Billy Crystal, Bette Midler and Marisa Tomei star in Andy Fickman's family comedy.
This film won Oscars for art direction and costumes and possibly inspired Alan Parker's condemnation of such ponderous works as 'the Laura Ashley school of film-making'. Certainly they seldom come duller - especially in the latter half - and even when cut by some 28 minutes after release, this remained a picture-book portrayal of the last years of Czarist Russia, seen through the eyes of Nicholas (Jayston) and Alexandra (Suzman). The leads fare reasonably well in the earlier scenes, but the passing parade of characters is just that.
Production values are high, but it lacks momentum.
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A documentary account of Edwyn Collins' recovery from a cerebral haemorrhage with the help of his wife, Grace Maxwell
BIFA-nominated films including the Film4-backed 45 Years, The Lobster, Macbeth, Amy and Ex Machina will be available in cinemas nationwide from 23 November in a special public screenings event. The
Film4 has received a total of 41 nominations for the films it has backed at this year¿s British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs), with the nomination lists for the Best British Film and Best Director a
A summary of the critics and film professionals who voted for the top 50 Horror films of the 21st Century
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