Adynamic retelling of the hectic and violent closing weeks of the Algerian war in 1962 through the eyes of a freshly arrived French army journalist, "Poorly Extinguished Fires" benefits from skillful…
Both annoying and vibrant, casually plotted and deeply personal, Spike Lee's "Crooklyn" ends up being as compelling as it is messy. Fictionalized look at the filmmaker's family life during the early…
Amore corrosive Anglo parallel to "Tales of the City" '70s nostalgia, "The Buddha of Suburbia" easily rates as writer Hanif Kureishi's best screen work since "My Beautiful Laundrette." Already…
Adroll if undercomplicated exercise, "Croatian Cathedrals" has undeniable curiosity value as a comedy making only glancing refs to war-torn Balkan territories nearby. Modest impact and subtlety of…
Reviewed at Berlin Film Festival (market), Feb. 15, 1994. (In Cannes Film Festival -- market.) Running time: 95 MIN.
Amarginally soapy but generally well-intentioned lesbian melodrama from veteran Turkish director Atif Yilmaz, "Walking After Midnight" springs few surprises but is held together by a studied perf…
"The Broken Journey" was skedded as scenarist Satyajit Ray's next directorial project when the veteran Indian helmer became ill and died in early 1992. After a delay, his son Sandip resumed…
Reviewed at Berlin Film Festival (market), Feb. 14, 1994. Running time: 98 MIN.
This 1944 Sovfilm was assumed lost until its discovery in an archive last year. Simply mounted but compelling patriotic melodrama should draw a season of bookings on the cinematheque circuit.
"Two Cops," a new Korean comedy, proves that the police genre can easily] cross national and language barriers. This character-driven farce, about the relationship of a corrupt, easygoing cop and his…
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