God Told Me To (1976)

LARRY COHEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 1976. Larco Productions. Screenplay by Larry Cohen. Cinematography by Paul Glickman. Produced by Larry Cohen. Music by Frank Cordell. Costume Design by Halston. Film Editing by Michael D. Corey, Arthur Mandelberg, William J. Waters. Larry Cohen’s follow-up to his cult classic It’s Alive starts with a…

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The Ninth Configuration (1980)

WILLIAM PETER BLATTY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.   USA, 1980.  Ninth Configuration.  Screenplay by William Peter Blatty, based on his novel Twinkle Twinkle Killer Kane.  Cinematography by Gerry Fisher.  Produced by William Peter Blatty.  Music by Barry De Vorzon.  Production Design by Bill Malley.  Costume Design by Tom Bronson.  Film Editing by Battle Davis, Tony de Zarraga, Peter Lee-Thompson, Roberto Silvi.   William…

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Deathsport (1978)

ALLAN ARKUSH, NICHOLAS NICIPHOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1978.  New World Pictures.  Story by Frances Doel, Screenplay by Nicholas Niciphor, Donald E. Stewart.  Cinematography by Gary Graver.  Produced by Roger Corman.  Music by Andy Stein.  Production Design by Sharon Compton.  Costume Design by Jane Ruhm.  Film Editing by Larry Bock.  David Carradine stars in this semi-sequel to Death Race 2000 as a “guide”…

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Scarecrow (1973)

JERRY SCHATZBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1973.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Garry Michael White.  Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.  Produced by Robert M. Sherman.  Music by Fred Myrow.  Production Design by Albert Brenner.  Costume Design by Jo Ynocencio.  Film Editing by Evan A. Lottman.   Two top-notch performances are the biggest draw to this odd but satisfying drama. Gene Hackman has just been released from…

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Eight Men Out (1988)

JOHN SAYLES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1988.  Orion Pictures.  Screenplay by John Sayles, based on the book by Eliot Asinof.  Cinematography by Robert Richardson.  Produced by Sarah Pillsbury, Midge Sanford.  Music by Mason Daring.  Production Design by Nora Chavooshian.  Costume Design by Cynthia Flynt.  Film Editing by John Tintori.   John Sayles’ brilliant exposé of a very dark time in the…

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