Another Man, Another Chance (1977)
"If a viewer accepts Lelouch's approach, the inner strength of the characters is a sufficient replacement for outward heroics, and the period details become intentional artifacts of America's international heritage."
Ciao! Manhattan (1972)
"Whether [Edie Sedgwick] is acting or stoned-for-real with a model's instincts propping her up, her performance is wonderful, highly amusing at all the right moments, yet melancholy in a way which is free of self-pity."
Hearts of Fire (1987)
"The program, however, is by no means the worst effort Norris has ever participated in and the ending, in which he single-handedly wipes out an entire brigade of bad guys, has a certain heroic charm to it."
"It is these visions, and the narrative, which also has a strong religious subplot, that make the program so compelling, a work of fantasy that is designed to make you think and contemplate. The artwork is outstanding"
"The film has star appeal and gossip appeal, and the disc's soundtrack makes viewing it worthwhile, but sometimes you want to reach through the screen, reach through characters, reach through the words, reach through every layer of artistic endeavor, and s"
"The 98 minute drama takes good advantage of the premise, however, to provide some simple intelligent lessons about tolerance. cultural diversity and the nature of life, utilizing the magic of filmmaking to ignite the imagination and stir some excitement,"
"The film has some memorable characterizations and depicts adult situations with a much greater frankness than Hollywood was allowed at the time. Despite its clear moral exploration, however, the 78-minute running time is too brief for the film to become m"
" the C.S. Lewis story was made without the assistance of computer animation, the live action staging has awkward-looking cartoon inserts and people in animal costumes, which look like rejects from Cats , to fill its fantasy. On top of all this, much of th"
"White comes across, even if one ignores his political and social opinions, as a Travis Bickle who used his outward persona to achieve the first rung of public office. The interviews with him are far more fascinating than those with Milk, just as evil is f"
" the unacknowledged adaptation of the Zato Ichi films, which features Rutger Hauer as a blind swordsman who wanders the roads of America, helps reunite a small boy with his father, and wastes more mob henchman than you can shake a white cane at."
"he 1983 film presents a fairly realistic portrait of high school life and is best at evoking the rhythm of emotions that come with overcast autumn days, factory layoffs, high school football and young romance. If you start examining the details of the plo"
"an efficient concoction with some nice special effects (there is this sound wave gun that makes the air wiggle when it's shot) and an easy-to-follow plot, about stopping illegal weapons merchants. There are plenty of stunt sequences and futuristic gimmick"
"Michael Winner's film ends where James's tale begins, and it is a deflating attempt to flesh out that which was never meant to be fleshed out, describing in sordid detail the love affair between the mistress and the groundskeeper and how it affected the t"
"There are definitely aspects of laziness to the script--jokes which haven't been fully considered, simpleminded characterizations, subplots which have no life outside of the narrative--but at the same time the movie has a spirit of exploration and daring,"
"The story, about a young lawyer handling the last appeals of his grandfather, who is on death row, has enough little surprises and mysteries to stay interesting, and the stars milk it for all they’ve got."
"The film has plenty of rip-roaring car chases (Hal Needham was the stunt coordinator), but it also has genuine emotion, in the pain and anger the hero feels over the loss of his brother and in the incidental reactions and attitudes of almost every support"
"Moore is in essence a standup comedian, as one can hear in the rhythm of his voice when he speaks to the audience, but he has a strong liberal political bent, at times validating his humor with superb journalistic resourcefulness and at times succumbing t"
"a notorious example of the fantasizing Hollywood freely dealt to contemporary reality, but its strength comes from the use of close to two dozen Porter songs, so that the narrative, in which Porter is always too busy with his next Broadway show to spend q"
"The story is set across a decade and would be easy to pick apart, but such activity would divert attention from the film’s chief asset, its general mood and atmosphere, which improves on multiple viewings."
"Based upon a stageplay, the plot is very straightforward and predictable, and has no strong emotional payoffs, but the drama is stuffed with the feelings and confusions of grief and some viewers may find sufficient solace in that to respond to the film's"