Based on Peter Shaffer's rich, imaginative play, Royal Hunt of the Sun is a film that's striking in many ways, visually and literately.
Lensed for a paltry $3,500, Stereo is the initial feature film effort by David Cronenberg.
David Shaw's screenplay manages to cover many of the European tour cliches. There are some script anomalies that briefly puzzle, but not to a degree that they detract from the fun.
The adaptation of Harry Mark Petrakis' book about an epic Greek-American father, philanderer, and gambler whose dubious means of support is dispensing wisdom and wrestling instruction emerges as a…
Z is a punchy political pic [from the novel by Vassilis Vassilikos] that mixes action, violence, and conspiracy on a robust, lavish scale. Originally subtitled 'the anatomy of a political…
The Learning Tree is a sentimental, sometimes awkward, but ultimately moving film about the growing-up of a black teenager in rural Kansas during the 1920s. It is, apparently, the first film financed…
Otley seeks to break away from over-done Ian Fleming-like spy tales [of the period]. It focuses on exploits of bumbling 'everyman type' thrust into the espionage game.
Story concerns an offbeat sort of gunman, a smalltown marshal with 12 killings to his credit. But now he is to be removed by a disgruntled city council. His efforts to remain in post end in a flashy…
Topaz tends to move more solidly and less infectiously than many of Alfred Hitchcock's best remembered pix. Yet Hitchcock brings in a full quota of twists and tingling moments.
The taking of a bridge provides the basis for an actionful World War II melodrama. This time out it's the Ludendorff Bridge over the Rhine in the Remagen area, scene of desperate fighting for its…
Eric Rohmer's third pic after Le signe du lion, which treated a down-and-out American in Paris and the moral indifference of his friends, and La Collectionneuse, about a femme who collected lovers…