The Twelve Chairs is a nutty farce, frequently slapstick and often tongue-in-cheek. Mel Brooks, who directed, scripted, plays a leading role and authored a song, has turned a search for jewels into a…
The setting is in Victorian England, on London's fringes and concerns three hypocritical, erotic old buffers who, sated by their dingy little orgies in the East End, look for bigger, more lustful…
Joe deals with a NY ad agency exec (Dennis Patrick) who murders his daughter's junkie lover after the girl winds up in Bellevue suffering from an overdose of speed. Through a somewhat implausible…
Brewster McCloud spares practically nothing in contemporary society. Literate original screenplay is a sardonic fairy tale for the times, extremely well cast and directed.
Fundamentally, this is a sex comedy done in lively enough fashion. Then it strays into a more serious territory trying to show up the hollowness behind the tinselly pop world.
Subtitled 'Revolutions Per Minute', this campus crisis meller slowly spins its improbable wheels to the climactic production number involving a student riot.
Director Bob Rafelson has put together an absorbing, if nerve-wracking, film.
A Man Called Horse is said to be an authentic depiction of American Indian life in the Dakota territory of about 1820. Authentic it may be, but an absorbing film drama it is not. Sandy Howard's…
Two Mules for Sister Sara might have worked. But with Clint Eastwood as one of the mules, an American mercenary looking for a fast peso in old French-occupied Mexico, Shirley MacLaine as a scarlet…
The amusing premise of The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes is that of a college non-student who, via an electrical accident, becomes brilliant because a computer memory bank has been transferred into his…
Little Big Man is a sort of vaudeville show, framed in fictional biography, loaded with sketches of varying degrees of serious and burlesque humor, and climaxed by the Indian victory over Gen George…