Candyman (1992)

BERNARD ROSE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA/United Kingdom, 1992. Polygram Filmed Entertainment, Propaganda Films, Candyman Films. Screenplay by Bernard Rose, based on the short story The Forbidden by Clive Barker. Cinematography by Anthony B. Richmond. Produced by Steve Golin, Alan Poul, Sigurjon Sighvatsson. Music by Philip Glass. Production Design by Jane Ann Stewart….

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Candyman (2021)

NIA DaCOSTA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA/Canada/Australia, 2021. Universal Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Bron Studios, Monkeypaw Productions, Creative Wealth Media Finance. Screenplay by Jordan Peele, Win Rosenfeld, Nia DaCosta, based on the 1992 motion picture Candyman by Bernard Rose and the short story The Forbidden by Clive Barker. Cinematography by John Gulesarian. Produced by Ian…

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Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (2013)

TYLER PERRY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0.  USA, 2013.  Lionsgate, The Tyler Perry Company.  Screenplay by Tyler Perry, based on his play The Marriage Counselor.  Cinematography by Alexander Gruszynski.  Produced by Ozzie Areu, Paul Hall, Tyler Perry.  Music by Aaron Zigman.  Production Design by Eloise Crane Stammerjohn.  Costume Design by Johnetta Boone.  Film Editing by Maysie Hoy. As ridiculous a mess as was ever…

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Soul Food (1997)

GEORGE TILLMAN JR. Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1997.  Fox 2000 Pictures, Edmonds Entertainment Group.  Screenplay by George Tillman, Jr..  Cinematography by Paul Elliott.  Produced by Tracey E. Edmonds, Robert Teitel. Music by Lisa Coleman, Wendy Melvoin.  Production Design by Maxine Shepard.  Costume Design by Salvador Perez Jr..  Film Editing by John Carter.   Touching comedy-drama about a family led by grandmother Irma…

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Shaft (2000)

JOHN SINGLETON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Germany/USA, 2000.  Paramount Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions, New Deal Productions, Munich Film Partners & Company, Shaft Productions.  Story by John Singleton, Shane Salerno, Screenplay by Richard Price, John Singleton, Shane Salerno, based on the novel by Ernest Tidyman.  Cinematography by Donald E. Thorin.  Produced by Mark Roybal, Scott Rudin, John Singleton.  Music by David Arnold.  Production…

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Eraser (1996)

CHUCK RUSSELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 1996.  Kopelson Entertainment, Warner Bros..  Story by Tony Puryear, Walon Green, Michael S. Chernuchin, Screenplay by Tony Puryear, Walon Green.  Cinematography by Adam Greenberg.  Produced by Anne Kopelson, Arnold Kopelson.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Bill Kenney.  Costume Design by Richard Bruno.  Film Editing by Michael Tronick.   After a business executive in a high-tech weapons company…

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Dance With Me (1998)

RANDA HAINES Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1998.  Mandalay Entertainment, Ballroom Dancer.  Screenplay by Daryl Matthews.  Cinematography by Fred Murphy.  Produced by Shinya Egawa, Randa Haines, Lauren Weissman.  Music by Michael Convertino.  Production Design by Waldemar Kalinowski.  Costume Design by Joe I. Tompkins.  Film Editing by Lisa Fruchtman, William S. Scharf.   Dance enthusiasts will go wild for this sunny, upbeat romantic film….

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Mother (1996)

ALBERT BROOKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):     BBBB.  USA, 1996.  Paramount Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions.  Screenplay by Albert Brooks, Monica Mcgowan Johnson.  Cinematography by Lajos Koltai.  Produced by Herb Nanas, Scott Rudin.  Music by Marc Shaiman. Production Design by Charles Rosen.  Costume Design by Judy L. Ruskin.  Film Editing by Harvey Rosenstock.   Debbie Reynolds is incredibly funny in Albert Brooks‘ best…

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