Amiable talents of Walter Matthau and Jill Clayburgh make First Monday in October a mildly engaging talkfest in which all serious issues serve as window dressing for an almost-romantic comedy.
Given the powerhouse topline casting combo and provocative theme, True Confessions has to be chalked up as something of a disappointment. Adaptation of John Gregory Dunne's bestseller, which was…
Smash Palace is a thoroughly remarkable drama about a marital break-up which erupts into an impulsive kidnapping of a child by its father and a totally-believable escalation to the brink of tragedy.
The film [from the novel by Doris Lessing] depicts Julie Christie as D, an attractive middle-aged woman living alone in the midst of the chaos occurring around her. She dreams of a Victorian time and…
Cutter's Way [from the novel Cutter & Bone by Newton Thornburg] suffers from a terminal case of creative indecision. With any number of intially intriguing plot lines, director Ivan Passer and…
Story of a contemporary housewife whose consistent use of chemically injected brand name foods, soap powders and aerosol-propelled products causes her to shrink to miniscule proportions is often…
Jean-Jacques Annaud's Quest for Fire is an engaging prehistoric yarn that happily never degenerates into a club and lion skin spinoff of Star Wars and resolutely refuses to bludgeon the viewer with…
This technically firstrate six-segment animated anthology is an amalgam of science fiction, sword and sorcery, hip humor, violence, sex and a smidgen of drugs.
A clever mixture of comedy and horror which succeeds in being both funny and scary, An American Werewolf in London possesses an overriding eagerness to please that prevents it from becoming…
The Chosen is a first-rate adaptation of Chaim Potok's novel of friendship between two young Jewish men of widely different religio-cultural upbringings and their individual relationships with strong…