Based on Henry James' story Turn of the screw this catches an eerie, spine-chilling mood right at the start and never lets up on its grim, evil theme. Director Jack Clayton makes full use of camera…
Completed in late 1961, A Soldier's Prayer shows the final disillusionment in the three-year agony of the simple Japanese soldier who endures much, only to end by losing everything.
Walt Disney's first live-action musical, a lavish translation to the screen of Victor Herbert's operetta, Babes in Toyland, is an expensive gift, brightly-wrapped and intricately packaged. But some…
Jean-Luc Godard, whose use of unusual cutting, fragmented pacing and cynical jocularity worked in his first film, Breathless, has now tried to apply these techniques to a situation comedy [from an…
The Comancheros is a big, brash, uninhibited action-western of the old school about as subtle as a right to the jaw.
Invasion Quartet is a kind of Guns of Navarone for laughs. The screenplay, from a yarn spun by Norman Collins, has to do with a quartet of disabled limeys so anxious to return to active duty they…
This delightful, fanciful look at the world and its people as we might like them to be is the complete work of Jerome Hill who previously made the notable documentary Albert Schweitzer.
Some of the satiric toxin has gone out of Peter Ustinov's Romanoff and Juliet in its cinemetamorphosis, but enough of the comic chemistry remains. Ustinov has managed not only to retain the lion's…
In its distinctive tongue-in-cheek way, film suggests a solution to unhappy couples unable to divorce under Catholic Italian law: kill your spouse - but make sure that your deed is recognizably in…
The Hustler belongs to that school of screen realism that allows impressive performances but defeats the basic goal of pure entertainment.
Curtis Harrington, onetime avant-garde filmmaker and assistant to Jerry Wald, made this first feature on an indie basis. Film mixes a love affair with the supernatural. If Harrington displays a good…