The Towering Inferno is one of the greatest disaster pictures made, a personal and professional triumph for producer Irwin Allen. The $14 million cost has yielded a truly magnificent production which…
This charming, delightful, beautifully-made film for both adults and children is faithfully based on the 1929 children's classic by Arthur Ransome. In the deft screenplay by David Wood, the essential…
Screenplay is from Richard Unekis novel The Chase, but what little narrative or characterization shows up on screen could barely fill an abridged short story. Racing enthusiasts Peter Fonda and Adam…
Liliana Cavani deals with the ambivalent relationship between a concentration camp victim (Charlotte Rampling) and her torturer-lover (Dirk Bogarde) in a strange, brooding tale. There is a touch of…
Mr Majestyk makes a first-reel pretense of dealing with the thorny subject of migrant Chicano farm laborers, but social relevance is soon clobbered by the usual Charles Bronson heroics, here…
Elliott Gould and Robert Blake star as vagrant vice squad detectives, the kind who in real life set law and order back decades. Production is confused, compromised and clumsy.
Zandy's Bride is a good period frontier romantic melodrama starring Gene Hackman as a gruff cattle rancher and Liv Ullmann as the mail-order bride who softens him up. Star performances sustain Jan…
The Gambler is a compelling and effective film. James Caan is excellent and the featured players are superb. However, it is somewhat overlong in early exposition and has one climax too many.
Herbie Rides Again is Disney's sequel to The Love Bug, and a team encore for producer Bill Walsh and director Robert Stevenson. Walsh also scripted from a Gordon Buford story. It adds up, natch, to…
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore takes a group of wellcast film players and largely wastes them on a smaller-than-life film - one of those 'little people' dramas that make one despise little people.