A former assistant to fellow Neapolitan director Mario Martone, Nina di Majo takes self-indulgence to exasperating extremes in her feature debut, "Autumn." Cast with family and friends and centered…
Dutch Oscar entry "Scratches in the Table," adapted from well-known Guus Kuijer children's book, stubbornly remains slight and underwhelming throughout, simply unable to ignite catharsis in tale of a…
Produced, directed by Catrine Clay. Reviewed at Palm Springs Film Festival, Jan. 23, 2000. Running time: 48 MIN.With: Lilly Wust, Ulla Schaaf, Elenai Predski-Kramer, Gerd Ehrlich.
Original title: I dimenticati. Running time: 104 MIN.
Ahh, the prodigy. Not the British techno-metal act, mind you, but the child genius of whatever genre, always a jaw-dropper for their precociousness, be it instrumental or vocal. This 14-year-old…
A first-rate ensemble and some of August Wilson's most humorous writing propel "Jitney," a tender portrait of family and community set in the 1970s -- a decade that the playwright has called his own.
The Boston-born, L.A.-based band Powerman 5000 sports a loud and crude style that mixes the simplest elements of industrial, funk, new wave, metal and rap, and then coats it all with a cartoonish…
Covering the period of Holly's ascent to stardom (January 1956 to February 1959), the production is at its best when re-creating Holly's boyish enthusiasm and magnetism as a concert performer, but…
A textbook case in which the parts are greater than the whole, "Gun Shy" alternately hits its target and fires blanks as the latest comedy crime pic to explore the vulnerabilities of tough guys.
So much for pedigree. CBS' "Missing Pieces" features the Hallmark Hall of Fame stamp and a post-Oscar James Coburn, but the finished product is pretty routine stuff. Weighed down by wooden perfs and…
Away from the glare of perfectionist classical music circles, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg's spry and emotional fiddling finds considerable focus within Sergio Assad's adaptations of various gypsy music…