Blake Edward's obsession with the slapstick comedy genre has produced some all-time comedy classics and some best-forgotten clinkers. A Fine Mess belongs in the latter category.
Zack (Tom Waits) is caught driving a car with a body in the trunk and Jack (John Lurie) is found by the cops in a hotel room with an unquestionably underage girl. Both men are framed. They wind up in…
This worthy but flawed attempt to examine an independent young woman of the 1980s was lensed, in Super 16mm, in 15 days but doesn't appear jerrybuilt.
Working Girls is a simulated docu-style feature that allows audiences to be invisible guests for one day and part of the evening in a Manhattan brothel staffed by about 10 whores working two shifts…
Like a relatively dark street on Halloween night, Trick or Treat is ripe for howls and hoots, but only manages to deliver a choice handful of them when the festivities are just about over.
The More Things Change is a universally topical film about a modern marriage, told with humor and insight. It's also splendidly acted.
A strange hybrid of Far Eastern mysticism, treacly sentimentality, diluted reworkings of Eddie Murphy's patented confrontation scenes across racial and cultural boundaries, and dragged-in ILM…
There's nothing like a good shot of insolence for getting one's flagging career out of a rut. After the failure of his two previous films (My Best Friend's Girl and Our Story), writer-director…
This social farce is excellently written, fast paced and intelligently directed.
Ruthless People is a hilariously venal comedy about a kidnapped harridan whose rich husband won't pay for her return.