Mike Ness's dynamic new outlook as well as the addition of manic drummer Chuck Biscuits made Social Distortion's 70-minute show, the first of two sold-out affairs, one of the group's most satisfying…
Director Jonathan Kaplan's superb rethinking of "In Cold Blood" won't displace anyone's memory of Richard Brooks' haunting 1967 film of the Truman Capote "nonfiction novel," and it isn't meant to.
Considering her flamboyant personality and claim to notoriety as the presenter of midnight horror movies on L.A. station KABC, docu about Finnish actress Maila Nurmi/Vampira is a disappointingly…
An attempt to put a comic spin on "sex, lies, and videotape" type material, "Shooting Lily" relies heavily on a couple's homevideos to depict the breakup of their marriage, but, unfortunately, these…
Reviewed at Carthage Film Days (competing), Tunis, Oct. 14, 1996. Running time: 83 MIN.
Narrators: Omar Sharif, Mona Zakaria.
"Santa With Muscles" is a 98-pound weakling of a comedy, with other movies certain to kick sand in its face during its limited theatrical run in regional release. The Hulk Hogan starrer may generate…
Apparently much-revised from its prior versions at the Houston Grand and New York City operas, "Harvey Milk" at last arrives home in San Francisco as a fascinatingly bold, occasionally potent stage…
Reviewed at Carthage Film Days (competing), Tunis, Oct. 14, 1996. Running time: 95 MIN.
Originally conceived by producer Moya Doherty, the production has been staged with astounding attention to balance and mood by John McColgan, enhanced greatly by the set, lighting and sound designs…
Richly colored, well-heeled village movie, set in today's changing Zimbabwe, "Everyone's Child" scores points with music and lensing, but is ultimately sunk by stiff thesp work and overboard…