A quality film, made at Pinewood Studios and on location in the Far East, introducing improbable mission wrapped up in such style it becomes engrossing.
Raymond Chandler's private eye character, Philip Marlowe, is in need of better handling if he is to survive as a screen hero. Marlowe, is a plodding, unsure piece of so-called sleuthing in which…
Carry On Again Doctor returns to a well-tilled field, with bedpans, undressed patients, discussions about symptoms, from wind to bowels, being regular dialog fodder. This time the flimsy yarn is…
Based on Peter Shaffer's rich, imaginative play, Royal Hunt of the Sun is a film that's striking in many ways, visually and literately.
Lensed for a paltry $3,500, Stereo is the initial feature film effort by David Cronenberg.
White girl loves black boy, black girl loves white boy. A sometimes funny, often tearful tale of the deflowering of a scatterbrained English girl turned loose in wicked, wanton London. Director…
A Walk with Love and Death, set in the framework of the Middle Ages, is an unrelenting examination of France when human life was valueless, social order unbending and individual outloook bleak…
Z is a punchy political pic [from the novel by Vassilis Vassilikos] that mixes action, violence, and conspiracy on a robust, lavish scale. Originally subtitled 'the anatomy of a political…
The Learning Tree is a sentimental, sometimes awkward, but ultimately moving film about the growing-up of a black teenager in rural Kansas during the 1920s. It is, apparently, the first film financed…
Otley seeks to break away from over-done Ian Fleming-like spy tales [of the period]. It focuses on exploits of bumbling 'everyman type' thrust into the espionage game.
Pic has a few good jolts, successful buildups, and good looking people, but stilted dialog and plot shot through with holes keep mystery at a minimum, suspense overdue. Despite San Francisco as…