Fans of helmer Yousry Nasrallah's first feature, "Vols d'Ete," will be disappointed by his change of gear in "Mercedes." This wise, would-be political, off-the-wall soap opera has an outrageous…
Debut by Brit helmer Nick Mead is a one-joke movie, and the joke isn't especially funny. Theatrical prospects are dim, but undraping of Olivia D'Abo, Lisa Bonet and star Patrick Dempsey might give…
(Also in Telluride Film Festival.) Running time: 90 MIN.
Nathaniel Gutman directs this N.D. Schreiner teleplay about a perfidious wife who frames her docile husband for the murder of her lover's wife. Despite some storyline discrepancies, "Linda" remains…
Also with: Naky Sy Savane, Lauceni Hasssane, Gazekagnon.
"Skin Art" wants viewers to figure out what makes Will (Kirk Baltz) tick. He's a tattoo artist who specializes in elaborate works on the backs of Asian prostitutes. While the film transcends its…
Also with: Marine Delterme, Bernard Haller, Pascal Greggory.
If great characters are the foundation on which great dramas are built, then Los Angeles-based playwright Doris Baizley hit bedrock when she stumbled upon Agnes Smedley (SusanBarnes).
Also with: Michael Hyland, Robert Breuler, Mary Forcade, Benjamin Salisbury, William Francis McGuire.
Their charm and talent a given to theater audiences, husband-and-wife acting team Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson hardly need a greatest hits package to put their twin careers in perspective, yet "In…
Screenplay, Akomfrah, Edward George. Camera (color/b&w), Arthur Jafa; editor, Joy Chamberlain; music, sound, Trevor Mathison. Reviewed at Seattle Film Festival, June 3, 1993. (Also in Festival of…