An unlikely grab bag of styles that teeters, spiritlike, between life and death, this lightweight romantic fantasy delivers the elements a Directorty Dancing audience presumably hungers for.
Father is strikingly similar to Costa-Gavras' mus ic Box. The story unfolds in Melbourne where German-born Joe Mueller (Max von Sydow) has lived since the war. Since his wife's death, and his…
This expensive genre film about stock car racing has many of the elements that made the same team's Top Gun a blockbuster, but the producers recruited scripter Robert Towne to make more out of the…
In Alan Parker's richly mounted romantic saga of the Second World War relocation camps, the Asian-American cast is exemplary and Dennis Quaid has never been better. Noble if overlong effort depicts…
Blood Oath is a courtroom drama that raises questions about wartime crime and punishment. The drama, based on actual incidents, takes place on the Indonesian island of Ambon in late 1945.
Arachnophobia expertly blends horror and tongue-in cheek comedy in the tale of a small California coastal town overrun by Venezuelan killer spiders. Frank Marshall's sophisticated feature directing…
In contrast to Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, this film harks back to Pedro Almodovar's earlier features where sexuality was a central theme. He has moved away from sight gags, shock…
Jane Campion comes up with a touching and memorable biography of New Zealand author Janet Frame, originally made as a three-part TV miniseries (each part 52 minutes). In the 1950s, Frame spent eight…
If Wild Orchid aims to grab audiences with a hot-house atmosphere of erotica, it mainly teases until a pay-off in the last sequence.
Vital Signs is a strikingly well-done ensemble piece about a pivotal year in the lives of a group of medical students, with polished script, direction and performances.
Following a trek to the bigscreen almost as convoluted as its plot, this oft-delayed sequel proves a jumbled, obtuse yet not entirely unsatisfying follow-up to Chinatown, rightly considered one of…