California Split (1974)

ROBERT ALTMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1974.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Spelling Goldberg, Won World.  Screenplay by Joseph Walsh.  Cinematography by Paul Lohmann.  Produced by Robert Altman, Joseph Walsh.  Production Design by Leon Ericksen.  Costume Design by Hugh McFarland.  Film Editing by O. Nicholas Brown, Lou Lombardo.  Compulsive gambler George Segal plays poker at a gaming venue where he meets motormouthed … More California Split (1974)

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Stephen King’s Sleepwalkers (1992)

MICK GARRIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1992.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Victor & Grais Productions, Ion Pictures.  Screenplay by Stephen King.  Cinematography by Rodney Charters.   Produced by Michael Grais, Mark Victor, Nabeel Zahid.  Music by Nicholas Pike.  Production Design by John DeCuir Jr..  Costume Design by Michael W. Hoffman.  Film Editing by O. Nicholas Brown.   An incestuous mother and son turn out to … More Stephen King’s Sleepwalkers (1992)

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The Phantom

BB (out of 5) A shady New York City gangster (Treat Williams) is looking to gain possession of three skulls with mystical powers that will give him reign over the world.  Thankfully, there’s a superhero in the jungles of a fictional island nation who dresses entirely in purple tights (because that’s how you blend in to the … More The Phantom

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Heart And Souls

BBBB (out of 5) When four bus passengers (Alfre Woodard, Kyra Sedgwick, Tom Sizemore, David Paymer) are killed in a tragic accident, their afterlife spirits keep company with a young child until he is ten years old and they must break contact with him. Years later, they are brought back to his adult life (played … More Heart And Souls

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City Slickers

BBB.5 (out of 5) Three stressed out city company men and age-old friends (Billy Crystal, Bruno Kirby, Daniel Stern) decide that the perfect way to ease up their workload is a paid Wild West vacation on a cattle ranch. Once there they learn the age-old technique of cattle-herding from a wise cowboy (Jack Palance) who … More City Slickers

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Rambo III

BB.5 (out of 5) Richard Crenna catches up with Sylvester Stallone‘s John Rambo in the far east where he is laying low as a competitive fighter. Crenna wants to enlist his old friend’s services to help him perform a rescue mission in Afghanistan, which is suffering under Soviet invasion and the violence of the subsequent fighting … More Rambo III

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The Accused

BBBB (out of 5) This impressive drama deals with an important issue and features excellent acting from all of its performers, which well overcome the times it feels. Jodie Foster plays a woman who gets viciously raped by three men at a local college student hangout while the rest of the guys hanging out in the … More The Accused

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