Sidney Lumet is no stranger to stage adaptations. Despite its intermittently amusing dialog, however, Deathtrap comes across as a minor entertainment, cleverness of which cannot conceal its essential…
Paul Schrader's reworking of the 1942 Val Lewton-Jacques Tourneur Cat People is a super-chic erotic horror story of mixed impact.
Story revolves around Stan (Jack Thompson) and Dorothy Graham (Carol Burns), gun-happy dairy farmers who by 1941 have become ostracized from their neighbors in the isolated, close-knit New Zealand…
Woody Allen's A Midsummer Night's Sex Comed y is a pleasant disappointment, pleasant because he gets all the laughs he goes for in a visually charming, sweetly paced picture, a disappointment because…
Hal Ashby's Lookin' to Get Out is an ill- conceived vehicle for actor (and co-writer) Jon Voight to showcase his character comedy talents in a loose, semi-improvised environment.
The real question with Rocky III was how Sylvester Stallone could twist the plot to make an interesting difference. He manages.
Venom is an engrossing traditional suspense thriller [from a novel by Alan Scholefield] about a kidnapping, hypoed by the genuinely frightening plot gimmick of a deadly black mamba snake on the loose.
The second filmed record of the bi-annual Amnesty International fundraiser in London. The Secret Policeman's Other Ball is a thoroughly entertaining concert pic. As irreverent and clever as its…
The Escape Artist is a muted fable [from the novel by David Wagoner] about a gifted child in a never-never-land America. Treatment frequently pushes past the careful to the precious, and the quiet…
Writer-director Wes Craven's adaptation of the DC Comics book, Swamp Thing, to live-action feature filming is a childish programmer, short on thrills and laughs.
Silent Rage seems as if it were made with a demographics sampler entitled '10 Sleazy Ways to Cash in on the Exploitation Market'. The result is a combination horror-kung fu-oater-woman in peril-mad…