Reviewed at Rotterdam Intl. Film Festival, Feb. 3, 1994. Running time:65 MIN.
Part docu-diary, part theological quest, part family therapy session and part improvised comedy, Caveh Zahedi's second feature, "I Don't Hate Las Vegas Anymore," is a one-of-a-kind talkfest that's as…
The Vanzina brothers' Italo hit factory has struck pay dirt again with "Pretty Princess." Locally, this soporific spin on "Roman Holiday" for brain-dead mall rats is riding high with an under-18…
The story of a lapsed activist's reinvolvement with his political past, "Time of the Return" breaks with the seemingly endless number of Italo pix dealing with the disenchantment of the former…
Produced by Mario and Vittorio Cecchi Gori. Directed by Neri Parenti. Screenplay, Leo Benvenuti, Piero De Bernardi, Alessandro Bencivenni, Domenico Saverni, Paolo Villaggio, Parenti. Camera…
Sanity is a strictly relative concept in "Living With an Idiot," a tragicomic essay on human nature and Everyman's dark side that takes its cue from the Russo literature of Gogol, Tolstoy and…
Reviewed at Sorrento Festival, Italy (competing), Dec. 11, 1993. Running time: 90 MIN.
An authentic Cold War curio that milks suspenseful melodrama from the moral/political conflict between Soviet and U.S. navy ships, "Neutral Waters" boasts solid craftsmanship, impressive b&w lensing…
Second foray behind the lens by actor, playwright and legit director Pino Quartullo is a vigorous role-reversal comedy centered on a thirtyish banker's obsession with becoming a father. Attractively…
Also with: Kippei Shiina, Yoshiko Shimizu, Ryo Iwamatsu, Hiroshi Kobayashi.