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 … More The Exorcist III (1990)

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Men Of Honor

BBBB (out of 5) Exceptionally well-made movie about Carl Brashear, the very first African-American Navy diver. Cuba Gooding Jr. gives a sturdy and unsentimental performance as the man who overcame personal and political obstacles, withstood the tests of many individuals who preferred to shut him out because of his race and endured many setbacks along … More Men Of Honor

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What About Bob?

BBB.5 (out of 5) A psychiatrist will be criticized by his family for not being able to leave his work at the office, but what if his work follows him home? Richard Dreyfuss plays an exasperated shrink whose patience is tried by a recluse (Bill Murray) who decides he can’t do anything without his doctor’s help. … More What About Bob?

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Pay It Forward

BB (out of 5) Horrendously cheesy film, its excellent performance by Helen Hunt swamped by directionless direction by Mimi Leder and a hackneyed screenplay. The plot follows the plight of a troubled and shy young boy (Haley Joel Osment, his first post-Academy Award nomination role) who is given an assignment at school to change the world … More Pay It Forward

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Deep Impact

BB.5 (out of 5) The insults to human intelligence that hurl themselves your way one after the other in this loser action film are way deadlier than the meteor that threatens to destroy the planet. A cast of varied ages and pedigrees (Vanessa Redgrave, Elijah Wood, to name but two) never makes a cohesive whole … More Deep Impact

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An American Werewolf In London (1981)

JOHN LANDIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1981.  PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Lyncanthrope Films.  Screenplay by John Landis.  Cinematography by Robert Paynter.  Produced by George Folsey Jr..  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by Leslie Dilley.  Costume Design by Deborah Nadoolman.  Film Editing by Malcolm Campbell.  Academy Awards.   Griffin Dunne and David Naughton are two friends travelling through Europe who spend an evening hiking the … More An American Werewolf In London (1981)

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