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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Signs

BBB.5 (out of 5) Farmer and former priest Mel Gibson is startled awake one morning to find mysteriously-shaped crop circles in the cornfields adjoining his house. He is further disturbed by news reports that detail similar events happening around the world, but refrains from reporting his own as he believes it to be an elaborate hoax…

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Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

BBB.5 (out of 5) Two complete blockheads (Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter) are in danger of failing a high school history class until a magical telephone booth transports them to different eras in time. They meet Napoleon and Socrates (which they pronounce SO-krayts), survive the iron maiden and get back in time to make a presentation in…

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Resurrection

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Following a near-death experience in a car accident, one which claims the life of her husband, Ellen Burstyn makes a full recovery only to discover that her journey into and back from the afterlife has left her with the ability to heal illnesses. At first only the local residents of her…

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Kinsey

BBBB (out of 5) This film reminds me of the line that Ben Kingsley delivers in Merchant Ivory’s adaptation of E.M. Forster’s Maurice: “England has always been disinclined to accept human nature.” Substitute England for the current empire of the good ole’ US Of Bush-A, and you’ve got this film’s target in a nutshell. When…

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