The musical screen version of The Water Babies, Charles Kingsley's children's novel, tells the story of innocence-versus-evil more or less straight. The slim $2 million production budget combines…
The Bell Jar, based on the late poet Sylvia Plath's autobiographical novel, evokes neither understanding nor sympathy for the plight of its heroine, Esther Greenwood, the epitome of a straight-A…
La Luna is a spectacle-sized melodrama filled with a variety of themes - plots and subplots that merge asymmetrically into a melodramatic mold.
All That Jazz is a self-important, egomaniacal, wonderfully choreographed, often compelling film which portrays the energetic life, and preoccupation with death, of a director-choreographer who…
Australia's involvement in the Vietnamese war created a political and moral dichotomy in the country such as hadn't been seen since the question of conscription at the time of World War I. If…
Here's another one for Robert Altman's inner circle.
Escape to Athena not only has the unabashed look of a cynical 'package' but also plays like one as well. It's a joke-up wartime action retread, feeble as to both humor and suspense, in which a group…
'The Europeans' are Americans who grew up in Europe in the mid-19th century. They come back to the US to visit rich cousins. Perhaps a bit down on their luck, the arrival leads to a mingling and…
Christopher Wood's script takes the characters exactly where they always go in a James Bond pic and the only question is whether the stunts and gadgets will live up to expectations. They do.
The film fails to carve out a separate identity of its own, rehashing a familiar story about inter-family conflicts.
Even for the never-never land of high chic melodrama the film inhabits, the tale of a woman who, unprepared, inherits control of her father's vast pharmaceutical empire contains wild implausibilities.