TODD DOUGLAS MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB. USA, 2019. CNN Films, Statement Pictures. Cinematography by Adam Holender. Produced by Evan Krauss, Todd Douglas Miller, Thomas Peterson. Music by Matt Morton. Film Editing by Todd Douglas Miller. To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the walk on the moon, an event that propelled scientific achievement … More Apollo 11 (2019)
BBBB (out of 5) After having given the world the best documentary ever made on Marilyn Monroe, Liz Garbus turns her keen eye to another legend of show business. Born in North Carolina in 1933, Eunice Waymon begins playing piano as a child and grows up determined to be the first female African-American classic concert … More What Happened, Miss Simone?
BBBB (out of 5) It’s hard to believe, but at one point in history the FBI concentrated much of its surveillance power on mop-headed pop rocker John Lennon. Lennon’s awakening to the world of political radicalism (and the inherent value of shaggy hair) in the late sixties and early seventies, prompted by his feelings about … More The U.S. Vs. John Lennon
BBBB (out of 5) Inspiring documentary charts the revolution in South Africa when white supremacy was overthrown by a solidarity movement set to music. Revolutionaries as well as police officers from the years of apartheid are interviewed about the years when activists took to the streets and sang their way to freedom, fighting decades-long oppression and winning their … More Amandla! A Revolution In Four Part Harmony
SPIKE LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB. USA, 1997. 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks, Home Box Office. Cinematography by Ellen Kuras. Produced by Spike Lee, Samuel D. Pollard. Music by Terence Blanchard. Film Editing by Samuel D. Pollard. Academy Awards 1997. Toronto International Film Festival 1997. This searing documentary focuses on what is often considered by historians to be a strong impetus in the … More 4 Little Girls (1997)