A young man suffers a severe case of depression in "Not With a Bang," a carefully made first feature that covers no new ground but provides some mildly amusing satire at the expense of a bourgeois…
An earnest, seemingly authentic but strangely unengaging account of life in a physical therapy center, “Blue Clear Across to America” follows a diverse group of quadriplegics and paraplegics as they…
Reviewed at Fort Lauderdale Film Festival, Nov. 7, 1999. Original title: Arde Amor. Running time: 90 MIN.
There are a few good laughs but few surprises in "Next Friday," an amiably unfocused sequel that adheres to the formula established by its surprisingly profitable 1995 predecessor.
The most ambitious, high-concept attempt yet to cross over from Italo TV to film, "All the Moron's Men" is the latest in a string of features from alumni of popular Mediaset alternative comedy show…
Reviewed at Fort Lauderdale Film Festival, Nov. 6, 1999. Running time: 90 MIN.
Mixing regular imagery with dreamlike, soft-core footage, "Nejishiki: Wind-Up Type" is a live-action adaptation of a classic manga that's initially intriguing but gradually disappears into its own…
Chase wastes no time with formalities as he roams North Jersey locales to peek at the shenanigans and shakedowns.
While its leisurely pace and uneven tone may throw some viewers, the heartfelt "My Father's Angel" creates a bittersweet mood in its telling of conflicts between two immigrant Bosnian families, one…
At first glance, it wouldn't have appeared that "Rear Window" was a prime candidate for the full-blown restoration that is the specialty of the team of Robert A. Harris and James C. Katz. Unlike…
A Parisian boy and his chalk-and-cheese grandmothers end up stranded in the Brazilian jungle, the better to endure an onslaught of adventure-comedy cliches. Conventional fish-out-of-water escapade is…