Divine, also known as Babs Johnson, is a 300 lb drag queen of grotesque proportions who holds the title 'the filthiest person in the world'. Vying for the title are Connie and Raymond Marble, who…
Claudine is an outstanding film. A gritty, hearty, heartful and ruggedly tender story of contemporary urban black family life avoiding blaxploitation genre.
The Longest Yard is an outstanding action drama, combining the brutish excitement of football competition with the brutalities of contemporary prison life. Burt Reynolds asserts his genuine star…
Adapted by Derek Woodward from a mid-1960s play by David Halliwell, item emerges as a frequently hilarious, generally thought-provoking and sobering, beautifully acted, but a trifle overlong and…
Black Christmas, a bloody, senseless kill-for-kicks feature, exploits unnecessary violence in a university sorority house operated by an implausibly alcoholic ex-hoofer. Its slow-paced, murky tale…
Uptown Saturday Night is an uneven black melodramatic comedy. Its assets include an unwavering ragamuffin charm and some amusing bits by Bill Cosby, Harry Belafonte, Flip Wilson, Richard Pryor and…
Paris is a tiny Australian township with a surprising number of car accidents on its outskirts. Involved in one is Arthur, whose brother, driving a caravan-towing car, is killed.
For Pete's Sake is a flaccid, relentlessly 'zany' comedy that in the 1960s might have been offered Doris Day.
The Sugarland Express begins and plays for much of its length as a hilarious madcap caper chase comedy.
This one didn't get the bugs worked out before release. It's another in the Hollywood cycle of films based on every kind of creature enlarged by radiation. Today, the hot topic is ecology and the…
Jacques Rivette continues with his improvisatory tactics, allowing lead players to invent quite freely and also collab on the script. He mixes a modernized takeoff on Alice in Wonderland and a period…