"Love Station" is a Kazakh charmer that should win over all but the hard of heart. Central Asian yarn of a girl torn between two contrasting Romeos has a fresh, ingenuous appeal that won't conquer…
"Cuba Va" is an intriguing, if not entirely successful, attempt to reassess Cuba's current socioeconomic crisis as seen by its youthful generation born after Castro's 1959 revolution. Docu suffers…
With "Hell," Claude Chabrol brings to the screen a script about obsessive jealousy that the late Henri-Georges Clouzot ("The Wages of Fear,""Diabolique") was forced to abandon 30 years ago. The…
Bluegrass gets ragged treatment, as acts are shot unimaginatively with abrupt cuts, and homevideo footage is used to tout the genre. But the glories of the music do get a hearing, hinting at what a…
The marathon "Satan's Tango" is a magnum opus to end all magna opera, a dark, funny, apocalyptic allegory of the Hungarian psyche that stimulates, irritates, soothes and startles with blinding…
Reviewed at Rotterdam Intl. Film Festival, Feb. 3, 1994. Running time:65 MIN.
Screenplay, Szoke, Gyorgy Palos. Camera (color), Palos; editor, Andrea Szakacs; production design, Szoke, Laszlo Hudi. Reviewed at Hungarian Film Week, Budapest, Feb. 8, 1994. Running time: 81 MIN.
This new comedy from Cuba is a gem. Filled with malicious swipes against the Castro regime, it's a provocative but very humane comedy about sexual opposites and, with proper handling, could attract…
Reviewed at Hungarian Film Week, Budapest, Feb. 8, 1994. Running time: 88 MIN.
Set entirely at Benares on the Ganges, the sacred river of the Hindu, "Boatman" captures the unique nature of this bizarre place, which is visited by Indians as well as tourists from all over the…
Reviewed at Hungarian Film Week, Budapest, Feb. 6, 1994. Running time: 80 MIN.