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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Airport

BBB (out of 5) What’s most laughable about this ridiculously soapy melodrama is the possibility that anyone took it seriously as “great drama” in 1970. Today, most of it is either cheesy or just plain fun, but as a thriller-in-the-air it pales in comparison to even the sub-standard fare (Turbulence) being made today. Of course, that…

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Coming Home

BBB.5 (out of 5) Moving film that, along with The Deer Hunter the same year, initiated the popularity of Vietnam-angst films. Jane Fonda plays a nurse in a hospital for veterans of the war who develops a love/hate relationship with bitter paraplegic Jon Voight. Bruce Dern turns in a terrifying performance as Fonda’s disillusioned husband. It’s another seventies…

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