The "lone" Sony title? By "lone" do you mean Bye Bye Birdie and Steel Magnolias? It's yet another "reviewer" who really has no idea what he's talking about. Grain is deliciously rendered in Bye Bye Birdie? It is to laugh. Bye Bye Birdie (first of all, it has nothing to do with Technicolor, as he implies - Birdie wasn't even printed in Technicolor) is a fantastic transfer, but one look at any of the film's many opticals will tell you that work was done to remove the grain from them - they've always looked absolutely horrid, but they now look fantastic - I don't know what tools were used, but here is an example of a studio using tools correctly and rendering an optical the way the studio WISHED it could have back in the day - instead of a soft, ugly mess, we get totally sharp opticals that look fantastic. Bravo to Grover Crisp and team. Yes, there is fine grain throughout, as there should be. The caps, of course, only hint at the glories of this transfer.
High Time - the debris he goes on and on and on about only occurs during opticals and the film has 'em in spades. The opticals are occasionally multi-pass opticals, generations away, and dirty as most opticals are. It's hardly a blemish on the transfer that they let the opticals be what the opitcals have always been. You'd be hard-pressed to find anything else to complain about on the transfer, which has excellent color - again, the caps are dark and murky-looking, which the Blu-ray is not.
Steel Magnolias - a perfect transfer of, IMO, a not very good film. Again, the caps don't even hint at the way the Blu-ray looks.
The Sound and the Fury looks very good, but IMO not really better than High Time if you're only looking at actual production photography - then again, they are photographed in completely different styles.