At heart, Light of Day is a tortured family melodrama with a rock 'n' roll beat. Renegade daughter Patti Rasnick (Joan Jett) and her younger brother Joe (Michael J. Fox) play in the Barbusters, a…
Here's how the story goes: Warren Beatty and Dustin Hoffman are struggling and mightily untalented songwriters-singers in New York. They hook up with talent agent Jack Weston (who delivers a fine…
Brimming with imagination and energy, Hollywood Shuffle is the kind of shoestring effort more appealing in theory than execution. Produced, directed and co-written by actor Robert Townsend, pic is a…
Crime pays off in this unpretentious buddy picture about two middle-aged jewel thieves going for the big score in Palm Beach [based on Claude Lelouch's 1973 film La bonne annee]. Topliners Peter Falk…
V. C. Andrews novel of incestuous relationships and confined childhood always has been a superb candidate for a film treatment, but director Jeffrey Bloom has taken this narrative and squeezed the…
Dragnet tries very hard to parody its 1950s TV series progenitor but winds up more innocuous than inventive. Dan Aykroyd as Jack Webb as Sgt. Joe Friday gives the role his best but confines of the…
China Girl is a masterfully directed, uncompromising drama and romance centering on gang rumbles (imaginary) between the neighboring Chinatown and Little Italy communities in New York City.
Barfly is a lowlife fairytale, an ethereal seriocomedy about gutter existence from the pen of one who's been there, Charles Bukowski. First American fictional feature from Swiss-French director…
Pic is a remake of Harry Alan Towers' 1977 film King Solomon's Treasure, which starred John Colicos as H. Rider Haggard's adventure hero Allan Quatermain (from the book by that name).
White of the Eye is an intriguing thriller [from the novel Mrs White by Margaret Tracy].