The state of the nation's press and the evil antics of its secret services in the nuclear age are combined in this fast-paced thriller.
With 27 stuntmen and Chuck Norris in the credits, Code of Silence is a predictability cacophonous cops-and-crooks yarn [by Michael Butler and Dennis Shryack] that is actually quite good for the type.
Pic opens with the death of Harry Joy (Barry Otto), its central character. He runs an ad agency and leads an apparently happy life with wife and two children. A heart attack fells him during a family…
The cinema of paranoia and persecution reaches an apogee in After Hours, a nightmarish black comedy from Martin Scorsese. Anxiety-ridden picture would have been pretty funny if it didn't play like a…
Starting with the delectable premise of two high school nerds who create a woman through some inexplicable computer hocus-pocus, Weird Science veers off into a typical coming-of-age saga without…
After the success reaped by his Summer At Grandpa's, Hou Hsiao-hsien is back with another beautifully controlled and highly nostalgic picture of childhood, based on his own boyhood, a period…
Tale is a light, almost frivolous treatment of a serious theme, as Woody Allen here confronts the unalterable fact that life just doesn't turn out the way it does (or did) in Hollywood films. For all…
Territory is typical small town Steven Spielberg; this time set in a coastal community in Oregon. Story is told from the kids' point-of-view and takes a rather long time to be set in motion.
A before-credits sequence of The Boys Next Door helps explain the motives for making the film. Stills are shown of notorious figures in the US who, for no apparent reason, have gone on killing…
Subway brings to mind Orson Welles' quip about the cinema being the greatest electric train set a boy could have. Its director, Luc Besson, only 26, showed resourcefulness and a sense of filmmaking…