Film carries fast and savage action once the actual battle sequences are reached, but it's strictly a conversational war in footage leading up to these moments. Apparent efforts to insert a fresh…
Much of the irony and subtlety of Leslie Thomas's novel have been ironed out in favor of a broader approach to the humor. Nevertheless, The Virgin Soldiers comes out as a bright and affectionate peek…
A pretty, reserved, rich spinster in Vancouver, BC, spots a teenager sitting in the park in the rain. She invites the boy to her apartment and a strange relationship starts that ends in breakdown and…
Claude Chabrol has concocted a canny film that subtly looks at a case of adultery sans any false dramatics, moralizing or sexploitation tactics. It is subdued, wise and revealing.
Bradley Morahan (James Mason) is a famous Australian painter, paying a lot of alimony and about to return to his homeland.
The Magus is an esoteric, talky, slowly-developing, sensitively-executed, and somewhat dull film. Adapted by John Fowles from his novel, the production, filmed largely on Majorca (although setting is…
What happens when black militants take over a large Manhattan advertising agency is the basis for a comic satire on black racial identity and the dollar sign on the American altar of success.
Ben Hecht's pseudo-reminiscences of a cub reporter in 1910 Chicago emerges on the screen as a lushly staged, handsomely produced, largely unfunny comedy.
Alistair MacLean wrote an original screenplay that was treated with respect for the writer's unusual abilities as a master of actionful suspense. The resulting film is highly entertaining, thrilling…
The Guru is a hazy study of how people can transfer their own ideas about the value or qualities of another person and in so doing miss what the person is all about. Script is never realized in…
French filmmaker Jacques Demy brings a fresh look at LA and American youth, plus a revealing eye for the character and feel of the sprawling California city.