Skin Deep, New Zealand's long-awaited breakthrough film, is a soberly-paced but absorbing tale of a small country town which is making its bid, via a publicity campaign, to attract tourists and…
The most interesting particular about Ingmar Bergman's Autumn Sonata is the fact that this is the first time the Swedish director has directed Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman. It makes one wish that…
Paul Mazursky's excellent screenplay presents Jill Clayburgh in a most demanding role where she is torn between conflicting forces following the surprise confession of weak-willed husband Michael…
Wes Craven's blood-and-bone frightener about an all-American family at the mercy of cannibal mutants is a satisfying piece of pulp.
Paradise Alley is Rocky rewritten by Damon Runyon. Set in New York's Hell's Kitchen area during the 1940s, it tells the uplifting tale of three brothers, played by Sylvester Stallone, Armand Assante…
With Fed ora based on a tale from Tom Tryon's bestseller, Crowned Heads, Billy Wilder goes serenely back to Hollywood treatment of itself as legend, illusion and dreams rather than reality.
The Boys in Company C is a spotty but okay popcorn trade drama about five young Marines and how their lives were changed by duty in the Vietnam war. Laden with barracks dialog and played at the…
Lemon Popsicle takes place in Tel Aviv in the late 1950s. Three youths - Benz, Momo, and Yudaleh - have only girls on their mind, while the hit-parade on the radio (Elvis Presley) reflects their own…
Alan Pakula's Comes a Horseman is so lethargic not even Jane Fonda, James Caan and Jason Robards can bring excitement to this artific- ially dramatic story of a stubborn rancher who won't surrender…
The Thirty Nine Steps is okay period suspense, directed with a smooth but unremarkable touch by Don Sharp.
Director Ivan Passer has assembled a rather talented squad of performers, then marched them through a minefield, losing all hands in an attack on an uncertain objective.