Top Israeli femme director Michal Bat-Adam turns introspective for "An Imagined Autobiography," but prospects abroad are dim beyond specialty fest showings. Story concerns a film director (Bat-Adam)…
Middlebrow tale of young artist freeing himself of various mentors to find his own style is beautiful to look at but not terribly profound. Fests and venues looking for something that seems deep…
Reviewed at Vienna Film Festival, Oct. 20, 1994. Running time: 90 MIN.
Reviewed at Vienna Film Festival, Oct. 22, 1994. Running time: 60 MIN.
Filmed in Santa Paula and Monrovia, Calif., by ZM Prods. and Walt Disney Television. Executive producers, George Zaloom, Les Mayfield, Scott Immergut; producer, Joe Wallenstein; director, Dennis…
Docudrama, boiled down by Sean Meredith from James Michener's massive novel "Texas," centers on a fictional romantic triangle, with soapsuds bubbling along the Brazos River. As for credibility and…
First feature by Brazilian documaker Susana Moraes orchestrates a busy union between absurdist comedy, soap opera and Godardian rumination on the filmmaking process. Despite its lofty pretensions, "A…
San Francisco playwright Ken Prestininzi has dabbled in different genres and themes for several years, with uneven results. But his new "Kept" is a work of surprising poignance, mystery and grace.
Ted Danson's box office star may wane a little further with "Pontiac Moon," a sincere but tedious road movie that derives its title and inspiration from the Apollo landing in 1969. Pic's quirky…
David Mamet's "Oleanna" comes with all the trappings of political correctness that the playwright and filmmaker so obviously abhors. It's a tale of sexual tension in the workplace (here, academia) in…