No question of the quality of this absorbing, though downbeat military pic set in a British barracks in Germany in the mid-1950s.
Although pic's basic premise is repellent - recently dead bodies are resurrected and begin killing human beings in order to eat their flesh - it is in execution that the film distastefully excels.
Countdown, a story about a US space shot to the moon, is a literate and generally excellent programmer. Strong script [based on a novel by Hank Searls], emphasizing human conflict, is well developed…
In artistic terms, The Scalphunters is hard to describe: a satirical, slapstick, intellectual drama, laced with civil rights overtones, and loaded with recurring action scenes. Burt Lancaster and…
Julie Andrews' portrayal of the late, great musicomedy idol, Gertrude Lawrence, occasionally sags between musical numbers but the cast and team of redoubtable technical contributors have helped to…
Film is not heavyhanded in its approach either to hippie life, or to what is considered 'normal' modes of behavior. Instead, there is a sympathetic look at the advantages and disadvantages of each.
Poor writing, dull performances and pretentious direction waste the rugged physical beauty of the location area. The $5 million-plus film is neither the intellectual drama it apparently was meant to…
Will Penny is not a straight out-and-out western but more a character study of an aging cowpoke who for the first time feels the stirrings of romance.
The Green Berets, based on Robin Moore's book about US Special Forces, sheds no light on the arguments pro and con US involvement in Vietnam. Cliche-cluttered plot structure and dialog, wooden…
Pretty Poison is an attempt at low-key psychological terror. Anthony Perkins, a mentally unhealthy resident of his own fantasies, finds in Tuesday Weld a more than willing pupil. Awkwardly begun and…
Faces is a long, long (at least an hour too long) look at a 36-hour splitup in the 14-year marriage of a middle-class couple. At least John Cassavetes, who also wrote the screenplay, describes them…