The title of this romantic melodrama, has to do with a buried necklace and the promise of undying love and faith in each other made by a young architectural student and a girl student.
Ostensibly a return to the gangster genre, The Lady in Red is in many ways a compendium of variations on the 'woman in jeopardy' format.
This bit of gore was undoubtedly inspired by The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. It's hastily-shot and technically inept in every department operation.
The Bell Jar, based on the late poet Sylvia Plath's autobiographical novel, evokes neither understanding nor sympathy for the plight of its heroine, Esther Greenwood, the epitome of a straight-A…
Given that Scum, a relentlessly brutal slice of British reform school life, is strongly directed by Alan Clarke, and acted with admirable conviction, it is a pity that the hard-hitting screenplay is…
Pic opens with 13-year-old Mike Pearson (Michael Baldwin), who foolishly disobeys his older brother's orders not to attend the funeral of a close friend who, unbeknownst to everyone, was really…
Meteor really combines several disasters in one continuous cinematic bummer. Along with the threat of a five-mile-wide asteroid speeding towards earth, with smaller splinters preceding it, there's an…
La Luna is a spectacle-sized melodrama filled with a variety of themes - plots and subplots that merge asymmetrically into a melodramatic mold.
The storyline imposed on the original musical's book has large expository gaps. These are accentuated by director Milos Forman's determination to have free-form musical numbers evolve out of the tale…
Cuba is a hollow, pointless non-drama. Cynical and evasive about politics, pic displays uniformly unsympathetic characters enacting a vague plot amidst a splendid re-creation of Havana at the very…
Basically an adventure yarn set in northern England in 1750, this collaboration of writer-director Kenneth Loach and producer Tony Garnett add first rate period recreation (more than could have been…