Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man. There is nostalgically charming Americana in this reel-life pastiche fashioned from Hemingway's autobiographical Nick Adams stories. Paul Newman's portrayal of a punch-drunk old fighter is a memorable acting coup.
Strangers in the City is a brilliantly abrasive social shocker about a Puerto Rican family living in the rat-infested lower depths of Manhattan's Spanish Harlem. Rick Carrier's script, cast, and camera work have a harsh-grained honesty.
Bird Man of Alcatraz calmly examines the strange case of Robert F. Stroud, bird expert, murderer, and holder of the U.S. prison...