There’s almost nothing that I can say about Carlo Carlei’s big screen staging of Romeo and Juliet. It would be redundant to say there’s nothing here that you haven’t already seen before, and yet it’s worse than that. This is EXACTLY what you have seen before. It’s a drab, lifeless Shakespearean melodrama perked up ever so slightly by a few decent performances that does absolutely nothing whatsoever to warrant its existence.
This week at the video store marks the arrival of three European imports - the Swedish gangster saga Easy Money, British cop thriller The Sweeney, and the comedic Irish slasher Stitches - as well as the home video debut of the HBO original movie Hemingway & Gelhorn.