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…

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Mister Roberts (1955)

MERVYN LeROY, JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 1955.  Warner Bros., Orange.  Screenplay by Frank S. Nugent, Joshua Logan, based on the play by Thomas Heggen, Joshua Logan, from the novel by Thomas Heggen.  Cinematography by Winton C. Hoch.  Produced by Leland Hayward.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by Art Loel.  Costume Design by Moss Mabry.  Film Editing by Jack…

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Red River (1948)

HOWARD HAWKS, ARTHUR ROSSEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1948.  Monterey Productions.  Story by Borden Chase, Screenplay by Borden Chase, Charles Schnee.  Cinematography by Russell Harlan. Produced by Howard Hawks.  Music by Dimitri Tiomkin.  Production Design by John Datu.  Costume Design by Jack E. Miller.  Film Editing by Christian Nyby.  Academy Awards 1948.   Up there with The Searchers and Rio Bravo as the…

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Rio Bravo (1959)

HOWARD HAWKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA, 1959.  Warner Bros., Armada Productions. Screenplay by Howard Hawks, Leigh Brackett, based on the short story by B.H. McCampbell. Cinematography by Russell Harlan.  Produced by Howard Hawks.  Music by Dimitri Tiomkin.  Production Design by Leo K. Kuter.  Costume Design by Marjorie Best.  Film Editing by Folmar Blangsted.   John Wayne is terrific as the…

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She Wore A Yellow Ribbon (1949)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA, 1949.  Argosy Pictures.  Screenplay by Frank S. Nugent, Laurence Stallings, based on the short stories The Big Hunt and War Party by James Warner Bellah.  Cinematography by Winton C. Hoch.  Produced by Merian C. Cooper, John Ford.  Music by Richard Hageman.  Production Design by James Basevi.  Costume Design by Michael Meyers, Ann Peck.  Film Editing…

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Back To The Future Part III (1990)

ROBERT ZEMECKIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1990.  Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, U-Drive Productions.  Story by Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale, Screenplay by Bob Gale, based on characters created by Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale.  Cinematography by Dean Cundey.  Produced by Neil Canton, Bob Gale.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Rick Carter.  Costume Design by Joanna Johnston.  Film Editing by Harry Keramidas,…

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The Searchers (1956)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA, 1956.  C.V. Whitney Pictures.  Screenplay by Frank S. Nugent, based on the novel by Alan Le May.  Cinematography by Winton C. Hoch.  Produced by Merian C. Cooper.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by James Basevi, Frank Hotaling.  Costume Design by Charles Arrico.  Film Editing by Jack Murray.   A perfect Western, and a study in the…

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Gremlins (1984)

JOE DANTE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1984.  Warner Bros., Amblin Entertainment.  Screenplay by Chris Columbus.  Cinematography by John Hora.  Produced by Michael Finnell.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by James H. Spencer.  Costume Design by Norman A. Burza, Linda Matthews.  Film Editing by Tina Hirsch. The perfect way to entertain the kids, a horror movie that isn’t too horrific….

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Tombstone

GEORGE P. COSMATOS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1993.  Hollywood Pictures, Cinergi Pictures Entertainment.  Screenplay by Kevin Jarre.  Cinematography by William A. Fraker.  Produced by Sean Daniel, James Jacks, Bob Misiorowski.  Music by Bruce Broughton.  Production Design by Catherine Hardwicke.  Costume Design by Joseph A. Porro.  Film Editing by Harvey Rosenstock, Roberto Silvi, Frank J. Urioste.   The disappointment of Lawrence Kasdan’s bloated, self-important…

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Mask (1985)

PETER BOGDANOVICH Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  USA, 1985.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Anna Hamilton Phelan.   Cinematography by Laszlo Kovacs.   Produced by Martin Starger.   Music by Dennis Ricotta.   Production Design by Norman Newberry.  Costume Design by G. Tony Scarano, Marla Denise Schlom.  Film Editing by Barbara Ford.   Academy Awards 1985.  Cannes Film Festival 1985.  Golden Globe Awards 1985….

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The Whales Of August (1987)

LINDSAY ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1987.  Nelson Entertainment.  Screenplay by David Berry, based on his play.   Cinematography by Mike Fash.  Produced by Mike Kaplan, Carolyn Pfeiffer.  Music by Alan Price.  Production Design by Jocelyn Herbert.  Costume Design by Rudy Dillon.  Film Editing by Nicolas Gaster.  Academy Awards 1987.  Independent Spirit Awards 1987.  National Board of Review Awards 1987.   This…

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