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Review: ‘Mayerling’

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Film misfires through a flattish script and uninspired performances by two leads, Omar Sharif and Catherine Deneuve. Director Terence Young has used two novels (Mayerling and The Archduke by Michael…

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Review: ‘Countdown’

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Countdown, a story about a US space shot to the moon, is a literate and generally excellent programmer. Strong script [based on a novel by Hank Searls], emphasizing human conflict, is well developed…

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Review: ‘Boom’

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The translation to film of Tennessee Williams' much-revised play, The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore, has at least given more physical movement to the symbolic drama of not-so-dolce vita among…

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Review: ‘The Fixer’

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Much of the unfoldment [of this adaptation of Bernard Malamud's novel] is in the filthy prison cell of its chief protagonist, a Jew accused of the murder of a young boy but never formally charged.

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Review: ‘Petulia’

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Petulia is an excellent romantic drama featuring the brief encounter of Julie Christie and George C. Scott. The bittersweet story vies for prominence with much commentary on materialistic aspects of…

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Review: ‘Faces’

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Faces is a long, long (at least an hour too long) look at a 36-hour splitup in the 14-year marriage of a middle-class couple. At least John Cassavetes, who also wrote the screenplay, describes them…

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