Bring Me the Head of Alfred o Garcia is turgid melodrama [from a story by Frank Kowalski and Sam Peckinpah] at its worst.
Spys is a mess. The Irwin Winkler-Robert Chartoff production reteams Elliott Gould and Donald Sutherland, this time as a pair of bungling CIA agents. The script is tasteless, Irvin Kershner's…
Young Frankenstein emerges as a reverently satirical salute to the 1930s horror film genre.
The reteaming of Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau, in a Billy Wilder remake of a famous 1920s period newspaper story, The Front Page, with a featured spot by Carol Burnett, sure looks good on paper…
Power of a major physical disaster as theme for an exciting motion picture [based on Wilbur Smith's novel Goldmine] is evidenced in this British item, lensed entirely in the South Africa locale of…
This is a disturbing portrait of a slightly-mad housewife. Its serious treament of a downbeat subject is hypoed by a fine performance from Peter Falk and a bravura one from Gena Rowlands.
Blake Edwards, whose forte usually is comedy, has turned Evelyn Anthony's novel, The Tamarind Seed , into what some will see as a love story against an espionage background and others as an excellent…
This is an elegant, arresting film about the times and charm of a swindler who actually existed and almost brought down the French Third Republic in the 1930s.
Daisy Miller is a dud. Cybill Shepherd is miscast in the title role. Frederic Raphael's adaptation of the Henry James story doesn't play. The period production by Peter Bogdanovich is handsome. But…
Screenwriters' mission this ninth time around was to give the James Bond character more maturity, fewer gadgetry gimmicks, and more humor. On the last item [Live and Let Die, 1973] they fumbled badly…
Mahler is another maddening meeting of Russellian extremes, brilliant and irritating, inventive and banal, tasteful and tasteless, exciting and disappointing.