Scripted from her own novel by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Heat and Dust intercuts the stories of two women and of India past and present. The device is sometimes irritating in its jumps but ultimately…
Even by his own standards, Nicolas Roeg's Eureka is an indulgent melodrama [based on a book by Marshall Houts] about the anticlimactic life of a greedy gold prospector after he has struck it rich.
Danton is the first French-language film by Polish filmmaker Andrzej Wajda, directing, in the wake of recent tragic events in his homeland, a historical film about the French Revolution. Pic is a…
A top quality production about the struggle between two sisters for custody of an eight-year-old boy, their nephew, Careful He Might Hear You is a completely involving emotional experience.
Despite some strong thematic material and a vibrant central performance, Baby, It's You remains an essentially unfulfilled romantic drama. John Sayles' third directorial outing, penned from a story…
In a NZ western of the North American Indian-white settler school, Geoff Murphy has fashioned a fast-moving visual tale of archetypal passion and action. 'Utu' is the Maori word for 'revenge'.
Sex, humor and even a facsimile of style distinguish Michael Winner's entertaining remake of The Wicked Lady as a comedy-drama of rogue-ridden 17th-century England with Faye Dunaway an effective…
Gilbert & Sullivan's durable The Pirates of Penzance has been turned into an elaborate screen musical by basically the same hands responsible for Joseph Papp's smash New York Shakespeare Festival and…
The King of Comed y is a royal disappointment. To be sure, Robert De Niro turns in another virtuoso performance for Martin Scorsese, just as in their four previous efforts. But once again - and even…
The Black Stallion Returns is little more than a contrived, cornball story that most audiences will find to be an interminable bore. Much of the charm and innocence of the original are absent here as…
Stranger's Kiss is a glowing homage to 1950s melodrama set in the film world. Though shot on a modest budget, picture has a lush look aided by strong artistic and technical contributions.