This is an elegant, arresting film about the times and charm of a swindler who actually existed and almost brought down the French Third Republic in the 1930s.
Dark Star is a limp parody of Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey that warrants attention only for some remarkably believable special effects achieved with very little money. [Pic began in 1970…
Screenwriters' mission this ninth time around was to give the James Bond character more maturity, fewer gadgetry gimmicks, and more humor. On the last item [Live and Let Die, 1973] they fumbled badly…
The Lucille Ball version, or reincarnation, of Mame, lavishly costumed by Theadora van Runkle, with Jerry Herman's  musical numbers smartly choreographed by Onna White is a fantasy of the good…
Bring Me the Head of Alfred o Garcia is turgid melodrama [from a story by Frank Kowalski and Sam Peckinpah] at its worst.
Adapted from Algis Budrys' novel by British playwright John Gould, Who? is an action-espionage thriller examining, from a science fiction perspective, the nature of identity.
The Dove is based on the book by round-the-world solo sailor Robin Lee Graham [with Derek Gill]. Though basically a yarn about Graham's five-year solo trip around the world in a small sailboat, an…
Power of a major physical disaster as theme for an exciting motion picture [based on Wilbur Smith's novel Goldmine] is evidenced in this British item, lensed entirely in the South Africa locale of…
This is a disturbing portrait of a slightly-mad housewife. Its serious treament of a downbeat subject is hypoed by a fine performance from Peter Falk and a bravura one from Gena Rowlands.
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three is a good action caper about a subway car heist under the streets of Manhattan. Walter Matthau heads the cast as a Transit Authority detective matching wits with…