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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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.  Golden Globe Awards…

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The Last Samurai

BBB.5 (out of 5) After participating in a number of Civil War battles (many of which helped decimate the populations of natives in North America), an embittered, drunken veteran (Tom Cruise) follows his superior officers to Japan in search of big money. He has been hired by the emperor to train the country’s army in…

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Eclipse

BB (out of 5) While awaiting a solar eclipse that will briefly enshroud the entire city of Toronto in darkness, various individuals prepare for the event by having sex (I honestly wish this was how Canadians deal with momentous events in the universe). Using a Ronde-like structure, Jeremy Podeswa’s film starts with two characters, one…

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Junebug

BBBB (out of 5) Embeth Davidtz and Alessandro Nivola meet in her art gallery and after two weeks are married and visiting his home state of North Carolina. She needs to see a local artist about signing on to appear in her gallery, so they seize the opportunity to meet his family whom he hasn’t visited in…

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The Aviator (1985)

BB.5 (out of 5) A 1920s mail carrier (Christopher Reeve) crash lands his airplane on a barren mountain with a rich heiress (Rosanna Arquette) on board. The two of them survive the accident, but now they must also make their way through a harsh wilderness with hungry wolves on their tails while searching for civilization….

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The Grass Harp

BBB (out of 5) Loving adaptation of Truman Capote’s novella about an orphan boy (Edward Furlong) who is raised by his aunts, two women as different as two sisters could ever possibly be. Verena (Sissy Spacek) is a hard-nosed businesswoman who manages the entire family estate, a sizeable one that includes most of the town’s…

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Monster (2003)

PATTY JENKINS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/Germany, 2003.  Media 8 Entertainment, Newmarket Films, DEJ Productions, K/W Productions, Denver and Delilah Productions, VIP 2 Medienfonds, MDP Worldwide.  Screenplay by Patty Jenkins.  Cinematography by Steven Bernstein.  Produced by Mark Damon, Donald Kushner, Clark Peterson, Charlize Theron, Brad Wyman.  Music by BT.  Production Design by Edward T. McAvoy.  Costume Design by Rhona Meyers.  Film Editing by Arthur…

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Flesh And Bone

BBBB (out of 5) Dennis Quaid is mesmerizing as a nomadic cowboy who goes from town to town working his vending machines until he happens upon a free-spirited woman (an excellent Meg Ryan) with a mysterious past. He has no idea that this stranger is about to unleash a flood of skeletons from the family closet…

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The Right Stuff

BBBBB (out of 5) With the Soviets leading the race into the outer reaches of the universe, the American government puts pressure on its space program to get a crew ready for action, and this epic film covers those awkward first steps into the age of space. It starts from when the group of astronauts…

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G.I. Jane (1997)

RIDLEY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1997.  Caravan Pictures, First Independent Films, Hollywood Pictures, Largo Entertainment, Moving Pictures, Scott Free Productions, Trap-Two-Zero Productions Inc..  Story by Danielle Alexandra, Screenplay by David Twohy, Danielle Alexandra.  Cinematography by Hugh Johnson.  Produced by Roger Birnbaum, Demi Moore, Ridley Scott, Suzanne Todd.  Music by Trevor Jones.  Production Design by Arthur Max.  Costume Design by…

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The Gypsy Moths

BBB (out of 5) Three skydivers tour the country mesmerizing small-town folks with their impressive and sometimes dangerous stunts. When they reach the town where one of their party (Scott Wilson) was born, they find themselves staying at the home of his estranged aunt (Deborah Kerr) and uncle and reconnecting with his past. Burt Lancaster…

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