Nashville, The Fortune, and Jaws: the perils and rewards of making it big.
Day of the Locust, French Connection II, The Passenger: doing some hard traveling.
Frank Perry used a lot of hackneyed material in his new film, but Neil Simon just ripped off his own.
Both Warren Beatty and Ellen Burstyn are going to wash that malaise right out of their hair.
The new Frankenstein is a horror movie. Unfortunately, it wasn’t intended to be.
Godfather II is one sequel that’s as good as the original.
Both human and natural eruptions inspire some disasters, but a quietly poetic film moves the most.
A love affair that is so real it hurts; and one that hurts so much it’s unreal.
Gambling and growing old, odd subjects for films, odd films for those subjects.
Blood-and-guts movies take a back seat to a film about a pushy kid on the way up.
All these movies have something missing; it didn’t take Sam Spade to find it.
Gatsby is not a complete disappointment while an unheralded little movie about Texas looks great.
Another big money musical is another disaster and cop stories are a too-familiar tune.
Cops, sci-fi, and westerns get served up as leftovers, and only one still tastes good. Meanwhile, Robert Altman has another dazzling film.
Lots of spooky movies this month as a new reviewer takes the wheel.