The Shootist stands as one of John Wayne's towering achievements. Don Siegel's terrific film is simply beautiful, and beautifully simple, in its quiet, elegant and sensitive telling of the last days…
Stay Hungry features an excellent Jeff Bridges as a spoiled but affable rich young Alabama boy who slums his way to maturity through relationships with street-smart characters.
This follow-up to White Lightning never takes itself seriously, veering as it does through many incompatible dramatic and violent moods for nearly two hours.
The environment is the Montana headlands of the Missouri River, where pioneer John McLiam is range boss, local political muscle and pretty well master of the territory. Enter Jack Nicholson, leader…
Bernardo Bertolucci spent three years to co-author, prepare and direct this epic film. 1900 has a total running time of five hours and 20 minutes, 163 minutes before the break and 157 minutes to…
Carry On England suffers from a particularly unfortunate hangup. It's not funny! Peter Rogers and Gerald Thomas, the producer/director double act who have canned 28 of these low budgeters, have…
The Duchess and the Directortwater Fox is a generally pleasant and amiable period western comedy starring George Segal as a fumbling gambler and Goldie Hawn as a singing-dancing frontier chick.
Lifeguard is an unsatisfying film, of uncertain focus on a 30-ish guy who doesn't yet seem to know what he wants. Script takes Sam Elliott through another Southern California beach summer as a career…
A cutting crucible pic dealing in racism, colonialism, imperialism and that great leveler of them all, war. Film takes place in a remote corner of Africa during World War I when a handful of bored…
In The Shaggy Dog, teenager Tommy Kirk came into possession of a magical ring which periodically changed him into a sheepdog. Here, in Don Tait's script drawn from the same material, Felix Salten's…
St. Ives merely confirms a point: eliminate gratuitous, offensive and overdone violence from a dull and plodding film story, and all you've got left is a dull and plodding film.