Opening sequence shows Superman has picked up the spirit of glasnost as he flies into space to rescue an imperiled cosmonaut and utters his first lines of the picture in Russian.
Loosely based on a story in National Lampoon, pic is an anarchistic jab at the insurance business and any other American institution that happens to be handy. In his best work such as Nashville and…
Essentially a collection of sweetly autobiographical anecdotes of English family life during World War II.
Bill Douglas has an eye for fresh detail, the rituals of rural life, and the dignity of countryfolk. Rarely before have the poverty, the pains and the pleasures, the oppressiveness of the work…
Pic, based on a novel by Richard Bachman (Stephen King), opens in 2017 when the world, following a financial collapse, is run by a police state, with TV a heavily censored propaganda tool of the…
September sees Woody Allen in a compellingly melancholy mood, as he sends four achingly unhappy younger people and two better adjusted older ones through a grim story drenched with Chekhovian…
Mannequin is as stiff and spiritless as its title suggests.
Well-produced and directd with an eye to documentary-like realism and authenticity, pic centers upon a military undertaking of familiar futility during the Vietnam War. It follows a squad of 14…
Isak Dinesen's most widely read work, next to Out of Africa, is the short novel Babette's Feast, a rousing yarn of delicate philosophical overtones about a French female chef de cuisine of five-star…
The Hidden is a well-constructed thriller, directed with swift assurance by Jack Sholder, brought down by an utterly conventional sci-fi ending.