For the second consecutive year, a Shakespeare pic, directed by Franco Zeffirelli, has received the nod for the Royal Film Gala. But last time, with "Taming of the Shrew," he had Richard Burton and…
Work Is a Four Letter Word is based on Henry Livings' unconventional and not wholly satisfactory play Eh?. A difficult theme for a film, Work is a wayout comedy fantasy.
Frank Marcus' legiter, adapted by Lukas Heller, describes the erosion of a longtime lesbian affair between Beryl Reid - by day, the bleeding-heart heroine of a British TV sudser; by night…
A long-dormant tribe from Mars, accidentally liberated by a London excavation, forms a good story peg but routine, somewhat distended development blunts impact of this British-made programmer.
Barbra Streisand in her Hollywood debut makes a marked impact. The saga of the tragi-comedienne Fanny Brice of the ungainly mien and manner, charmed by the suave card-sharp Nick Arnstein, is perhaps…
Dean Martin is cast as a frontier gambler and Robert Mitchum plays a frontier parson who woos his congregation with a fast six-shooter.
Robert Bloch penned the episodic script in which Burgess Meredith is a sideshow mystic, who gives a special after-hours show to five patrons. Jack Palance is an Edgar Allen Poe buff who, it turns…
The Boston Strangler, based on Gerold Frank's book, emerges as a triumph of taste and restraint with a telling, low-key semi-documentary style. Adaptation is topnotch not only in structure but also…
Entertaining suspense film neatly laced with mordant humor. Stronger, more appropriate direction could have pushed the film into the category of minor classic.
Capable, audience-involving adventure on the visual level which doesn't rise to the epic stature but is content to resume the 'facts' about the Seventh Cavalry without taking a coherent attitude to…
The Sea Gull is a sensitive, well-made and abstractly interesting period pic. Downbeat eternal verities - frustration, unrequited love, etc. - are projected admirably by a cast featuring James Mason…