Tai-Pan is a historical epic [from James Clavell's novel] lost somewhere between 19th-century Hong Kong and 20th-century Hollywood. Despite flashes of brilliance and color, Tai-Pan fails to evoke a…
Sid and Nancy is the definitive pic on the punk phenomenon. The sad, sordid story of Sid Vicious, a lead member of The Sex Pistols, and his relationship with his American girlfriend, Nancy Spungen…
Tim Hunter's River's ed ge is an unusually downbeat and depressing youth pic.
It's another horrifying house party at the Freelings' in Poltergeist II. Sequel finds the poor Freeling family a year later penniless and slightly crazed after their Cuesta Verde house was…
Despite some graphically brutal violence and a fair bit of 'too-cool' police jargon, No Mercy turns out to be a step above most other films in this blooming genre of lone-cop-turned-vigilante stories.
Manhunter is an unpleasantly gripping thriller that rubs one's nose in a sick criminal mentality for two hours.
An array of bizarre creatures and David Bowie can't save Labyrinth from being a crashing bore. Characters created by Jim Henson and his team become annoying rather than endearing.
Tobe Hooper's remake of Invaders from Mars is an embarrassing combination of kitsch and boredom. Inferior screenplay [based on the 1953 original] fails to bring in new ideas or provide interesting…
Trying to save his town, auto worker Michael Keaton journeys abroad to plead with Japanese industrialists to re-open the plant in Hanleyville, Pa, that's been closed by foreign competition. Soon…
Playwright William Mastrosimone adapted his 1982 off-Broadway work for the screen, but it seems to be director Robert M. Young who is responsible for virtually exploiting cinema's power to propel the…