Marie Brenner


Bombs Bursting in Air

With its latest batch of exploitation movies, Hollywood gets more blood out of old turnips.

Their Bodies Themselves

Even for muscle men, a sound min is as necessary as a sound body.

The Coast of Living

We thought that after Earthquake, Los Angeles was gone for good. But no, here it is, back again and the same as ever.

A Star Lives On

Barbara Streisand, that is. King Kong was better off dead.

Tender Is the Plight

F. Scott Fitzgerald has better luck with Hollywood (this time) than Woody Guthrie.

Rock’s Road to Success

Sylvester Stallone proves that a boxer‘s rebellion still makes a good story.

Thanks for the Memory

Two rotten apples don’t spoil a good bunch.

Accept No Substitutions

Nobody does a Hitchcock film like Hitchcock. Unfortunately, somebody else tried.

Easy Outing

Bingo Long is a baseball movie even a non-fan can love.

A Midsummer’s Nightmare

If you thought this summer’s film lineup looked promising, pinch yourself. “The Big Bus” and “Logan’s Run,” are anything but a reviewer’s dream.

Buffaloed Bill

Hollywood techniques may have worked for the Wild West shows, but we expected more from Robert Altman.

Plain Filming

Liv Ullmann is at her best when she’s at her worst.

After the Fall

Two not-so-mild-mannered reporters fight for truth, justice, and the American way—and win.

Meaner Streets

Who is the Taxi Driver and why is he doing those terrible things?

The French Lieutenant’s Shrew

Two films that make it on one level, lose it on another.