A biopic of the strange life of the famous Brazilian author and songwriter Paulo Coehlo whose book "The Alchemist" has consistently remained an international bestseller.
The film follows its three heroines -- new girl Caroline Bender (Hope Lang), part-time actress Gregg Adams (Suzy Parker), and the inexperienced April Morrison (Diane Baker) -- through engagements, affairs, and breakups.
As light as a feather and as frothy as a soft drink, the direction imbues each image with the girl's own youthful vigor.
The lightweight, local news feature-style approach isn't necessarily bad. But there isn't anything good about it.
"The iceberg that is Chris Farley" is plumbed in this bittersweet and engaging documentary about the 33-year-old who overdosed in 1997, airing August 10 on Spike TV.
The film has great sympathy for those who make a living by reducing entire existences into witty turns of phrase.
The complicated relationship between Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley, Jr. is explored in the terrific documentary "The Best of Enemies."
The directorial debut of one of Hollywood's biggest stars, Russell Crowe's "The Water Diviner" goes for deep emotion, but lacks the depth that would place in on a par with similarly styled war epics it is trying to emulate. Shallow at times.
Even at a 100-minutes, this is a road trip well worth avoiding.
Director Stevan Riley has fashioned a deeply personal, often-painful, unapologetically honest account of the life of Marlon Brando that attempts to search for the essence of the man and the artist.