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 … More The Exorcist III (1990)

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Poetic Justice

BB (out of 5) John Singleton made history by becoming, at the tender young age of 24, the youngest nominee for the Best Director Oscar for his debut feature Boyz N The Hood and the first African-American to be recognized in that category (he remained the only one until Lee Daniels scored a nomination for … More Poetic Justice

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Boyz N The Hood

BBBBB (out of 5) Director John Singleton knocked the socks off the movie industry when he directed this poignant, intelligent and unforgettable drama at the age of 23. It stars Cuba Gooding Jr. as a young man growing up in the ‘hood’ of Los Angeles after his parents divorce and he goes to live with his … More Boyz N The Hood

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Nuts

BBB.5 (out of 5) Barbra Streisand has no end of fun chewing up all the scenery in this psychological drama. She plays a prostitute accused of murder who must first go through a preliminary trial for the courts to decide if she is mentally fit for a full-blown murder trial. Richard Dreyfuss is also excellent as the … More Nuts

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Jungle Fever (1991)

SPIKE LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1991.  Universal Pictures, 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks.  Screenplay by Spike Lee.  Cinematography by Ernest R. Dickerson.  Produced by Spike Lee.  Music by Terence Blanchard.  Production Design by Wynn Thomas.  Costume Design by Ruth E. Carter.  Film Editing by Samuel D. Pollard.  Cannes Film Festival 1991.   Even when Spike Lee makes a less-than-perfect movie it’s still incredibly watchable … More Jungle Fever (1991)

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School Daze (1988)

SPIKE LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1988.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks.  Screenplay by Spike Lee.  Cinematography by Ernest R. Dickerson.  Produced by Spike Lee.  Music by Bill Lee.  Production Design by Wynn Thomas.  Costume Design by Ruth E. Carter.  Film Editing by Barry Alexander Brown.   Spike Lee’s passionate touch is all over this enjoyable musical, even though … More School Daze (1988)

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