Archive for category: by David C. Chute

Review: The Spy Who Loved Me

9 March, 2011 (16:26) | by David C. Chute, Film Reviews | By: David C. Chute

[Originally published in Movietone News 55, September 1977] We’d probably have to go back to the Fifties, when Hollywood first joined battle with television by offering lavish spectacles the small screen couldn’t match, to find out why commercial movies have recently become fixated on special effects and technology. The disaster films. along with Jaws and […]

Review: Jabberwocky

24 November, 2010 (09:10) | by David C. Chute, Film Reviews | By: David C. Chute

[Originally published in Movietone News 56, November 1977] We sometimes say that comedy is a very serious business, and we’re right; but that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t make us laugh. Comedy is serious when it makes us laugh in an important way, at something—whether big or dangerous or overrated—with which we can deal more easily […]