Download Movie ‘Saudi Runaway’: Film Review | Sundance 2020

MOVIES 11:28 AM PST 1/26/2020 by Sheri Linden On the eve of her arranged marriage, a young Saudi woman plots her defection and partners remotely with a European filmmaker to chronicle the events that unfold. The faces in Saudi Runaway are blurred, with one exception: the documentary’s subject and (cameraphone) cinematographer. Forgoing her surname for…

Download Movie ‘Promising Young Woman’: Film Review | Sundance 2020

Carey Mulligan stars in Emerald Fennell’s shocking debut feature about a young woman confronting the traumas of her past. Promising is indeed the word for Emerald Fennell in the wake of her startling debut feature as a writer-director with Promising Young Woman. Starting with what initially looks like a commonplace story of a thirtysomething woman who needs…

Download Movie The Black Hole movie review & film summary (1979) | Roger Ebert

There’s something endearingly human about our ability to take the most astonishing ideas and treat them in trivial stories. Take, as today’s example, the idea of black holes in outer space and the story of Walt Disney’s “The Black Hole.”The concept of black holes has trickled down by now from the ivory towers of Cambridge…

Download Movie Luna movie review & film summary (1979) | Roger Ebert

Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci on the subject of his new film: “‘Luna’ is not a movie about why the mother acts in this way. It is a movie fascinated that she does act in this way. It is melodramatic. Operatic. At the end, the music of Verdi, very loud, over the climax, literally eats the…

Download Movie The China Syndrome movie review (1979) | Roger Ebert

“The China Syndrome” is a terrific thriller that incidentally raises the most unsettling questions about how safe nuclear power plants really are. It was received in some quarters as a political film, and the people connected with it make no secret of their doubts about nuclear power. But the movie is, above all, entertainment: well-acted,…

Download Movie Hardcore movie review & film summary (1979) | Roger Ebert

The man is played by George C. Scott, the girl by Season Hubley. They have moments in the movie when they talk, really talk, about what’s important to them and we’re reminded of how much movie dialogue just repeats itself, movie after movie, year after year. There’s a scene in “Hardcore” where the man (who…

Download Movie Down and Dirty movie review & film summary (1979) | Roger Ebert

Ettore Scola’s “Down and Dirty” positions itself somewhat uneasily in one of the squatters’ settlements ringing Rome, and his ragtag family lives in its tarpaper shack like a cross between the hillbillies of Erskine Caldwell and the urban refugees in Kurosawa’s “Dodes’ka-den.”I’m not sure how many characters there are in the movie (Tom Allen of…

Download Movie Bahia movie review & film summary (1979) | Roger Ebert

The characters live in the Brazilian province of Bahia, which cannot be as fun-filled in real life as it is in this film, or we’d all be Bahians. Camus introduces a gallery of colorful characters, led by a carefree young ladies’ man named Martim and a winsome young prostitute, Otalia. The supporting characters, who are…

Download Movie Stony Island movie review & film summary (2012) | Roger Ebert

“Stony Island” is an easy-going, cheerful city movie about a bunch of kids who start a rock band — and since the city is Chicago, there’s a familiar feel. That’s to say that everybody takes the L everywhere, and it’s cold and gray and the puddles in the back yards are frozen over, and there’s…

Download Movie Stony Island movie review & film summary (1978) | Roger Ebert

“Stony Island” is an easy-going, cheerful city movie about a bunch of kids who start a rock band — and since the city is Chicago, there’s a familiar feel. That’s to say that everybody takes the L everywhere, and it’s cold and gray and the puddles in the back yards are frozen over, and there’s…

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