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.
With two excellent antagonists in Gregory Peck and Laurence Olivier, The Boys from Brazil presents a gripping, suspenseful drama for nearly all of its two hours - then lets go at the end and falls…
Jean Poiret's 1973 play of a middle-aged gay couple beset by problems when the 20-year-old son of one announces his marriage, gets uneven film treatment. Most of the characters appear stereotyped and…
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…
"Saturday Night Fever" is nothing more than an updated '70s version of the Sam Katzman rock music cheapies of the '50s. That is to say, Robert Stigwood's production is a more shrill, more vulgar…
"Close Encounters of the Third Kind" is a daring film concept which in its special and technical effects has been superbly realized. Steven Spielberg's film climaxes in final 35 minutes with an…
"Star Wars" is a magnificent film. George Lucas set out to make the biggest possible adventure fantasy out of his memories of serials and older action epics, and he succeeded brilliantly. Lucas and…
In a decade largely devoted to male buddy-buddy films, brutal rape fantasies, and impersonal special effects extravaganzas, Woody Allen has almost single-handedly kept alive the idea of heterosexual…
In a major role reversal, Clint Eastwood stars in The Gauntlet as a person who might be on the receiving end of the violence epitomized in his famed Dirty Harry film series.
Orca is man-vs-beast nonsense. Some fine special effects and underwater camera work are plowed under in dumb story-telling.