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.
Pretty in Pink is a rather intelligent (if not terribly original) look at adolescent insecurities.
Off Beat is a tedious comedy [from a story by Dezso Magyar] that suffers visibly from the involvement of several artists known for good work on more serious fare.
In Matador, Pedro Almodovar displays more polished filmmaking technique, but moves away from social commentary for a frenzied feeding on themes of carnal and blood obsession. The film's pulsing…
Behind the ironically sweeping title of Denys Arcand's film is a mordant small-scale study of private lives and sexual mores among a group of contemporary Canadian academics. Writer-director Arcand…