Steven Jones.  Music by John Barnes.  Production Design by Kerry Marshall.  Costume Design by Arline Burks Gant.  Film Editing by Joseph Burton, Amy Carey.  At…

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The King Of Marvin Gardens (1972)

BOB RAFELSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.    USA, 1972.  BBS Productions, Columbia Pictures.   Story by Bob Rafelson, Jacob Brackman, Screenplay by Jacob Brackman.  Cinematography by Laszlo Kovacs.  Produced by Bob Rafelson.  Production Design by Toby Carr Rafelson.  Costume Design by G. Tony Scarano. Film Editing by John F. Link.  Jack Nicholson plays a…

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Sparkle (1976)

SAM O’STEEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1976.  Robert Stigwood Organization, Warner Bros..  Story by Howard Rosenman, Screenplay by Joel Schumacher.  Cinematography by Bruce Surtees.  Produced by Howard Rosenman.  Music by Curtis Mayfield.  Production Design by Peter Wooley.  Costume Design by Daniel Paredes.  Film Editing by Gordon Scott.   There’s an honest and unassuming quality about this tale of family and ambition that overrides its…

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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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