Based on an actual murder case in 1927 where a priest was accused of killing a nun he was in love with, subject matter is celibacy in the Catholic church, and presented in such a way that, at times…
Rather loopy story serves basically to provide a framework for several fabulous character riffs and to give a little momentum to any number of enjoyable crazy situations.
Hanover Street is reasonably effective as a war film with a love story background. Unfortunately it's meant to be a love story set against a war background.
. . .And Justice for All is a film that attempts to alternate between comedy and drama, handling neither one incompetently, but also not excelling at either task.
Peter Falk and Alan Arkin were the perfect choices to play an addled CIA agent and a Gotham dentist, respectively. Brought together by the impending marriage of their individual offspring (Michael…
The premise of Old Boyfriends is an intriguing and universal one, the fantasy of revisiting lovers out of an individual's past.
Cathy's Child is based on a true story [and the book by Dick Wordley] in which a young Greek mother living in Sydney had her three-year-old daughter abducted by the child's father who returned to…
If there's a decent film lurking somewhere in Winter Kills, writer-director William Richert doesn't want anyone to see it in his Byzantine version of a presidential assassination conspiracy [from a…
The Black Stallion is a perfect gem. Based on Walter Farley's 1941 novel, which spawned 16 sequels, Carroll Ballard's feature debut is rich in adventure, suspense and mythical elements and marks the…
Slowly and predictably, script plots Charles Bronson's mission, on behalf of the FBI, to pick up a mobster's moll (Jill Ireland) who's got separated from her paramour and is presumed to be a mine of…
A polished but lacklustre adventure entertainment.