The Chase (1966)

ARTHUR PENN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 1966. Horizon Pictures. Screenplay by Lillian Hellman, based on the novel and play by Horton Foote. Cinematography by Joseph LaShelle. Produced by Sam Spiegel. Music by John Barry. Production Design by Richard Day. Costume Design by Donfeld. Film Editing by Gene Milford. A small, tightknit town…

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Papa’s Delicate Condition (1963)

GEORGE MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1963.  Amro Productions.  Screenplay by Jack Rose, based on the book by Corinne Griffith.  Cinematography by Loyal Griggs.  Produced by Jack Rose.  Music by Joseph J. Lilley.  Production Design by Arthur Lonergan, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Frank P. Keller.   Jackie…

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Sparkle (1976)

SAM O’STEEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1976.  Robert Stigwood Organization, Warner Bros..  Story by Howard Rosenman, Screenplay by Joel Schumacher.  Cinematography by Bruce Surtees.  Produced by Howard Rosenman.  Music by Curtis Mayfield.  Production Design by Peter Wooley.  Costume Design by Daniel Paredes.  Film Editing by Gordon Scott.   There’s an honest and unassuming quality about this tale of family and ambition that overrides its…

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True Grit (1969)

HENRY HATHAWAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1969. Wallis-Hazen. Screenplay by Marguerite Roberts, based on the novel by Charles Portis. Cinematography by Lucien Ballard. Produced by Hal B. Wallis. Music by Elmer Bernstein. Production Design by Walter H. Tyler. Costume Design by Dorothy Jeakins. Film Editing by Warren Low.  John Wayne earned an Academy Award for his portrayal of a…

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The Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)

JOHN BOORMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1977.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by William Goodhart.  Cinematography by William A. Fraker.  Produced by John Boorman, Richard Lederer.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Richard Macdonald.  Costume Design by Robert De Mora.  Film Editing by Tom Priestley.   Laughably bad sequel to the most famous horror movie of all time (right after Psycho, I suppose)….

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