Amigos turn against each other in "Four Dogs Playing Poker," a by-the-numbers thriller that never manages to stake out much nastiness to call its own. Some scenes are indifferently staged, and thesps…
But that hasn't dampened Garland's affection for the man, which developed when the two collaborated on the 1980 Broadway revival of "My Fair Lady."
Those wild Hong Kong films finally get the academic textbook treatment in David Bordwell's "Planet Hong Kong." This history and analysis of the Hong Kong film industry, focusing on the…
The title of director Jian Hong Kuo's debut feature, "Dog Story," has a number of possible interpretations. Any way you read it, "Dog Story" is constructed as a series of unrelated bits -- part crime…
Muriel Kim Hunter
Screenplay, Casey Peterson. Camera (color) Mark Herzig; sound, Dave Acord; associate producer, Brian Beatty; Reviewed at Newport Film Festival (competing), June 10, 2000. Running time: 93 MIN.
To describe the intentions of Leon Desclozeaux as ambitious in "Chittagong: The Last Stopover" would be doing the French-born helmer a disservice. Making the first Western feature shot in politically…
It appears that Broadway got the wrong "Macbeth." On the same night that Kelsey Grammer's production was opening to dismal notices in New York, the Royal Shakespeare Co. gave the first of about a…
A subversively entertaining take on keeping up appearances via carefully spun racism and prejudice, Melvin Van Peebles' "Bellyful" is an original look at what transpires when closed-minded…
While it's nothing to crow about, "The Crow: Salvation" is a reasonably suspenseful, adequately made programmer that's true to the tradition of a lone avenger out to raise hell and clear his name.