Reviewed at Istanbul Intl. Film Festival, April 14, 1994. Running time: 81 MIN.
John Sayles' latest marks his entry into family-pic terrain, a crossing that draws pleasant but unexciting results. Short on the lush atmospherics its fanciful story cries for, "The Secret of Roan…
Reviewed at Hungarian Film Week, Budapest, Feb. 9, 1994. Running time: 99 MIN.
Narrator: Wren Ross.
Screenplay, Andor Szilagyi, Deak. Camera (color), Gabor Balog; editor, Mrs. Ferenc Szecsenyi; music, Laszlo Melis; art direction, Jozsef Romvari. Reviewed at Hungarian Film Week, Budapest, Feb. 7…
It's hard to call Leopold Kozlowski "the last klezmer," and there's only a minimal amount of the Polish composer's music in this movie. But the film is full of spunk and warmth, and with America and…
If "Sally Marr ... and Her Escorts" enjoys any extended life at the box office -- and, who knows, stranger things have happened -- the reason will not be Sally Marr, whose sad, rowdy life has been…
"Mr. Write" could be a likable romantic comedy if it didn't get its milieu and characters so wrong. Set in the oft-satirized world of American advertising, this is a sort of low-budget "Hudsucker…
Up-and-coming Italo talent Pasquale Pozzessere ("Verso Sud") directs a finely realistic tale of Genoa's working class in "Father and Son." This confident, sure-handed effort is slow but likable. Its…
Any movie stolen by a dog with a depth-perception problem can't be all bad, and "Clean Slate" isn't without a few inspired comic moments. For the most part, however, this convoluted comedy feels like…