I came upon the 1996 Edition of Roger Ebert’s Video Companion, probably something I picked up at a Library Used Book Sale years ago. Here are the comments on the movies I’ve seen. We start with the entries under A.
Titles in bold letters: Seen by Me; otherwise, not seen or only partly seen
Numbers in parenthesis: Star Ratings by Roger Ebert
Numbers in brackets: My Ratings
About Last Night (4) [2Â½] – 1986
Given the general state of movies, critics tend to overrate anything halfway decent. David Mametâ€™s play Sexual Perversity in Chicago is a distillation of attitudes, suitable for the stage centered on dialogue. No wonder then the â€˜adaptationâ€™ is more developed(or filled-in) in terms of narrative and personality. But Edward Swick didnâ€™t so much flesh out thinly conceived characters as graft Mametics onto the Romance formula of love-at-first-sight, tenderness, heartache, and reconciliation. Demi Moore and Rob Lowe, then in their physical prime, are lightweight but have a certain appeal.
Absence of Malice (3) – 1981
The Accidental Tourist (4) – 1988
Only caught parts of The Accidental Tourist, one of those â€˜intelligentâ€™ and â€˜sensitiveâ€™ works catering mainly to the female audience. Based on an Anne Tyler novel and directed by boomer forger of â€˜respectabilityâ€™ and â€˜meaningâ€™, Lawrence Kasdan.
The Accompanist (3Â½)  – 1994
I vaguely remember watching this upon release.