The Exorcist III (1990)

WILLIAM PETER BLATTY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1990.  Morgan Creek Entertainment.  Screenplay by William Peter Blatty, based on his novel Legion.  Cinematography by Gerry Fisher.  Produced by Carter deHaven.  Music by Barry De Vorzon.  Production Design by Leslie Dilley.  Costume Design by Dana Lyman.  Film Editing by Peter Lee-Thompson, Todd C. Ramsay.  William Peter Blatty takes the franchise over as both…

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Countdown (1967)

BBB (out of 5) Exploitation of the space race about a manned trip to the moon two years before it actually happened.  Unlike a more fun indulgence like Robinson Crusoe On Mars, however, this one aims to be accurate and, likely for its time, achieved as much as was possible.  The story upon which it…

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Norma Rae

BBBBB (out of 5) Stultifying drama that is still just as powerful today as it was upon its original release in 1979.  Sally Field tears up the screen as a naive young woman from the south who grows a social conscience when a labor organizer from New York (Ron Leibman) announces plans to unionize the…

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Nashville

BBBBB (out of 5) Robert Altman’s masterful cross-section of classic Americana is still a terrific, fascinating mosaic of stories even after all these years. The multi-plotted narrative follows a huge group of characters as they interact with each other during a country music festival in Nashville, Tennessee.  Lily Tomlin is unforgettable as the mother of…

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