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…

Rate this:

Sudden Impact

BBBB (out of 5) Clint Eastwood‘s Dirty Harry is back for a fourth chapter and the guy is still a celluloid treat. The lines of good and evil get muddied when Harry becomes the target of a mob family after antagonizing an elderly mafioso that the cops have under surveillance, forcing the department to send…

Rate this:

Ghost In The Machine

BB.5 (out of 5) A serial killer dies during an MRI following a near-fatal car crash, and his death during an electronic storm causes his soul to enter cyberspace and prey on people through their electrical equipment. His next victim is a single mom (Karen Allen) and her precoscious son, but first he has to…

Rate this:

The Mask (1994)

CHUCK RUSSELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 1994.  New Line Cinema, Dark Horse Entertainment.  Story by Michael Fallon, Mark Verheiden, Screenplay by Mike Werb.  Cinematography by John R. Leonetti.  Produced by Robert Engelman.  Music by Randy Edelman.  Production Design by Craig Stearns.  Costume Design by Ha Nguyen.  Film Editing by Arthur Coburn.  Academy Awards 1994.  Golden Globe Awards 1994. Another case of ‘concept’ comedy that will…

Rate this:

Sleeping With The Enemy

BB.5 (out of 5) Julia Roberts was already well into filming this wife-abuse thriller when Pretty Woman was released in theatres and made her a huge box-office star, so you could imagine the producers’ surprise when they found out they had a gold mine on their hands. She plays an abused wife to a mean ogre (Patrick…

Rate this:

Troop Beverly Hills

BB.5 (out of 5) While in the middle of a bitter divorce, a frivolous society housewife (Shelley Long) decides to take on a job as Girl Scout leader in order to prove to her boorish husband (Craig T. Nelson) that she can accomplish anything she sets her mind to. Of course, a Beverly Hills housewife…

Rate this:

The Fabulous Baker Boys

BBBB (out of 5) Wonderful character-driven drama has very little plot but is laden with atmosphere. Beau and Jeff Bridges play fraternal piano players whose gigs are growing slim in number and whose act is getting stale. They decide that the best way to spiff the party up is to hire a singer, and after a series…

Rate this:

Shoot The Moon

BBB (out of 5) Family troubles are at the centre of this moderately enjoyable drama that borrows liberally from similar films like Ordinary People. Albert Finney and Diane Keaton are terrific as a married couple on the skids; he’s having an affair, and she’s becoming more and more preoccupied with pursuing a career.  The things that…

Rate this:

Death Becomes Her

BBB (out of 5) Funny, fast-paced black comedy directed with melodramatic verve by Robert Zemeckis, this film succeeds mostly because of its stars. Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn have been best friends and worst enemies all their lives, fighting over the same man (Bruce Willis), until both end up dead but still alive because of a magic…

Rate this:

Howard The Duck

0 (out of 5) One of the most famous bombs in movie history, and rightly so.  George Lucas truly laid an egg when this multimillion dollar adaptation of the Marvel Comics character hit screens and failed immediately with audiences and critics alike.  It’s an unwatchable, unlovable mess about a smart-mouthed, bipedal duck from another planet…

Rate this:

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

BBBB.5 (out of 5) If L.A. Confidential was written by a wisecracking shit-disturber, you’d end up with this incredibly entertaining comedy-thriller, a sterling directorial debut by Shane Black that features excellent performances and a magnificent screenplay. Robert Downey Jr., is eluding the police during a store robbery in New York and accidentally runs into an…

Rate this: