Jonathan Swift's 18th-century stinging satire has been considerably softened and drastically romanticized, but enough of its telling caustic comment remains.
The gentle art of getting and remaining 'one up' on the next fellow, so painstaking chronicled by British humorist Stephen Potter in his series of books, is engagingly translated to the screen in…
A full-blown melodrama, high-octane in situation and characters, Home from the Hill is like an over-taxed engine. The production throws a plot rod or two in its final moments, but when it is…
The first entry from Allied Film Makers - consisting of actors Jack Hawkins, Richard Attenborough and Bryan Forbes, producer Michael Relph and director Basil Dearden - is a smooth piece of teamwork.
This black-and-white version of the story of the poet-playwright-wit whose tragic downfall on homosexual charges was a scandal in Victorian times hit London screens just five days before The Trials…
To commemorate the 100th anni of the birth of the playwright-novelist-story writer Anton Chekhov, the Russians have come up with a perfectly transcribed version of one of his short stories. It…
In attempting to dramatize the unarguable doctrine that slavery is an ugly, unwelcome visitor in a free society, producer-director-writer James Clavell has somehow wound up with the curious message…
In updating Tarzan to fit what they seem to feel are modern specifications, producers have taken most of the charm and vigor out of the character. Their jet-age Tarzan has lost his identity, and…
Based on an 18th-century classic [novel by Choderlos de Laclos], updated pic is a glossy study of an immoral couple who get their comeuppance.
This film, a first pic by a film critic, shows the immediate influence of Yank actioners and socio-psycho thrillers but has its own personal style.