Sidney Lumet is no stranger to stage adaptations. Despite its intermittently amusing dialog, however, Deathtrap comes across as a minor entertainment, cleverness of which cannot conceal its essential…
When The Beastmaster begins, it is very hard to tell what it is all about. An hour later, it is very hard to care what it is all about. Another hour later, it is very hard to remember what it was all…
Crucial inability of a film to get inside a character's head spells big trouble for I'm Dancing As Fast As I Can. Result here is that Jill Clayburgh's constantly center-stage character comes off as…
Britannia Hospital is a witty, unsparing expose of British manners and mores.
Venom is an engrossing traditional suspense thriller [from a novel by Alan Scholefield] about a kidnapping, hypoed by the genuinely frightening plot gimmick of a deadly black mamba snake on the loose.
Silent Rage seems as if it were made with a demographics sampler entitled '10 Sleazy Ways to Cash in on the Exploitation Market'. The result is a combination horror-kung fu-oater-woman in peril-mad…
Parasite is a low-budget monster film which utilizes the 3-D process to amplify its shock effects.
An attempt at an intimate personal drama that just doesn't come off, Five Days One Summer is so slow that it seems more like Five Summers One Day. A tale of adultery, mountain climbing and death that…
An Officer and a Gentleman deserves a 21-gun salute, maybe 42. Rarely does a film come along with so many finely-drawn characters to care about.
Alan Bates comes home from World War I with shell shock and is partly amnesiac. He does not remember his wife, played by Julie Christie with overdone snobbishness, but does recall a lower-class girl…