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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Network

BBBBB (out of 5) Riveting look at television news media, starring Peter Finch as an anchorman whose waning ratings prompt his bosses to fire him. His reaction is to have a complete meltdown and go mad in public, with his televised ranting becoming so newsworthy that his network decides to exploit him for all the ratings…

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A Stranger Among Us

BBB.5 (out of 5) Melanie Griffith plays a hard-edged cop who goes undercover in a Hasidic New York community to solve the murder and robbery of a local jeweler. While experiencing this very foreign culture, she ends up growing romantically attached to a young man of the neighbourhood (Eric Thal) who is helping the investigation. It’s not…

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Prizzi’s Honor

BBBBB (out of 5) John Huston’s classic caper is right up there with The Godfather and GoodFellas, distinguished from its peers by also including elements of humour that aren’t usually a staple of mobster films.  Jack Nicholson excels as a hitman for the powerful Prizzi family who falls head over heels in love with a beautiful…

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