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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Bye Bye Braverman (1968)

SIDNEY LUMET Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1968.  Warner Brothers/Seven Arts.  Screenplay by Herbert Sargent, based on the novel To An Early Grave by Wallace Markfield.  Cinematography by Boris Kaufman.   Produced by Sidney Lumet.  Music by Peter Matz.  Production Design by Ben Kasazkow.  Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone.  Film Editing by Gerald B. Greenberg.  George Segal is fighting with wife…

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Splendor In The Grass

BBB.5 (out of 5) Though this film doesn’t always succeed on its dramatic turf, how many other films were being made in the sixties about women suffering from society’s double standards?  Natalie Wood is fantastic as a Depression-era school girl who is constantly being pressured by her football star boyfriend (Warren Beatty in his starring debut) to…

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Opening Night

BBB.5 (out of 5) A celebrated Broadway actress (Gena Rowlands) is accosted by an obsessed fan before a performance during her latest show’s New Haven preview run. The fan’s eventual demise in a car accident that Rowlands witnesses sends the actress into an emotional downward spiral that forces her to face the themes of aging…

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