The China Syndrome is a moderately compelling thriller about the potential perils of nuclear energy, whose major fault is an overweening sense of its own self-importance.
Woody Allen uses New York City as a backdrop for the familiar story of the successful but neurotic urban over-achievers whose relationships always seem to end prematurely. The film is just as much…
For the fanciers of pneumatic pulchritude, Russ Meyer is back with Beneath the Valley of the Ultra Vixens which as the onscreen narrator says 'is a very simple story', presumably for very simple…
The Silent Partner is one of the films that run the gamut from intrigue to violence. Filmed entirely in Toronto, it's an independently financed film which won six Canadian Film Awards.
Starting Over takes on the subject of marital dissolution from a comic point of view, and succeeds admirably, wryly directed by Alan J. Pakula, and featuring an outstanding cast.
Joan Micklin Silver's third directorial effort possesses moderate charm and shows some of the talent she's exhibited before, but ultimately emerges as somewhat thin and one-dimensional.
Billed as a comedy spectacle, Steven Spielberg's 1941 is long on spectacle, but short on comedy. The Universal-Columbia Pictures co-production is an exceedingly entertaining, fast-moving revision of…
Ostensibly a return to the gangster genre, The Lady in Red is in many ways a compendium of variations on the 'woman in jeopardy' format.
Pic opens with 13-year-old Mike Pearson (Michael Baldwin), who foolishly disobeys his older brother's orders not to attend the funeral of a close friend who, unbeknownst to everyone, was really…
Cuba is a hollow, pointless non-drama. Cynical and evasive about politics, pic displays uniformly unsympathetic characters enacting a vague plot amidst a splendid re-creation of Havana at the very…
Even for the never-never land of high chic melodrama the film inhabits, the tale of a woman who, unprepared, inherits control of her father's vast pharmaceutical empire contains wild implausibilities.