Based on the novel by Fred Mustard Stewart, pic follows in deadpan style the antics of a deranged concert pianist (Curt Jurgens), dying of leukemia whose lust for his daughter (Barbara Parkins) and…
East is East and West is West, but the twain meet in this actionful oater with Japanese actor Toshiro Mifune matching sword and wits with Yank Charles Bronson and Frenchman Alain Delon.
Ralph Nelson's film version of Walter Macken's story, Flight of the Doves, is a heartwarming, often funny, often suspenseful story of two runaway children, fleeing from a cruel stepfather (British)…
What's the Matter with Helen? is an okay exploitation shocker starring Debbie Reynolds and Shelley Winters as two Hollywood types of the early sound era caught up in mayhem and mutual suspicion. The…
The Grissom Gang offers no sympathy at all for the debased human beings it depicts. Rather, it denies their existence as people, treating them instead as the butts of a cruel joke.
Robert Altman's McCabe & Mrs. Miller is a disappointing mixture. A period story about a small northwest mountain village where stars Warren Beatty and Julie Christie run the bordello, the production…
Kris Kristofferson in title role makes an excellent formal acting debut as a faded and drug-busted rock star forced by corrupt cop Gene Hackman into selling marijuana. Well-written and directed by…
Michael Cacoyannis has come up with a version of Euripides' The Trojan Women, which he did successfully off-Broadway in New York. Pic has a surface resonance and not enough of the tragic sweep and…
Taking Off is a very compassionate, very amusing contemporary comedy about a NY couple whose concern for a drop out daughter is matched by her astonishment at their social mores. Milos Forman's first…
Charlotte Bronte's tearjerker is put over stolidly and fails to touch and move the emotions as fluently as the 1943 version with Joan Fontaine and Orson Welles.
This is a very upper-class and intellectually snobbish film about 'civilized copulation'. It's based on Iris Murdoch's novel (subsequently dramatized by Murdoch and J.B. Priestley).