The Hunt for Red October is a terrific adventure yarn. Tom Clancy's 1984 Cold War thriller has been thoughtfully adapted to reflect the mellowing in the US-Soviet relationship.
Superb acting and austere visual beauty are offset by a somewhat overheated screenplay in this tragic tale [from the play by John B. Keane] about an indomitable Irish peasant's blood ties to the land.
Though unquestionably well-intentioned and determined not to pull any punches, The Big Man [from the book by William McIlvanney] has a depressing theme and ultra-violent conclusion.
The semitragic Stella Dallas shows her years in this hopelessly dated and ill-advised remake.
Quigley Down Under is an exquisitely crafted, rousing western made in Oz.
Mike Nichols' film of Carrie Fisher's novel Postcards from the ed ge packs a fair amount of emotional wallop in its dark-hued comic take on a chemically dependent Hollywood mother and daughter…
Writer-director Clive Barker's Nightbreed is a mess. Self-indulgent horror pic [from his novel Cabal] could be the Heaven's Gate of its genre, of obvious interest to diehard monster fans but a…
Mr. & Mrs. Bridge is an affecting study of an uppercrust Midwestern family in the late 1930s. Ruth Prawer Jhabvala has adapted two Evan S. Connell novels into a taut script. Books Mrs. Bridge (1959)…
Men Don't Leave is a quietly moving tale of a widow (Jessica Lange) and her struggle to support her two sons in shabby Baltimore surroundings.
The first feature film to tell the story of how AIDS devastated and transformed the gay community, Longtime Companion is simply an excellent film, with a graceful, often humorous script and affecting…
A romantic tragedy set in a mountain village in the '20s, the story centers on the house and factory of dye-maker Yang Jinshan. Yang Tianqing works for his uncle, and becomes fascinated by a pretty…