After a promising opening, Halloween becomes just another maniac-on-the-loose suspenser. However, despite the prosaic plot, director John Carpenter has timed the film's gore so that the 93-minute…
Two older women are caught up in a strange parallel. One, Melina Mercouri, is a film star who returns to her native Greece to do Med ea on stage. The other, Ellen Burstyn, is an American living in…
Any satanic-oriented film that actually has the nerve to display the Wicked One in the flesh can't be all bad, and in fact, The Evil is quite good.
Love Story is a tough act to follow, but Oliver's Story manages to hold its own. The continuation of Erich Segal's tale of fated lovers gets a sensitive and moving treatment from director and…
Screenplay has Clint Eastwood as a beer-guzzling, country music-loving truck driver who picks up spare change as a barroom brawler. When Sondra Locke, an elusive singer Eastwood meets at The Palomino…
Brass Target, like The Eagle Has Landed , speculates on what might have happened to an historical figure in World War II had a given set of circumstances taken place.
British film-maker Karel Reisz for his second American film has come up with a corking couple-on-the-run adventure pic, given depth in its focus on the personal disarray, the growing governmental…
In The Big Fix Richard Dreyfuss delivers what is for him a particularly relaxed and confident performance as Moses Wine, the 1970s answer to Philip Marlowe, Lew Archer and Sam Spade.
Despite a notable but effective change in story emphasis, Jaws 2 is a worthy successor in horror, suspense and terror to its 1975 smash progenitor.
The main trouble with this tale of 1948 Persia isn't the Iranians, it's Hollywood. Almost every fake moment in the film, and there are lots of them, has the touch of Hollywood laid on with a heavy…
Set in the early reign of Queen Victoria (1819-1901), story, adapted from David Garnett's novel, is about a sailor who returns home to England with a bride from the black Kingdom of Dahomey in West…